News – June 2015


Teach all computing students about cybersecurity, universities told
June 30, 2015
New government-backed guidelines encourage UK universities to teach cybersecurity as part of all of their computing degrees.
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Don’t miss out on our amazing opportunity to attend our 3rd annual Cyber Intelligence Europe conference & exhibition in Bucharest, Romania on the 28th – 30th September 2015
June 29, 2015
The Cyber Intelligence Europe event is Officially Supported by The Security Studies and Analysis Centre (CASS). Cyber Intelligence Europe 2015 will analyse the different types of cybercrimes being faced to government agencies across Europe.
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Cybersecurity in finance key to Smart Nation drive, says MAS
June 29, 2015
The financial sector is well-placed to play a leading role in Singapore’s Smart Nation drive, but the first priority lies in continually fortifying the industry’s cybersecurity.
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Are Cybersecurity Shares Too Hot?
June 28, 2015
Stocks of data-protection firms have surged this year, and some analysts say valuations look too high
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Masdar and MIT to collaborate in cybersecurity
June 28, 2015
In a bid to prevent cyber attacks on the UAE’s critical infrastructure, Masdar Institute for Science and Technology is collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in order to improve research on the subject.
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Out of the shadows, China hackers turn cyber gatekeepers
June 28, 2015
China, long accused by the United States of rampant cyber aggression, may be synonymous with hacking exploits these days, but that doesn’t mean every Chinese hacker is out to pilfer and destroy.
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British cyber security company Sophos is going public at a £1 billion valuation
June 26, 2015
Oxfordshire-based cyber security company Sophos has announced that it will go public at a valuation of £1 billion ($US1.6 billion,) making it the UK’s newest tech “unicorn,” The Financial Times reports.
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U.S., China agree to cybersecurity code of conduct
June 26, 2015
After a tumultuous couple of years of exchanging accusations and expressing distrust over cyberespionage and the U.S. and China said they’ve reached an accord of sorts, a code of conduct for cybersecurity going forward.
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Telcos face fines over cyber security
June 26, 2015
Telecommunications companies face fines of up to $250,000 if they do not take proper steps to head off cyber attacks that have the potential to cripple government agencies and damage businesses.
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National Crime Agency steps up efforts to map cyber crime landscape
June 26, 2015
The UK’s National Crime Agency has signed up two security firms to provide up-to-the minute intelligence about hi-tech crime.
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Ministry of Defence fends off ‘thousands’ of daily cyber attacks
June 25, 2015
The British military is a magnet for international espionage attempts, according to Brigadier Alan Hill, head of Operate and Defend at the MoD.
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Adobe issues emergency Flash Player fix
June 24, 2015
The company said it had evidence of “limited, targeted attacks” and urged people to update their software immediately.
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Anonymous Hacks Montreal Police Union, Transportation Systems Websites
June 24, 2015
The online hacktivist Anonymous hacked and defaced the official website of Montreal Police Union (Fraternité des policiers et policières de Montréal) website against the approval of anti-terror law C-51 that weakens Internet privacy.
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Banks get attacked four times more than other industries
June 23, 2015
Modern-day criminals are still following Willie Sutton’s example of going after banks “because there’s where the money is.”
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 The Takeaway: Was the Polish LOT airline really hacked?
June 22, 2015
The airline cancelled 10 flights on Sunday, but doubts surface
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Cybersecurity is Not Just for the Big Firms
June 22, 2015
While almost all broker-dealer and investment advisory firms recognize they need a plan to deter, prevent and detect cyber invasions, most advisors don’t seem to realize the vital role they play.
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Digital security is a boardroom problem
June 22, 2015
Digital attacks can threaten an organisation’s global reputation and at its very worst, its ability to operate, making online security a key business governance issue.
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Hackers Ground Polish LOT Airline Flights
June 21, 2015
The Polish national airline, LOT, announced on Sunday that they cancelled 10 flights as a result of the airline’s ground computer systems at Warsaw’s Okecie airport being subject to attack by hackers.
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FireEye Identifies Chinese Group Behind Federal Hack
June 19, 2015
Computer security firm FireEye has identified a Chinese group that may have carried out a devastating hacking attack against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management last year, leading to the theft of information on millions of federal employees and retirees.
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Cyber-security industry needs benchmarks for access risk
June 19, 2015
Wave upon wave of data breaches are putting company IT security measures under the microscope worldwide.
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Nasscom and Symantec tie up to arm India’s cyber army
June 19, 2015
Nasscom aims to take the number of cyber security professionals in India from 63,200 to a million.
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Are shipowners ready to prevent cyber attacks?
June 18, 2015
Shipowners should be prepared to battle cyber threats to their assets, and the industry should be doing more to prevent successful hacking.
