Category: Cyber

Cyber Cold War: U.S. Military Targeting Russian Data as 2020 Presidential Election Beckons
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Cyber Cold War: U.S. Military Targeting Russian Data as 2020 Presidential Election Beckons

US Cyber Command is developing a method to steal data of Russian elites. Russia has been developing its cyber-warfare capabilities for several years. U.S. retaliation risks have sparked a cyber war its not prepared for. 2020 brings another presidential election, and this year it seems the United States has learned its lessons from 2016. In…

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DHS cyber unit wants to subpoena ISPs to identify vulnerable systems
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DHS cyber unit wants to subpoena ISPs to identify vulnerable systems

Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division is pushing to change the law that would allow it to demand information from internet providers that would identify the owners of vulnerable systems, TechCrunch has learned. Sources familiar with the proposal say the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), founded just less than a year ago, wants the new administrative…

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US Cyber Command has publicly posted malware linked to a North Korea hacking group
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US Cyber Command has publicly posted malware linked to a North Korea hacking group

U.S. Cyber Command, the sister division of the National Security Agency focused on offensive hacking and security operations, has released a set of new samples of malware linked to North Korean hackers. The military unit tweeted Wednesday that it had uploaded the malware to VirusTotal, a widely used database for malware and security research. It’s not…

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The cyber libel trial against independent news startup Rappler’s CEO and one of its former writers starts in Manila
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The cyber libel trial against independent news startup Rappler’s CEO and one of its former writers starts in Manila

The cyber libel trial against Maria Ressa, the CEO and executive editor of independent media startup Rappler, started today in Manila, in a case that will be closely watched because of its implications for press freedom in the Philippines. Also on trial is Reynaldo Santos Jr, a former researcher and writer for the site. If…

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Cyber threats from the U.S. and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure
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Cyber threats from the U.S. and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure

Joe Cheravitch Contributor Cyber-confrontation between the U.S. and Russia is increasingly turning to critical civilian infrastructure, particularly power grids, judging from recent press reports. The typically furtive conflict went public last month, when The New York Times reported U.S. Cyber Command’s shift to a more offensive and aggressive approach in targeting Russia’s electric power grid. The…

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