Security company CrowdStrike still thinks top Russian government hacking groups were involved
A hacker claiming responsibility for the recent data breach of the Democractic National Committee apparently has posted the stolen files online.
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More than 1,400 hackers signed up to hammer at the U.S. Department of Defense’s computer systems in search of security flaws during a 24-day pilot program.
The U.S. Department of Defense finally revealed how its systems fared in a $150,000 bug-finding contest, where vetted hackers were given rewards for finding significant vulnerabilities.On June 10, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told attendees at the Defense One Tech Summit that more than 1,400 security specialists applied to take part in the “Hack the Pentagon” program. Hackers that passed background checks and then participated in the contest found more than 100 security flaws, he said.
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To avoid devastating financial losses, boards and the C-suite must have a deep understating of the cyber risks their organizations’ face. Here’s what they need to hear from the security team
There should be little doubt about cybersecurity’s importance in 2016 given the amount of attention the topic has garnered in the past decade. Board directors and top leadership are under pressure from all sides: from federal and state regulators, from business partners seeking to tackle third-party vendor cyber risks, and from shareholders and their class-action lawyers ready to sue the moment a breach is announced.
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Every time you type “Google.com” into your browser, what you get is a search engine used by billions. What you don’t see? A complicated string of actions kicking into high gear behind the scenes, turning your URL into language that any computer or server in the world can understand and, ultimately, spit out as a Web page.
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Despite a few tweaks, the government’s web snooping bill still targets the use of encryption — but it is the other powers contained in the law that may worry privacy advocates more.
New bill gives police and intelligence agencies the legal powers to hack into devices or networks, with a warrant, to gain access to communications.
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VMware has released updates for some of its products to address several vulnerabilities, including an information disclosure issue rated critical.
In an advisory published on Thursday, the company revealed that VMware NSX and vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) are plagued by a critical input validation flaw (CVE-2016-2079). The vulnerability can be exploited by a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.
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The country’s government is planning on blocking the internet from civil servants starting next year in the interest of security.
By this time next year, Singapore’s civil servants will have lost access to the internet.
The change, which was announced yesterday, is designed to prevent any leaks from work emails and shared government documents, as well as to safeguard the country’s serves from malware,The Straits Times reported.
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