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Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump planning State, CIA shakeup? | Group sues feds over tattoo recognition machines …

Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We’re here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies ahead for Congress, the administration and the latest company under siege? Whether you’re a consumer, a techie or a D.C. lifer, we’re here to give you …

 

THE BIG STORY:

–COTT-IN? The New York Times is reporting a potential Trump staff shakeup replacing Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonState Dept official in charge of Tillerson’s agency overhaul resigns after three months State Department wracked by departures under Trump: report Tillerson refused to meet with State Dept security chief: report MORE with current CIA head Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoCIA not

Read more at: http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/overnights/362661-overnight-cybersecurity-trump-cia-shakeup-group-sues-over-tattoo

Rep. Dan Donovan makes anti-bullying push amid Melania Trump effort

A Republican lawmaker is proposing legislation to help combat the growing issues surrounding bullying and cyber bullying in schools as first lady Melania Trump continues her efforts to put the issue into the spotlight.

Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., is introducing legislation, known as “Danny’s Law,” to create an anti-bullying roundtable to study the issue in both elementary and high schools as cyber bullying becomes increasingly difficult to recognize.

The legislation is named after Danny Fitzpatrick, a 13-year-old Staten Island native who took his own life after being bullied due to his weight and grades and said he warned school administrators about it.

“I gave up,” Fitzpatrick wrote in a note to his family. “The teachers … they didn’t do anything.”

The news jolted Donovan, a two-term congressman, who said he was alarmed by Fitzpatrick’s death and by the Internet’s impact on bullying in schools today.

“It really opens your eyes about how

Read more at: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rep-dan-donovan-makes-anti-bullying-push-amid-melania-trump-effort/article/2639419

Trump signs Cyber Crime Fighting Act to train up local and state law enforcement

President Trump signed the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 on Thursday.

With a flourish of President Donald Trump’s pen Thursday, state and local law enforcement got the tools and training needed to fight cybercrime as the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 became law.

Introduced by Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, the legislation authorizes the highly regarded National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) in Hoover, Ala., which has trained nearly 7,000 local officials from 50 states and three U.S. territories.

Shortly after Ratcliffe introduced his bill in March, Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced a similar bill in the Senate to expand the NCFI its charter to include training local law enforcement in cybersecurity practices.

 “I’d like to thank President Trump for his strong support of my bill to ensure our state and local law enforcement officials are properly equipped to address

Read more at: https://www.scmagazine.com/trump-signs-cyber-crime-fighting-act-to-train-up-local-and-state-law-enforcement/article/705171/

Trump-Russia Hysteria Holding Back Sensible Cyber Defense

The surface web consists of the stuff you see every day through your browser on your Internet connection, yet it only represents about 1 percent of what’s going on in the true world-wide web. Beyond the surface web lies the deep web. The deep web consists of content that cannot be found or accessed via your common surface web search engines and is intended to keep search crawlers out.

This where most of the cyber-criminals hang out in forums, obtain exploit kits and tools for hacking and trade credit card data, fake IDs, weapons, drugs and other banned substances on a variety of black markets in exchange for some form of BitCoin.

To give you a sense of scale, it is estimated that for every billion pages indexed on the surface web, there are 900 billion on the deep web.

But if you go below the deep web, you will find an even

Read more at: http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/mark-warners-strategy-of-hope-and-denial/

Melania Trump mocked online after anti-bullying speech – BBC News

Media captionMelania Trump: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’

Melania Trump has found herself being relentlessly mocked online – after giving a speech on the dangers of cyber-bullying.

The US First Lady had set out combating cyber-bullying as one of her main priorities before entering the White House – although she is not believed to have set up a defined programme as yet.

Wednesday’s speech to the spouses of dozens of world leaders during the UN General Assembly was another chance to set out her agenda and focus for the next few years.

“No child should ever feel hungry, stalked, frightened, terrorised, bullied, isolated or afraid, with nowhere to turn,” she said, urging others to heed her call for action.

