ESET warns of Malware capable of cause power outages

Two cyber security firms have uncovered malicious software that they believe caused a December 2016 Ukraine power outage, they said on Monday, warning the malware could be easily modified to harm critical infrastructure operations around the globe. ESET, a Slovakian anti-virus software maker, and Dragos Inc, a U.S. critical-infrastructure security firm, released detailed analyses of …

Trump Exec. Order Could Move Federal Cybersecurity to the Cloud

A new Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure has been signed. The order is targeting the federal government’s notorious vulnerability to cyber threats, mandating one set of standards and making the heads of each government agency responsible for security. “The United States invented the internet and we need …

Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report Details a Scary 2017

Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security Threat Report reads more like a catalog of horrors for CIS and their staffs, with cyber spies and criminals running amuck everywhere. In 2016 as internet security threats mushroomed, cyber criminals and state-sponsored saboteurs pursued aggressive capers that included multi-million dollar virtual bank heists, some of the biggest distributed denial of …

Cyber Breaches on the Financial sector skyrocketed in 2016

More than 200 million financial services records were breached in 2016, representing a 937% percent increase over the previous year, according to data from IBM. The monetary gains associated with corporate and customer data available throughout the financial sector proved appetising to cybercriminals in a year which saw hackers switch their focus away from the …

Authenticated Reality Releases ‘The New Internet’ With Unrestricted Domain Extensions

Company also announces Android availability of The New Internet, the first-ever secure gateway to the Internet  AUSTIN, TX – Authenticated Reality (www.TheNewInternet.com), creator of The New Internet®, a secure gateway to the internet where all users are authenticated and identified, today announced the launch of its domain registry as well as open beta availability of …

US Senate votes to allow ISPs sell Web browsing history to advertisers

The US Senate today voted to eliminate broadband privacy rules that would have required ISPs to get consumers’ explicit consent before selling or sharing Web browsing data and other private information with advertisers and other companies. The rules were approved in October 2016 by the Federal Communications Commission’s then-Democratic leadership, but are opposed by the FCC’s new …

FBI Warns Cyber Criminals Targeting FTP Servers For Health Data

The Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI issued a warning that cyber criminals are actively targeting File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers operating in “anonymous” mode and associated with medical and dental facilities to access protected health information (PHI). The federal agency said in a release that cyber criminals are targeting FTP servers to access PHI as …

Ransomware variant Samas RansomWorm is wreaking havoc on unsuspecting computers

Samas RansomWorm, a ransomware variant  is infiltrating unsuspecting machines, gaining its name from its unusual propagation characteristics. Whereas traditional ransomware only encrypts the machine the attacker is controlling, RansomWorm propagates inside throughout the entire network to encrypt every server and computer—and the backups. According to research from Javelin Networks, it executes what it calls the …