Category Archives: Internet

VPN: Virtual Private Network and Internet Privacy

by Daniel Brouse and Sidd Mukherjee Your Internet service provider (ISP) knows where you live, your address and billing info. They also know: all the IPs and domain names you visit and when all the content of your unencrypted traffic in and out, as well as, the timing The federal government now allows your ISP […]

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Russia Hacked 500 Million Yahoo Accounts

The Membrane Domain: Cybersecurity by the Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs A grand jury in the Northern District of California has indicted four defendants, including two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), for computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offenses in connection with a conspiracy, beginning in January 2014, to […]

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Former Employees Sue Microsoft For PTSD

By Daniel Brouse for The Membrane Domain Cybersecurity Two former Microsoft employees have filed a lawsuit against Microsoft claiming PTSD. Their job as part of the security team was to review users content that had been flagged by automated software. For instance, pictures sent through Hotmail or other Microsoft services that appeared suspicious were then […]

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Trump Security Breach

By Daniel Brouse for The Membrane Domain Cybersecurity For months, the security community has known that both the DNC and GOP were hacked. The DNC hack was used to undermine Hillary. The GOP / Trump hacks were meant for blackmailing Trump. No surprises here. U.S. security agencies were aware of Donald Trump’s security breaches since […]

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U.S. Security-clearances Hacked

by Daniel Brouse for Membrane Domain Cybersecurity In 2014 and 2015, there were two major breaches of U.S. government databases holding personnel records and security-clearance files of at least 22.1 million people, including Social Security numbers and some fingerprints, of not only federal employees and contractors but their families and friends. U.S. officials have privately […]

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Russia Attempts to Hack Electric Grid

by Membrane Domain Cybersecurity Malware associated with a Russian hacking operation, Grizzly Steppe, was found on a Burlington Electric computer. It appears as though Russia was trying to access the power grid; however, the infected computer was not connected to the network. “Vermonters and all Americans should be both alarmed and outraged that one of […]

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Russia And Cybersecurity

by Membrane Domain Cybersecurity Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear are two hacking organizations from Russia. Cozy Bear (classified as advanced persistent threat APT29) are believed to be associated with Russian intelligence. Fancy Bear (also known as APT28, Pawn Storm, Sofacy Group, Sednit and STRONTIUM) is a cyber espionage group believed to be sponsored by the […]

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Yahoo Hacked

by Membrane Domain Cybersecurity In September, Yahoo disclosed that 500 million user accounts had been hacked. In December 2016, Yahoo announced that an additional one billion accounts had been hacked. “What’s most troubling is that this occurred so long ago, in August 2013, and no one saw any indication of a breach occurring until law […]

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Big Brother Is Watching: FBI and NSA Spying on You

Two newspapers, The Washington Post and the Guardian (UK), have published articles about the United States government invading the civil rights of its own citizens. The information was obtained from a “top secret” document and states that the National Security Agency and the FBI are collecting information directly from the servers of Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, […]

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