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Cyber Security Update: Schumer, China, Trump, Meyer, Russia, Yahoo, Neutrality, Google, Ransomware and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report You thought you were safe, and we thought bad things were going to happen, and we were right. I just cannot believe so many people still have their heads in the sand and refuse to believe anything is wrong. Everyone’s pointing the finger at Trump, but guess what : you’d better point into a mirror!

  • Think Apple computers are still malware immune? This new attack proves otherwise
  • UK military chief warns Nato must step up defences against Russian cyber warfare
  • Op-ed: The Internet belongs to the people, not powerful corporate interests
  • Former NSA director: It’s time to trash the federal cybersecurity hierarchy
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer won’t be receiving her bonus worth millions
  • Patcher ransomware encrypts your macOS machine, throws away the key
  • Google Is Going To Make Browsing The Web On Your Mac Lot Safer
  • House Dems push FCC to adopt stronger cybersecurity measures
  • America has a ‘cybersecurity crisis’: Symantec CEO
  • Cybersecurity, Human Error and Online Reputation
  • Game Theory Could Improve Cyberwarfare Strategy
  • It’s Time To End Net Neutrality
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Cyber Security Update: Hackers, China, Trump, Putin, Russia, Yahoo, Virus, Malware and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report

It’s a new year, and the elections are over. We have a new president we should all be standing behind. But there’s trouble in the world, and many people are pandering to it without even an inkling of the truth. The trouble isn’t what you think. It’s far more insidious than even those protesters can fathom. It will come slowly and quietly, until you suddenly discover it was happening all along, and the world is powerless to stop it.
  • Cybersecurity experts worried about Russian hackers. One says: Look, a squirrel!
  • Russian national detained in Spain suspected of developing computer malware
  • Malware Scam Targets Google Chrome User’s Using ‘Font Update’ Technique
  • Evaluating the US-China Cybersecurity Agreement, Part 2: China’s Take
  • Malware infects Popeyes restaurants, compromising credit cards
  • Mac-compatible ‘Fruitfly’ malware escapes detection for years
  • Carbanak Malware Uses Google Svcs As C&C Servers
  • How Secure Will Cyber Security Be Under Trump?
  • That fake news story might come with malware

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Koolova ransomware

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Cyber Security Update: Hackers, China, Trump, Putin, Russia, Yahoo, RNC, the White House, and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report As each day goes by, the state of cyber world gets more and more outrageous. Thanks to Trump the predator media has suddenly become accutly aware of the cyber war and all the risks that lie just below the horizon of the nearest internet connection. Talking heads pontificate ad nauseam about the Russian hack and what’s happening next. Suddenly they’ve discovered the threats we’ve been talking about since 2008. First Obama said he wouldn’t do anything (see last week’s InfoManager), now he says he is. People seem to think this is the first time, or that it was specifically Putin supporting Trump. What twits. But seriously folks, this is the season to be hyper aware of your surroundings and what you’re doing to protect yourself. And of course, Safenetting and the InfoManager are there for you!

  • Demonization of Putin as “Personally” Behind Clinton Hack Is Old Propaganda Technique
  • New York’s cybersecurity regulations may seem burdensome, but they’re necessary
  • Germany’s Cyber Security Watchdog Urges Yahoo Users to Switch Email Providers
  • Don’t let cybercriminals ruin Christmas: Beware these 12 threats
  • Phishing scam using Microsoft and MasterCard documents as bait
  • Cybersecurity skills gap: it’s big and it’s bad for security
  • Hack Attempt On RNC “Doesn’t Fit The White House Narrative”
  • Putin launches ‘propaganda campaign’ against Britain
  • 2017 Will Be The Year Of Cyber Warfare
  • Bogus Police Emails Circulating

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Beware : Netflix phishing expedition wants your payment method!

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FBI : Joint Cyber Operation Takes Down Avalanche Criminal Network

Digital Evidence Response Team It was a highly secure infrastructure of servers that allegedly offered cyber criminals an unfettered platform from which to conduct malware campaigns and “money mule” money laundering schemes, targeting victims in the U.S. and around the world. But the Avalanche network, which was specifically designed to thwart detection by law enforcement, turned out to be not so impenetrable after all.

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Discover How Much Facebook Knows About You

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook ProPublia has started a series of articles on Machine Bias, the first is about How Much Facebook Knows About You. It also has a Chrome extension that will help you with your discovery.

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Cyber Security Update: Hackers, malware, China, Trump, Holderman, Russia, DoD, Microsoft, and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report Cyber Security is at its highest alert levels as the holiday shopping soars to a feverish pitch — the crooks are harvesting tens of millions of dollars a day just on shopper’s gullibility! BEWARE of all the warning signals — spread and share the alert graphics we sent and posted last week. The crooks are out there, and they are gonna get you if you let them! The Cyber Security InfoManager can lead a horse to water . . . but . . . .

