SonicWall identified an uptick in cyberattacks with PDF origins this year, according to a report it published last week. The network security company identified over 74,000 new PDF-based attacks last year, “a number that has already surpassed in the first quarter of 2019 with more than 173,000 new variants detected.” In March alone, the company […] […]

In an Inspector General (IG) report released Nov. 20, the Department of the Interior got taken to task for allowing an employee to visit 9,000 pornographic websites in under seven months. This is the IG second report chastising the department for an employee viewing porn on agency time and technology.






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The Department of Justice (DoJ) announced today that a Federal jury convicted Ruslans Bondars, a resident of Latvia, on three counts related to his operation of “Scan4you,” an online counter-antivirus service.






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Malware-pushing criminals are no longer finding as much profit in email-based exploits, but the National Institute of Standards and Technology says cyber-crime perpetrators may find that easier lines of attack lie in infiltrating social media platforms.






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Representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google told Congress on Oct. 31 that they’ve had to learn how to combat nontraditional cyberattacks, like the spread of disinformation, rather than focusing on malware attacks alone to protect consumers.






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After nearly five years of development, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is making a malware detection technology commercially available. Hyperion, a malware forensics and software assurance technology, will transition to the marketplace through S&T’s Transition to Practice program.






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