And welcome to the first news post for 2017. I hope your New Year celebrations went well and much was eaten and drunk! Now, on to the news, enjoy!
- First story is from Krebs, and it takes a look at the DNC hack, as it has been back in the news lately due to the accusations against Russia of hacking the election.
- Read More @ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/01/the-download-on-the-dnc-hack/
- Following the theme from the above story, the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence released their findings on the election hacking, essentially saying Putin directed cyber attacks against the election in order to help Donald Trump win.
- Read More @ http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/putin-directed-cyberattack-propaganda-operation-to-influence-us-election/d/d-id/1327848
- In a report released by the South Korean Defence Agency for Technology and Quality, they claim that a North Korean cyber attack would be able to paralyze the US Pacific Command control center. A recent simulation conducted along with the pentagon led to this conclusion, and also claimed that the attack could also disrupt parts of the US power grid as well.
- Read More @ www.ibtimes.co.uk/north-korea-hackers-could-paralyse-us-pacific-command-control-centre-report-1598484
- Next, with the Tokyo Olympics coming up in 2020 the Japanese government is set to hold a massive anti-cyberattack drill in order to asses their preparedness level for any potential attacks against the Olympics. Given that the state of information security in Japan is in the stone ages, compared to U.S, this is sorely needed I believe.
- Read More @ http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/01/05/national/government-hold-massive-anti-cyberattack-drill-2020-tokyo-olympics/#.WHHf3n3sevl
- Lastly, an update on the DragonOK APT campaign that has been targeting Japan primarily. New info on the updated toolset, and the new targets as well is available. Good read.
- Read More @ http://researchcenter.paloaltonetworks.com/2017/01/unit42-dragonok-updates-toolset-targets-multiple-geographic-regions/?adbsc=social69177796&adbid=817037975175299074&adbpl=tw&adbpr=4487645412