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Industry News: ESG5

E-Mail Log-in Details of Govt Staff Put Up for Sale on Dark Web

2019-03-22

StraitsTimes: E-mail log-in information of employees in several government agencies and educational institutions, as well as details of over 19,000 compromised payment cards from banks here, has been put up for sale online by hackers. Russian cyber-security company Group-IB revealed on Tuesday that it discovered the user log-ins and passwords from several government organisations on the Dark Web over the past two years. The compromised payment card information, which it said was valued at more than US$640,000 (S$863,000), was found last year...

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Council Staff Caught Out By Fake Phishing Emails to Test Cyber Security

2019-03-26

Chichester: Members of the regulation, audit & accounts committee were told on Monday that, in order to assess weak points within the council’s cyber defence, a variety of emails were sent to 886 staff. The messages, which were sent by a third party, included offers for cheap pizza and free iPhones. Another told them they needed to change their bank details, while another claimed to be from the council itself and told them they needed to reset their work passwords...

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Nordic Metals Firm Hydro Restoring Systems After Cyber Attack

2019-03-17

BusinessInsider: A prominent Silicon Valley investor and Facebook board member has denied claims that he met with a Cambridge Analytica representative as early as 2016. The Observer reported that Marc Andreessen, a founding partner at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and current Facebook board member, hosted a meeting with former Cambridge Analytica employee Chris Wylie over concerns about the way the political consultancy was manipulating people's data...

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A Facebook Board Member Denied Claims he Met the Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower 2 years Before the Scandal Exploded

2019-03-17

BusinessInsider: A prominent Silicon Valley investor and Facebook board member has denied claims that he met with a Cambridge Analytica representative as early as 2016. The Observer reported that Marc Andreessen, a founding partner at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and current Facebook board member, hosted a meeting with former Cambridge Analytica employee Chris Wylie over concerns about the way the political consultancy was manipulating people's data...

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JPMorgan Hack Suspect is Helping the US; Here’s What He May Offer

2019-03-17

BusinessStandard: He’s the accused mastermind of one of the biggest hacks ever. He and his crew allegedly pilfered information from more than 80 million JPMorgan Chase & Co. clients and ran online gambling, stock manipulation and money laundering schemes around the world. Gery Shalon, charged with those crimes four years ago, has rarely appeared in court since he was extradited to the US. Now it’s clear why: Shalon is helping US authorities, according to people familiar with the matter...

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Citrix Hacked by Password-Spraying Attackers, FBI Warns

2019-03-11

BankInfoSecurity: Citrix Systems says it's investigating an apparent penetration of its network and theft of business documents by hackers. The technology giant, which is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, says it was alerted to the suspected intrusion on Wednesday by the FBI and that it has launched a digital forensic investigation...

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Ex-Equifax Exec Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading Post-Breach

2019-03-06

AJC: A former executive at Atlanta-based Equifax has pleaded guilty to insider trading in the wake of the company’s massive data breach in 2017. Jun Ying, 43, former chief information officer of an Equifax division known as U.S. Information Solutions, sold more than $950,000 in stock in the weeks after the company discovered the breach but before the incident was made public...

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Chinese Hackers Hit 27 Universities in US, Canada: Report

2019-03-06

BusinessStandard: Chinese hackers have targetted over two dozen universities in the US and Canada in an apparent bid to steal key maritime military research, The Wall Street Journal has reported. In all 27 universities -- including the University of Hawaii, the University of Washington, Penn State and Duke University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- were found to have been hit by the hackers, according to a report by cyber security firm iDefense which was accessed by The WSJ...

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KKR Invests in Cybersecurity Firm KnowBe4 at $800M Valuation

2019-03-01

Fortune: Cybersecurity startup KnowBe4 has secured a minority investment from private equity giant KKR that values the firm at more than $800 million. KKR is making an initial commitment of up to $50 million in KnowBe4, according to sources with knowledge of the transaction, with plans for an additional investment in the company already in the works...

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North Korea Conducted Cyberattacks on the U.S. During the Trump-Kim Summit, Report Says

2019-03-04

Time: Hackers linked to North Korea continued waging cyberattacks against U.S. companies and other targets while leaders from Washington and Pyongyang met for their second summit last week, the New York Times reports. Throughout the ongoing, 18-month operation, hackers from Lazarus group have persistently targeted key industries...

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