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APT Trends report Q2 2017

Since 2014, Kaspersky Labrsquo;s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has been providing threat intelligence reports to a wide-range of customers worldwide, leading to the delivery of a full and dedicated private reporting service. Prior to the new service offering, GReAT published research online for the general public in an effort to help combat the ever-increasing threat from nation-state and other advanced actors.
Hamilton 68 tracks Russian state news and Twitter trolls, shows propaganda trends.

DDoS attacks in Q2 2017

The second quarter quite clearly showed that the DDoS-attack threat is perceived rather seriously.
Some companies were prepared to pay cybercriminals literally after their first demand without waiting for the attack itself.

This set off a whole new wave of fraud involving money extortion under threat of a DDoS attack, also known as “ransom DDoSrdquo;.
This is not the first time Dmitry Rogozin has tweaked NASA.
We've got three years to shore up election security DEF CON  After the debacle of the 2000 presidential election count, the US invested heavily in electronic voting systems – but not, it seems, the security to protect them.…
Jeff Moss, founder of the hacker conference, is planning to host a full-blown election and voting system for hacking in 2018 at DEF CON, complete with a simulated presidential race.
At the DefCon 25 security conference, Voting Machine Village highlights the problems with modern election equipment and why it's a national security issue to fix the problem.
“The Commission is putting at risk the privacy of millions of registered voters.”
Vice president's spokesman dismisses concerns: "These are public comments."
“We request that you hold on submitting any data,” commission tells states.
“Itrsquo;s not the dumbest idea I have ever heard, but itrsquo;s pretty close.”
Lawsuit: Commission asks states "to send voter records to an unsecure web site."