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Cyber Security Update: Malware on Google and Amazon, Dropbox hack, Apple gets Pegasus and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report We have a mixed bag of cyber news to kick off September — most disturbing is both Google and Amazon are involved in wide-spread malware distribution and don’t seem to be taking any action. Both reject malware and/or spam reports. That’s disturbing. Cybercriminals are using Amazon cloud hosting to house the malware files. But there’s other news…

  • New malware discovered in Play Store apps, could pose a threat for corporate users
  • Report: Social Media a Top Cybersecurity Challenge in the Workplace
  • Have passwords become inadequate for the cyber security industry?
  • Recent Thai ATM Robbery with Potentially Sophisticated Malware
  • 18 years of Googling: Malware can still be just one click away
  • Tech Savvy Kids Could Bring Malware Back Home From Public WiFi
  • The Dropbox hack puts cybersecurity ETFs squarely in focus
  • Malware targeting Nokia devices rising fast, company warns
  • Apple Releases Patch Fix For “Pegasus” OS X Malware
  • Transmission hijacked to broadcast Mac malware
  • FTC v. Wyndham and corporate cybersecurity

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Safenetting Cyber Security Update: Rio Olympics, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, cyber army, malvertising and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report Another all-time huge cyber security update this week, there’s just too much going on in the cyber world to ignore! Now that Politics is involved, we discover that Hillary and The Don have both finally recognized there’s a cyber threat! Whew! But we got malware updates, dangerous ads, and a lot more to be concerned with. Stay vigilant!

  • Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s Cybersecurity Platforms, Compared
  • Prominent Cybersecurity Leader Favors Clinton, Despite Email Debacle
  • New York Times, BBC and others inadvertently serve up dangerous ads
  • The four cybersecurity terms everyone is talking about at Black Hat
  • Commentary: The world’s best cyber army doesn’t belong to Russia
  • 4 ways to reduce your chances of getting caught by malvertising
  • What exactly is Malvertising? Why do we want to avoid it?
  • South China Sea dispute escalates into all-out cyber war
  • Truth in malvertising: How to beat bad ads
  • There Is No Finish Line for Cybersecurity
  • “Zero Days” and the Need for Cyber Policy
  • Towards a Cyber-Security Treaty

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Cyber Security Update: Rio Olympics, Car Hacking, Jihadi, Trump, Clinton, Putin, Obama, Microsoft, iOS Smishing and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report Here we go with a HUGE update this week to kick off August, 2016. Beside the political campaign debacles, we’re facing the Summer Olympics from the third spam capital of the world, and there’s no shortage of news.
      Of course if anyone was actually paying attention and listening without bias, they knew Trump did NOT invite Russia to hack Hillary — but rather carefully couched the comment to draw Russia out: “If you find anything …” note he assumed Russia had already hacked and had the mail. But Russia didn’t fall for it. Oh well. . . . nonetheless — we have the biggest cyber security update in the entire 16-year history of Safenetting.com :

  • Car Hacking Village: Automotive Cyber-Security Vulnerabilities at Def Con 24
  • My Microsoft Office 365 woes: crashes, malware macros – settings from Hell
  • Hackers Target Clinton Campaign, House Democratic Campaign Committee
  • Easy Tips on Cyber Security and Use of Social Media This Summer
  • Scammers Using Genuine PayPal Emails to Spread Banking Malware
  • Jihadi posting on Internet is latest effort in fear campaign
  • Apple warns customers about £20 iTunes phishing scam emails
  • Cybersecurity firms are booming thanks to Russian hackers
  • Symantec Hurdles Rio Olympics Cybersecurity Competition
  • Obama Administration Spells Out Cyber Security Policy
  • Hackers breached Clinton campaign computer network
  • User training could have prevented DNC email hacks
  • 5 Takeaways From Cisco’s Big Cybersecurity Report
  • iOS Smishing operation targets your Apple ID
  • Hackers find sneaky way to attack Apple users
  • Know the warning signs of Pokemon GO scams

