14 Dec 2013

White House: NSA and Cyber Command to stay under one boss

“The White House has some big positions to fill in the Defense Department and at the National Security Agency (NSA) this coming spring. But as The Washington Post reports, they’ll be looking for just a single person to fill them all. Since the creation of the US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM),

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14 Dec 2013

Chinese Hackers Successfully Baited Foreign Diplomats With Nude Carla Bruni Pics

“Chinese hackers have accessed the servers of several foreign ministries in Europe, using one of the oldest tricks in the book. Software company FireEye reported on Tuesday, that the breaches began in 2010 and may still be ongoing. Though FireEye did not call out specific nations, The New York Times

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12 Dec 2013

Sweden aids NSA-led hacking ops

“Sweden cooperated with the United States in operations to hack into computers and carry out internet surveillance on Swedes, according to documents leaked by NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden.” Source:Sweden aids NSA-led hacking ops: report – The Local

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12 Dec 2013

Four arrested in £1m London cyber bank heist

“Police have arrested four suspected cyber criminals and seized £80,000 in cash and a live grenade after the theft of £1m from two banks. The arrests come three months after cyber criminals targeted Barclays and Santander by taking control of branch computers using a keyboard video mouse (KVM) switch.” Source:

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11 Dec 2013

Thirteen plead guilty to Anonymous hack of Paypal site

“Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to disabling Paypal’s servers in an attack US authorities say was orchestrated by hacking collective Anonymous. The defendants acknowledged taking part in protests organized by Anonymous in December 2010 against Paypal, after the payment site cut ties to Wikileaks.” Source: BBC News – Thirteen plead

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10 Dec 2013

Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting

“Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September’s G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc. The hackers infiltrated the ministries’ computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such

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09 Dec 2013

Spy agencies in covert push to infiltrate virtual world of online gaming

“To the National Security Agency analyst writing a briefing to his superiors, the situation was clear: their current surveillance efforts were lacking something. The agency’s impressive arsenal of cable taps and sophisticated hacking attacks was not enough. What it really needed was a horde of undercover Orcs. That vision of

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06 Dec 2013

Anonymous Threatens Moroccan Government Just Before Sentencing of Kissing Teens

“On December 6, a Moroccan court will sentence the 14-year-old girl and the 15-year-old boy who took a picture of themselves kissing and posted it on Facebook. The two, along with the youth who took the picture, were arrested in early October. The Moroccan government has faced a lot of

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06 Dec 2013

Anonymous Threatens Tunisian Government over Return of Censorship

“After news broke that Tunisian officials might reinstate the old web surveillance and censorship mechanisms in the country, Anonymous hacktivists issued a statement to warn the government.” Source: Anonymous Threatens Tunisian Government over Return of Censorship

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05 Dec 2013

JPMorgan warns 465,000 card users on data loss after cyber attack

” JPMorgan Chase & Co is warning some 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards issued by the bank that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers who attacked its network in July. The cards were issued for corporations to pay employees and for government agencies to issue tax

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