Showing posts with category "cyber security"

Tech Companies Pledge Billions in Cybersecurity Investments

Cybersecurity Investments – Some of the country’s leading technology companies have committed to investing billions of dollars to strengthen cybersecurity defenses and to train skilled workers, the White House announced Wednesday following President Joe Biden’s private meeting with top executives. The gathering was held during a relentless stretch of ransomware attacks that have targeted critical […]

August 27, 2021
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Iran-Linked Hackers Expand Arsenal With New Android Backdoor

SecurityWeek ~ New Android Backdoor ~ The Iran-linked hacking group named Charming Kitten has added a new Android backdoor to its arsenal and successfully compromised individuals associated with the Iranian reformist movement, according to security researchers with IBM’s X-Force threat intelligence team. Also tracked as Phosphorus, TA435, and ITG18, Charming Kitten has been active since […]

August 9, 2021
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CISA Launches JCDC, the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative

Dark Reading ~CISA Launches JCDC~ BLACK HAT USA 2021 – Las Vegas – Jen Easterly, the newly appointed director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), officially invited the security industry to team up with the federal government to proactively address and defend against the growing wave of cyberattacks on US organizations and government […]

August 5, 2021
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Chinese Cyberspy Group APT31 Targets Russia

SecurityWeek ~Chinese Cyberspy Group APT31 Targets Russia~ China-linked hacking group APT31 has been using new malware in recent attacks targeting Mongolia, Belarus, Canada, the United States, and — for the first time — Russia, according to enterprise cybersecurity firm Positive Technologies. Also tracked as Judgment Panda, Zirconium, and Red Keres, APT31 is believed to be […]

August 4, 2021
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Ex-Military Cyber Experts To Take Game-Changing $1.5 Billion Startup Public

Forbes ~Ex-Military Cyber Experts To Take Game-Changing $1.5 Billion Startup Public~Tysons Corner in Virginia is exactly what you expect a city on the edge of the Beltway to be: full of gray high rises and opaque windows, cars dopplering along the freeways, pedestrians quietly making their way to nondescript workplaces where companies carry out all […]

July 20, 2021
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Can VPNs Stop Websites Tracking You?

MakeUseOf ~Can VPNs Stop Websites Tracking You?~ With privacy becoming a growing concern, people have realized that they are being actively tracked by many of the sites they visit and have started to explore their options for staying hidden. As a result, the virtual private network (VPN) market has exploded over the last few years. […]

July 16, 2021
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cyber security