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Securing the Nation's Digital Infrastructure

Internet Crime Report For 2016

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its 2016 Internet Crime Report, describing the numbers and types of cyber crimes reported to IC3. Business Email Compromise (BEC), ransomware attacks, tech support fraud, and extortion are all common schemes affecting people in the U.S. and around the world. The report is available on the TTCSIRT …

Industrial Companies Targeted by Nigerian Cybercriminals

Industrial companies from around the world have been targeted in phishing attacks believed to have been launched by cybercriminals located in Nigeria, Kaspersky Lab reported on Thursday. In October 2016, Kaspersky’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS CERT) noticed a significant increase in malware infection attempts aimed at industrial organizations in the metallurgy, …

Cybersecurity for Electronic Devices

Why does cybersecurity extend beyond computers? Actually, the issue is not that cybersecurity extends beyond computers; it is that computers extend beyond traditional laptops and desktops. Many electronic devices are computers—from cell phones and tablets to video games and car navigation systems. While computers provide increased features and functionality, they also introduce new risks. Attackers …

Thousands of smartphone apps have been found leaking personal data

Security researchers have discovered a new vulnerability caught leaking vast swathes of personal information from legitimate mobile applications found on both Apple and Google marketplaces, with fears rising the compromised data could be used to fuel future cyberattacks. Experts from Appthority, a security firm, found 43 terabytes-worth of exposed data and more than 1,000 applications …

DDOS attacks in Q1 2017

News Overview Thanks to IoT botnets, DDoS attacks have finally turned from something of a novelty into an everyday occurrence. According to the A10 Networks survey, this year the ‘DDoS of Things’ (DoT) has reached critical mass – in each attack, hundreds of thousands of devices connected to the Internet are being leveraged. The fight …

Twitter Bug Allowed Publishing Tweets From Any Account

A bug in the Twitter social network allowed an attacker to post tweets as a different user without having access to the victim’s account. Discovered by a security researcher going by the name of kedrisec, the issue was reported to Twitter on February 26 and was resolved two days later. The vulnerability was assessed High …

Google Chrome Bug Can Lead to Windows Credential Theft

Google Chrome Bug Can Lead To Windows Credential Theft Date Published: May 18, 2017 • Google Chrome • Credential Theft • Alert • Vulnerability • Windows An issue with the manner in which Google Chrome and Windows handle specific file types can lead to credential theft even on up-to-date systems, a DefenseCode researcher has discovered. …

Microsoft “WannaCry” Bulletin

You may be already aware that on May 12, 2017 many of Microsoft’s customers around the world and the critical systems they depend on were victims of malicious “WannaCrypt” software. Seeing businesses and individuals affected by cyber attacks, such as the ones reported today, was painful. Microsoft worked throughout the weekend to ensure they understood …

Ransomeware Attack Affecting Windows Systems

Ransomware Attack Affecting Windows Systems Date Published: May 12, 2017 • Ransomware • Alert • Vulnerability • Windows This is an alert of a ransomware attack that affects Windows systems, blocking the access to the files (on hard disks drives and on network connected computers). The main issues of this campaign is caused by exploiting …

Ministry Of Finance Public Warning – Phishing Scam

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) is warning the general public of a phishing scam on social media which asks them to email personal financial information to the following address: ministryoffinancefortrinidad@gmail.com This email is FRAUDULENT. Fraudsters are purporting to offer grants and loans through the MoF, the International Monetary Fun (IMF) and similar bodies Should anyone …