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No one could prevent another ‘WannaCry-style’ attack, says DHS official

No one could prevent another ‘WannaCry-style’ attack, says DHS official The U.S. government may not be able to prevent another global cyberattack like WannaCry, a senior cybersecurity official has said. Jeanette Manfra, the assistant director for cybersecurity for Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt […]

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

Cyber threats from the U.S. and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure Joe Cheravitch Contributor Joe Cheravitch is a defense analyst with the Rand Corporation. 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 […]

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What CISOs need to learn from WannaCry

What CISOs need to learn from WannaCry In 2017 — for the first time in over a decade — a computer worm ran rampage across the internet, threatening to disrupt businesses, industries, governments and national infrastructure across several continents. The WannaCry ransomware attack became the biggest threat to the internet since the […]

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Homeland Security has tested a working BlueKeep remote code execution exploit

Homeland Security has tested a working BlueKeep remote code execution exploit Homeland Security’s cyber agency says it has tested a working exploit for the BlueKeep vulnerability, capable of achieving remote code execution on a vulnerable device. To date, most of the private exploits targeting BlueKeep would have triggered a denial-of-service condition, capable […]

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In a rare advisory, NSA urges users to patch BlueKeep flaw

In a rare advisory, NSA urges users to patch BlueKeep flaw The National Security Agency has issued a rare advisory warning users to update their systems to protect against BlueKeep, a new security vulnerability with the capacity to rapidly spread between computers. The “critical”-rated bug affecting computers running Windows XP and later, […]

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Microsoft warns users to patch as exploits for ‘wormable’ BlueKeep bug appear

Microsoft warns users to patch as exploits for ‘wormable’ BlueKeep bug appear Microsoft has issued its second advisory this month urging users to update their systems to prevent a re-run of attacks similar to WannaCry. The software giant said Thursday that the recently discovered “wormable” vulnerability in Remote Desktop Services for Windows […]

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Microsoft warns Windows 7 users of looming end to security updates

Microsoft warns Windows 7 users of looming end to security updates Microsoft has rolled out a patch that will warn Windows 7 users that security updates will soon come to an end. The patch rolled out Wednesday warning users of the impending deadline, January 14, 2020, when the software giant will no […]

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Researchers obtain a command server used by North Korean hacker group

Researchers obtain a command server used by North Korean hacker group In a rare move, government officials have handed security researchers a seized server believed to be used by North Korean hackers to launch dozens of targeted attacks last year. Known as Operation Sharpshooter, the server was used to deliver a malware […]

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Utah man pleads guilty to causing 2013 gaming service outages

Utah man pleads guilty to causing 2013 gaming service outages A Utah man has pleaded guilty to computer hacking charges, after admitting to knocking several gaming services offline five years ago. Austin Thompson, 23, launched several denial-of-service attacks against EA’s Origin, Sony Playstation and Valve’s Steam gaming services during the December holiday […]

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The damage from Atlanta’s huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought

The damage from Atlanta’s huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought More than two months after a cyberattack hobbled many of its critical municipal systems, the city of Atlanta is still sorting through the wreckage of what is likely the worst cyberattack targeting a U.S. city to date. On […]

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