10 Aug 2011

Questions Arise Over Whether ‘Flash Mob’ Attacks in U.S. Cities Motivated by Race

“Police departments in several cities around the country are investigating what appear to be incidents of ‘flash mob’-generated violence, in which packs of dozens or even hundreds of youths appear seemingly out of nowhere to commit assaults, robberies and other crimes against innocent bystanders.” (Source: Questions Arise Over Whether ‘Flash

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10 Aug 2011

Anthrax case confirmed in the Midwest

“Minnesota Department of Health officials have confirmed that a patient currently in a Minnesota hospital has contracted inhalation Anthrax. “ (Source: Anthrax case confirmed in the Midwest – Chicago Homeland Security | Examiner.com.)

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10 Aug 2011

Ahmadinejad urges UN to react on Britain riot

“Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday urged the U.N. Security Council to take action over the rioting in Britain, arguing it was hypocritical in its reaction to such events.” (Source: The Associated Press: Ahmadinejad urges UN to react on Britain riot.)

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10 Aug 2011

Hacker group vows to ‘kill Facebook’

“Apparently, ‘Anonymous’ won’t be accepting your friend request.” (Source: Hacker group vows to ‘kill Facebook’ – CNN.com.)

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10 Aug 2011

3 arrested in fake bomb found at Phoenix airport

“Three African refugees were arrested after what police described as a fake bomb was found in one of their carry-on bags during security screening at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, police said Tuesday. “ (Source: 3 arrested in fake bomb found at Phoenix airport | 6abc.com.)

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10 Aug 2011

Cyber Threat Resembles Pre-9/11 Terror Threat: Black Hat

“Government leaders don’t understand the gravity of the threat of cyber attacks or the implications, ex-CIA official tells Black Hat attendees.” (Source: Cyber Threat Resembles Pre-9/11 Terror Threat: Black Hat — InformationWeekCyber Threat Resembles Pre-9/11 Terror Threat: Black Hat – government Blog.)

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08 Aug 2011

Stock Futures Plunge as US Loses Risk-Free Reputation

“U.S. stock index futures point to a sharply lower opening on Monday as the nation lost its risk-free reputation.” (Source: Stock Futures Plunge as US Loses Risk-Free Reputation – International Business Times.)

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06 Aug 2011

Hacker group declares cyber war on US police

“A hacker group on Saturday claimed it has ‘defaced and destroyed’ websites at scores of US police agencies in retaliation for the arrest of suspected peers accused of hacking into the CIA, British crime agency SOCA, and Sony.” (Source: AFP: Hacker group declares cyber war on US police.)

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05 Aug 2011

Black Hat hacker details lethal wireless attack on insulin pumps

“If you thought that unlocking cars via SMS was the definition of nefarious, think again: at the Black Hat security conference, security researcher Jerome Radcliffe has detailed how our use of SCADA insulin pumps, pacemakers, and implanted defibrillators could lead to untraceable, lethal attacks from half a mile away.” (Source:

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05 Aug 2011

Hershey hacked by attacker who changes recipe rather than steal data

“A hacker managed to penetrate the website of confectionary giant Hershey and change a recipe.” (Source: Hershey hacked by attacker who changes recipe rather than steal data – SC Magazine UK.)

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