06 May 2015

China condemns US over cyber security accusations

“The Chinese government has issued a strong condemnation of a new US cyber security strategy document which, among other things, singles out Beijing for carrying out cyber espionage against American companies and government agencies. In a press briefing, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesperson Geng Yansheng said: ‘We are following the new

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06 May 2015

Tokyo police studying technology to detect, capture drones

“Tokyo police are studying technology for capturing suspicious drones as part of efforts to boost surveillance of airspace above important facilities, following the recent discovery of a drone on the roof of the prime minister’s office, Jiji Press learned Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police Department will also examine whether unidentified drones

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06 May 2015

Could Cyber Attacks Lead to Nuclear War?

“‘De-alerting’ nuclear arsenals could help reduce the likelihood of a cyberattack causing an accidental nuclear war between the United States and Russia, retired U.S. Gen. James Cartwright recently stated in an Associated Press interview. Short fuses on U.S. and Russian strategic forces have particularly increased the risk of accidental nuclear

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05 May 2015

Hackers Manipulated Ratings of Pro-Russian Videos

“Hacktivists and/or cybercrooks compromised the computers of victims to invisibly load propaganda videos and ads, upping the click-views, and thus the popularity, of the party line promos and commercial products.” Source: Hackers Manipulated Ratings of Pro-Russian Videos – Nextgov.com

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03 May 2015

CYBERCOM To Outsource $475 Million of Work To Stand Up Command

“The massive contract would cover more than 20 task areas and would build out one of the divisions of the Pentagon’s fledgling cyber branch. The emerging Pentagon division that coordinates military cybersecurity and cyberattacks is asking private contractors to help finish standing up the Cyber Command. Among the tasks to

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01 May 2015

Dyre Banking Trojan Counts Processor Cores to Detect Sandboxes

“According to Seculert, the new Dyre sample they’ve analyzed is designed to check the number of processor cores on the infected machine. Since most modern PCs have at least two cores, a single core could indicate the presence of a sandbox. That is because sandboxes are usually configured to use

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01 May 2015

Boeing 787 Dreamliners contain a potentially catastrophic software bug

“A software vulnerability in Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner jet has the potential to cause pilots to lose control of the aircraft, possibly in mid-flight, Federal Aviation Administration officials warned airlines recently. The bug—which is either a classic integer overflow or one very much resembling it—resides in one of the electrical

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01 May 2015

To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

“The rules of War 2.0 (or 3.0) are murky. Experts and pundits say that cyberwarfare is happening. And it makes sense. But it has been very hard to prove. A new report adds to the body of evidence, charging that the Russian military is waging a sustained cyber campaign against

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01 May 2015

VA Thwarts Over a Billion Cyber Threats in March

“The Department of Veterans Affairs experienced a significant surge in cyber threats in March, Chief Information Officer Stephen Warren said during a Thursday call with reporters.” Source: VA Thwarts Over a Billion Cyber Threats — Just in March – Nextgov.com

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29 Apr 2015

Canadian hacker arrested for spying through webcams

“Federal police arrested a Canadian woman Wednesday accused of remotely taking over people’s computers and spying on them using their own webcams. The 27-year-old suspect, who allegedly leads on online hacker forum with 35,000 members worldwide, used malicious software to infect and take over others’ computers, the Royal Canadian Mounted

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