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DHS issues cyber threat alert for US Government websites and suspects Iran

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a cyber threat alert for US government websites after it discovered a recent wave of DNS Hijacking attempts possible made by a government-funded hacking group from Iran. Readers of cybersecurity Insiders have to notify a fact over here that the cyber crooks on a recent note […]

Pentagon and DHS to help US Companies defend against Cyber Threats

A week before the midterm elections of the United States, The Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security reached an agreement to defend US companies against cyber threats. This includes offering assistance to private companies in all aspects to mitigate cyber risks coming from the adversaries like Russia, China, and Iran. As per the sources […]

DHS issues security alert against US Mobile Carriers

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a warning that the phones sold by popular US telecom carriers are deeply flawed and could unknowingly expose sensitive data to hackers. This includes those running Android and a few iOS devices- which strictly indicate that those from the Apple iPhone series are also flawed. A research […]

DHS says ERP Systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a warning against cyber attacks on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. The warning was issued based on the research report filed two cyber threat intelligence firms Digital Shadows and Onapsis. Note 1- ERP systems are cloud-based applications which allow businesses to manage various business resources all through […]

Russian cyber attack on US Power Utilities for blackout

Hackers claimed to be from Russia are reported to have succeeded in penetrating into the power utilities of United States last year. Their intention was clear, to cause blackouts across America and cause panic and chaos among the populace. An official statement released a few hours ago from Department of Homeland Security claims that the […]

Kaspersky Lab says gas stations are vulnerable to Cyber Attacks!

Kaspersky Lab has issued an alert saying all gas stations operating around the world are exposed to remote takeover, often for years, if remain unchecked. The Russia based software provider said that hackers can launch cyber attacks on embedded gas station controllers of which there are currently over 1,000 installed and operating online. Researchers from […]

United States appoints Four Thousand trained cyber security professionals to protect nation’s critical infrastructure

Idaho National Laboratory in association with Department of Homeland Security has made it official that over 900 cyber security professionals have succeeded in passing out the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Training Course in this year. Technically speaking, the above said the specialized course is meant to offer training to interested personnel who will then […]

Donald Trump reacts on Russia’s Vermont Electric Utility Cyber Attack

US President-Elect Donald Trump has finally reacted to FBI and DHS allegations that Russian hackers infiltrated into the network of Vermont Electric Utility last week. Trump said that he is not anymore surprised with news related to cyber attacks from state-sponsored actors. But he assured that his upcoming government will do everything to isolate America […]

Here’s the list of top cyber attacks made on US companies in 2016

The year 2016 witnessed numerous cyber attacks on US Companies. Some were carried out last year only to be discovered this year, whilst some were freshly anticipated by some state-sponsored actors. Here’s the list of top cyber attacks made on US companies in the year 2016- January 2016- The famous restaurant ‘Wendy’s’ reported in January […]

Know how California is protecting its critical infrastructure from cyber attacks

California is protecting its critical infrastructure like power grids and public utility websites with the help of a cyber information sharing program. So, far the program which is also known as California Energy System(CES) program for the 21st century has been productive and collaborative. Furthermore, the research and development in this arena have changed the […]

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