Putin: 25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup

Wow … the 400 lb hacker on the bed is still on the loose!

President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyberattacks linked to the World Cup.

Source: Putin: 25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup

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‘Warning Lights Are Blinking Red,’ Top Intelligence Officer Says of Russian Attacks

Days before President Trump’s meeting with Vladimir V. Putin, Dan Coats compared the danger of Russian cyberattacks to the warnings the U.S. had of stepped-up terror threats ahead of Sept. 11, 2001.

Source: ‘Warning Lights Are Blinking Red,’ Top Intelligence Officer Says of Russian Attacks

Russia Indictment 2.0: What to Make of Mueller’s Hacking Indictment

As President Trump prepares to meet with Vladimir Putin, his Justice Department says it can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Russian president has been lying about his country’s involvement in the 2016 election hacking.

Source: Russia Indictment 2.0: What to Make of Mueller’s Hacking Indictment

Publicly Reported Data Breaches: A Measure of Our Ignorance?

One way to combat uncertainty about the real costs of cyber incidents would be a federal disclosure law that establishes uniform reporting requirements for significant breaches of personally identifiable information and threats to critical infrastructure.

Source: Publicly Reported Data Breaches: A Measure of Our Ignorance?

Facial recognition startup Kairos acquires Emotion Reader

Kairos, the face recognition technology used for brand marketing, has announced the acquisition of EmotionReader. EmotionReader is a Limerick, Ireland-based startup that uses algorithms to analyze facial expressions around video content.

Source: Facial recognition startup Kairos acquires Emotion Reader

Details on an Air Force drone? $200 on the dark web

This does not make sense. Why is a personal router issue the Captain’s problem? What has his training got to do with it? If his computer was allowed outside secure facilities, it should have been hardened enough to presume insecure and vulnerable networks elsewhere.

After further investigation, Recorded Future learned that the hacker gained access to the information “through a previously disclosed FTP vulnerability in Netgear routers,” referring to a method of sharing files over the internet. The hacker “infiltrated the computer of a captain” stationed at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, who just months earlier completed a Cyber Awareness Challenge training program meant to guard against such attacks.

The hacked documents represent embarrassing security vulnerabilities and raises questions about basic cyber-hygiene in the U.S. military apparatus.

Source: Details on an Air Force drone? $200 on the dark web

NATO and Asymmetric Threats: A Blueprint for Defense and Deterrence

Russia is increasingly turning its asymmetric arsenal on NATO allies to attack the credibility of the Alliance, undermine democratic institutions across member states, and disrupt NATO cohesion on a variety of policy and security issues. Despite falling below the threshold of conventional warfare, asymmetric threats are designed to weaken the security of the Alliance

Source: NATO and Asymmetric Threats: A Blueprint for Defense and Deterrence