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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10 Oct 2012

Iran says its infosec defences foiled oil hack

“Iran is claiming to have successfully deflected yet another large scale cyber attack on critical infrastructure in the country, this time targeted at its offshore oil installations. A brief report on the Iranian Students’ News Agency site on Monday seemed to accuse Israel and China of being behind an attack

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09 Oct 2012

U.S. Panel Calls Huawei and ZTE ‘National Security Threat’

“In the latest development to highlight the sensitive terrain that the United States and China are navigating on economic issues, a House committee issued a blistering bipartisan report on Monday that accused two of China’s largest telecommunications companies of being arms of the government that had stolen intellectual property from

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05 Oct 2012

Think tanks hit by hackers from China, other nations

“American think tanks are key targets in a ‘furious wave of cyber-espionage’ aimed at U.S. government and business by China and other countries, according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.” Source: Think tanks hit by hackers from China, other nations

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05 Oct 2012

Recent Bank Cyber Attacks Originated From Hacked Data Centers, Not Large Botnet

“New details have emerged about the attack toolkit that was used to launch the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against a number of US-based financial institutions late last month. The majority of the banking attack traffic does not appear to have been generated by client bots, but rather from

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