22 Apr 2015

NATO to hold major cyber defense drill in Estonia

“About 400 computer experts will participate in a major cybersecurity drill in Estonia this week as part of NATO’s efforts to upgrade its capability to counter potentially debilitating hacker attacks, organizers said Tuesday.” Source: NATO to hold major cyber defense drill in Estonia

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21 Apr 2015

The Pentagon’s new cyber attack plan: ‘Blunt force trauma’

“The Pentagon wants cyber weapons that can inflict ‘blunt force trauma.’ That’s one vision that Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh has laid out for the next phase of military cyber operations — and in a rare occurrence in the cyber realm, he elaborated with examples. ‘How do

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21 Apr 2015

Next Deepwater Horizon-scale oil spill could be caused by cyber attack

“April 20th marks the fifth anniversary of the landmark Deepwater Horizon disaster that saw millions of gallons of crude oil leak into the Gulf of Mexico. Yet despite the cost to its reputation — not to mention many billions of dollars — BP, the oil major that had leased the

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20 Apr 2015

NSA Chief: Rules of War Apply to Cyberwar, Too

“Rogers framed the development of cyber weapons as simply the next evolutionary step in warfare, replete with all the ethical concerns that accompanied other milestones in weapons development. ‘I’m sure there were huge reactions to the development of mass firepower in the 1800s as a new kind of warfighting implement.

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20 Apr 2015

Israeli military networks breached by hackers

“Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to security researchers at Blue Coat Systems Inc.” Source: Israeli military networks breached by hackers: researchers | Reuters

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19 Apr 2015

Hacker In Trouble With Feds After Tweeting About ‘Playing’ With Plane Comms Mid-Flight

“What’s the first rule of flight club? No, it’s not ‘don’t talk about flight club’. The first rule is: do not tweet about hacking flight systems when using the on-board Wi-Fi. But pro hacker and founder of One World Labs, Chris Roberts, did just that on a trip from Denver

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19 Apr 2015

HSBC Notifies Consumers of Mortgage Information Breach

“HSBC Finance Corporation has begun notifying an undisclosed number of consumers that their mortgage account information was inadvertently exposed on the internet. The firm believes the exposure began sometime towards the end of 2014 and continued until March 27, 2015, when they learned of the breach. The compromised information includes

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19 Apr 2015

Russian cyber attackers used two unknown flaws

“A widely reported Russian cyber-spying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using two previously unknown flaws in software to penetrate target machines, a security company investigating the matter said on Saturday.” Source: Russian cyber attackers used two unknown flaws: security company | Reuters

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19 Apr 2015

Europol Director: hackers target banks, not customers

“Banks, rather than their customers, are increasingly the main target of online thieves, Europol director Rob Wainwright said on Friday in an interview. ‘That has been an important change,’ Wainwright told Reuters after a conference on cyber security in The Hague. He said the hacks were remarkable in terms of

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17 Apr 2015

Israel military networks breached by hackers

Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to private security researchers. The four-month-old effort, most likely by Arabic-speaking programmers, shows how the Middle East continues to be a hotbed for cyber

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