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Geopolitical Conflict Is Fueling the Increase in Destructive Attacks, Report Says

Destructive attacks are rising from nation-states as companies are caught in geopolitical crossfires, according to a new survey. These attacks are intended to paralyze business operations by manipulating and destroying data and IT assets and denying incident response teams access to data they need to investigate incidents.

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Reddit Urges Users To Switch To Token-Based Authentication

The CyberPrivacy Brief: The security incident disclosed Wednesday by social media network Reddit verifies how attackers can intercept text messages or SMS-based two-factor authentication that delivers unique code to compromise accounts.  Impacted user data includes email addresses and a 2007 database backup that had old salted and hashed passwords. Attackers also had read access to storage systems, including Reddit source […]

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Defending Politically Vulnerable Organizations Online

By Sean Brooks, The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) at UC Berkeley. Executive Summary This paper provides an overview of online threats to civil society organizations and individuals— including non-governmental organizations, journalists, and activists—that are targeted for political purposes, and it explores the ecosystem of resources available to help these organizations improve their cybersecurity. The […]

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Creating Cyber Deterrence Strategy is Key to U.S Survival, Lawmakers Say

A bipartisan group of senators is urging President Trump to complete a national cyber deterrence strategy outlining how the nation will respond to cyberattacks from a variety of malicious actors seeking to inflict harm or damage. A strong cyber doctrine by the federal government is necessary and critical for “our nation’s survival in the digital age,” the senators noted. […]

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