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Future of the internet debated at NetMundial in Brazil
BBC
A meeting to determine how the internet should be governed gets…

Easter egg: DSL router patch merely hides backdoor instead of closing it
Ars Technica
First, DSL router owners got an unwelcome Christmas present.…

AOL confirms Mail service hacked
USA Today
AOL Mail has been hacked and several users have reported their…

Global Cyber Spying Incidents Triple in 2013
International Business Times
A comprehensive study on global cybersecurity has revealed that…

Bank of England to test banks' computer systems against hacking - FT
Reuters
The Bank of England will oversee simulated hacking attacks of…

Hackers Use Heartbleed Bug to Attack 'Major Corporation'
NBC News
Hackers took advantage of the Heartbleed vulnerability to break…

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Google reportedly wants to make email encryption easier, but don't hold your breath
PC World
Google is reportedly preparing to help users beef up Gmail…

NullCrew Hackers Target UVa, the State of Indiana, National Credit Union and Others
Softpedia
On Easter Sunday, hackers of the NullCrew collective announced…

Deltek Breach Raises Qeustions about Widespread Hacking
Nextgov
Details surrounding a recent network breach at the business…

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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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This report from Cloudmark includes threat updates on global messaging and spam trends for the first quarter of 2014. The threat updates are: Mobile Spam in the UK, Mobile…


Satellite Communications (SATCOM) play a vital role in the global telecommunications system. We live in a world where an ever-increasing stream of digital data is flowing between…


From the Center for Internet Security (CIS): If your computer system has indeed been compromised and infected with a virus or other malware, you need to take action to protect…


This example/template of a policy document was recently created by one of the FBI's trust industry partners regarding employee use of internet social media platforms. This policy…


FBI Cyber Division Private Industry Notification (PIN) #140416-002: The following Snort signatures have been developed and tested to detect attempted exploitation of the…


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…


From the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC): Security researchers from Google Security recently discovered a vulnerability with the Heartbeat…


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.