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False flags, red herrings and wild goose chases: Why unmasking hackers is harder than ever
June 18, 2015
Working out who is behind a cyber attack is one of the hardest parts of dealing with any security incident – and it’s getting a lot harder.
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Military clearance OPM data breach ‘absolute calamity’
June 18, 2015
Anxiety is spreading among defense officials and the military community that the recent theft of federal government data linked to China may affect hundreds of thousands of service members.
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Apple OS X and iOS in the vulnerability spotlight – meet “CORED,” also known as “XARA”
June 18, 2015
The security issue of the week has arrived, and, quelle surprise, it’s attracted a funky name already.
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#OpC51 Anonymous hit systems at Canadian Government
June 17, 2015
Anonymous claimed responsibility for running DDoS attacks on Canadian government systems against the approval of anti-terror law C-51.
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Israeli army plans to create separate cybercorps, similar to air force or navy
June 16, 2015
Corps would handle all cybersecurity, defense, intelligence and offensive operations.
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Lastpass suffers data breach again
June 16, 2015
Lastpass, announced on Monday June 15th that they had become an unwilling addition to the long list of companies that have suffered from a data breach.
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Cybersecurity stocks hit high; Goldman sees more
June 15, 2015
Cybersecurity stocks surged to an all-time high Friday as the U.S. government continues to investigate the possibility that Social Security numbers for every federal employee were stolen by hackers.
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Duqu 2.0 used digital certificates belonging to Foxconn
June 15, 2015
A deeper look into the latest version of malware known as Duqu shows it used digital certificates from prominent contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group to help mask its activity.
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Major European Scientific Organization to Open Cybersecurity Center in Israel
June 14, 2015
Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Security (SIT), Europe’s largest private organization dedicated to applied scientific research, plans to open a cybersecurity center in Israel later this month
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German parliament cyber-attack still ‘live’
June 11, 2015
Cleaning up after the attack could cost millions of euros and involve replacing or wiping computers.
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International operation dismantles criminal group of cyber-fraudsters
June 10, 2015
Yesterday, a joint international operation led to the dismantling of a group of cybercriminals active in Italy, Spain, Poland, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Georgia, who are suspected of committing financial fraud involving email account intrusions.
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Security experts warn chemical plants are vulnerable to cyber-attacks
June 10, 2015
Security experts are warning that the computers controlling machinery in chemical plants, power stations and other critical infrastructure are vulnerable to attacks from hackers, and that more work is needed to prevent control of critical equipment falling into the wrong hands.
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Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity firm is hacked
June 10, 2015
One of the leading anti-virus software providers has revealed that its own systems were recently compromised by hackers.
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BT Strengthens Global Defense Against Growing Cyber Security Threats With Cisco FirePOWER Solution
June 8, 2015
BT Assure enhanced with the incorporation of Cisco FirePOWER Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention solution.
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Ministry Signs Pact With China On Cyber Security
June 7, 2015
The Telecommunications and Postal Services Ministry said a new agreement with China will improve cyber security.
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Massive cybersecurity breach raises concerns about what hackers stole
June 6, 2015
A massive hack of government personnel files is being treated as the work of foreign spies who could possibly use the information to sneak their way into more-secure computers and plunder U.S. secrets.
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Cybersecurity industry to see huge growth in India
June 5, 2015
The demand for cybersecurity professionals is on the rise and companies are willing to offer them as much Rs 80 lakh per annum, a study said.
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Chinese Hackers Suspected Of US Government Data Breach
June 5, 2015
The White House says there is “no conclusion” on who was behind a hacking attack that may have compromised data on four million current and former US government employees.
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Israeli Cyber Exports Double in a Year
June 3, 2015
Israeli companies exported some US $6 billion in cyber-related products and services last year, a peak figure which surpasses the amount of Israeli defense contracts signed in 2014.
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Visa teams with FireEye for cyber-threat sharing program
June 3, 2015
Payments giant Visa is joining forces with the security company FireEye to share cyber-threat data and intelligence.
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U.K. Government Urges Action As Cost Of Cyber Security Breaches Doubles
June 2, 2015
A staggering 90% of large businesses in the United Kingdom have reported they have suffered an information security breach, alongside 74% of small and medium-sized businesses.
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International response needed for cyber security threats to nuclear facilities
June 2, 2015
An international response is needed to combat cyber security threats to nuclear facilities from criminals and terrorists, Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), cautioned Monday.
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DYRE Banking Malware Upsurges; Europe and North America Most Affected
June 2, 2015
Online banking users in Europe and North America are experiencing the upsurge of DYRE, a malware family notorious for the multiple ways it steals data and its ties to parcel mule scams, among others.
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New exploit leaves most Macs vulnerable to permanent backdooring
June 1, 2015
Hack allows firmware to be rewritten right after older Macs awake from sleep.
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Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate
June 1, 2015
The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session.
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