DarkPulsar FAQ

What’s it all about? In March 2017, a group of hackers calling themselves “the Shadow Brokers” published a chunk of stolen data that included two frameworks: DanderSpritz and FuzzBunch. The…

DarkPulsar

In March 2017, the ShadowBrokers published a chunk of stolen data that included two frameworks: DanderSpritz and FuzzBunch. DanderSpritz consists entirely of plugins to gather intelligence, use exploits and examine…

Symposium focuses on human diet, ‘cross-talk’ between gut microbes and host physiology

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu   Contact: Dr. Robert S. Chapkin, 979-845-0419, r-chapkin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Scientists at Texas A&M University recently participated in the day-long Grand Challenges Symposium…

Names Chosen For Bryan ISD’s Career And Technology Education Center

The Bryan school board has approved three names for the district’s new career and technology education (CTE) center. First, the overall property will be known as the career and technical…

Protein derived from cottonseed for human nutrition one step closer to reality

Texas A&M receives USDA-APHIS deregulation approval Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677- 5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduDr. Keerti Rathore, 979-862-4795, rathore@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Cottonseed ground into flour to deliver protein to millions of people,…

How Washington unleashed fossil-fuel exports and sold out on climate

The Trump White House has capitalized on fossil-fuel exports made possible by the Obama administration. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is shown here on Aug. 2, 2017 welcoming his predecessor, Ernest…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Science and Engineering Advisory Board have named Texas A&M Engineering as the new host of the…

Mark Benden, PhD, director of the Ergonomics Center at Texas A&M, explains the science of how people work and how we can all be healthier doing so. (Hint: Move more!)…

Octopus-infested seas of Central Asia

For the last two years we have been monitoring a Russian-language cyberespionage actor that focuses on Central Asian users and diplomatic entities. We named the actor DustSquad and have provided…

Precision agriculture, nutrition discussed during tour of AgriLife center in Temple

Personnel share info on a variety of local, regional, global activities Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Tom Gerik, 254-774-6128, tgerik@brc.tamus.edu TEMPLE — Dr. Patrick Stover, vice chancellor for…

We must be aggressive about protecting the tools that foster Local Economic Growth & Job Creation By Beverly Powell Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Many Austin politicos are talking about…

Threats in the Netherlands

Introduction On October 4, 2018, the MIVD held a press conference about an intercepted cyberattack on the OPWC in the Netherlands, allegedly by the advanced threat actor Sofacy (also known…

Texas A&M team proposes using research stations across U.S. for public STEM education

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Rhonda Struminger, 979-450-8484, struminger@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The general public and scientists are finding common ground at hundreds of biological field research stations across…

MuddyWater expands operations

Summary MuddyWater is a relatively new APT that surfaced in 2017. It has focused mainly on governmental targets in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, according to past telemetry. However, the group…

Zero-day exploit (CVE-2018-8453) used in targeted attacks

Yesterday, Microsoft published their security bulletin, which patches CVE-2018-8453, among others. It is a vulnerability in win32k.sys discovered by Kaspersky Lab in August. We reported this vulnerability to Microsoft on…

Shedding Skin – Turla’s Fresh Faces

Turla, also known as Venomous Bear, Waterbug, and Uroboros, may be best known for what was at the time an “ultra complex” snake rootkit focused on NATO-related targets, but their…

Row crop grower education program set for Oct. 16 in Weslaco

Contacts: Lucas Gregory, 979-845-7869, LFGregory@ag.tamu.edu Brad Cowan, 956-383-1026, brad.cowan@ag.tamu.edu WESLACO – Lower Rio Grande Valley row crop growers have a chance to learn practical ways to maximize efficiency and productivity…

Texas A&M AgriLife to lead consortium in establishing Center for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Texas A&M AgriLife will lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners in establishing a new Department of Homeland Security Center for…

Maeda joins AgriLife Extension cotton program in Lubbock

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Murilo Maeda, 806-746-6101, mmaeda@ag.tamu.edu LUBBOCK – Dr. Murilo Maeda is returning to his roots when he trades the Texas coast for the South…

Congressman Mike Conaway This collection of legislation included H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Businesses Tax Cuts Act, H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act, and H.R. 6756, the American…