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Global Threat Pilfers Data From Range of Industries

MacAfee analysts have uncovered a global threat, which they say is assaulting a number of industries, including critical infrastructure, entertainment, finance, health care, and telecommunications. This campaign, dubbed Operation GhostSecret, leverages multiple implants, tools, and malware variants associated with the state-sponsored cyber group Hidden Cobra. According to MacAfee, the campaign is extremely complicated, leveraging implants to… Keep Reading

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US Naval Academy Sees Increase in Cybersecurity Majors

The US Naval Academy has seen a big increase in cybersecurity majors, and according to a US senator midshipmen could be useful working on cyber challenges before they graduate, Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the superintendent, told The Academy’s Board of Visitors who were receiving an update on the Academy’s new cybersecurity building, that classes could… Keep Reading

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DIUx and Dedrone Partner to Respond to Adversarial UAS Threats

DIUx is experimenting with Dedrone’s technology to provide situational awareness of drone activity over protected sites. It has worked with the DoD previously through a two-month airspace activity survey with Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, when it detected unauthorized drones infiltrating the airspace. Keep Reading

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House Bill Would Elevate Cyber Coordinator’s Office

The bill also prevents the State Department from contracting with certain telecommunications companies, or buying equipment from, any company that intelligence services believe has assisted another country with cyber attacks or spying against U.S. targets. Keep Reading

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Ten Killed and 15 Injured in Toronto Van Attack

Ten people have been killed and fifteen more have been injured after a white van drove into a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto. The rental van mounted the sidewalk at the busy intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue in Northern Toronto, on Monday, and struck a number of people. It then proceeded southbound for… Keep Reading

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GSA Makes Changes to Key IT Personnel

GSA has appointed Jessica Salmoiraghi as associate administrator for the Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP) and made some other key changes to IT personnel. Keep Reading

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