09 Aug 2011

Researchers warn of SCADA equipment discoverable via Google

” “You can do a Google search with your Web browser and start operating [circuit] breakers, potentially,” Parker, chief technology officer at security consultancy FusionX, told CNET in a break during the workshop on “Building, Attacking And Defending SCADA Systems in the Age of Stuxnet.”” Source: Researchers warn of SCADA

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09 Aug 2011

Hackers take aim at prison locks and other real-world targets

“Security professionals need to step back from the technology and look at how these real-world systems — from prisons to power plants — are designed, said Tom Parker, vice president of security services at FusionX, a computer security company. “We’re making the same mistakes over and over again,” he said,

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09 Aug 2011

Israeli Military Reportedly Plotting to Cripple Iran in Cyberspace

“Israel has set up a military cyber command to wage a computer war against Iran as senior officers become increasingly concerned that a conventional attack on Tehran’s nuclear sites could end in failure, London’s The Sunday Times reported.” Source: Israeli Military Reportedly Plotting to Cripple Iran in Cyberspace – FoxNews.com

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06 Aug 2011

Hacker group declares cyber war on US police

“A hacker group on Saturday claimed it has ‘defaced and destroyed’ websites at scores of US police agencies in retaliation for the arrest of suspected peers accused of hacking into the CIA, British crime agency SOCA, and Sony.” (Source: AFP: Hacker group declares cyber war on US police.)

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05 Aug 2011

Hershey hacked by attacker who changes recipe rather than steal data

“A hacker managed to penetrate the website of confectionary giant Hershey and change a recipe.” (Source: Hershey hacked by attacker who changes recipe rather than steal data – SC Magazine UK.)

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03 Aug 2011

Ex-CIA official sounds alarm about hackers’ next targets

“The former director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center raised concerns Wednesday about an impending ‘code war’ in which hackers will tamper not just with the Internet but with technology that runs real-world infrastructure.” (Source: Ex-CIA official sounds alarm about hackers’ next targets – CNN.com.)

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29 Jul 2011

Anonymous claims to have breached ManTech International’s network

“A tweet sent by the hacker group Anonymous at midnight yesterday claims the group has broken into the network of defense contractor ManTech International and intends to release seized documents within 24 hours. “ Source: Anonymous claims to have breached ManTech International’s network

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28 Jul 2011

Private information of 35 million South Korean citizens compromised in hacking attack

“SK Communications Co., the operator of South Korea’s third most-visited Internet portal, said Thursday that its popular Web sites were hacked, compromising the private information of 35 million users. The incident could be the worst online security breach in South Korea since a cyber attack on the Web site of

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26 Jul 2011

DHS Fears a Modified Stuxnet Could Attack U.S. Infrastructure

“One year after the discovery of a sophisticated worm that was used to attack centrifuges in Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security told Congress it fears the same attack could now be used against critical infrastructures in the U.S.” Source: DHS Fears a Modified Stuxnet Could Attack

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25 Jul 2011

Anonymous hacks Italy’s cybercrime police

“Italy’s specialist police unit responsible for combating cybercrime suffered an embarrassing hack Monday by members of the loosely knit Anonymous hacktivist galaxy. In a communique posted on Twitter, the hacker group claimed to have obtained more than 8 gigabytes of internal data from what it called the “Homeland Security Cyber

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