Weekly Security Roundup #11: Cybernetic warfare is taken to a new level
Fight against online threats and cyber-crime continues.
The online security scene continues to analyze the Sony hack, but there is also an increasing interest for the state sponsored cyber-crime. At the same time, it is that time of the year when we need to take a step back and analyze what happened in 2014, so that we may learn and be prepared for 2015.
This week, our security blog provided an important security article on 8 Christmas scams you need to avoid in order to stay safe.
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These are the 10 security articles of the week that you should read in order to improve your online security.
Security articles of the week
The real war between Ukraine and Russia continues in cyber-space and it involves not only government-sponsored groups, but also independent virtual warriors like the Ukrainian Cyber Troops, the Cyber Berkut and Anonymous International. Check the article and find out more about these cyber troops.
They say they didn’t do it! Though the United States president and the FBI points fingers to the North Korea government for the massive Sony hack, the North Koreans claim they are innocent. Should we believe them?
Maybe not everybody knew what a data breach is. With the Sony Pictures hack, we can’t say that we don’t know. Not anymore. This article from Symantec comes to our help and gives a few insights on how we can get ready and react when such an unfortunate event occurs.
China is playing it safe. They blame the cyberattacks, but they avoid mentioning their key ally, North Korea, as being involved in any way in the Sony Pictures data breach. In the end, China as everybody in the world, asks for “sufficient facts and evidence”.
The online environment is the place to be. It doesn’t matter what and how you did something, as long as it’s not online, it didn’t happen. The jihadists from Syria and Iraq keep on posting propaganda material online, while on the other hand police forces from UK keep taking it down. And it’s not easy with the increasing coverage and importance of social media networks.
This important article from the Guardian presents cybersecurity experts’ predictions for 2015 and they cover it all, from spam campaigns, online banking threats, mobile, ransomware, hidden dangers from social media networks, Internet of Things and state sponsored cybercriminal groups. A few weeks ago we have come with a similar article that covers the security predictions for 2015. Read them both and stay safe!
A few months ago we predicted a moment like the Sony Pictures data breach will come. Since state sponsored cyber attacks are used against other states or private corporations, we knew there won’t be long until a massive attack will arrive. It’s not that we are dealing with something new, but the fact this attack comes between states already in a state of conflict makes things a lot worse. What’s next?
Peter High brings on the most interesting stories in the IT industry from 2014. From new technologies and startup businesses to feminist worries, this light articles illustrate some aspects of 2014 and prepare us for the new year ahead.
Help Net Security brings its own article on the digital crime landscape for 2015. Based on its own experience and coverage of the IT industry area from 2014, they cover the fragmentation of cyber criminal activities and the emergence of new technologies in the online industry scene.
With so many people on Facebook, it’s no wonder some of them fall for social media scams. The security experts at Bitdefender published this important article to present the seven most dangerous Facebook scams and malware targeting social networks in 2014.
We are sure there are other important security news out there. So please let us know, what security news did we miss and should have been included here?
This post was originally published by Aurelian Neagu in December 2014.