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North Korea MUST be held accountable for MASSIVE cyber attack says White House official

In October, the British Government said it “strongly” believed North Korea was responsible for the ransomware attack.

Following the allegation from Theresa May’s security minister Ben Wallace, North Korea opposed the accusation and said it was “despicable” and “an act beyond the limit of our tolerance”.

A statement from the state’s propaganda news agency KCNA slammed the allegation and warned Britain to “seriously reflect” on what was being claimed. 

The statement said: “The UK has made another attempt to incriminate the DPRK as a cyber-criminal. The DPRK has clarified our principled stand, on every opportune occasion, to oppose terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.”

Read more at: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/894414/Donald-Trump-latest-news-President-North-Korea-Kim-Jong-un-WannaCry

Cyber Soldiers: White-hat hackers

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Since 2015, almost all healthcare organizations have reported at least one cyberattack. The largest U.S. hospital attacked in the U.S. 2017 was Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, and they’re still feeling the effects.

Dr. Jennifer Pugh runs their emergency room and she was on staff the morning the hackers infiltrated their system, sending a ransomware note demanding bitcoin equivalent to $44,000. They froze staff out of their machines, rendering patient files inaccessible in a now-familiar M.O. for hackers. “Honestly, I think it’s disgusting … they’re attacking some of the most vulnerable members in society by coming after a hospital,” Pugh says.

The hospital’s CEO, Thomas Quatroche, decided not to pay the ransom, but the hack will cost them a lot of money. “This is a form of terrorism… we decided

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cyber-soldiers-cbsn-on-assignment/

Cyber Soldiers: White-hat hackers – CBS News

Since 2015, almost all healthcare organizations have reported at least one cyberattack. The largest U.S. hospital attacked in the U.S. 2017 was Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, and they’re still feeling the effects.

Dr. Jennifer Pugh runs their emergency room and she was on staff the morning the hackers infiltrated their system, sending a ransomware note demanding bitcoin equivalent to $44,000. They froze staff out of their machines, rendering patient files inaccessible in a now-familiar M.O. for hackers. “Honestly, I think it’s disgusting … they’re attacking some of the most vulnerable members in society by coming after a hospital,” Pugh says.

The hospital’s CEO, Thomas Quatroche, decided not to pay the ransom, but the hack will cost them a lot of money. “This is a form of terrorism… we decided not to pay that ransom but make no mistake about it this

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cyber-soldiers-cbsn-on-assignment/

Ostrich: Melania Trump kicks off anti-bullying campaign in White …

Matt Mitchell is the creator of The Ostrich, Walker County’s least trusted news source, and was the 3rd round draft pick of the Denver Nuggets. This is a work of satire.

First Lady Melania Trump finally kicked off her campaign to end cyber bullying by making her first presentation to a very small crowd in the White House yesterday. 

Melania pledged during last year’s contentious election to lead an anti-bullying crusade across the country, calling for a gentler and kinder America, especially on social media. 

“The First Lady decided it was time to tackle this very important issue, and she knew the best place to start was with America’s most notorious cyber-bully,” stated Alana Ivanov, the First Lady’s communications director. “We’re just happy President Trump carved time out of his busy golf schedule to accommodate us.”

According to Melania’s staff, the 30-minute presentation focused on sexual harassment, disavowing racism, not making fun of people

Read more at: http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/06/ostrich_melania_trump_kicks_of.html

Ostrich: Melania Trump kicks off anti-bullying campaign in White House

Matt Mitchell is the creator of The Ostrich, Walker County’s least trusted news source, and was the 3rd round draft pick of the Denver Nuggets. This is a work of satire.

First Lady Melania Trump finally kicked off her campaign to end cyber bullying by making her first presentation to a very small crowd in the White House yesterday. 

Melania pledged during last year’s contentious election to lead an anti-bullying crusade across the country, calling for a gentler and kinder America, especially on social media. 

“The First Lady decided it was time to tackle this very important issue, and she knew the best place to start was with America’s most notorious cyber-bully,” stated Alana Ivanov, the First Lady’s communications director. “We’re just happy President Trump carved time out of his busy golf schedule to accommodate us.”

