$28 Billion for State Security, IT Upgrades Proposed
Legislation Based on Cyberspace Solarium Commission's RecommendationsA bipartisan group of federal lawmakers has proposed providing $28 billion to state and local governments to bolster their cybersecurity and IT infrastructures.
Alert: Russian Hackers Deploying Linux Malware
Alert From NSA and FBI Warns of Drovorub Malware Used by 'Fancy Bear' GroupAn alert from U.S. National Security Agency and the FBI warns of a recently discovered Russian-deployed malware variant called Drovorub that's designed to target Linux systems, creating a backdoor into targeted networks to exfiltrate data.
DOJ Official Spells Out Concerns About TikTok, WeChat
Assistant Attorney General Says China Could Use Data Gathered for Intelligence PurposesChina could collect the personal data on Americans through the social media apps TikTok and WeChat for intelligence-gathering purposes, a senior Justice Department official says in explaining why the White House wants to ban these apps.
How Dharma Ransomware-as-a-Service Model Works
Sophos Describes How Model Enables Low-Skilled Hackers to Target Vulnerable Small BusinessesA new study from Sophos describes how the Dharma ransomware-as-a-service model offers low-skilled hackers the ability to profit from attacks on unprotected small businesses.
FDIC Issues Guidance to Areas in Illinois Impacted by Severe Storms
The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Illinois affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes.
FDIC: Institutions Encouraged to Work with Borrowers Impacted by Shutdown
Five federal regulatory agencies encourage financial institutions to work with customers affected by the federal government shutdown.
FFIEC: Statement on End of Microsoft Support for Windows XP
The FFIEC on Oct. 7 issued a joint statement concerning Microsoft's discontinuation of support for its Windows XP operating system as of April 8, 2014.