04 Apr 2013

Anonymous ‘hacks’ North Korea social network accounts

“The hacking collective Anonymous has said it has been ‘hacking’ and vandalising social networking profiles linked to North Korea. Anonymous also claimed to have accessed 15,000 usernames and passwords from a university database.” Source: BBC News – Anonymous ‘hacks’ North Korea social network accounts

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04 Apr 2013

Cyberattacks Abound Yet Companies Tell SEC Losses Are Few

“The 27 largest U.S. companies reporting cyber attacks say they sustained no major financial losses, exposing a disconnect with federal officials who say billions of dollars in corporate secrets are being stolen. MetLife Inc., Coca-Cola Co. (KO), and Honeywell International Inc. were among the 100 largest U.S. companies by revenue

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02 Apr 2013

Israel braces for massive cyber-offensive

“Hackers around the world are plotting to strike Israel’s online presence in a coordinated cyber-attack later this week. The effort, known as ‘OpIsrael,’ which is being organized by hacktivist group Anonymous, aims to target the 100 largest websites in the country, especially those of banks, credit card companies, and communications

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30 Mar 2013

“Funded hacktivism” or cyber-terrorists, AmEx attackers have big bankroll

“On March 28, American Express’ website went offline for at least two hours during a distributed denial of service attack. A group calling itself ‘the cyber-fighters of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam’ claimed responsibility for the attack, which began at about 3:00pm Eastern Time. In a statement, an American Express spokesperson said,

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30 Mar 2013

Sabotage suspected in Egypt submarine cable cut

“Egypt said it has arrested three men suspected of slicing a crucial undersea Internet cable on Wednesday, causing widespread problems from Kenya to Pakistan. The South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) cable runs 12,500 miles from France to Singapore, with branches connecting telecommunication companies in Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh,

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27 Mar 2013

Spamhaus Cyberbunker DDOS Attack

“Internet speeds around the world have noticeably slowed down due to a massive ‘distributed denial of service’ attack, reports the BBC. These DDoS attacks bombard targeted web servers with so much dummy traffic that people trying to access a site for legitimate purposes are unable to do so. It’s most

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27 Mar 2013

Wells Fargo Hit With Denial-Of-Service Cyber Attack On Tuesday

“Wells Fargo & Co on Tuesday said its online banking website was experiencing an unusually high volume of traffic that it believes stems from a denial-of-service cyber attack. ‘The vast majority of customers are not impacted and customer information remains safe,’ said Bridget Braxton, a spokeswoman for the fourth-largest U.S.

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27 Mar 2013

Android Trojan Found in Targeted Attack

“In the past, we’ve seen targeted attacks against Tibetan and Uyghur activists on Windows and Mac OS X platforms. We’ve documented several interesting attacks (A Gift for Dalai Lamas Birthday and Cyber Attacks Against Uyghur Mac OS X Users Intensify) which used ZIP files as well as DOC, XLS and

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26 Mar 2013

MI5 warning over financial scam

“MI5 has taken the unusual step of issuing a public warning after fraudsters pretending to be the service’s head attempted to obtain money from people.” Source: MI5 warning over financial scam – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

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23 Mar 2013

Hackers Take Down Official Mossad Website, Details of 30,000 Israeli Officials Leaked

“Several hacktivist groups are planning to unite their forces for OpIsrael starting with April 7. However, in the meantime, others keep targeting high-profile Israeli websites as a form of protest against the Israeli government. The latest attack is the result of cooperation between Sector 404, Anonymous and the notorious Turkish

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