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China's Criminal Hacking Spree Created A Boeing Competitor

Crowdstrike just released an explosive report which details the lengths China went to narrow the gap of the technological delta between them and market leaders like Boeing and Airbus. 
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Why Hack When You Can Con?

 
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Brand-New: Multi-Factor Authentication Security Assessment Tool Helps Assess Your Organization's MFA Vulnerabilities

You already know that using multi-factor authentication (MFA) can decrease your cybersecurity risk, and certainly is a much stronger defense compared to using traditional passwords alone. ...
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Chinese Hackers Target Airbus Suppliers in Quest for Commercial Secrets

European aerospace giant Airbus has been hit by a series of attacks by hackers targeting its suppliers in search of commercial secrets, sources told AFP, adding they suspected a Chinese ...
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WSJ: "U.S. Targets North Korean Hacking as Rising National-Security Threat"

Ian Talley and Dustin Volz at the WSJ wrote:
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Ethical Hackers as Educators

Ethical hackers are especially well-positioned to use their knowledge of attack techniques to educate people, according to Zoë Rose, a white-hat hacker based in the UK. On the CyberWire’s ...
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OSINT – a Hacker’s First Asset in Targeted Attacks

Before a cybercriminal wants to engage in a targeted attack against a particular organization or individual, they’d like to know a few things first. That’s where OSINT comes into play.
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Hackers Exfiltrate 7.5TB From Russian FSB Contractor

'Biggest ever breach' exposes project to de-anonymize Tor traffic. IF YOU'RE A CONTRACTOR to a government intelligence service, then getting hacked is a really bad look. Especially if the ...
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"YouTube mystery ban on hacking videos has content creators puzzled"

That was the title of the always entertaining The Register's post about YouTube, under fire since inception for building a business on other people's copyrights and in recent years for ...
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[On-Demand Webinar] Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Hacking Data Sources That Bad Guys Use

Ever wonder how hackers, spies, and con-artists gather such detailed and convincing intel on their targets?KevinMitnick, the world's most famous hacker and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking ...
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Biometrics Can’t Replace Passwords: A Cybercriminal's Dream

In the quest to create a more secure environment, new ways to authenticate that replace the password are being sought. But it’s looking like passwords are here to stay.
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UK Says It Warned 16 Nato Allies Of Russian Hacking Activities

The UK has shared information on Russian hacking attacks with 16 NATO allies over the last 18 months, a British government official said today. "I can disclose that in the last 18 months, ...
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Cyber Espionage Warning: The Most Advanced Hacking Groups Are Getting More Ambitious

Once attackers might have needed the latest zero-days to gain access to corporate networks, but now it's spear-phishing emails using social engineering tactics that are most likely to ...
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You Must Know What You're Clicking On Even With MFA

By Roger Grimes, KnowBe4's Data-driven Defense Evangelist.  I’ve been in computer security for over 30-years and I’ve been giving presentations nearly as long. And in that time, no talk ...
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Yes, Google's Security Key Is Hackable

Here is an article by Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4 Ever since Google told the world that none of its 85,000 employees had been successfully hacked since they ...
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Another Hacking Scandal? Russians could be behind 'cyber caliphate'

The US Senate is asking the Justice Department to look into the possibility that an Islamic extremist hacking group was actually the work of the Russian government.
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Can Russian hackers be stopped? Here's why it might take 20 years (cover story PDF)

Here's some excellent ammo from TechRepublic for a long-term IT security budget proposal. For this TechRepublic cover story, their Editor in Chief EMEA Steve Ranger explains why deterring ...
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So, How Did Russia Succeed In Hacking Our Energy Systems?

The nightmare scenario is the grid going down and we're all pushed back a 100 years (electricity started around 1880 but only became common in the 1930s). James Conca wrote in Forbes: ...
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How did the Ukraine become a Hotbed of Criminal Hacking?

The New York Times came out with a great backgrounder why the Ukraine is such a hotbed for cyber criminals like Gennadi Kapkanov, 33, a Russian-born Ukrainian hacker, the man suspected of ...
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U.S. Court Sentences Russian Hacker to a Record-Setting 27 Years

On Friday, a Seattle Federal District Court judge sentenced 32 year old Roman Valerevich Seleznev  to 27 years in prison for running a vast credit card and identity theft operation, ...
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