What kids get up to online

Today’s children navigate the Internet better than adults. They are not afraid to try out new technology, and are quick to grasp new trends and sometimes invent their own. New…

They’re processed quickly, and either detained briefly or released into U.S. with a court date By James Jay Carafano Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — One thing is certain: getting…

APT trends report Q1 2019

For just under two years, the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky Lab has been publishing quarterly summaries of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity. The summaries are based…

Project TajMahal – a sophisticated new APT framework

Executive summary ‘TajMahal’ is a previously unknown and technically sophisticated APT framework discovered by Kaspersky Lab in the autumn of 2018. This full-blown spying framework consists of two packages named…

Only in Comic Books do the physics of energy production work like that By Mark P. Mills Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — While it might seem like everybody wants…

Participates in Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing ‘Assessing the Role of the United States in the World’ Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the…

‘I am proud to be appointed to two productive subcommittees that will allow me to continue to deliver for South and West Texas’ Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Appropriations…

GreyEnergy’s overlap with Zebrocy

In October 2018, ESET published a report describing a set of activity they called GreyEnergy, which is believed to be a successor to BlackEnergy group. BlackEnergy (a.k.a. Sandworm) is best…

Ibrahim earns Texas A&M honor as Regents Professor

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContacts: Dr. Amir Ibrahim, 979-845-8274, aibrahim@tamu.edu Helping recognize Dr. Amir Ibrahim, Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeder in the Texas A&M University department of soil and…

U.S. fossil fuel exports spur Asian building boom, climate worries

Workers board large-sized liquefied natural gas carriers under construction at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering facility on Geoje Island, South Korea. The boom in fossil-fuel production in the United…

APT review of the year

What were the most interesting developments in terms of APT activity throughout the year and what can we learn from them? Not an easy question to answer; everybody has partial…

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2018. Top security stories

Introduction The internet is now woven into the fabric of our lives. Many people routinely bank, shop and socialize online and the internet is the lifeblood of commercial organizations. The…

Shares advance in Asia following Xi-Trump tariffs truce

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares are advancing in Asia after Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping met and agreed to moderate tensions over trade. Source: Business – The Eagle

Surge of oil and gas flowing to Texas coastline triggers building boom, tensions

A brown pelican perches on a fishing pier, damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, in Port Aransas, Texas, on June 6, 2018. In the background stand three offshore oil rigs.…

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2018. Story of the year: miners

Cryptocurrency miners that infect the computers of unsuspecting users essentially operate according to the same business model as ransomware programs: the victim’s computing power is harnessed to enrich the cybercriminals.…

Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Threat Predictions for 2019

There’s nothing more difficult than predicting. So, instead of gazing into a crystal ball, the idea here is to make educated guesses based on what has happened recently and where…

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IT threat evolution Q3 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Lazarus targets cryptocurrency exchange Lazarus is a well-established threat actor that has conducted cyber-espionage and cybersabotage campaigns since at least 2009. In recent years, the…

Two Texas A&M faculty named Fellows at CSSA, ASA conference in Baltimore

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Amir Ibrahim, 979-845-8274, aibrahim@tamu.eduDr. Seth Murray, 979-845-3041, sethmurray@tamu.edu BALTIMORE – Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists were honored for their professional achievements with the…

New Training for veterinarians in 14 African countries to help combat infectious diseases

AgriLife Research Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases part of joint program Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Some 180 veterinarians drawn from 14 African countries will benefit…