Data Privacy & Security Service Digital Digest_Summer 2019

What is Malvertising?

Malvertising, also known as mali- cious advertising, is the ability to spread malware through adver- tising and compromised systems. Malicious code is infused into ads that are legitimately displayed on various websites, exposing users visiting these sites to possible in- Our Satellites are Prime Targets for Cyberattacks

will be infected.

fection. The advertising networks and websites are not aware of this risk. In addition, it is difficult for cyber- security experts to identify which ad is the culprit, as ads continually change and not everyone visiting

Exploit kits are used to install mal- ware by bypassing security. The most popular kit currently in use is the Angler Exploit kit.

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Hackers are a threat to our digi- tal infrastructure, but an area that needs attention is the vulnerabil- ity of space satellites. There is no oversight agency or policy in place in regard to securing space infra- structure. While the FCC regulates communications, space security is in the hands of the private sector.

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The FBI has reported that an on- going cyber insider threat involves former or disgruntled employees who exploit their access to net- works, software, login credentials and administrative permissions to harm companies. While the threat is motivatedmost- ly by a need for revenge, some also

engage in extortion for profit. This report outlines specific trends over the past three years, as well as steps to put in place to protect your community from attacks.

FBI Warns of Cyber Insider Threat Actors

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