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FDIC was hacked by China; CIO covered it up
A report published by the
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology found that hackers purported to be from China had compromised computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation repeatedly between 2010 and 2013. Backdoor malware was installed on 12 workstations and 10 servers by attackers—including the workstations of the chairman, chief of staff, and general counsel of the FDIC. But the incidents were never reported to the US Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) or other authorities and were only brought to light after an Inspector General investigation into another serious data breach at the FDIC in October of 2015. Full Story tags: FDIC, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, hacking, backdoor malware
Omni Hotels Data Breach
On May 30, 2016, Omni Hotels and Resorts discovered they were the victim of malware attacks on their network affecting specific point of sale systems on-site at some Omni properties. The malware was designed to collect certain payment card information, including cardholder name, credit/debit card number, security code and expiration date.
Full Story tags: Omni Hotels and Resorts, data breach, credit/debit card numbers, malware
Chinese Man to Serve U.S. Prison Term for Military Hacking
A Chinese businessman who pleaded guilty in March to conspiring to hack into the computer networks of Boeing and other major U.S. defense contractors was sentenced to nearly four years in prison. The offender worked in conjunction with Chinese military hackers from the People’s Liberation Army Air Force to steal designs for cutting-edge military aircraft that are indispensable to our national defense.
Full Story tags: Chinese hacker, C-17 military transport plane, F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, Boeing
Cyber Security Alerts
Cisco Talos Reports Ranscam Crypto-ransomware
Ranscam deletes victim's computer files and then demands ransom to restore them or it will delete them.
Yes, in that order. Ranscam further justifies the importance of ensuring that you have a sound, offline backup strategy in place rather than a sound ransom payout strategy. tags: Ranscam, Cisco Talos, Crypto-ransomware, malware, ransomware Read More
Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS Critical Vulnerabilities
Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for
exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks. CVE-2016-4171 tags: Adobe, Flash Player critical vulnerabilities, CVE-2016-4171, APSB16-18, Windows, Macintosh, Linux, ChromeOS Read More
Symantec Anti-Virus Memory Access Violation
Symantec Anti-Virus Engine susceptible to memory access violation. The most common symptom of a successful attack would result in a
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). tags: Symantec, Symantec Anti-Virus Engine, 20184.108.40.206, CVE-2016-2208 Read More
ISO 9001:2015 QMS Requirements
ISO certification bodies have three years to migrate certificates to the new ISO 9001:2015 version
The new version of ISO 9001 follows a new, higher level structure to make it easier to use in conjunction with other management system standards, with increased importance given to risk.
, which defines the concepts and language used throughout the ISO 9000 family of standards, is also released. You can find
ISO 9000:2015 ISO 9001:2015 Transition Training here.
Stakeholders can now access the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) newly revised ISO 9001:2015 standard through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI); the ISO U.S. member body. These Quality Management Training Courses can help you manage and improve your business.
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