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CyberWorld Update: Trump vs. Clinton, Net Neutrality, ICANN’s Pirates, The coming TV WARS and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report Cyberworld infomanager comes with news of Net Neutrality and what you might expect in the upcoming election. We also discover some dirty secrets on ICANN and a glimpse of the coming TV WARS — it’s all fun, all important, and all available in the UGN Infomanager ::

  • 2016 Internet Policy Platform repeats some net neutrality bad habits
  • Hillary Clinton Vs. Donald Trump: How They Plan To Tackle Technology
  • Clinton Tech Plan Draws Sharp Contrast to Trump’s Thinking
  • Clock ticking on Telletopia and ‘TV neutrality’
  • ICC professor lauds net neutrality ruling
  • ICANN sez Pirate Sites ain’t our job

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CyberSecurity Update: Apprenticeships, Governor McAuliffe, cyber attack, and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Many are in denial regarding the seriousness of cyber security in today’s world. While the mainstream media is keeping people preoccupied with trivial news and issues, we are under constant attack. Here are just a few of this week’s pressing stories :

  • Governor McAuliffe Announces Expansion Of Cybersecurity Apprenticeships
  • Threat of cyber attack on Hydro Ottawa system a ‘huge’ issue, says CEO
  • GoDaddy Warns About Phishing Email Targeting Valuable Domain Names
  • Phishing attacks pose a serious threat to brand’s reputation
  • cybersecurity incubator Build Sec Foundry is in San Antonio
  • Piracy Phishing Scam Targets U.S. ISPs and Subscribers
  • Cybersecurity still worries RIAs the most

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CyberSecurity Update: Wall Street, Clinton, Vulnerabilities, prepare for war, and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report In this issue we’re concentrating more on cyberwar than security in general. As you read key articles, from reliable sources, you’ll begin to get a picture of the global risks of digital risks. Playing into this situation is ICANN and their ever changing rules concerning rogue registrars, so be sure to see our ICANN report as well.

  • Maybe Wall Street Has the Solution to Stopping Cyber Attacks
  • Clinton’s cyber-security lapse part of broad U.S. challenge
  • 100 companies rife with cyber security vulnerabilities
  • Cyberwarfare: The Digital Battlefield
  • 10 Ways to Prepare for Cyber-Warfare

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CyberSecurity Update: cyberwar, China, Russia, DAESH, Obama and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report In this issue we’re concentrating more on cyberwar than security in general. We’re facing tough times — having this 3-ring circus called “Elections” has everyone side-tracked making a perfect opportunity for cyber attacks and breaches. It helps to stay educated and it helps to be vigil.

  • Asia-Pacific, Cyber War: Strategy for Countering the Surge of Chinese Power (1)
  • Asia-Pacific, Cyber War: Strategy for Countering the Surge of Chinese Power Pt. 2
  • A US Army general says North Korea has some of the world’s best hackers
  • Services still adapting to the job of weaponizing the network
  • Hayden says private sector will lead cyber defense charge
  • Senator King wants Obama administration to define cyber war
  • Carter says cyber warfare on DAESH can set model
  • Max Yamabiko: Arming against the F1 cyber war

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CyberSecurity Update: Ransom Malware, you owe us money, here’s your invoice

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report These are dangerous times, and the malwre industry is doing very well getting victims to click their evil links. Did you get an email that reads something like this :

  • Notification about the amount overdue from Crocs, Inc.
  • Final letter before commencing legal action [Urgent]
  • Recent invoice Heron Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Your Walmart account is due immediately
  • Your Amazon account will be closed until payment is received

Or sometims the subject line is simply “Document” or “Document #numer” and a number, or perhaps merely “scan” or “invoice” or “your order is held” — essentially, anything to get you to open the email, and stimulate your curiosity enough to open the attachment. Be afraid! Be so afraid that you quickly delete the email and empty the trash!

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CyberSecurity Update: cyber cars, IRS, cyber arms, Obama, and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Another week, another rash of cybercrime activities. Taxes tomorrow, and the impending internet give-away are impending. The more informed you can be the better off you’ll be.

