PRIMARY RESEARCH: Bitcoin Going Out Of Fashion, As Cybercriminals Turn To Monero, Gaming Currencies And Micro-Payments To Launder $200Billion In Ill-Gotten Gains

Up to $200 Billion in Illegal Cybercrime Profits Is Laundered Each Year,
Comprehensive Research Study Reveals

Matt Miller’s Scouting Notebook: Early Free Agency Is a Win for Draft Prospects

QB prospects including Josh Allen (middle) and Sam Darnold (right) could both be big winners of Free Agency.Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Free agency hadn’t even officially begun before the 2018 NFL draft experienced an earthquake-like shakeup. As soon as Kirk Cousins—the largest domino in free agency this offseason—agreed to sign with the Minnesota Vikings, a ripple effect was felt. And no one stands to gain from that ripple more than the group of quarterbacks in this class. 

A new non-profit in Greendale has popped up with 100 percent of its proceeds going to help local residents. Give Back Wisconsin was established in February to help advance a number of community service projects using different fundraising efforts to suppo

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At Your Own Risk: Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Risks for Industrial and Utility Companies

Companies operating within the industrial and energy and utilities sectors are responsible for protecting the critical infrastructure we all rely upon to live. However, these companies must also operate their businesses more effectively and efficiently to meet consumer and government expectations. To achieve these objectives, companies are leveraging new technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT).

Pentagon: No survivors in American helicopter crash in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — All seven service members aboard a U.S. helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed, the Pentagon said Friday in a written statement.The aircraft crashed in western Iraq a day earlier, U.S. officials said.The officials said seven service members were on board. They spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss details of the crash before they were made public.The crash did not appear to be the result of enemy activity and is under investigation, the Pentagon said.“This tragedy reminds us of the risks our men and women face every day in service of our nations. We are thinking of the loved ones of these service members today,” said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jonathan P. Braga, director of operations in the fight against IS in Iraq and Syria.The helicopter was used by the Air Force for combat search and rescue, and was in transit from one location to another when it went down Thursday afternoon near the town of Qaim in Anbar Province.The Pentagon said an accompanying U.S. helicopter immediately reported the crash and a quick-reaction force comprised of Iraqi security forces and Coalition members secured the scene.The names of those killed will be released after next of kin have been notified, the statement added.The U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have an outpost in Qaim, which is located near the Syrian border. The anti-IS campaign accelerated through much of last year, as coalition and Iraqi forces battled to take back a string of cities and towns.Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over IS in Mosul in July. In the following months, Iraqi forces retook a handful of other IS-held towns including Tal Afar in August, Hawija in September and Qaim in October. In November, Iraqi forces retook the last Iraqi town held by IS – Rawah, near the border with Syria.The U.S.-led coalition has continued to work with Iraq and Syrian Democratic Forces to shore up the border region to make sure that foreign fighters and insurgents can’t move freely across the region.Associated Press writers Susannah George in London and Lolita C. Baldor in Washington contributed to this report.

The Multiworse Is Coming

You haven’t seen headlines recently about the Large Hadron Collider, have you? That’s because even the most skilled science writers can’t find much to write about.

Arsene Wenger Admits Arsenal Need a Miracle in EPL Top-4 Race

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he is hoping for a “miracle” in the race to finish in the Premier League’s top four after the Gunners beat AC Milan 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League. 

Why Giving Billions in Subsidies to Big Telecom Won’t Get Us Better Service

In the American internet access world, public assets are privatized all the time. Sometimes this happens when private companies are handed direct payments in the form of subsidies: public money, amounting to at least $5 billion a year, which is showered on companies to incentivize them to provide access in places where they feel it is too expensive to build. Sometimes this happens when companies are handed low-cost or no-cost access rights to infrastructure by state legislatures. And sometimes it happens in the form of broad public/private partnerships for “smart city” services.

Gamecube Dock For Switch Mods Nintendo with More Nintendo

[Dorison Hugo] let us know about a project he just completed that not only mods Nintendo with more Nintendo, but highlights some of the challenges that come from having to work with and around existing hardware. The project is a Gamecube Dock for the Nintendo Switch, complete with working Gamecube controller ports. It looks like a Gamecube with a big slice out of it, into which the Nintendo Switch docks seamlessly. Not only that, but thanks to an embedded adapter, original Gamecube controllers can plug into the ports and work with the Switch. The original orange LED on the top of the Gamecube even lights up when the Switch is docked. It was made mostly with parts left over from other mods.

Great Expectations: Building a Winning Cybersecurity Franchise With a Security Operations Center

As a die-hard hockey fan and coach, I often like to think of things in terms in sports. When you think about it, cybersecurity teams and professional sports teams aren’t all that different. If you are a fan of a professional sports franchise, you are well-aware of your expectations for your favorite team every year. Without question, you make an emotional investment at the start of the season, cheering your team on to combat the opposition on a nightly or weekly basis.

Vuln: Linux Kernel CVE-2017-18232 Local Denial of Service Vulnerability

Vulnerable: Linux kernel 4.15.9Linux kernel 4.15.4Linux kernel 4.14.13+ EnGarde Secure Linux 1.0.1

+ Immunix Immunix OS 7+

Time For DDoS Attacks

Every minute that a Denial-of-Service attack takes down websites and services, money and reputation drains from the bottom line. Sean Newman, Director of Product Management at Corero Network Security commented below.

Four short links: 16 March 2018

Longevity FAQ (Laura Deming) — I run Longevity Fund. I spend a lot of time thinking about what could increase healthy human lifespan. This is my overview of the field for beginners. Intimate Partner Violence — What we’ve discovered in our research is that digital abuse of intimate partners is both more mundane and more complicated than we might think. […] [I]ntimate partner violence upends the way we typically think about how to protect digital privacy and security. You should read this because we all need to get a lot more aware of the ways in which the tools we make might be used to hurt others.

The Secret Sharer

Four Alleged Associates of Sinaloa Cartel-Linked Encrypted Phone Company Are On the Run

Last week, Motherboard reported that the FBI had arrested the CEO of Phantom Secure, a company allegedly providing custom, security-focused BlackBerry phones to the Sinaloa drug cartel, among other criminal groups. But the feds aren’t only going after Phantom’s owner: on Thursday, the Department of Justice announced an indictment against other apparent Phantom staff too, and confirmed what one source told Motherboard before it became public knowledge—that authorities have seized Phantom’s domains used for routing messages.

Facebook: we won’t share data with WhatsApp (yet)

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WhatsApp can’t share user data with parent Facebook without breaking the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), so it won’t.

Chinese-Speaking APT Actor Caught Spying On Pharmaceutical Organisations

Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have discovered evidence of an emerging and alarming trend: more and more advanced cyber threat actors are turning their attention to attacks against the healthcare sector. The infamous PlugX malware has been detected in pharmaceutical organisations in Vietnam, aimed at stealing precious drug formulas and business information.

Marketing “Dirty Tinder” On Twitter

Marketing “Dirty Tinder” On Twitter

2018-03-16

About a week ago, a Tweet I was mentioned in received a dozen or so “likes” over a very short time period (about two minutes). I happened to be on my computer at the time, and quickly took a look at the accounts that generated those likes. They all followed a similar pattern. Here’s an example of one of the accounts’ profiles: