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Hackers Threaten PSN and Xbox Live with DDoS Attacks
A year after the infamous outage of Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live by hacking group Lizard Squad during the holidays, another similar threat has surfaced from a hacking group calling themselves the Phantom Squad.

Anonymous Targets Donald Trump’s Trump Tower Website
Soon after Donald Trump’s proposal of banning Muslims from entering the country, online hacktivist collective Anonymous has released a video stating that it is warning the presidential candidate about future comments and that it is targeting Donald Trump’s Trump Tower website.

Businesses Believe Competitors Are Behind DDoS Attacks
A recent survey has shown that nearly half of the businesses at the receiving end of a DDoS attack claim to know the identities and the reasons of those behind the attacks. A significant portion of businesses point to competitors.

James Emerson on Automation of Cybersecurity
Automation is the future and we had the chance to speak to James Emerson of iThreat Cyber Group who shared insights into what he thinks the future of cybersecurity will look like.

Facebook Introduces Free Security Checkup Tool for Android
Facebook has revealed a new security tool, aptly named – Security Checkup, that will help keep Facebook users with their accounts security.

McAfee Discovered a Malicious Mobile Phone Botnet
Cybersecurity expert John McAfee has claimed that a “zombie army” of a botnet may have implausibly triggered an active and massive DDoS attack from an unidentified application installed on millions of smartphones.

Interesting Reading From Around the Web:

Cyber Sacrilege At Christmas -- Android Malware Hiding In Bible Apps
Hoodwinking those of faith, those whose life is built on believing, is an easier task for a malicious hacker than going after paranoid technophobes. That’s why hundreds of malware types are hiding as Bibles and Qurans, or related religious apps, across the Google Play marketplace for Android phones.

Banks: Card Breach at Landry’s Restaurants
Fraud analysts in the banking industry tell KrebsOnSecurity that the latest hospitality firm to suffer a credit card breach is likely Landry’s Inc., a company that manages a nationwide stable of well-known restaurants — including Bubba Gump, Claim Jumper, McCormick & Schmick’s, and Morton’s.

Phishing Email Targets Pandora Jewelers
The Clifton, N.J.-based Comodo Antispam Labs identified a malware attack targeting customers of Pandora Jewelers, an international Danish jewelry manufacturer and retailer known for its customizable charm bracelets, rings and necklaces.

Upcoming Events:

LIFARS at the Cybertech 2016: The Anatomy of an APT Attack

Cybertech is the most significant conference and exhibition of cyber technologies outside of the United States.

Wondering what an APT attack looks like under the microscope? In this 2 hour workshop, we will examine the process of response to an APT attack in some real-world scenarios. We will also elaborate on the process of detonation of malware, the forensic investigation, and more.

To meet with our team, please send us an email at info@lifas.com . We are looking forward to hearing from you!


January 26-27, 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel

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LIFARS at the QuBit Conference 2016

Another year, another QuBit Conference - and of course, we will be there. Get ready for another great community event in the heart of Europe - the city of Prague. Take advantage of the discounted pricing while it lasts!

April 12-14, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

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Featured Article:

Fending off cyber extortion can be difficult

There is a common theme running through many of the recent massive data breaches: cyber extortion. This new trend is gaining popularity on both corporate and individual level. To effectively combat this threat, a good understanding of the problem is necessary. Let's fix that.

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LIFARS in the News:

Cyphort Gains Market Momentum, Expands Channel Operations

Our partner Cyphort is reporting a massive gain in channel partner business and we are glat to play a part in it. Next generation tools like Cyphort speed up the incident response process and help us provide proper counseling to our customers.

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Experts on the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Market in 2016 & Beyond

A major company has been hacked, suffering a data breach. How do companies the size of Sony handle such situations? Various departments, including legal, tech and PR come together to meet with the management and workout a plan on how to handle the crisis. This presentation will focus on both -- companies with a data breach response plan and those without one. We'll shed some light on what the first 24 hours post-breach looks like for a major company.

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Featured Content:

Cybersecurity While Traveling

The majority of us travel quite frequently, and yet we give little thought to how we keep our identity and data safe while doing so. This guide will provide you with some basic rules to follow when traveling that will significantly increase your security and privacy.

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Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery

Disasters can hit your organization at any time. But, as this new ebook from SC Magazine reveals, there are tools and strategies to help get formal security plans and policies in place to best serve your enterprise when, during and after a data breach strikes.

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