Information Security News

Featured News

There are no matching Featured News for the filter applied

Daily News

Under Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law, U.S. tech giants face stricter censorship
Washington Post
The Vietnamese legislation could serve as a model for other…

Shutting the gates of academia: American universities cut ties to Huawei and Confucius Institute
South China Morning Post
As US government efforts to restrict American academia’s ties to…

Facebook Stored Millions Of User Passwords In Plain, Readable Text
NPR
On Thursday, Facebook said it didn't properly mask the passwords…

View All

Information Security Reports

The Overseas Traveler’s Guide to ATM Skimmers & Fraud
Automated teller machines (ATMs) are commonly the first stop a…

Traveling with Mobile Devices: Trends & Best Practices
Over 260 OSAC constituents responded to survey questions on…

A Year in Review: Threats to Journalists and Media Personnel in 2018
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and…

China Travel Advisory Update & OSAC Benchmarking Results
On January 3, the State Department updated the China Travel…

Huawei Arrest and U.S. Private-sector Response
The recent arrest of Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)…

Annual Briefing 2018 - Global Security Perceptions v. Reality: Indicators to Assess Risk - The Jordanian Case Study
This report was produced as part of OSAC's Annual Briefing…

View All

Consular Affairs Bulletins

There are no matching Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens for the filter applied

Resource Library

Links to web sites outside the U.S. Federal Government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names within the Overseas Security Advisory Council web site are for the convenience of the user. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or aapproval by the Overseas Security Advisory Council of any private sector web site, product, or service.
Data pager
Records Per Page:
PageSizeComboBox
select
 
Data pager
Records Per Page:
PageSizeComboBox
select


In March 2018, an identified financial services corporation received a thumb drive infected with the bank credential-stealing Qakbot malware variant, targeting information from…


This joint Technical Alert (TA) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Working with…


The VPNFilter malware uses modular functionality on Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) routers to collect intelligence, exploit LAN devices, and block actor-configurable network…


The FBI assesses foreign cyber actors operating in the Islamic Republic of Iran could potentially use a range of Computer Network Operations (CNO) against US-based networks in…


The FBI assesses it is unlikely hacktivist groups will attempt to conduct cyber attacks on 5 November 2016, also known as “Guy Fawkes Day.” The hacktivist collective Anonymous…


The exploitation of the “Internet of Things” (IOT) to conduct small-to-large scale attacks on the private industry will very likely continue due to the open availability of the…


The ‘Locky’ malware is a ransomware variant, which has extensively utilized spam campaigns to distribute malicious files that download and execute code capable of encrypting…


Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) is a sophisticated scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments. The…


Ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat, targeting users of all types—from the home user to the corporate network. On average, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have…


As of 5 May 2016, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Sympathizer hacking group United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) defaced a Nigerian-hosted Web site, posting an html file…