News – September 2015


Firm’s sloppy cybersecurity results in SEC action, fine
September 30, 2015
Lack of pro-active defenses throwing companies into legal trouble post-breach regardless if data stolen or not


Dyreza Trojan Targeting IT Supply Chain Credentials
September 29, 2015
The Dyreza Trojan long ago ceased its exclusive focus on stealing banking credentials, and has been blamed for its part in attacks against Salesforce.com customers, webhosts and registrars, online retailers and many more.


New Botnet Hunts for Linux — Launching 20 DDoS Attacks/Day at 150Gbps
September 29, 2015
A network of compromised Linux servers has grown so powerful that it can blow large websites off the Internet by launching crippling Distributed Denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks of over 150 gigabits per second (Gbps).


Will the US-China Cybersecurity Pact Work?
September 29, 2015
The new cybersecurity agreement signed by U. S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping last week marks a significant first step for both governments to join forces in clamping down on commercial espionage in the cyberspace


Shifu Officially Spreads to the UK: Banks and Wealth Management Firms Beware
September 28, 2015
Less than a month after Security Intelligence announced the discovery of the brand-new and highly advanced banking Trojan Shifu


This Cybersecurity ETF Is Chock Full Of Takeover Targets
September 28, 2015
The PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF HACK has garnered rock star status and become one of the best-performing technology exchange traded funds


Cyber-security professionals say employees are the biggest threat to network security
September 26, 2015
Network security has more to do with smoke and mirrors than actual security at many companies today, according to Corey Steele, network security engineer for local voice and data network solutions provider High Point Networks.


Curbing the For-Profit Cybercrime Food Chain
September 25, 2015
Security specialists need to change the game and shift gears, instead of focusing on protecting their users and systems, they should narrow their sights on trying to shake up cybercrime’s seedy underbelly.


US and China back off internet arms race but Obama leaves sanctions on the table
September 25, 2015
China and the US sought to paper over their differences on cybersecurity on Friday after an inconclusive summit aimed at defusing a growing internet arms race between the world’s two largest economies.


More regulations necessary for APAC Cybersecurity
September 25, 2015
With hacking services easily available online, the region should assess the need for more stringent policies to improve its security posture as well as encourage businesses to belt up.


The Dangers of Inadequate Cybersecurity
September 24, 2015
For energy providers, the consequences of poor information security have moved from the cyber world to the real world.


Naikon APT Group Tied to China’s PLA Unit 78020
September 24, 2015
The report connects PLA 78020 to the Naikon advanced persistent threat group, a state-sponsored outfit.


XcodeGhost Malware Stirring Up More Trouble
September 23, 2015
As more eyes peer into XcodeGhost, the malware that managed to sneak into Apple’s App Store, more trouble bubbles to the surface.


Cyber security investing grows, resilient to market turmoil
September 23, 2015
Despite stock-market turmoil and unease in the venture-capital community, cyber security companies are raising large rounds of financing from investors.


Cybersecurity Is Expensive–That’s Why We Should Offer Tax Incentives
September 23, 2015
The tax code does not address cybersecurity. That needs to change.


Ed Vaizey: ‘Good cyber security underpins entire economy’
September 22, 2015
The government has urged businesses to ensure that they’re protected against cyber attacks, citing figures which say 90 per cent of organisations suffered a security breach in the last year.


Six things HR needs to know about cyber security
September 17, 2015
People Management revealed that 76 per cent of security threats originate internally, with employees usually at the frontline of the breach.


Smartwatch sensors can be used to eavesdrop on the keys you’re typing
September 15, 2015
Researchers have shown that a smartwatch’s motion sensors can be used to detect what keys you’re pressing and thus guess at the words you’re typing.


China claims deal made with U.S. over cybersecurity; U.S. officials not talking
September 14, 2015
Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the White House later this month China’s state news agency, Xinhuanet, reported on September 12 that the two countries reached an “important consensus on combating cyber crime.”


Millions of UK emails on global virus plotters’ hitlist
September 12, 2015
British cyber-security experts have uncovered a trove of hundreds of millions of email addresses being used as a hitlist by criminals stealing financial data from banks, government bodies and other corporates.


Cabinet ministers’ email hacked by Isil spies
September 11, 2015
Jihadists in Syria have hacked into ministerial email accounts in a sophisticated espionage operation uncovered by GCHQ.


FTC advises start-ups to adopt cyber-security
September 11, 2015
Technology start-ups have been urged by a leading regulator that they must incorporate cyber-security defences into their products from day one


Australia, South Korea seek to boost cyber security cooperation
September 11, 2015
‘2+2’ meeting between defence and foreign ministers commits to boosting cooperation between national police forces


CYBER INTELLIGENCE EUROPE 2015
September 10, 2015
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.


Government Releases Policy on Vulnerability Discovery and Disclosure
September 8, 2015
After more than a year of legal wrangling, the federal government has agreed to hand over its policy on vulnerability use and disclosure.


Singtel aiming to be global player in cyber security
September 8, 2015
Singtel aims to be a global cyber-security player in an industry that will be worth an estimated US$27 billion (S$38 billion) by 2019.


Arrests Tied to Citadel, Dridex Malware
September 7, 2015
Authorities in Europe have arrested alleged key players behind the development and deployment of sophisticated banking malware, including Citadel and Dridex.


Gartner: Internet of Things will change cybersecurity dramatically
September 4, 2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) will lead to significant changes to cybersecurity that will last forever, a new study has found.


Top US cyber-security firm to double Israeli R&D staff
September 3, 2015
ForeScout is looking to Israel to supply talent to satisfy the demand for its tech


New Versions of Carbanak Banking Malware Seen Hitting Targets in U.S. and Europe
September 3, 2015
New variants of the notorious Carbanak Trojan have surfaced in Europe and the United States, and researchers say that the malware now has its own proprietary communications protocol and the samples seen so far have been digitally signed.


KIDEC The Official Kuwait MOD’s Exhibition KIDEC Is Set For February 22-25, 2016
September 1, 2015
Kuwait International Defense Exhibition and Conference 2016 (KIDEC) is an international security, aerospace, and defense industry trade show that is held every two years in Kuwait.