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Safenetting Cybersecurity : Kerry in Asia, Cyber war, ‘Grand Theft Auto V’, China malware blitz, Phishing, risk and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report The good news is it’s springtime. The bad news is attacks against industrial control systems doubled last year. In particular, attacks specifically targeting industrial control systems rose 100 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year. So you need to ask : “Do’ya feel lucky?” Guess we’ll find out after Kerry gets back from Asia! But we know the InfoManager will be right there on top of it all! This week we focus on :

  • Cyber war escalates – Risk-tech investment to zoom, and bad guys go ‘a-whaling’
  • ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Mods Are Fun Except When They Install Malware On Your PC
  • MetroHealth reports data breach for 981 heart patients due to malware
  • Cyber-Security Researcher Hacks and Controls Plane – Hero or Villain?
  • Penn State University network sacked by China malware blitz
  • 97% of People Unable to Correctly Identify Phishing Emails:
  • Artificial pancreas vulnerable to cyber security risk
  • Cybersecurity on Kerry’s Asia agenda
  • Act against cyber-warfare
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Safenetting Cybersecurity : DoD, Pentagon, Cyber-warfare rulebook, The Tools, Cybersecurity Framework and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Torturing news keeps hitting and hitting — who is hacking how and what attacks have done what damage! It’s a dangerous world on the internet, folks, one you’ll want to be prepared for! Follow along:

  • Why the Pentagon is publishing cyber-warfare rulebook – if China hasn’t hacked it
  • Michigan real estate officials warn of phishing scam that cost one buyer $25,000
  • Mobile phishing attacks on US financial institutions revealed (video)
  • DoD’s New ‘Transparent’ Policy on Cybersecurity Is Still Opaque
  • Clarity needed to cultivate next-gen cybersecurity workforce
  • Feeling Safe? Try Attending Internet Security Conference
  • Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy in Silicon Valley
  • Cybersecurity At RSA: All About The Tools, No Trouble?
  • Pentagon Announces New Strategy for Cyberwarfare
  • Industry wary of House-passed cyber bills
  • Adopting the Cybersecurity Framework
  • Inside the Cybersecurity Nexus
  • … and more!

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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for April 2015

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Remarkably now there are all kinds of kooks coming out of the woodwork after the cyber security initiatives. Funny, had our “ISP Self Regulatory Initiative” act carried in 2000, we wouldn’t have this problem today. But sometimes intelligent people aren’t very smart. Well, anyway, if it’s threatening you, Safenetting will do its best to help make everyone safe . . . .

  • After Obama’s cybersecurity order threatens Snowden fund, bitcoin donations spike
  • Quantum leap: WSU grad student, adviser craft next-level cybersecurity code
  • Compromised WordPress sites launch drive-by attacks off Pirate Bay clone
  • Dyre Wolf malware steals more than $1 million, bypasses 2FA protection
  • ‘NewPosThings’ malware evolves, malicious traffic traced to airports
  • China investing heavily in cyberwarfare programs to compete with US
  • The Dyre Wolf Campaign: Stealing Millions and Hungry for More
  • Hotel Wi-Fi could be feeding your personal computer malware
  • Washington launches a war of words on cyber security
  • New malware exploit targets energy sector
  • Google says Android malware cut in half
  • and more !!
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Safenetting : BEWARE : Dropbox scams circulating — convincing and dangerous

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report UGNN Spam Trackers and Safenetting are tracking a new round of DropBox scams, this morning 3/15/15.

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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for March 13 2015

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Now things are getting a little sticky when the good guys start creating bad situations and it bleeds into the internet! From North Korea to China to our own in-country socitey, things are going just a little haywire!
  • ‘Anonymous’ claims responsibility for attack on Dane County government websites
  • Survey: Internal Auditors Making Strides on Addressing Cybersecurity Risks
  • What’s in a typo? More evidence tying North Korea to the Sony hack
  • Do Medical Devices Without Wireless Need Cybersecurity?
  • PayPal buys cybersecurity firm, creates Israel hub
  • Cyber Regulators Emphasize Process Over Products
  • Cybersecurity has a talent shortage
  • … and more!
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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for March 2015

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report February was a busy month, and it’s tough to keep up with everything in the security world. Aside from Net Neutrality, the security situation gets more and more grave with each passing day. If you’re following UGNN, here are some of the highlights since our last update.

