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Gmail Will Stop Allowing Javascript (.js) File Attachments Starting February 13, 2017

 1. Gmail Will Stop Allowing Javascript (.js) File Attachments Starting February 13, 2017. Click on this link.

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/55695/security/javascript-gmail.html 

  2.  31 Models of Netgear Routers Found Vulnerable; Could Be Hacked To Form Botnet. Click on this link.

https://www.scmagazine.com/31-models-of-netgear-routers-found-vulnerable-could-be-hacked-to-form-botnet/article/634826/ 

 3. Your Children May Put Themselves At Risk By Sharing Personal Information Online. Always Use Parental Controls. Click on this link.

                           /Uploads_wowII/070-09/20170201.pdf 

 

 

 

CYBER DOMAIN SITUATIONAL AWARENESS:  1-FEB-17 UNCLASSIFIED
  • PUBLIC SECTOR - FEDERAL AGENCIES WARNED OF CYBER ESPIONAGE COMING FROM THEIR LANDLORDS. Click on this link.
https://www.fedscoop.com/federal-agencies-warned-cyber-espionage-coming-landlords/

 

Cyber Domain Situational Awareness  UNCLAS  01 MAR 2017

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PUBLIC SECTOR

 

RUSSIA ADMITS MAJOR INFO WARFARE MISSION

 

Source: Infosecurity Magazine

 

For the first time, Russia admitted its significant investment in information warfare. The admission was given by the country’s Defense Minister while addressing the country’s lower house of parliament last week, according to the state-controlled TASS news agency. The Minister said that the country had established a cyber army within the military to be used for counter-propaganda purposes.

 

PRIVATE SECTOR

 

US OIL AND GAS FIRMS WOEFULLY EXPOSED TO CYBER THREATS

 

Source: Infosecurity Magazine

 

According to a new study, commissioned by the Industrial Control Systems manufacturer Siemens, the oil and gas industry within the US is failing to keep pace with growing cyber threats, with 68% of organizations suffering a major security breach in the past year. It is thought that nearly half of breaches involving the loss of sensitive info or which cause operational disruptions go undetected.

PERSONAL COMPUTING

 

SERVER BUG LEAKS USER DATA FOR THOUSANDS OF POPULAR WEBSITES

 

Source: Engadget

 

A number of high-profile websites have been leaking their users’ personal data into the ether, thanks to an error prominent web services provider Cloudflare. Among the affected sites are Uber, Fitbit, and approx. 3,400 other websites. The leak contained encryption keys, cookies, and passwords. A list of potentially affected sites is linked within the news article.

 

MITIGATION STRATEGY:

Concerned users should reset passwords if a compromise is suspected and monitor accounts for irregular activity.

 

SECURITY AWARENESS TIP OF THE DAY

 

MAJOR NEWS EVENTS

 

Source: SANS Institute

 

When a major news event happens, cyber criminals will take advantage of the incident and send phishing e-mails with a subject line related to the event. These phishing e-mails often include a link to malicious websites, and infected attachment, or are a scam designed to trick you out of your money.