30 Mar 2012

Attack on Russian banker in London leaves trail of clues back to Moscow

“Gorbuntsov survived. He remains in a critical condition in hospital. But his shooting is the most high-profile attack on a Russian in London since the 2006 polonium murder of Alexander Litvinenko. It is also a throwback to the 1990s, when rival Russian businessmen typically settled their feuds using bombs and

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28 Mar 2012

Olympic Security Review After France Attacks

“Britain has planned for a dizzying array of security nightmares surrounding the Olympics, including a coordinated attack like the London transit bombings, a dirty bomb or a cyberattack.” (Source: Olympic Security Review After France Attacks – ABC News.)

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28 Mar 2012

Link Grows Between Terrorism, Organized Crime, Officials Say

” The two missions of fighting terrorism and combating global organized crime are increasingly linked, senior Defense Department officials told Congress yesterday. Michael A. Sheehan, assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict; Garry Reid, deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations and combating terrorism; and William

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28 Mar 2012

U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s top cyber cop offered a grim appraisal of the nation’s efforts to keep computer hackers from plundering corporate data networks: “We’re not winning,” he said. “ (Source: U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War – WSJ.com.)

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27 Mar 2012

Attack on aid worker ‘payback for massacre’

“THE attack on an Australian aid worker in Afghanistan was retribution for the night-time murder of 17 unarmed Afghan civilians by US soldier Robert Bales, the Taliban has said.” (Source: Attack on aid worker ‘payback for massacre’.)

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27 Mar 2012

Naxal attack in Gadchiroli kills 12 CRPF men

“While 12 personnel including three sub inspectors died, 28 constables of the ‘192 batallion’ of the Central Reserve Police Force were injured after Naxals triggered a blast targeting their bus on an inter-state road in Dhanora Taluka in Gadchiroli district on Tuesday morning. The bus was part of a fleet

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26 Mar 2012

Microsoft takes down ZeuS botnets

“A Microsoft-led operation resulted in the takedown of key servers associated with the infamous ZeuS and SpyEye banking Trojan botnets on Friday.” Source: Microsoft takes down ZeuS botnets • The Register

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25 Mar 2012

7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes central Chile

“A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit central Chile on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.” (7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes central Chile – CNN.com)

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25 Mar 2012

GAO: Global IT Supply Chain Poses New National Security Risk

“A new GAO report published on Friday warned that the global supply chain of IT products could be putting national security at risk. “Federal agencies rely extensively on computerized information systems and electronic data to carry out their operations,” the 45-page report stated. “The exploitation of information technology products and

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25 Mar 2012

Government agencies pay hackers big money for early access to exploits

“It might come as a surprise to many of you, but there is a booming market of buying and selling zero-day exploits of popular software and operating systems. An exclusive zero-day hack for iOS could get you anywhere in between $100,000 to $250,000.” (Source: Government agencies pay hackers big money

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