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.
What is data manipulation? A misconception is that hackers always steal data, but this assumption is incorrect. Data manipulation attacks occur when an adversary does not take data, but instead makes subtle, stealthy tweaks to data for some type of gain or effect. These subtle modifications of data could be as crippling to organizations as data breaches. Data manipulation may result in distorted perception by shifting data around, which could lead to billions of dollars in financial loss or even potential loss of life, depending on the system in question, and the type of data being altered.
Tags: Data Security
Register for CSIAC Webinar Thursday, May 30 @ 12:00 pm EDT: BFAS – Binary File Application Scanner: A Prototype for Scanning, Detecting and Reporting PII in Disparate Binary Formats - CSIAC
This webinar will discuss a CSIAC-developed prototype for detecting and extracting PII from over a thousand binary file formats by leveraging the widely used open source Apache Tika toolkit. The prototype, called "BFAS - Binary File Application Scanner", integrates Tika through the implementation of a custom Powershell cmdlet which seamlessly injects a text extraction facility into the standard (existing) Powershell pipeline. A graphical user interface (GUI) was developed to facilitate multiprocessing and XML-based reporting and visualization. Ideas for extending the BFAS architecture to leverage machine learning (ML) methods will be discussed.
Tags: BFAS, Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Webinar
Chinese Military Will Replace Windows Operating System - The Epoch Times
The Chinese regime is getting ready to replace the Windows operating system in its military. The new operating system is independently developed by China, and it would prevent the United States from hacking into China's military network.
Tags: Chinese Military, Cyberwarfare, Microsoft Windows
U.S. Navy Creating a 350 Billion Record Social Media Archive - Bleeping Computer
United States Navy researchers want to build a global social media archive with 350 billion of digital data records as part of ongoing research efforts at the Naval Postgraduate School from Monterey, CA, conducted through the Department of Defense and Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Tags: Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Navy, Social Media
Crooks Leverages .htaccess Injector on Joomla and WordPress Sites for Malicious Redirects - Security Affairs
Security researchers are monitoring a new hacking campaign aimed at Joomla and WordPress websites, attackers used .htaccess injector for malicious redirect.
Tags: Joomla, Malicious Redirects, WordPress
The EternalBlue hacking exploit, already used in the infamous WannaCry and NotPetya attacks, has now surfaced in the NSA's own backyard, says The New York Times.
Tags: EternalBlue, National Security Agency (NSA)
Satan Ransomware Adds More Evil Tricks - Dark Reading
Why the Air Force is Investigating a Cyber Attack From the Navy - Air Force Times
Researchers have discovered a malware campaign targeting Japan and combining phishing, steganography, PowerShell, and the URLZone and Ursnif malwares.
Tags: cyberattack, Malware, Powershell, steganography
SD-WAN Adoption Growing as Enterprises Embrace App-Centric Architecture Transition - HelpNetSecurity
Does Cyber Command Need More Electronic Warfare Tools? - Fifth Domain
Within the U.S military services, leaders often discuss the close relationship of cyber warfare and electronic warfare. But what's less clear is the relationship between these two disciplines at U.S. Cyber Command.
Tags: Cyberwarfare, U.S. Cyber Command
Google Stored Unhashed G Suite Passwords for Over a Decade - Bleeping Computer
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