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​Facebook: We’re adding information warfare to our fight against malware, fraud

Facebook's security team doesn't disagree with the US Director of National Intelligence's conclusion that Russia tried to sway the US Presidential election.

Facebook decides fake news isn’t crazy after all. It’s now a...

Once dismissed by Zuck, misinformation now merits revised security strategy Analysis  Last November at the Techonomy Conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the notion that disinformation had affected the US presidential election as lunacy.…

Consulting M&A volumes reach a nine-year high, despite turbulent political backdrop

19/Apr/2017 2016 reached a nine-year high in consulting M&A volumes, according to Equiteq’s Global Consulting Mergers & Acquisitions Report 2017.

Despite deal activity falling in the quarter prior to the US Presidential election and the UK’s Brexit vote, deal volumes were up 1%. Outperforming the S&P 500, the strength of the consulting sector was further demonstrated as the Equiteq Consulting Share Price Index ended 2016 up 14%, a 10-year high.The top consulting segments for deal... Source: RealWire

Trump’s cybersecurity mystery: 90 days in, where’s the plan?

On Jan. 6, weeks before he was due to become president, Donald Trump sat down with U.S. intelligence officials for a two-hour briefing at Trump Tower on cyberattacks conducted during the U.S. election.

The meeting resulted in a pledge: a plan to counter cyberattacks against the U.S. within 90 days of taking office.On Wednesday, President Trump marks his 90th day in office with no sign of a report or indication that one is on the way.

That’s a surprise, given the recent string of successful, high-profile cyberattacks against the federal government.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Facebook highlights its fight against “Fake News” in print

The 10 tips are basic news literacy, but Facebook wants the world to know.

India to world+dog: Go ahead, please hack our elections … if...

Не волнуйтесь. Мы уже это сделали, товарищи Following demands for an investigation into the security of India's electronic voting machines, the country's election watchdog has invited all comers to hack the e-ballot boxes.…

US dismantles Kelihos botnet after Russian hacker’s arrest

The arrest last week of a Russian man in Spain was apparently for his role in a massive spam botnet and not related to an ongoing investigation into foreign tampering with last year's U.S. election.The botnet, called Kelihos, has enslaved hundreds of thousands of computers, and distributed spam and malware to users across the globe. However, the U.S. has taken action to dismantle the illegal operation, the Department of Justice said on Monday.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]The arrest of 36-year-old Peter Yuryevich Levashov, the botnet's alleged operator, was at first thought to be related to the ongoing U.S. investigation of presidential election-related hacking, but the DOJ said on Monday that wasn't the case.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Trump Extends Obama’s EO for Sanctioning Hackers

EO ultimately led to sanctions against Russia for hacking and other attempts to tamper with the outcome of the US election.

Russian hacking goes far beyond 2016 pro-Trump effort

As the Senate Intelligence Committee held its first public hearings examining Russian hacking yesterday, lawmakers received a stark warning that the intrusions have been far broader in scope than the intelligence community's finding that Russian hac...

Kremlin-linked hacker crew’s tactics exposed

Researchers publish intel on US election meddlers Security researchers have published more intel on the tactics of the infamous Russian government-linked hacker crew blamed for compromising the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during last year's US presidential election.…

Senator: Russia used ‘thousands’ of internet trolls during US election

The Russian government used "thousands" of internet trolls and bots to spread fake news, in addition to hacking into political campaigns leading up to the 2016 U.S. election, according to one lawmaker.Disinformation spread on social media was design...