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Deception and the SingHealth breach: the anatomy of an attack that could have been prevented

Personal data of 1.5 million SingHealth patients has been compromised in what is being described as Singapore’s worst data breach to this day. According to analysis of the SingHealth breach by multiple sources, including the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, the attack was a sophisticated one. The attackers are said to have had a high …

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French elections hack: Successful counterintelligence using cyber deception

In case you’re not up to speed: In the recent French elections, just before the election communication blackout was announced, stolen documents and emails (supposedly belonging to French President-elect, Emmanuel Macron) were released. Macron’s PR team immediately released a statement saying that some of these emails were fake. When the press reported on the incident, …

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Intelligence Leak, Cyber Warfare or Partisan Politics?

There are recent reports that the CIA is planning a proportional cyber retaliatory attack against Russia and Putin in response to the suspected Russian hacks of the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign. Wow! So, the clandestine US Intelligence Community is letting the media know that they are planning a covert cyberattack against a nation state …

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IRS Says No to Einstein

The IRS has said no to Einstein! That alone makes a statement. It was reported last week by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to congressional staffers that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was either unable or unwilling to implement the Einstein cyber security program.   The original EINSTEIN Program was the federal government’s mandate in early 2002 …

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Did TeslaCrypt kill its ransomware so it could launch a new product?

(Published on VentureBeat) Last week saw an unusual development in the field of ransomware: The cybercriminal group that operates the TeslaCrypt malware published a universal decryption key for their software. Any victim can download and use it – and repair files encrypted by TeslaCrypt – so this threat is technically disarmed. This malware appeared about a year …

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