Unfortunately, that message was lost somewhat as social media’s

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41346457

Melania Trump mocked online after anti-bullying speech

Media captionMelania Trump: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’

Melania Trump has found herself being relentlessly mocked online – after giving a speech on the dangers of cyber-bullying.

The US First Lady had set out combating cyber-bullying as one of her main priorities before entering the White House – although she is not believed to have set up a defined programme as yet.

Wednesday’s speech to the spouses of dozens of world leaders during the UN General Assembly was another chance to set out her agenda and focus for the next few years.

“No child should ever feel hungry, stalked, frightened, terrorised, bullied, isolated or afraid, with nowhere to turn,” she said, urging others to heed her call for action.

Unfortunately, that message was lost somewhat as social media’s

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41346457

Russian hackers feel the heat as Trump seeks … – News VietNamNet

When Alexander Vinnik was arrested on money-laundering charges at a Greek hotel in late July, the status of his Jabber secure online messaging account was set to “away”.

Russian hackers, money-laundering charges, President Donald Trump, improve relations

FILE PHOTO: Alexander Vinnik, a 38 year old Russian man (L) suspected of running a money laundering operation, is escorted by a plain-clothes police officer to a court in Thessaloniki, Greece July 26, 2017.

“He often takes some time to reply, so at first I didn’t think anything of it,” said one person who knew the Russian as an administrator of a digital currency exchange which U.S. prosecutors say was used to launder criminal funds.

“Then when I saw his picture on the news, I knew he would be ’away’ for a long time,” said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The U.S. Justice

Read more at: http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/world-news/185426/russian-hackers-feel-the-heat-as-trump-seeks-warmer-moscow-ties.html

Russian hackers feel the heat as Trump seeks warmer Moscow ties

When Alexander Vinnik was arrested on money-laundering charges at a Greek hotel in late July, the status of his Jabber secure online messaging account was set to “away”.

Russian hackers, money-laundering charges, President Donald Trump, improve relations

FILE PHOTO: Alexander Vinnik, a 38 year old Russian man (L) suspected of running a money laundering operation, is escorted by a plain-clothes police officer to a court in Thessaloniki, Greece July 26, 2017.

“He often takes some time to reply, so at first I didn’t think anything of it,” said one person who knew the Russian as an administrator of a digital currency exchange which U.S. prosecutors say was used to launder criminal funds.

“Then when I saw his picture on the news, I knew he would be ’away’ for a long time,” said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The U.S. Justice

Read more at: http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/world-news/185426/russian-hackers-feel-the-heat-as-trump-seeks-warmer-moscow-ties.html

Russian hackers feel the heat as Trump seeks warmer Moscow ties


FILE PHOTO: Alexander Vinnik, a 38 year old Russian man (L) suspected of running a money laundering operation, is escorted by a plain-clothes police officer to a court in Thessaloniki, Greece July 26, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis/File Photo
FILE
PHOTO: Alexander Vinnik, a Russian man suspected of running a
money laundering operation, is escorted by a plain-clothes police
officer to a court in Thessaloniki

Thomson Reuters

By Jack Stubbs and Joseph Menn

MOSCOW/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Alexander Vinnik was
arrested on money-laundering charges at a Greek hotel in late
July, the status of his Jabber secure online messaging accountRead more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-russian-hackers-feel-the-heat-as-trump-seeks-warmer-moscow-ties-2017-8

Russian hackers feel the heat as Trump seeks warmer Moscow ties …


FILE PHOTO: Alexander Vinnik, a 38 year old Russian man (L) suspected of running a money laundering operation, is escorted by a plain-clothes police officer to a court in Thessaloniki, Greece July 26, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis/File Photo
FILE
PHOTO: Alexander Vinnik, a Russian man suspected of running a
money laundering operation, is escorted by a plain-clothes police
officer to a court in Thessaloniki

Thomson Reuters

By Jack Stubbs and Joseph Menn

MOSCOW/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Alexander Vinnik was
arrested on money-laundering charges at a Greek hotel in late
July, the status of his Jabber secure online messaging accountRead more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-russian-hackers-feel-the-heat-as-trump-seeks-warmer-moscow-ties-2017-8