The Cybersecurity (CS) Digest is a curated bi-weekly news summary for cybersecurity professionals. It is transmitted in an HTML-formatted email and provides links to articles and news summaries across a spectrum of cybersecurity topics.
The Twitter feed of media outlet Newsweek has been hijacked and the attack has been claimed by Cyber Caliphate, a group of hackers affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS).
Cyber attackers crippled the Dutch government's main websites for most of Tuesday and back-up plans proved ineffective, exposing the vulnerability of critical infrastructure at a time of heightened concern about online security.
New Agency to Sniff Out Threats in Cyberspace - Washington Post
The Obama administration is establishing a new agency to combat the deepening threat from cyberattacks, and its mission will be to fuse intelligence from around the government when a crisis occurs.
US Cyber Command Has Just Half the Staff It Needs - Defense One
The Pentagon wants to fully staff its Cyber Command with 6,000 workers by the end of the year, but a highly competitive private market could mean it will have to wait.
Bank Hackers Steal Millions via Malware - NY Times
The bank's internal computers, used by employees who process daily transfers and conduct bookkeeping, had been penetrated by malware that allowed cybercriminals to record their every move.
PayPal has worked to shut down a handful of phishing websites that sought to steal people's login credentials by appearing to be the company's real website, according to a security company.
Better Business Bureau is warning businesses not to click on an email that claims to be a "BBB SBQ."
Drones and Cybersecurity - Federal Times
Conventional methods to detect and mitigate threats from drones are limited; radars either don't detect drones or characterize them incorrectly.
Overall, the total federal IT budget envisioned by President Barack Obama in his fiscal 2016 budget blueprint released last week would tick up to $86 billion, a 2.7 percent increase above the current year's levels.
A new variant of Simplocker, the first file-encrypting ransomware for Android devices, has been discovered, and it relies on unique encryption keys for infected devices, security researchers have found.
Apple iOS Now Targeted In Massive Cyber Espionage Campaign - Dark Reading
Attack campaign tied to Russia now zeroing in on mobile user's iPhones, iPads.
Health insurer's security protocol comes under scrutiny following massive data breach.
The feds have seized $25,000 in Bitcoin and Litecoin from one Seattle resident-in addition to more than $7 million and other assets from a number of related suspects-as part of an ongoing investigation into what could be the largest software piracy case ever pursued by the government.
One of the security bulletins released by Microsoft on Tuesday fixes a privilege escalation vulnerability which, according to researchers, can be exploited by malicious actors to bypass all the security measures in Windows by modifying a single bit.
An Internet Explorer vulnerability lets attackers bypass the Same-Origin Policy, a fundamental browser security mechanism, to launch highly credible phishing attacks or hijack users' accounts on any website.
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