  • Is China’s new cyber security law a threat to international businesses?
  • Following Trump’s win, new users of encrypted email services double
  • Wisconsin Recount: The Alex Halderman Affidavit on Russian Hacking
  • PwC reveals a disturbing 656pc increase in cybersecurity incidents
  • Obama: We Won’t Fight Back Against Russian/Chinese Cyberwarfare
  • DoD, Army Ramp Up Cybersecurity Measures With New Initiatives
  • Cybercriminals Spread Malware Using Microsoft’s OneDrive
  • Facebook at risk, Dare you login before you read this!
  • State wants rules to toughen utilities’ cybersecurity
  • Trump Presidency: Where does cyber security go now?
  • Not Just Cameras, Headphones Can Be Hacked To Spy
  • Threats to Look Out for this Holiday Season
  • Three Essential Cybersecurity Questions
  • Cybersecurity — Have you been pwned?

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Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac

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Facebook buys black market passwords

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… Stamos came to Facebook in summer 2015 from Yahoo and now leads a team at the social network that tries to get ahead of hackers and other threats and head off trouble before it strikes. The biggest headache he deals with is caused by the humble password.

“The reuse of passwords is the No. 1 cause of harm on the internet,” said the security chief.

When passwords are stolen en masse and traded on the black market, it becomes apparent just how many of them are the same — “123456” and its consecutive numerical brethren are the main culprits. If you’re using one of these passwords, that automatically makes your account more vulnerable to being compromised. This is something Facebook is keen to help you avoid.

To check that Facebook members are not choosing these commonly used passwords for their accounts, Stamos revealed, the social network buys passwords hackers are selling on the black market and cross-references them with encrypted passwords used on the site. He described the task as “computationally heavy” but said that as a result of the exercise Facebook has been able to alert tens of millions of users that their passwords needed changing because they weren’t strong enough. …

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Cyber Security Update: Cyber attack, cyber war, spoofs, DDoS, Clinton, Trump and much more!

Cyber Security Month

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report The cyber world is bubbling with activity, and we’re all wondering if Saturday’s outages were a continuation of Friday’s global attack. Nothing seen in the media, but you can be sure the cyber cops know what’s going on! Anyway lots of other news too, so the Cyber InfoManager is over worked this week with these entries :

  • A massive cyberattack blocked your favorite websites; FBI and Homeland Security investigating
  • Cyber attack: hackers ‘weaponised’ everyday devices with malware to mount assault
  • Microsoft warns of fake Security Essentials installer malware scam – WinBeta
  • Smooth move: Clinton’s lawyer may have exposed entire email server to China
  • DDoS explained: How attackers broke Twitter, Spotify and PayPal
  • Got an email saying Trump’s quitting the race? It’s a scam
  • SilverInstaller Uses New Techniques to Install PUA/PUP
  • Editorial: WikiLeaks sounds alarm about cybersecurity
  • Sneak peek at a new cybersecurity policy tome

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Cyber Security Update: malware, phishing, hacks, Amy Schumer, Justin Bieber, scams, hacks, click bait and much more!

Cyber Security Month

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report This is Cyber Security Month, and all month we’ll be focusing on the threats we face in todays connected world. While the whole Internet hand-off deal continues to fester, we’re really got more important stuff to worry about. Top story is do NOT search for your favorite celebrity like Amy Schumer, Justin Bieber, Carson Daly, Will Smith, Rhianna, Miley Cyrus, Chris Hardwick, Danieth Tosh, Selena Gomez and several dozen others. If you do, you may be disappointed. Read on:

  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month Launches with a Call to Action
  • Android malware that can infiltrate corporate networks is spreading
  • Digital attack on journalist raises specter of online censorship
  • Man Receives Call From Scammer and Proceeds to Waste his Time
  • Schumer, Bieber lead the list of most ‘dangerous’ celebrities
  • Report: 15 Million May Not Vote Over Fear of Hacked Election
  • 6 Easy-to-Follow Tips for MSPs to Stop Ransomware
  • Hackers Targeting Macs With New ‘Komplex’ Trojan
  • The Amy Schumer attack (Beware Click-Bait)
  • Preparing for a cyber attack

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Hacked Website Report 2016 – Q2

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UGNN Net security You may remember that a few months ago we passed along the first quarterly report on hacked websites. Based on the data gathered last quarter and the insights from the community on the first report, the Sucuri Remediation Group now releases the second report. Based on what’s been happening to the UGNN site, this report is dead on.

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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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