03 Jun 2015

Islamic State shows off ‘spoils of war’ from recent battles near Fallujah

“The Islamic State released footage showcasing recent fighting in the town of Karmah which sits just east of Fallujah. The video, which is over ten minutes long, is produced by the jihadist group’s Wilayat al Fallujah, its administrative division for the area.” Source: Islamic State shows off ‘spoils of war’

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03 Jun 2015

Warnings over growing IS cyber-threat

“A growing band of hacktivists is helping Islamic State spread its message by attacking media organisations and websites, a security company suggests. Supporters of IS were helping it with opportunistic attacks and more sophisticated operations, said FireEye.” Source: Warnings over growing IS cyber-threat – BBC News

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02 Jun 2015

Pro-ISIS Activists Take Over New York Healthcare Website

“Hundreds of people in the tri-state area who logged on to the Westchester Health website on May 21 and May 22 became concerned about the security of their personal information. The site displayed a webpage controlled by a hacker that contained an image of a flag of the terrorist group

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01 Jun 2015

Hackers Hit Japan Pension System

“The personal data of more than 1 million Japanese citizens have been obtained by hackers, the organization that manages Japan’s universal public pension system said Monday.” Source: Hackers Hit Japan Pension System – WSJ

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01 Jun 2015

FBI slip-up leaves Megaupload, other seized sites hosting nasty ads

“The FBI might want to continue brushing up on its internet skills. The agency’s online division forgot to renew the web domain it uses to host seized websites, leading to a ‘black hat SEO’ marketer taking over sites like Megaupload and temporarily filling them with malware- and scam-laden ads. Law

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31 May 2015

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

“Ross Ulbricht conceived of his Silk Road black market as an online utopia beyond law enforcement’s reach. Now he’ll spend the rest of his life firmly in its grasp, locked inside a federal penitentiary. “ Source: Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison | WIRED

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30 May 2015

U.S. tried Stuxnet-style campaign against North Korea but failed

“The United States tried to deploy a version of the Stuxnet computer virus to attack North Korea’s nuclear weapons program five years ago but ultimately failed, according to people familiar with the covert campaign.” Source: Exclusive: U.S. tried Stuxnet-style campaign against North Korea but failed – sources | Reuters

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30 May 2015

U.S. to bring Japan under its cyber defense umbrella

“The United States will extend its cyber defense umbrella over Japan, helping its Asian ally cope with the growing threat of online attacks against military bases and infrastructure such as power grids, the two nations said in a joint statement on Saturday. “ Source: U.S. to bring Japan under its

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29 May 2015

Cost of data breaches increasing to average of $3.8 million, study says

“The cost of data breaches is rising for companies around the world as sophisticated thieves target valuable financial and medical records, according to a study released on Wednesday. The total average cost of a data breach is now $3.8 million, up from $3.5 million a year ago, according to a

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29 May 2015

Czechs to heavily invest in cyber defense

“Deputy defense minister: Czechs could become world leaders in the field. The Czech Defense Ministry wants to annually invest 500 million Kč in the state protection against cyber attacks in the next five years, Deputy Defense Minister Daniel Kostoval said at a conference on cyber security today.” Source: Czechs to

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