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.
Around 1,400 passengers of the Polish airline LOT were grounded at Warsaw's Chopin airport on Sunday after hackers attacked the airline ground computer systems used to issue flight plans, the company said.
Security researchers have many names for the hacking group that is one of the suspects for the cyberattack on the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management: PinkPanther, KungFu Kittens, Group 72 and, most famously, Deep Panda.
The cyberattack comes just days after members of parliament were warned of an impending attack.
Hackers linked to China have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, U.S. officials said Friday, describing a cyberbreach of federal records dramatically worse than first acknowledged.
Army Reserves Train the Next Generation’s Cyber Force - Federal Times
As the Defense Department fills out its ranks with troops that will operate in the digital domain, the military services are working ardently to train up and supply the U.S. Cyber Command with cyber operators.
The hackers who recently launched a massive cyber-attack on the U.S. government, exposing sensitive information of millions of federal workers and millions of others, may have used information stolen from a private government contractor to break into federal systems.
A simple yet ingenious scam is being used by scammers to compromise accounts of Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo Mail users, Symantec researcher Slawomir Grzonkowski warns.
Front-office personnel for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, are under investigation by the F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors, accused of hacking into an internal network of the Houston Astros to steal closely guarded information about players.
Stegoloader Malware Hides in Images on Legit Sites - Infosecurity Magazine
Security researchers have warned that a little-known malware family could spell a new trend emerging in the ongoing cybersecurity arms race: the use of digital steganography to hide malicious code.
A malvertising campaign discovered by researchers at Malwarebytes leverages pop-under advertisements distributed through Popcash ad network to infect computers with CryptoWall and possibly other types of malware.
Duqu 2.0 Represents State-of-the-Art New Malware - Security Intelligence
The Duqu 2.0 malware tool used in the recently disclosed attack against security vendor Kaspersky Lab shows a level of sophistication rarely seen in malicious software, security researchers said.
As the largest American maker of consumer drones, 3D Robotics Inc. sees big opportunities in selling mini-helicopters with cameras, sensors and whirling propellers that buzz like angry hornets.
GOP, White House Clash Over Cyber Center - The Hill
The White House is pushing back against the Republican vision for the administration's new cyber agency, claiming the GOP has bigger plans for it than the administration ever intended.
Lawmakers on Tuesday will get their first crack at questioning Office of Personnel Management officials about the mega breach that has the Obama administration reeling.
Locking Down The Most Vital Servers - The Platform
All things being equal, all IT organizations would like to have the highest level of security on their machines that is possible. Until they have to actually pay for that security and weave it into their systems, that is.
Feds on ’30-Day Sprint’ to Better Cybersecurity - Federal Times
As news of the full scope of the breach of Office of Management and Budget systems emerges, Federal CIO Tony Scott launched a government-wide Cybersecurity Sprint on June 12, giving agencies 30 days to shore up their systems..
Critical security weaknesses in Apple's OS X and iOS - weaknesses that could be exploited by a sandboxed malicious app to gain unauthorized access to other apps' sensitive data.
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