Tag: Government

Recorded Future timeline of APT3 victims.

APT Inc.: Research Finds Ties Between Chinese Security Firm and Advanced Threat Group

In-brief: The hacking group known as APT 3 appears to be a commercial outfit working on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS), the firm Recorded Future reported on Wednesday.

The payment screen for the Wana Decrypt0r malware which spread widely last week.

Podcast: WannaCry: It’s The Exploits, Stupid and Parsing The Cyber Executive Order

In-brief: We speak  with Sean Dillon of the firm RiskSense, who helped reverse engineer DoublePulsar and EternalBlue, the Windows exploit tools used to help spread the WannaCry ransomware. We also chat with John Dickson of The Denim Group about the impact of President Trump’s Cyber Executive Order. 

A visualization of infections linked to the WannaCry ransomware. (Image courtesy of MalwareTech.com)

Updated: Fatal Flaw Slows WannaCry Ransomware Spread, but Threats Remain

In-brief: A fatal flaw in its design slowed the spread of WannaCry, a virulent ransomware program that has infected more than 100,000 organizations and individuals globally.

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a cyber security executive order, calling for a top-down review of cyber readiness, investment in "consolidated" IT systems and accountability from federal agency heads for breaches and other security lapses.

Mush and Muscle: Mixed Reaction to Trump’s Executive Order on Cyber

In-brief: President Donald Trump made good on a long-held campaign promise Thursday, signing a tough-talking executive order to strengthen the cyber security of federal networks. But experts worry that the Order comes with too few specifics.

The FBI warned about business email compromise attacks, which have cost businesses in the U.S. an estimated $1.6 billion since 2013.

FBI: Business Email Compromise is a $5 Billion Industry

In-brief: the FBI is warning the public to beware of business email compromise attacks, saying that they have cost U.S. businesses more than $1.6 billion in losses since 2013.