Experts: Spies use fake profiles, AI-generated photos on Linkedin

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A phantom LinkedIn profile that appears to use an artificially generated face is typical, experts say, of espionage efforts on the professional networking site. LONDON — Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington’s political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who’s-who network of pundits and experts, from the centrist Brookings Institution to … Read More

Cyber crime widely under-reported, Isaca study shows

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Cyber crime, which is the top cyber threat to business, remains widely under-reported, and only a third of organisations are confident in their ability to detect and respond to threats, a study reveals Cyber attack vectors remain largely the same year over year, attack volume will increase and cyber crime may be vastly underreported, according to the 2019 State of cybersecurity study from … Read More

What corporate boards still don’t understand about cyber risk

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A recent study from the National Association of Corporate Directors highlights that one in five directors is dissatisfied with the quality of cyber-risk information that the board gets from management. Board members who felt their company was properly secured against a cyberattack fell to 37% in 2017 from 42% in 2016. One of the primary reasons for this drop in cybersecurity … Read More

China’s Information Warfare Force Gets a New Commander

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China’s information warfare force, the People’s Liberation Army Strategic Support Force (PLASSF), has a new commander. Lieutenant General Li Fengbiao has replaced General Gao Jin as the new PLASSF Commander. How Do We Know? Chinese state media CCTV footage from the National Public Security Work Conference, held on May 7 and 8, shows Lieutenant General Li wearing the PLASSF insignia, indicating that … Read More

Cyberattacks are the newest frontier of war and can strike harder than a natural disaster. Here’s why the US could struggle to cope if it got hit.

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Imagine waking up one day and feeling as if a hurricane hit — except everything is still standing.  The lights are out, there is no running water, you have no phone signal, no internet, no heating or air conditioning. Food starts rotting in your fridge, hospitals struggle to save their patients, trains and planes are stuck.  There are none of … Read More