Posted by InfoSec News on Oct 15

https://thehill.com/policy/technology/411151-facebook-says-hack-affected-30-million-users

BY HARPER NEIDIG
The Hill
10/12/18

Facebook on Friday revealed that hackers had stolen extensive information
from 14 million users in the hack it announced last month.

The company said an estimated 30 million people were affected by the hack,
downgrading its initial estimate that information on 50 million users had
been compromised.

But while the pool...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Oct 15

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3311986/risk/what-is-enterprise-risk-management-how-to-put-cybersecurity-threats-into-a-business-context.html

By Maria Korolov
Contributing Writer
CSO
OCT 11, 2018

Enterprise risk management (ERM) is the process of assessing risks to
identify both threats to a company’s financial well-being and
opportunities in the market. The goal of an ERM program is to understand
an organization's tolerance for...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Oct 15

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/colorado-springs-on-front-lines-of-cyber-cold-war-with-russia-1.551859

By TOM ROEDER
The Gazette
October 14, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Tribune News Service) -- The Russians have come,
and Colorado Springs is a bit shaken after learning that a Putin-directed
military intelligence operation purloined data from a local nonprofit.

For decades, Colorado Springs was on the lookout for Soviet spies. But
when the...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Oct 15

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/10/12/pentagon-reveals-cyber-breach-of-travel-records/

By Lolita C. Baldor
The Associated Pres
October 13, 2018

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of
Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal
information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel.

According to a U.S. official familiar with the matter, the breach...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Oct 15

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/11/hacking_tools_taxonomy/

By John Leyden
The Register
11 Oct 2018

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre and its western intel pals have
today put out a report spotlighting the most commonly wielded hacking
utilities.

The study sets out five categories of publicly available hacking tools
used by crims, spies and hacktivists worldwide. The list won't come as too
much of a surprise to...
 
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