Analysis | The Cybersecurity 202: These are the four parts of the economy most vulnerable to cyberattack, according to Moody's – The Washington Post

THE KEY The New York Stock Exchange in New York on Jan. 30. (Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Across the world, there are four specific industry sectors at the highest risk of being devastated by cyberattacks. They also hold a big chunk of the world’s debt — to the tune of $11.7 trillion.  That’s the sobering conclusion from […]

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ICAO victim of a major cyberattack in 2016 – We Live Security

The organization was the victim of a watering hole attack, likely attributable to the APT LuckyMouse group The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was a victim of a large-scale cyberattack back in 2016. Indeed, in November of that year, a cyber-intelligence analyst at Lockheed Martin contacted the international organization after finding that cybercriminals took control […]

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UN Aviation Agency Attempted Coverup, Minimization Of 2016 Cyberattack – Security Boulevard

Another reason to not put significant trust in the United Nations. “In an email to the ICAO, the Lockheed Martin cyberintelligence analyst described the attack as “a significant threat to the aviation industry.” It had the characteristics of a “watering hole attack” that targets visitors to a website. The UN agency, working with 192 member […]

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Average DDoS attack sizes decrease 85% due to FBI's shutdown of DDoS-for-hire websites – Help Net Security

The FBI’s shutdown of the 15 largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) for hire vendors (booters) reduced the overall number of attacks worldwide by nearly 11 percent compared to the same period last year. Along with the fewer total attacks, the average size decreased by 85 percent as did the maximum attack size by 24 percent, indicating […]

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How the Energy Department is Prioritizing Secure Infrastructure – Nextgov

The priorities and efforts of the Energy Department’s nascent Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, or CESER, were laid out by its first acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Adrienne Lotto Thursday. “We all see the magnitude and sophistication of the threats facing our energy infrastructure. Our nation’s electricity, fuel and delivery systems have […]

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Autopsying the Marriott Data Breach: This is why insurance matters – Hashed Out by The SSL Store™ – Hashed Out by The SSL Store™

Loading… March 22, 2019 2 So far, Marriott’s massive 2018 breach has cost it just $3,000,000 Today we’re going to autopsy last year’s Marriott data breach, which affected nearly 400,000,000 guests and looked to be one of the most pervasive breaches in history. There are a few big takeaways that come with this. And we […]

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