According to Melania’s staff, the 30-minute presentation focused on sexual harassment, disavowing racism, not making fun of people

Read more at: http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/06/ostrich_melania_trump_kicks_of.html

Hypocrisy In The White House—Trump Bullies On Twitter As Melania Vows Cyber-Bullying Platform [Opinion]

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” — Matthew 22:25 KJV

We’ve all heard the saying “A house divided cannot stand.” It comes from the Bible, and it is frequently quoted in numerous circles. It seems the same can be said about the White House, as there may be no more blatant hypocrisy and division than the platform First Lady Melania Trump has selected and the social media habits of her husband Donald J. Trump. While Melania has made it clear that she will not stand for cyberbullying, or those who use the Internet to share hateful or hurtful messages, especially when directed at women and children, as the Guardian reported, President Trump has continued to cyber-bully numerous people, including recent attacks against MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski.

Read more at: http://www.inquisitr.com/opinion/4333960/hypocrisy-in-the-white-house-trump-bullies-on-twitter-as-melania-vows-anti-cyber-bullying-platform/

Bias in Law Enforcement: Cybersecurity and White Collar Crime

Most people probably associate cyber-crime with issues of national security—what with Russia dominating so much space in the headlines, lately. However, cybersecurity breaches can have a palpable and damaging effect on everyday individuals, due to how often they’re tied to corporate security breaches involving highly sensitive personal information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, and contact information.

The Department of Justice defines white collar crime as “nonviolent crime for financial gain committed by means of deception”—think embezzlement, pyramid schemes, and cyber-crime (e.g. infiltration via ransomware). Although there have been few studies conducted on the after effects of white collar crime upon its victims, studies point to an increased level of anxiety and depression—both of which can be life-altering and debilitating.

Moreover, according to the University of Cincinnati, “Experts have estimated that cybercrime costs more than $400 billion annually, representing a share of about one half of

Read more at: https://intpolicydigest.org/2017/03/28/bias-in-law-enforcement-cybersecurity-and-white-collar-crime/

White House fails to make case that Russian hackers tampered with election

Talk about disappointments. The US government’s much-anticipated analysis of Russian-sponsored hacking operations provides almost none of the promised evidence linking them to breaches that the Obama administration claims were orchestrated in an attempt to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

The 13-page report, which was jointly published Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, billed itself as an indictment of sorts that would finally lay out the intelligence community’s case that Russian government operatives carried out hacks on the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Clinton Campaign Chief John Podesta and leaked much of the resulting material. While security companies in the private sector have said for months the hacking campaign was the work of people working for the Russian government, anonymous people tied to the leaks have claimed they are lone wolves. Many independent security experts said

Read more at: http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/12/did-russia-tamper-with-the-2016-election-bitter-debate-likely-to-rage-on/

White House Announces Retaliatory Measures For Russian Election Hacking

35 Russian intelligence operatives ejected from the US, and two of the “Cyber Most Wanted” are frozen out by Treasury Department.

UPDATED 4:00 PM E.T. THURSDAY — The US, today, formally ejected 35 Russian intelligence operatives from the United States and imposed sanctions on nine entities and individuals: Russia’s two leading intelligence services (the G.R.U. and the F.S.B.), four individual GRU officers, and three other organizations. The actions are the Obama administration’s response to a Russian hacking and disinformation campaign used to interfere in the American election process.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security also released new declassified technical information on Russian civilian and military intelligence service cyber activity, in an effort to help network defenders protect against these threats. (The report implicates Russian threat groups Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear, and includes extensive mitigation advice for cybersecurity professionals.)

Further, the State Department is

Read more at: http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/white-house-announces-retaliatory-measures-for-russian-election-hacking/d/d-id/1327809

Cyber crime more sophisticated – putting on a top hat, white tie and tails

100% protection against today’s cyber threats is a pipe dream so it is more about how we survive cyber attacks – cyber resilience is the name of the game.

Building cyber resilience is a strategy that layers state-of-the-art preventative systems, point-in-time recovery measures, and a means to maintain continuity during an attack. A good strategy can make a significant difference in fending off the myriad of sophisticated threats. No one can predict all the attacks coming but they can build in cyber resilience and learn from what has already happened.

iTWire asked Peter Bauer CEO and co-founder of Mimecast, a major cloud email provider, and as such part of cyber crime’s main attack vector, phishing, to share his insights into tomorrow’s cyber attacks and how organisations can be prepared.

Although we may not know all the answers of what’s to come, based on what we’ve seen over the year here are

Read more at: http://www.itwire.com/security/76312-cyber-crime-more-sophisticated-%E2%80%93-putting-on-a-top-hat,-white-tie-and-tails.html