Texas A&M releases new Ace cowpea

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gerald Smith, 903-834-6191, gerald.smith@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – A new forage cowpea variety – Ace – blends a number of desirable characteristics into into a…

APT Trends Report Q2 2018

In the second quarter of 2017, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) began publishing summaries of the quarter’s private threat intelligence reports, in an effort to make the…

Farm bill discussions set for High Plains cotton producers June 19-20, July 12

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: DeDe Jones, 806-677-5600, dljones@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host another round of cotton meetings in the High Plains June…

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…

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…

Bryan Police Investigate Shooting

From the Bryan Police Department: On April 22, 2018 at 1:30 a.m., Officers responded to 1300 Turkey Creek for a report of a shooting. A large party was underway when…

Energetic Bear/Crouching Yeti: attacks on servers

Energetic Bear/Crouching Yeti is a widely known APT group active since at least 2010. The group tends to attack different companies with a strong focus on the energy and industrial…

APT Trends report Q1 2018

In the second quarter of 2017, Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) began publishing summaries of the quarter’s private threat intelligence reports in an effort to make the public…

Putin, Erdogan launch Turkey's 1st nuclear reactor

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Turkey on Tuesday launched the start of construction for Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, as ties between the two nations deepen. …

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…

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…

The Slingshot APT FAQ

While analysing an incident which involved a suspected keylogger, we identified a malicious library able to interact with a virtual file system, which is usually the sign of an advanced…

Mobile malware evolution 2017

The year in figures In 2017, Kaspersky Lab detected the following: 5,730,916 malicious installation packages 94,368 mobile banking Trojans 544,107 mobile ransomware Trojans Trends of the year Rooting malware: no…

Ranch Management University spring event set April 2-6 in College Station

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Ranchers wanting to brush up on or learn the fundamentals of soils and soil fertility, forage…

Turkey says won't allow 'one-sided' gas search off Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey’s energy minister says his country won’t allow Cyprus’ government to carry out a “unilateral” gas search off the east Mediterranean island. Source: Business – The…

Turkey slams Cyprus for gas search, blocks rig with warships

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey’s foreign ministry criticized Cyprus again Sunday for a “unilateral” offshore hydrocarbons search after Turkish warships prevented an Italian rig from reaching an area off the…

DDoS attacks in Q4 2017

News overview In terms of DDoS attacks, the last quarter of 2017 was livelier than the previous one. Some major botnets were discovered and destroyed. For instance, early December saw…

Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — A commercial plane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from…

Iraq plans new Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Sunday invited companies to submit statements of interest in building a new pipeline from the northern city of Kirkuk to Turkey’s Mediterranean port of Ceyhan. …

Wilkinson and A&M Garden Club craft with pine cones

Joyce Wilkinson and other members of the A&M Garden Club recently used pine cones to craft colorful turkey decorations. The pine cone turkeys were delivered to seniors at Crestview with…