  • John Prisco Aims To Revolutionize Cyber Security By Attacking At The Source
  • The White House officially launches its new cyber warfare agency
  • US ups pressure on China to nix ‘troubling’ cybersecurity rules
  • UAE companies investing more in cyber warfare capabilities
  • The New Battleground in the U.S.-Iranian Covert War
  • Suits and Hoodies: The Two Cybersecurity Cultures
  • Phishers strike routers as hackers get smarter
  • Problems with Cyber Arms Control
  • Arms Control for a Cyberage
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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for January 2015 2

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Rolling into the new year, there has been lots of noise from the government, and lots of lip-service from industry talking heads who think they know it all! Well among all the puff, and smoke and crap, eventually you’ll be able to eek out a fairly intelligent look at reality — cyber security is probably one of the most important issues of our generation. And as evidenced by over two decades of reporting, the InfoManager and UGNN keeps you in the loop . . .

  • Cybersecurity Without NSA Snooping: Does the White House Proposal Provide the Protections We Need?
  • France’s Online War On Terror Sympathizers And Extremists Has A New Cyber Security Cell
  • Obama’s Computer Security Solution is a Mishmash of Old, Outdated Policy Solutions
  • Obama and Cameron’s ‘solutions’ for cybersecurity will make the internet worse
  • The CENTCOM hack wasn’t a big deal, but don’t scoff at ISIS hackers just yet
  • Malware Containment Continues to Weigh Heavily on Organizations
  • NSA brags about turning the tables on cyberwarfare hackers
  • Florida colleges rush to create cybersecurity soldiers
  • US Coast Guard Addresses Maritime Cybersecurity Issues
  • How to Remove MacKeeper from Your Mac
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UGNN Cybersecurity & Malware Report for January 2015

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We’re just a couple of weeks into 2015 and already we see new concepts and new innovations in cybercrime and the way the cybercrime industry is trying to get your computer, your money and your identity. So far most people have wised up to the real threat posed by the internet … but we have to be vigilant and help everyone stay safe . . . they invent a new way to fool you every day! We’re staying on top, and the Safenetting Infomanager is keeping you informed about

  • White House nudges Congress to revisit controversial ‘CISPA-style’ laws after Sony attack
  • Malware Advertising Infects HuffPo, Yahoo News, AOL’s Ad Network, Match, TMZ, Many More
  • Apple MacBook Users, Meet Thunderstrike: New Nightmare Malware for You and Your Laptop
  • Cyberwarfare: The theaters strike back, step up for Sony, shoulder ‘The Interview’
  • Synthetic Identity Fraud Rate Increases More Than 100 Percent Over Three Years
  • CISPA: The Awful Anti-Privacy Law That Won’t Prevent Another Sony Hack
  • Can Your Security Solution Handle Malware, BYOD, Mobile, and Virtual?
  • U.S. Lawmarkers Mull on Reviving CISPA Following Sony Cyber Attack
  • Exclusive to the Trib: The need for cyberwarfare theories
  • South Korea steps up cyber security at nuclear plants
  • Obama to Focus on Cybersecurity Issues Next Week
  • Beware Tech Support Scams

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Safenetting: The New Year Brings New Cybersecurity Challenges

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report It’s been a tough year for those battling cybersecurity threats and data breaches. From Target and Home Depot to JP Morgan Chase and Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2014 reminded business executives and consumers that nobody is invincible when it comes to cybercrimes. So, as 2015 approaches, one thing is certain: cybercriminals are becoming more elite, and a defensive approach is going to lose every time.

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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for December 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report NOW is the season we wrench it up to high alert. Amazon is pumping out at least one spam every two days. Some online vendors pumping even more. It will be real easy for cybercrime to slip on in without many people noticing. Many people have not wised up to phishing, stalking, malware and the other evils that lurk in your email and on web sites. Why is that? We have to be vigilant and help everyone stay safe . . .
* Antivirus Companies Should Be More Open About Their Government Malware Discoveries
* Destructive malware that hit Sony Pictures similar to other data wiping programs
* How to find malware? It’s hidden malware here, there and everywhere
* Facebook Users Now Get ESET Online Scanner to Fight Malware
* Cybercriminals Preloading Chinese E-Cigarettes with Malware
* Apple entering a ‘whack-a-mole’ era of malware defense
* Malware alert: ignore that order confirmation email!
* Cheap Android smartphones pre-loaded with malware
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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for November 24 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report On this eve of Thanksgiving, 2014, one thing we should all be thankful for is that they haven’t won yet. The battle rages on, but we’re still a bit ahead of the cyber criminals, spammers, hackers, perverts, politicists, scammers, drug lords, and body peddlers — Oh, they’re still out there — they just haven’t completely taken over yet. Safenetting and UGNN stands vigil :

