June 17, 2016

Herjavec Security News Watch: June 11 – 17, 2016

Stay up to date on the latest cybersecurity news, activity, trends and breaches. Follow Herjavec Group’s Security News Watch each week and stay informed.

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North Korean Hackers Steal Thousands of Military Files from S. Korea: Hackers from North Korea reportedly hacked into government offices and agencies, stealing more than 100k+ files as well as injecting malware into their computer systems. 

Another “Historic” Hack and Leak: 51 Million iMesh Accounts For Sale: Russian hacker, Peace, strikes again – this time, he has placed 51 million iMesh (a social file sharing website) accounts for sale on the dark web. 

Apple Announces Encryption-Focused New File System for macOS Sierra: During WWDC 2016, Apple showcased a brand new file system called the Apple File System, focusing on security. It will debut in the new macOS Sierra in the Fall.  

Russian Government Hackers Penetrated DNC, Stole Opposition Research on Trump: The hackers were able to gain full access to the DNC’s research on Trump and were even able to read emails and chat traffic. 

How a College Student Tricked 17k Coders into Running his Sketchy Script: Using a technique called typosquatting, a German college student conducted thesis research to how how easy it can be to enable developers to run an infected script. 

Cisco Launches $10 million Scholarship to Tackle Cybersecurity Talent Shortage: As part of the 2-year program, Cisco will train and mentor students to take a security operations analyst position upon completion. 

state of the industry edit

NSA wants to Exploit Internet of Things and Biomedical Devices: According to NSA Deputy Director, Richard Ledgett, the IoT and biomedical devices will play a significant role in targeting terrorists and foreign intelligence spies. 

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