Author Archives: Elizabeth Montalbano

Government, Private Sector Unprepared for 21st Century Cyber Warfare

U.S. government agencies and businesses are largely unprepared for a major cyber attack from state-sponsored actors, and must prepare now, according to a report by key governmental-focused think tanks.

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ExileRAT Malware Targets Tibetan Exile Government

Researchers have discovered a new cyber-espionage campaign targeting the organization representing the exiled Tibetan government.

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Secrecy Reigns as NERC Fines Utilities $10M citing Serious Cyber Risks

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) imposed its stiffest fine to date for violations of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) regulations, citing scores of violations. But who violated the standards and much of what the agency found remains secret. 

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DoJ Charges Huawei Execs in Broad Indictment Spanning 10 Years of Criminal Activity

The Department of Justice (DoJ) filed broad charges against Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its CFO Wanzhou Meng for allegedly stealing trade secrets from U.S. mobile firm T-Mobile and deceiving U.S. stakeholders about its business activity in Iran, among a number of other fraud and conspiracy activities over a 10-year...

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Report: IoT Still Wildly Insecure as New ‘Credential Compromise’ Threat Emerges

The new year isn't bringing good news about Internet of Things security, as a new report sheds light on a flaw that allows bad actors to take unauthorized control of applications used by the IoT devices.

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LinkedIn Says Glitch, Not FSB, to Blame for Russian Job Postings

LinkedIn Wednesday blamed an issue with its job ingestion tool–not Russian hackers or an online scam–as the reason the business social network was erroneously posting jobs located in Russia for a number of U.S.-based companies. The custom software tool that pulls in jobs from third-party websites onto LinkedIn’s site failed to...

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Report: Iranian APT Actors Regroup After Main Security Forum Shuts Down

Iranian state-sponsored hackers are regrouping after the shutdown last year of their main security forum, migrating to other forums and making new connections for potential cyber-response against mounting political pressures from the United States and Europe, according to a new report.

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That Other Moscow: Sketchy LinkedIn Job Posts Mix US, Russian Locales

Bogus LinkedIn job postings for leading US organizations, including the US Army, the State of Florida and defense contractor General Dynamics, are popping up for Russian locales like St. Petersburg and Moscow, the firm Evolver has found. Is it AI-Gone-Wild, or is something more nefarious afoot?  Moscow, on the border between Idaho and Washington...

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More Questions as Expert Recreates Chinese Super Micro Hardware Hack

Though the companies named in a blockbuster Bloomberg story have denied that China hacked into Supermicro hardware that shipped to Amazon, Apple and nearly 30 other firms, a recent demonstration at hacking conference in Germany proves the plausibility of the alleged hack.  

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