Roaming Mantis dabbles in mining and phishing multilingually

In April 2018, Kaspersky Lab published a blogpost titled ‘Roaming Mantis uses DNS hijacking to infect Android smartphones’. Roaming Mantis uses Android malware which is designed to spread via DNS…

Japan's economy shrinks in January-March quarter

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy shrank at an annualized rate of 0.6 percent in the quarter through March, as private investment and public spending declined, according to Cabinet Office data…

IT threat evolution Q1 2018. Statistics

Q1 figures According to KSN: Kaspersky Lab solutions blocked 796,806,112 attacks launched from online resources located in 194 countries across the globe. 282,807,433 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 8, 2018

Interest in alternative crops remains steady despite lower prices for some Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Calvin Trostle, 806-746-6101, ctrostle@ag.tamu.edu LUBBOCK – Oilseed crops like sunflowers and canola…

DDoS attacks in Q1 2018

News overview In early January, it was reported that an amateur hacker had come close to pulling off a botnet attack using “improvised” materials. Armed with information gleaned from hacker…

The 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan triggered a devastating catastrophe in one of the country’s largest nuclear power plants. The cleanup will take decades, and it’s no job for…

Scholarship

Sarah Do, a senior at College Station High School, has been awarded a Kikkoman National Scholarship from Youth For Understanding to participate as an international exchange student and live with…

Roaming Mantis uses DNS hijacking to infect Android smartphones

In March 2018, Japanese media reported the hijacking of DNS settings on routers located in Japan, redirecting users to malicious IP addresses. The redirection led to the installation of Trojanized…

China, Japan resume economic talks after 8-year hiatus

TOKYO (AP) — China and Japan have resumed high-level economic talks after a hiatus of nearly eight years in a sign of improving ties in their often-frosty relationship. Source: Business…

Japan survey shows corporate sentiment is worsening

TOKYO (AP) — A quarterly business outlook survey by Japan’s central bank shows corporate sentiment has worsened for the first time in two years. Source: Business – The Eagle

AgriLife Research team helping better understand causes of muscular dystrophy

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Vlad Panin, 979-845-9274, panin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Using fruit flies, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists may be one step closer to better understanding…

Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems in H2 2017

For many years, Kaspersky Lab experts have been uncovering and researching cyberthreats that target a variety of information systems – those of commercial and government organizations, banks, telecoms operators, industrial…

Japan's February exports, imports grow amid trade war fears

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s exports in February grew 1.8 percent compared to the same month a year ago, according to Ministry of Finance data released Monday. Source: Business – The…

Dog sent overseas by mistake returned to Kansas family

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A dog that United Airlines mistakenly flew to Japan is back with its family in Kansas. Source: Business – The Eagle

Time of death? A therapeutic postmortem of connected medicine

At last year’s Security Analyst Summit 2017 we predicted that medical networks would be a titbit for cybercriminals. Unfortunately, we were right. The numbers of medical data breaches and leaks…

Steel standoff: EU, Japan press ally US for tariff exemption

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Japan pressed U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade envoy Saturday to exempt them, as longtime U.S. allies, from upcoming steel tariffs that have sparked…

Masha and these Bears

Sofacy, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear, and Tsar Team, is a prolific, well resourced, and persistent adversary. They are sometimes portrayed as wild and reckless, but as seen under…

Spam and phishing in 2017

Figures of the year The share of spam in mail traffic came to 56.63%, down 1.68% against 2016. The biggest source of spam remains the US (13.21%). 40% of spam…

Japan's economy grows at 0.5 percent annual pace in Oct-Dec

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy grew at a slower than expected 0.5 percent annual pace in the October-December quarter, as strong exports failed to fully compensate for relatively weak domestic…

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. By Marc L. Flaster NEW YORK, New York (Texas Insider Report) — Predictions are the common thread of any new year.  They fill…