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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  • Obama’s Computer Security Solution is a Mishmash of Old, Outdated Policy Solutions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
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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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UGNN Malware Report for September 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Cyber threats are increasing and now the trend is malware and malicious downloads taking over where Phishing once was the main vehicle. They scam and get you to click or downlaod — and BAM, you’re inftected! Many online news sources are beginning to catch up with UGNN on alerts. The InfoManager and Safenetting remain vigilant . . .
[_] SCAM ALERT: Scammers claim to be with U.S. Postal Service to install malware on your computer
[_] The Home Depot reportedly ignored warnings from its own cybersecurity team
[_] Dynamic, Radical Solutions Needed: 2014 Cybersecurity Conference Highlights
[_] DoubleClick, Zedo ad networks used to spread malware: Malwarebytes
[_] Microsoft Found Zemot, a Strain of the Infamous Upatre Malware
[_] Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards Town Hall
[_] DoubleClick Malware Exposes Millions to Ad-based Infection
[_] Hacker attacks drive a boom in cybersecurity
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UGNN SafeNetting Report for August 25 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We had a reader comment in an email the other day that “… UGN Safenetting is a God-send for our user group … no body else is looking out for the users interest like InfoManager! Thank You!” Well, that’s why we’ve held the Safenetting mission for the last two decades. Gmail malware?, Cyber security training? iTunes and Robin Williams cybercrime traps? It’s an interesting summer, and as we move toward September the news, views and reviews just don’t slow down.
[_] White House Cybersecurity Guy Proud of Lack of Cybersecurity Knowledge or Skills
[_] Researchers malware steals Gmail password, online banking data
[_] Cyber security experts find 92 percent successful Gmail hack
[_] More than 1000 businesses affected by same malware as Target
[_] Ready, aim, click: we need new laws to govern cyberwarfare
[_] Triangulating Cyberespionage for Better US Diplomacy
[_] PSA: Beware iTunes, Robin Williams Phishing Scams
[_] Israeli officers learn to fight cyber-war
[_] GCHQ Launches National Hacker Competition
[_] Iran Aided Hamas in Cyber-War on Israel
[_] NYPD warns of hotel and E-ZPass scams
. . . and more!

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UGNN Cyber Security Report: Back to cyber security School

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Here we are in the middle of a new year of cyber threats and it doesn’t seem to get any better. Now they’re worried about cars being hacked causing high body-counts, and the ‘blackhats’ want to help avoid cyberwarfare! It’s all in the InfoManager this week . . .
[*] North America Cyber Security Market is Expected to Reach $61.91 billion
[*] Hackers meet at Black Hat convention to tackle cybersecurity risks
[*] NRC cyber security breach a ‘wake-up call,’ Ottawa tech CEO says
[*] Cyber security expert warns: Caribbean could be losing millions
[*] Automakers Openly Challenged To Bake In Security
[*] Want a safe car? Check its cyber safety rating
[*] Miami bank hit with cyber security breach
[*] Neutralizing the Cyberwarfare Bazaar
. . . and more!

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UGNN Cyber Security Report: Hot Summer

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report As the summer drags on, the cybercrime industry keeps on pounding away. Travel can expose you to all kinds of evils, and the cyberwarfare on the horizon seems more looming than ever . . . but you can rely on the InfoManager to bring you the most important developments in cyber security
[_] ICYMI: Questions on cyber warfare, start-up money and helping out charities
[_] Survey: Cybersecurity Is Keeping More Corporate Directors Up At Night
[_] Extending Cybersecurity Breach Notice Requirements to Intelligence
[_] Cyber war or gas ransom? How Russia could react to sanctions
[_] Survey: Potential for undetected data breaches worries CFOs
[_] Summer Travel Cyber Security Tips For Government Employees
[_] Cyber security: are cafés safe workplaces?
[_] Preparing for a Century of Cyberwarfare
[_] . . . and more!

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Commitment to Protect Canadian Consumers from Spam and Online Threats – New Anti-Spam Legislation in Effect

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting On July 1, 2014, Canada’s anti-spam legislation will come into force. The new rules will protect Canadian consumers from the most damaging and deceptive forms of spam and online threats, such as identity theft, phishing and spyware, and will help drive out spammers.

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