07 Aug 2012

Disinformation flies in Syria’s growing cyber war

“On Sunday, it was a hijacked Reuters twitter feed trying to create the impression of a rebel collapse in Aleppo. On Monday, it was another account purporting to be a Russian diplomat announcing the death in Damascus of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.” Source: Disinformation flies in Syria’s growing cyber war

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06 Aug 2012

Reuters hacked by pro-Assad activists

“Reuters has been hacked, twice, by Syrian pro-government activists.” Source: Reuters hacked by pro-Assad activists | TG Daily

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03 Aug 2012

RBS to pay out £125m over computer glitch

“Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has put aside £125m to pay compensation to customers affected by the recent breakdown in its computer systems.” Source: BBC News – RBS to pay out £125m over computer glitch

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03 Aug 2012

Quantum key distribution with single photons

“German researchers have improved a method to make secure codes called quantum key distribution (QKD) by using the smallest possible packets of light.” Source: BBC News – Quantum key distribution with single photons

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02 Aug 2012

Anonymous row as French company trademarks logo

“A French company that has trademarked the logo and slogan of Anonymous ‘will not go unpunished’, the hacking collective has said.” Source: BBC News – Anonymous row as French company trademarks logo

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02 Aug 2012

Anonymous hackers identify charity attacker

“Hacking group Anonymous has aided a global search for a cyber-vandal who defaced a charity website.” Source: BBC News – Anonymous hackers identify charity attacker

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30 Jul 2012

South Korea arrests phone firm KT Corp hacking suspects

“Two men suspected of accessing details illegally of 8.7 million users of South Korea’s largest fixed-line phone operator, KT Corp, have been arrested.” Source: BBC News – South Korea arrests phone firm KT Corp hacking suspects

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28 Jul 2012

U.S. spy chief asks hackers to help government secure Internet | Reuters

“The head of the U.S. government’s secretive National Security Agency took the unprecedented step on Friday of asking a convention of unruly hackers to join him in an effort to make the Internet more secure” Source: RPT-U.S. spy chief asks hackers to help government secure Internet | Reuters

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27 Jul 2012

US Senate to debate cybersecurity bill

“The U.S. Senate has voted to allow debate on a bill to make cyberspace a little safer.” Source: Senate to debate cybersecurity bill – Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV

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27 Jul 2012

Cyberattacks Are Up, National Security Chief Says

” The top American military official responsible for defending the United States against cyberattacks said Thursday that there had been a 17-fold increase in computer attacks on American infrastructure between 2009 and 2011, initiated by criminal gangs, hackers and other nations. “ Source: Cyberattacks Are Up, National Security Chief Says

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