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Russian Firm Alleges 15 Year NSA Cyberespionage Campaign

February 16, 2015 19:480 comments
Russian Firm Alleges 15 Year NSA Cyberespionage Campaign

In-brief: Kaspersky Lab issued a report Monday alleging its researchers discovered evidence of a long-running cyber espionage campaign with links to the U.S. government and National Security Agency.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Was Malware Behind A Billion Dollar Heist?

February 15, 2015 17:490 comments
A report by Kaspersky Lab says that a cybercriminal group may have made off with close to $1 billion with malicious software-based attacks on more than 100 banks in 30 countries.

In-brief: The New York Times reports on a massive online heist involving more than 100 banks worldwide and losses of between $300 million and $1 billion, according to the security firm Kaspersky Lab.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Threats in 2014: Bears and Pandas and Malware – Oh My!

February 11, 2015 13:090 comments
Threats in 2014: Bears and Pandas and Malware – Oh My!

  In-brief: a report from the firm CrowdStrike finds sophisticated nation-backed hacking groups were very active in 2014, with attacks on governments, pro-democracy advocates as well as banks and retailers. Like this:Like Loading…

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From Beijing with Love: Healthcare Firms Confront Foreign Adversaries

February 6, 2015 12:070 comments
The hack of Anthem suggests that sophisticated, foreign hackers have their sites on healthcare firms.

In-brief: Reports say that the attack on Anthem health may have roots in China. If so, it would be the latest evidence that sophisticated, overseas hacking crews have turned their attention to healthcare providers.  Like this:Like Loading…

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N.S.A. Breached North Korean Networks Before Sony Attack – NY Times

January 19, 2015 12:110 comments
The NSA used malware to track North Korean hackers, according to a report by The New York Times.

The New York Times claims that the U.S. National Security Agency used intelligence gleaned from a clandestine operation to compromise North Korea’s cyber warfare unit to pin the blame for the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack on the reclusive Communist country. According to the story by David Sanger and Martin Fackler, the Obama Administration’s decision to quickly blame the hack on the DPRK grew out of a four year-old National Security Agency (NSA) program that compromise Chinese networks that connect North Korea to the outside world. The classified NSA program eventually placed malware that could track the internal workings of the computers and networks used by the North’s hackers and under the control of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, the North Korean intelligence unit, and Bureau 121, the North’s hacking unit, which mostly operates out of China. It has long been recognized that North Korea, which lacks a mature information technology infrastructure, does much of […]

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