Hacker Allegedly Dumps Data of 9,000 DHS Employees

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Hacker Allegedly Dumps Data of 9,000 DHS Employees
A hacker has claimed that he has dumped the details of some 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employees. The United States governments now has another security breach to deal with.

AnonSec Hackers Allegedly Breach NASA
A huge data dump has been released by hacker group AnonSec following several months of a prolonged hacking endeavor which also saw the group attempt to bring down a $222 million drone into the Pacific ocean, allegedly.

eBay Isn’t Fixing a Serious Security Vulnerability
Popular shopping website and online auction house eBay is facing a controversy after revealing that it has no intention to fix a serious security vulnerability. If exploited, the vulnerability allows cyber criminals to target and distributed phishing and malware campaigns.

Brute-Force Attacks Affects Millions of Alibaba Accounts
A brute-force attack on TaoBao, an ecommerce site by Alibaba may have compromised up to 21 million user accounts.

Obama Seeks Increased Funding Against Cyber Threats
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama sought an increase in funding to directly counter and combat security threats, following a warning by his top intelligence official. The warning noted that computer attacks are among the most imminent security challenges United States is currently facing.

Microsoft Hastens to Patch Critical Vulnerabilities
In a new security bulletin on the Windows-centric ‘Patch Tuesday’, Microsoft has revealed that all versions of Windows from Windows Vista and later contain a serious flaw that requires an immediate patch. The patch is to prevent a flaw in the way the operating system handles certain files.

Interesting Reading From Around the Web:

Vigilante Hackers Fight Lizard Squad For Control Of 150,000 Home Routers
Home routers with little to no security are far too common. They’re dangerous from a number of perspectives: as peeping holes for spying on people’s daily web use, for filtering stolen files and for launching distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, where the power of combined compromised machines is used to flood target websites with traffic, thereby knocking them offline.

IoT Reality: Smart Devices, Dumb Defaults
Before purchasing an “Internet of things” (IoT) device — a thermostat, camera or appliance made to be remotely accessed and/or controlled over the Internet — consider whether you can realistically care for and feed the security needs of yet another IoT thing.

Wendy’s Discovers POS System Malware
The fast food giant Wendy’s is slowly releasing details about its investigation into possible credit card fraud at East Coast and Midwest restaurant locations, while financial institutions and consumers continue to express growing frustration over merchant breaches.

Upcoming Events:

OWASP NYC Chapter Meeting

Ondrej Krehel, CEO of LIFARS, will be the featured speaker at the February OWASP NYC meeting.

The topic: Web Vulnerabilities and Hacks Observed in Forensic Investigations.

February 26, 2016, 6 PM, New York, NY

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Technology Managers Forum

LIFARS is a proud sponsor of the Technology Managers Forum. Join us at the event to find out how LIFARS and its partner Cyphort can help you cut the detection and response time to cybersecurity threats.

March 24, 2016, New York, NY

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Your Digital World Secured: How to Prevent Personal & Corporate Hacking

Eventsy teams up with LIFARS, NYC's elite cybersecurity firm, to bring you a diverse panel on Media Cyber Security and a rich evening of networking!

We are thrilled to present: How to Prevent Personal & Corporate Hacking: a premiere panel featuring speakers with experience in the FBI, Secret Service, digital forensics, and more. Come learn how to protect yourself on both the personal and corporate level in our new media-rich era and earn 2 CPE credits.


March 31, 2016, New York, NY

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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.

Register now to take advantage of the Valentine's Day special! Purchase 1 registration + get one free! Use code "QuBit VD" at checkout. Offer ends on Valentine's Day (2/14/2016).

April 12-14, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

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Featured Content:

Corporate Cyberattacks - New Case Study

A global money transfer organization with presence in over 100 countries and over 300,000 payment points suffered losses in excess of $5 million annually due to an easy-to-carry out type of cyberattack. With many challenges along the way, our team was able to identify, remediate, and implement prevention solutions that prevented further losses.

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Cybersecurity and Privacy Guide

Like a thief cuts through a bike lock, hackers can override your technology’s security measures. To keep us mindful of security best practices, Assurex Global’s “go to” resource for digital forensics and cybersecurity, LIFARS, has answered questions we should all be asking.

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Q&A w/ Experts:

Paul Ferrillo on the Tactical Future of Cybersecurity

Paul Ferrillo is a Senior counsel in the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He started his career as a securities and corporate governance lawyer. In this interview, he delivers answers to complex cybersecurity questions in plain English.

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Leo Taddeo on the Insider Threat

Leo Taddeo, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of Cryptzone, joins LIFARS to answer questions from insights developed in his twenty years of experience as an elite FBI agent.

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