  • An In-Depth Look At The U.S. Cyber War, The Military Alliance And Its Pitfalls
  • Hewlett Foundation funds new MIT initiative on cybersecurity policy
  • Cyber security awareness still in its infancy, says Sans Institute
  • Auditors: State Department has history of poor cybersecurity
  • VA fails cybersecurity audit for 16th consecutive year
  • Anonymous Launches Cyberattack On Ku Klux Klan
  • What’s scary in cybersecurity for 2015?
  • . . . and more!
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UGNN Cybersecurity & Malware Report for November 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report The elections are over, and amazingly enough the topics of cybersecurity, malware and hacking have been moved up to the front burner. Why does it take a decade for politicians to catch up with reality. The White House thinks it’s something new. Infomanager reported in 2004 that the White House is under relentless attack. NOW they decide to recognize it??? Oh well, if it’s about spam, phishing, malware, cyber war or security, it’s all in the Safenetting department of UGNN . . .
* 5 Questions For Expert Bruce Schneier After the Latest White House Hacking
* Financial Institutions Examination Council: Security Assessment Results
* Apple neuters iOS WireLurker trojan, researchers find a Windows version
* Wi-Fi traffic can be used as covert communication channel for malware
* ‘Dridex’ malware brings back Microsoft Word macro attacks
* Police can’t stop cybercrimals, but maybe insurers can
* WireLurker: A New Age In Mac OSX, iOS Malware
* Apple security checks may miss iWorm malware
* Clicking on free pizza could spread malware
* BlackEnergy
. . . and more!

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UGNN Cybersecurity & Malware Report for October 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Remember : October is Cyber Security month! Cybersecurity, cyberwar, phishing, malware, and other dangers of the connected world — we track them all! This week all topics are combined into a much longer post, just to keep them all together. It’s all in the InfoManager this week . . .
* ACCA USA Statement on President Obama’s Executive Order to Enhance Cybersecurity
* Cybersecurity Pros and Academics Meet to Address the Latest Online Threats
* Phishing email delivers keylogger malware, also takes screenshots
* Obama to sign cybersecurity order, wants safer payments
* Russian Interest in Ukraine Now Includes Cyber Warfare
* North Dorset MP welcomes Government action on phishing
* 9/11 Commission Urges Senate to Pass Cybersecurity Bill
* Drupal disaster, POODLE, Ebola phishing scams
* How Ebola Could Make Your Computer Sick
* New Strain of Mac OS X Malware Found
* Breach confirmed by Dairy Queen
* POODLE, Ebola phishing scams
. . . and more!

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UGNN Cybersecurity & Malware Report for October 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Remember : October is Cyber Security month! Cybersecurity, cyberwar, phishing, malware, and other dangers of the connected world — we track them all! This week all topics are combined into a much longer post, just to keep them all together. It’s all in the InfoManager this week . . .
* The Importance of Cybersecurity in the Age of the Cloud and Internet of Things
* BadUSB Malware Can Turn Thumb Drives Into Cyberweapons! How Can You Avoid It?
* Survey: Identity Theft, Cybersecurity and Terrorism Top Americans’ Concerns
* Cloud computing, drones, cyber security and more on NOLATech Week schedule
* Ottawa cyber-security panel pulls back curtain on battle against hackers
* Mac malware botnet alert: Reddit-powered botnet infected over 18,000 Macs
* Apple Updates Malware Definitions to Protect Against Botnet Threat
* Visual Basic Rises Again as a Document Malware Scripting Language
* Year of the RAT: China’s malware war on activists goes mobile
* How Retro Malware Feeds the New Threat Wave
* New Mac Malware Uses Reddit to Communicate
* Cybersecurity stocks red-hot after breach
* October is cyber security awareness month
. . . and more!

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FBI : National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Security is Everyone’s Responsibility

Digital Evidence Response Team Every October since 2004, National Cyber Security Awareness Month — administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — reminds us of the importance of protecting not only our individual identities, finances, and privacy but also our country’s national security, critical infrastructure, and economy. Cyber security is a responsibility shared by all — the public sector, the private sector, and the general public.

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