30 Sep 2012

Cyber Attack Leaves Comair Employees Without Paycheck

“A spokesperson with Delta tells Local 12 that hundreds of Comair employees did not get a paycheck today because of a cyber attack. The attack on PNC Bank reportedly originated out of Iran.  400 employees are affected by the attack.” Source:Cyber Attack Leaves Comair Employees Without Paycheck – :: Cincinnati

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28 Sep 2012

US cyber warrior accuses China of targeting Pentagon

“The U.S. Cyber Command’s top intelligence officer accused China on Thursday of persistent efforts to pierce Pentagon computer networks and said a proposal was moving forward to boost the cyber command in the U.S. military hierarchy.” Source:US cyber warrior accuses China of targeting Pentagon | Reuters

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28 Sep 2012

Cyber attack takes down PNC website for second day

“A cyberattack that one expert called the biggest of its kind to hit the United States crippled PNC Financial Services Group’s website on Thursday. For the second consecutive day, the Pittsburgh-based bank’s website fell victim to a denial-of-service attack, in which a person or group directs a flood of traffic

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27 Sep 2012

Joint strike force shuts down largest carding operation in Australia

“A joint strike force specialising in disrupting identity fraud and illegal credit-card manufacturing has made yet another set of arrests, cementing the shutdown of what was the largest carding operation in Australia.” Source: Joint strike force shuts down largest carding operation in Australia | ZDNet

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27 Sep 2012

DISA charged with securing networks for all but two agencies

“The Defense Information Systems Agency has been tapped to tighten up network security of all branches of the federal government except the State Department and the FBI, which have their own systems. The move is in response to the unauthorized release of hundreds of thousands of pages of Pentagon and

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27 Sep 2012

Best defense against cyberattacks is good offense, says former DHS official

“Jeremiah Grossman, founder and CTO of WhiteHat Security, said both government and the private sector ‘absolutely have not gotten better at identifying and tracking hackers. It’s gotten harder. Particularly because if the bad guys know how to hide, they can.’ Grossman agrees that defense against cyberattacks is not enough. ‘The

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27 Sep 2012

Banks fail to repel cyber threat

“A shadowy but well organized hacker group in the Middle East has disrupted the electronic banking operations of America’s largest financial institutions in recent days, underscoring U.S. vulnerability to online terrorism. A group identifying itself as Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters attacked the websites of Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp and

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27 Sep 2012

In cyberattacks, hacking humans is highly effective way to access systems

“Once malicious software code is delivered, it burrows in and hides in a targeted network. That code, known as malware, can lurk for years in intelligence or attack schemes that are sometimes known as ‘advanced persistent threats.’ Eventually, the code reaches back out to the hackers for instructions, often cloaking

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26 Sep 2012

Chinese Hackers Blamed for Intrusion at Energy Industry Giant Telvent

“A company whose software and services are used to remotely administer and monitor large sections of the energy industry began warning customers last week that it is investigating a sophisticated hacker attack spanning its operations in the United States, Canada and Spain. Experts says digital fingerprints left behind by attackers

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26 Sep 2012

Wells Fargo is latest victim in cyber attack spree

“A day of disruptions in Wells Fargo & Co.’s electronic banking operations apparently was the latest in a series of cyber attacks that disrupted online operations at Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. A computer security expert blamed massive denial of service attacks, in which

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