A Cyber Axis of Evil is Rewriting the Cyber Kill Chain

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Survey of Incident Responders Shows That Businesses Need to Re-architect Cybersecurity The cyber kill chain employed by advanced adversaries is changing. Defenders need to evolve their defensive strategies to meet the new challenge; and they need to develop silent hunting skills. A new study from Carbon Black queried 37 incident response firms that use its threat hunting tool to gain … Read More

Pentagon: China’s ‘Thousand Talents’ program labeled a national security threat

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Originally posted at OODA Loop An unclassified analysis of China’s ‘Thousand Talents’ program has named it a project to “facilitate the legal and illicit transfer of US technology, intellectual property and know-how” to China as part of the country’s aggressive “toolkit for foreign technology acquisition.” The program began in 2008 and is likely the largest and best funded of its … Read More

Your smartphone may be spying on you

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Originally posted at Homeland Security Newswire Some popular apps on your phone may be secretly taking screenshots of your activity and sending them to third parties, according to a new study. The researchers said this is particularly disturbing because these screenshots—and videos of your activity on the screen—could include usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and other important personal information. Some popular … Read More

FBI: Email Account Compromise Losses Reach $12B

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Originally published at DARKReading   There were more than 78K business email account (BEC) and email account compromise (EAC) scam incidents worldwide between October 2013 and May 2018. New FBI data shows that business email compromise (BEC) and email account compromise (EAC) scam losses worldwide spiked 136% from December 2016 to May 2018. There were 78,617 BEC/EAC incidents reported between … Read More

New fears over Chinese espionage grip Washington

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Fresh concerns over Chinese espionage are gripping Washington as lawmakers fear Beijing is gaining sensitive details on U.S. technologies. Lawmakers are scrutinizing the Pentagon over its efforts to keep military secrets safe from hackers, after Chinese actors allegedly breached a Navy contractor’s computer and collected data on submarine technology. U.S. officials stepped up warnings that China regularly steals American intellectual property … Read More