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  1. The Russia-linked cyber espionage group known as Sofacy, APT28, Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, Sednit and Strontium has shifted its focus from NATO member countries and Ukraine to Central Asia and even further east, Kaspersky Lab reported on Tuesday.

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  2. NIST's Attribute Metadata Schema Could Help Privacy Compliance in Multi-Domain Transactions

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  3. Google is stepping up its Internet of Things (IoT) game as it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xively, a division of LogMeIn, Inc.

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  4. A lesser known hacker group believed to be working on behalf of the North Korean government has been expanding the scope and sophistication of its campaigns, according to a report published on Tuesday by FireEye.

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  5. More than 3 million new malware samples targeting the Android operating system were discovered in 2017, marking a slight decrease from the previous year, G Data reports.

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  6. Updates released by Apple on Monday for iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS patch a flaw that causes applications to crash when rendering specific strings of Indian characters.

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  7. An update released last week for RubyGems includes several security improvements and patches for various types of vulnerabilities.

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  8. A malicious attack uses a multi-stage infection to deploy malware that is capable of stealing passwords from various applications on a victim’s computer, Trustwave reports.

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  9. NIST is Working Towards International Cybersecurity Standards for the Internet of Things With Draft Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8200

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  10. A record-breaking number of vulnerabilities were disclosed in 2017, with a total of 20,832 such security flaws, a new report from Risk Based Security shows. 

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  11. Malicious hackers attempted to steal millions of dollars from banks in Russia and India by abusing the SWIFT global banking network.

    A report published last week by Russia’s central bank on the types of attacks that hit financial institutions in 2017 revealed that an unnamed bank was the victim of a successful SWIFT-based attack.

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  12. More than 30 lawsuits have been filed by Intel customers and shareholders against the chip giant following the disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.

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  13. Google Project Zero has made public the details of an unpatched vulnerability affecting the Edge web browser after Microsoft failed to release a patch within a 90-day deadline.

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  14. Cyberattacks Are Costly, and Things Could Get Worse: US Report

    Cyberattacks cost the United States between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016, a White House report said Friday, warning of a "spillover" effect for the broader economy if the situation worsens.

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  15. Oracle said Thursday that it has agreed to acquire cloud security firm Zenedge for an undisclosed sum.

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