Daily CyberSecurity News For 5th November 2016

  1. Ne’er-Do-Well News and Cyber JusticeFrom KrebsOnSecurity. Way back in the last millennium when I was a lowly copy aide at The Washington Post, I pitched the Metro Section editor on an idea for new column: “And the Good News Is…” The editor laughed me out of her office. But I still think it’s a decent idea — particularly in the context of cybersecurity — to periodically highlight the good news when people allegedly responsible for spewing so much badness online are made to face justice.

In the United Kingdom this week, 14 people were arrested on suspicion of laundering at least £11 million (~USD $13.7M) on behalf of thieves who stole the money using sophisticated banking Trojans like Dridex and Dyre. A statement issued by the U.K.’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said 13 men and a woman, aged between 23 and 52, were arrested in the roundup, including a number of foreign nationals.

Top CyberSecurity News For 27th May 2016

  1. State Department argues against ‘cyber arms’ treatyFrom CIO.com. Even as top U.S. diplomats press issues of cybersecurity and Internet freedom in virtually every top-level meeting with their foreign counterparts, it’s too soon to begin contemplating a formal, multilateral treaty laying out parameters for digital rules of the road, according to a senior State Department official.

    2. Trojans OverviewFrom NY Cybersecurity. A Trojan is a type of malware that, unlike viruses and worms, does not self-replicate. Named after the mythological wooden horse used to sneak Greek warriors through the gates of Troy, Trojans are often disguised as legitimate software in order to avoid detection or trick users into installing the Trojan onto their system.

Top CyberSecurity News For 22nd May 2016

  1. National Crime Agency warns of growing threat from cyber crime attacksFrom The Drum. The UK’s National Crime Agency has warned that the threat from cyber crime is “growing fast” and becoming more “technically proficient and aggressive”.In an interview with the Times, the agency pointed to financial trojans masquerading as legitimate software and distributed denial of service attacks as the biggest cyber crime threats to UK businesses.