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Hackers from China waste little time in exploiting Heartbleed
Softpedia
On April 10, researchers revealed spotting attempts to exploit…

Critical Java Update Plugs 37 Security Holes
Krebs on Security
Oracle has pushed a critical patch update for its Java SE…

Iranian-Based Cyberattack Activity On The Rise, Mandiant Report Says
Dark Reading
New report details the rise of suspected Iranian and…

National Retail Federation to Establish Cybersecurity Program
Softpedia
The new platform is being developed in partnership with the…

Passwords you should change because of Heartbleed, in one handy graphic
VentureBeat
If you’re still not sure which sites were affected, we have the…

F.B.I. Video Warns of Efforts to Recruit American Students as Spies
New York Times
The United States government has released a 28-minute video…

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Canadian arrested for Heartbleed hacking
Al Jazeera
A 19-year-old Canadian has become the first person arrested for…

U.S. SEC Releases Cyber Security Examination Blueprint
FOX Business
U.S. SEC Releases Cyber Security Examination Blueprint Published…

PPO's cyber crime clauses inhibit on online freedom of speech, privacy: Rights group
Express Tribune
Even as the Senate raises clamor over the controversial Pakistan…

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Information Security Reports

The Heartbleed Bug: What Should I Do About It?
Earlier this week, news of the “Heartbleed Bug” was released to…

OSAC Annual Briefing 2013 White Paper: A for Anonymous: Attacks, Attribution, and Analysis
Anonymous, a name collectively given in 2004 to everyone posting…

OSAC Assessment: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
The Russian Black Sea resort town of Sochi will host the 2014…

Java: Top Target in Cyber Exploits
Java is a programming language that allows application…

Syrian Conflict Escalation: Regional Implications
On August 21, 2013, open source reports surfaced that the Syrian…

Alert: Possible OSAC Email Scam
The Overseas Security Advisory Council recently received several…

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Consular Affairs Bulletins

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: San Salvador (El Salvador), Credit Card Cloning Alert
The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador wishes to remind U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in El Salvador that El Salvador is rated CRITICAL for crime.…

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From the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC): The field of fuzzing as a security defense strategy originated over 25 years ago and is one of the…


Mandiant’s annual threat report, reveals key insights, statistics and case studies illustrating how the tools and tactics of advanced persistent threat (APT) actors have evolved…


FBI Cyber Division PIN (Private Industry Notification) #140408-009: Cyber actors will likely increase cyber intrusions against health care systems—to include medical devices—due…


The Internet Security Threat Report provides an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity. The report is based on data from the Symantec Global Intelligence…


From the U.S. Secret Service: A presentation on credit card "skimming" and associated financial crimes investigations. Please see the attached PDF for the presentation.


Skimming is one of the most widespread causes of credit card fraud. Skimming means illegal copying of a credit card's data for subsequent monetary theft. This presentation is…


Websense has published the Websense Security Labs 2014 Threat Report. The report details the threats and trends that marked last year. The figures in the report show that 85% of…


The “Special 301” Report is the result of an annual review of the state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement in trading partners around world, which…


This report describes the fundamental characteristics of hacker black markets and how they have grown into their current state in order to give insight into how their existence…


FBI Cyber Division Flash Report #M-000026-BT details the coordinated DDoS (dedicated denial-of-service) attacks against U.S. financial institutions since September 2012. The…