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Ninety-five percent of 80 million ransomware samples detected by VirusTotal, a Google-owned database where samples can be uploaded to see which anti-virus engines can detect them, were Windows-based executables or dynamic link libraries [DLLs], a study shows.

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ANALYSIS A detailed security report from Microsoft somewhat predictably claims that 58% of state-sponsored network attacks in 2020-21 came from Russia.

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Britain will launch cyber attacks in response to similar actions by so-called "hostile states" like Russia, the country's Defence Secretary says.

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Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is back in Shenzhen after she was freed on Friday under a deferred prosecution agreement drafted by the US.

Published in Government Tech Policy

In what appears to be a first, a CIA-bankrolled threat intelligence firm has set up a "tech news" outlet to spread its wares.

Published in Open Sauce

Most people in the infosec industry are adamant that attribution is the most difficult part of the process, but Romanian security firm Bitdefender's Daniel Clayton is an exception. The vice-president of global services and support said this was not really the case.

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It should be somewhat curious to the average individual that all the coverage about the ongoing Microsoft Exchange Server attacks has focused on anything but the entity responsible for these attacks: Microsoft.

Published in Open Sauce

CIA-backed threat intelligence firm Recorded Future has issued a document in which it claims that a China-linked group named RedEcho is targeting the Indian power industry. That's the meaning from the headline which is very definitive.

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Global cyber security vendor Sophos claims a cryptominer known as MrbMiner that infects database servers is being managed from a small software company in Iran.

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China has introduced a new by-law that will allow its companies to sue for damages in the event that their financial interests are affected by actions taken by third-party, non-American companies abroad.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Whenever FireEye, the cyber security firm that just had its crown jewels compromised, publishes a report on some activity by malicious attackers, it always issues a judgment on where they come from – with high confidence most of the time.

Published in Open Sauce

One has often lamented the fact that the Australian Labor Party decided to jettison the only politician in its midst who actually knew something about technology, namely Ed Husic, from its front bench, for solely political reasons.

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The defence industry lobby group Australian Strategic Policy Institute has issued a research paper claiming that state-backed actors are launching more and more online attacks and disinformation campaigns to interfere in foreign elections and referendums.

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Microsoft president Brad Smith has called for the barrage of cyber attacks on democracies — not other countries which also face the same issue — to be called out and stopped.

Published in Open Sauce

With less than six weeks to go for the US presidential election, it is not surprising that the American media is full of tales about Russian hacking, election interference and likely scenarios where some foreign country meddles in the contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

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The prevalence and severity of cyber attacks are increasing at an alarming rate every year, so much so, that statistics estimate that cybercrime will cost the global economy a colossal $6 trillion per year by 2021 - with Australia among the countries most targeted by significant cyber attacks, according to analysis by one software firm.

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An Internet outage in the US on Friday, which was blamed on Iran by a Twitter account known as AS-Source News that has now been deleted, was due to a configuration error on Friday made by Cloudflare staff, the company's chief executive Matthew Prince has acknowledged.

Published in Networking
Thursday, 16 July 2020 10:52

Trump let CIA off the hook in 2018: report

The US Central Intelligence Agency was given a sweeping authorisation to conduct covert cyber operations in 2018 by US President Donald Trump, and since then has hit Iran and other targets, a report claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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