US Cybersecurity Headlines in Review, July 14, 2017

Kaspersky Software Being Phased Out of US Govt The US General Services Administration (GSA) has removed Kaspersky Lab from two lists of approved vendors for US government agencies. Reuters, Trump administration limits government use of Kaspersky Lab software The Register, Uncle Sam says ‘nyet’ to Kaspersky amid Continue Reading

The US Government & Kasperksy Updates

A US Senate bill would ban the use of Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab’s security software from being used in Department of Defense networks. FBI agents recently questioned employees from a US branch of Kaspersky Lab. CEO Eugene Kaspersky has offered the let US governement Continue Reading

Petya Group Bitcoins on the Move, New Message Posted

Petya Group Bitcoins on the Move, New Message Posted The hacking group behind Petya/NotPetya/ExPetr withdrew all bitcoins from the bitcoin wallet associated with the ransomware on Tuesday, July 4th, moving the money to a new bitcoin wallet. The already confusing story of the Petya attacks gets Continue Reading

Global Weekly Executive Summary, June 9, 2017

US Voter Registration Process was Target of Russian Cyberespionage Operation, Says Leaked NSA Report A leaked top secret National Security Agency (NSA) report described cyberattack attempts on US election officials and companies that provided election-related software and hardware in the weeks and days leading up Continue Reading

Malware Found Pre-Installed on Android Phones Indicates Supply Chain Security Breakdown

Check Point Software Technologies recently detected “severe infection” in multiple models of Android devices and determined that the malware was pre-installed, indicating an issue with supply chain security of mobile devices. What Happened: Check Point, an international cybersecurity vendor, posted the results of their threat Continue Reading