Netflix’s Twitter Account Compromised by Hacker Group

A hacker group calling itself OurMine managed to hack into Netflix’s Twitter feed on Wednesday, posting a series of tweets. The streaming service moved quickly to resolve the issue, but the hacker group continued to send tweets...

Lethal Autonomous Drone Weapon Systems to Identify Targets With Self-Learning Algorithms

For the most part, current military aerial weapon systems are still controlled by people, but all that is set to change with the push for technology to allow such machines make the final judgment regarding targets to attack. An...

Legislators Introduce Bipartisan Privacy Legislation to Protect Consumers’ Online Data

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Kennedy (R-LA) on Tuesday announced privacy legislation that will protect consumers’ online data. The bipartisan legislation would require companies to make privacy disclosures clearer and more transparent, give consumers the right to...

DHS, FBI Link TYPEFRAME Malware to North Korea

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have identified Trojan malware variants—referred to as TYPEFRAME—used by the North Korean government, and have published a Malware Analysis Report (MAR) to enable network defense...

Massive Cyber Breach at Equifax Has Dire Consequences for 143 Million Customers

Credit reporting agency Equifax on Thursday announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. According to Equifax, Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to “certain files.” These “certain...
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New Cyber Bill Proposes Agency Heads be Fired When Breaches Occur

A bill introduced in the House this week by Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La., proposes that agency heads be demoted, fired or subjected to disciplinary action if a data breach occurs under their watch. Titled, the...
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Justice Department Targets Kelihos Botnet Used Extensively by Cybercriminals

The Justice Department on Monday announced an extensive effort to disrupt and dismantle the Kelihos botnet – a global network of tens of thousands of infected computers under the control of a cybercriminal that was used...
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OpenSSL Addresses Vulnerabilities In Security Advisory

In what it categorized from “high severity” to “low severity,” OpenSSL released security updates today which address vulnerabilities in previous versions. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information. The security advisory affects...
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Feds Outline Proposed Standards for Banks to Implement Better Cybersecurity Hygiene

U.S. bank regulators on Wednesday outlined cybersecurity standards designed to protect financial markets and consumers from cyberattacks against the nation’s top financial institutions. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve and the Office...
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Johnson & Johnson Issues Security Alert on Insulin Pump Warning of Vulnerability

Johnson & Johnson has issued a security alert on one of its insulin pumps, sending letters to consumers warning them of a vulnerability that hackers could exploit to overdose diabetic patients. “We have been notified of a...