Oklahoma pension fund reports $4.2 million cyber theft

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Officials with the pension system for retired Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and other state law enforcement officers say the FBI is investigating after computer hackers stole $4.2 million in funds. A notice posted on the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System website on Friday said no pension benefits of any members […]

In a world of cyber threats, the push for cyber peace is growing

[ad_1] Digital conflict and military action are increasingly intertwined, and civilian targets—private businesses and everyday internet users alike—are vulnerable in the digital crossfire. But there are forces at work trying to promote peace online. It will be a tough challenge: In May 2019, Israel responded to unspecified cyberattacks by Hamas with an immediate airstrike that […]

the cyber version of humanity's quest for immortality

[ad_1] If it were possible to download the neural networks of a human brain, could we preserve a computer simulation of that person? Credit: www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND Immortality has been a topic of discussion since the legend of the Holy Grail. Some people have gone as far as cryogenic freezing after death in the hope […]

Cyber crime widely under-reported, Isaca study shows

[ad_1] Cyber attack vectors remain largely the same year over year, attack volume will increase and cyber crime may be vastly underreported, according to the 2019 State of cybersecurity study from global IT and cyber security association Isaca. “Under-reporting cyber crime – even when disclosure is legally mandated – appears to be the norm, which […]

Business leaders failing to address cyber threats

[ad_1] More than three-quarters (76%) of C-level executives believe a cyber security breach is inevitable, according to a survey by Nominet, which is responsible for the .UK domain name and launched a cyber security division in December 2018. Despite this, the majority (90%) of more than 400 executives polled in the UK and US believe […]

Turla APT group beefs up cyber attack tool

[ad_1] New PowerShell-based tools used by the Turla cyber espionage group improve the group’s persistence and stealth capabilities, according to researchers at cyber security firm Eset. Turla, also known as Snake, is now using PowerShell scripts that provide direct, in-memory loading and execution of malware executables and libraries. Microsoft PowerShell is a legitimate scripting language […]