15 Oct 2012

Rise In U.S. Hacker Attacks Against China

“ews last week that a U.S. government report alleged Chinese telecom companies were likely spying on U.S. firms comes at a time when Chinese companies are getting hacked into like never before.  Including from computer systems in the U.S.” Source:Rise In U.S. Hacker Attacks Against China – Forbes

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15 Oct 2012

Iranians used University of Michigan network in recent bank attacks

“Iranian hackers took over a University of Michigan computer network during a massive cyber attack on U.S. financial systems last week that continued following comments on the strike by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. According to reports by a leading Internet security-monitoring firm, the cyber attacks against Bank of America, JPMorgan

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15 Oct 2012

China busts 700 cybercriminal gangs

“A country-wide Web policing campaign led by China’s Ministry of Public Security has dealt a blow to 700 cybercriminal gangs in the country. In a statement Sunday, the Ministry of Public Security said since August, various police units in the country solved 4,400 Internet-related cases, busted 700 cybercriminal gangs and

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14 Oct 2012

U.S. Says Iranian Hackers Are Behind Electronic Assaults on U.S. Banks, Foreign Energy Firms

“Iranian hackers with government ties have mounted cyberattacks against American targets in recent months, escalating a low-grade cyberwar, U.S. officials say.” Source: U.S. Says Iranian Hackers Are Behind Electronic Assaults on U.S. Banks, Foreign Energy Firms – WSJ.com

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12 Oct 2012

Researcher reveals ease of Huawei router access

“Researcher Felix ‘FX’ Lindner has just revealed to attendees of his talk at security conference Hack In The Box how easy it is to gain access to Huawei routers and telco equipment, spelling out how backdoor access is not necessary if an attacker wants to get in and access traffic that

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12 Oct 2012

Skype Malware Steals Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, User Accounts

“Earlier this week, we warned you about a new piece of malware that is spreading via Skype using the message ‘lol is this your new profile pic?’ It tries steals to steal your money using both ransomware (restricts access to your computer and demands payment for it to be removed) and

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11 Oct 2012

U.S. Secretary of Defense says current cyber threat is a Pre-911 moment

“Before September 11, 2001 the warning signs were there. We weren’t organized. We weren’t ready. And we suffered terribly for that. We cannot let that happen again. This is a pre-9/11 moment. The attackers are plotting.Our systems will never be impenetrable, just like our physical defenses are not perfect. But

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11 Oct 2012

New security threat at work: Bring-your-own-network

“Even as IT pros wrestle with the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, corporate security is being further complicated by another emerging trend: bring your own network (BYON). BYON is a by-product of increasingly common technology that allows users to create their own mobile networks, usually through mobile wireless hotspots. Security professionals say

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10 Oct 2012

Capital One Target as Cyber Attacks Resume on U.S. Banks

“Capital One (COF) Financial Corp. said it was the latest target in a new round of coordinated cyber attacks aimed at disrupting the websites of major U.S. banks, and SunTrust Banks Inc. (STI) and Regions Financial (RF) Corp. said they expect to be next. Pam Girardo, a spokeswoman for McLean,

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10 Oct 2012

Japan Takes Action Against Complex Cyber Threats

“In the year since a sophisticated cyber attack on Japan’s largest military contractor unleashed a flood of revelations about the vulnerability of the country’s most sensitive technical data, cybersecurity has vaulted onto the country’s national security agenda.” Source: Japan Takes Action Against Complex Cyber Threats | Defense News | defensenews.com

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