  • Automakers, Tech Industries Must Plug Cybersecurity Gaps, Says U.S. Official
  • Irate Over Taxes? IRS Progress on Cybersecurity Will Only Make You Angrier
  • Report: U.S. Govt. Ranks Last Among Major Industries on Cybersecurity
  • Data Breach? Consumers Probably Won’t Stop Doing Business With You
  • Inside the new era of warfare: Exploring the ‘cyber arms race’
  • British Telecom to recruit 900 for cybersecurity business
  • Obama picks Microsoft employee for cybersecurity team
  • Obama forms commission to bolster US cyber security
  • Nandipur to Panama

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CyberSecurity Update: Mac Adware, DDoS attacks, Pirates, Botnet and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We thought that the deluge of spam and attacks had curved off a bit, and it may very well have. But news from the fronts are telling us the worse is yet to come. Each year, we face all kinds of threats around tax time — but this year it looks like it’s going to be the busiest yet!

  • ‘BillGates’: Linux botnet is launching DDoS attacks on online gaming services
  • How Pirates Hijack Movie Studios’ Ad Campaigns on Facebook
  • Mac Adware OSX.Pirrit Unleashes Ad Overload, For Now
  • British innovation targets file manipulation malware
  • Meet the new ransomware that knows where you live
  • ‘Do I need to run antivirus on my Mac?’

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FBI : Iranians Charged with Hacking U.S. Financial Sector

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Seven Iranians working on behalf of the Iranian government have been indicted for a series of cyber crimes that cost U.S. financial institutions tens of millions of dollars and compromised critical controls of a New York dam.

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Syrian Cyber Hackers Charged

Digital Evidence Response TeamTwo From ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ Added to Cyber’s Most Wanted!
Three members of a Syrian hacker collective that hijacked the websites and social media platforms of prominent U.S. media organizations and the U.S. military were charged today in federal court with multiple conspiracies related to computer hacking. In two criminal complaints unsealed in the Eastern District of Virginia, Amad Umar Agha, Firas Dardar, and Peter Romar were charged with criminal conspiracies related to their roles targeting Internet sites—in the U.S. and abroad.

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CyberSecutiry Update : Cyber War, DOJ/FBI, Vehicle Hacking, warfare, malware, Israel, Red Flag pilots!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Why do I keep posting these alerts? What is so important about awareness? Mainly because everyone I mention it to does not have a clue of the danger in store. I know, I’m preaching to the choir here, because most user group members already know. However, my intention is to keep it in the forefront, with hopes somebody reading it will pass it along to the mass of clueless sheep. The InfoManager continues the 20+ year tradition of keeping our memberships informed.

  • Former Presidential Cybersecurity ‘Czar’ Slams DOJ/FBI For Its Position On Apple Encryption
  • Car Cybersecurity: FBI Says Motor Vehicles ‘Increasingly Vulnerable’ To Hacking
  • Toolkit boosts Army network visibility, cybersecurity compliance
  • Cyber warfare shows scary signs of where malware is headed
  • US and Israel to increase cyber-defence cooperation
  • Cyber war — bigger than ever — is here to stay
  • Cyber aggressors attack Red Flag pilots
  • Cybersecurity’s ‘Attribution Problem’

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CyberSecutiry Update : Cyber War, Clickjacking, BlackEnergy, malware, espionage, McAuliffe on Cybersecurity!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report You remember back in December when we covered the cyber attack on the Romania power grid. This week’s coverage learns more and more about that cyber attack, and more preparations for the ongoing cyber wars. We’re finding more and more people waking up and beginning to understand the threats we’re up against.

  • NATO developing relations between Turkey and Israel for cyber warfare in Middle East
  • 500,000,000 Android devices affected by this malware that uses “clickjacking”
  • BlackEnergy malware activity spiked in runup to Ukraine power grid takedown
  • ‘Offensive cyber’ warfare becomes part of the national security discussion
  • Espionage Malware, Watering Hole Attacks Target Diplomats
  • We’re fighting an invisible war — in cyberspace
  • 5 cybersecurity lessons from ancient battles
  • VA Gov. McAuliffe on Cybersecurity

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BEWARE : New Paypal Spoof phishing email alerts

If you receive an email like this, do not click! This is a phishing attempt to gain your ID and password to your Paypal account. Report this immediately to spoof at paypal.com

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