19 Nov 2015

Anonymous’s Cyber War with ISIS Could Compromise Terrorism Intelligence

“As French police scoured Paris and surrounding areas in search of those responsible for Friday’s terrorist attacks on the French capital, a group of cyber activists took aim at the Islamic State’s online presence. The computer-hacker federation known as Anonymous claims to have disabled at least 5,500 pro-ISIS Twitter accounts

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18 Nov 2015

An app called Telegram is the ‘hot new thing among jihadists’ 

When ISIS terrorists want to hide what they’re saying, they are increasingly turning to an app called Telegram. It’s “the new hot thing among jihadists,” said Laith Alkhouri, director of Research at Flashpoint Global Partners.T he Berlin-based startup boasts two layers of encryption and claims to be “faster and more

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17 Nov 2015

World’s richest nations agree hacking for commercial benefit is off-limits

“The leaders of the world’s richest and most powerful nations on Monday pledged for the first time not to conduct cyber economic espionage, a move that could one day greatly reduce the theft of hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of commercial secrets by foreign governments to benefit their countries’

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17 Nov 2015

Microsoft’s Cyber Defense Operations Center will fight online security threats

“‘This state-of-the-art facility brings together security response experts from across the company to help protect, detect and respond to threats in real-time. Staffed with dedicated teams 24×7, the center has direct access to thousands of security professionals, data analysts, engineers, developers, program managers, and operations specialists throughout Microsoft to ensure

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17 Nov 2015

How Islamic State Teaches Tech Savvy to Evade Detection

“Terror groups have for years waged a technical battle with Western intelligence services that have sought to constrain them through a web of electronic surveillance. The Paris attacks, apparently planned under the noses of French and Belgian authorities, raise the possibility that Islamic State adherents have found ways around the

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17 Nov 2015

Britain develops cyber attack powers to take on IS

British spies are developing an offensive cyber capability to attack terrorists, hackers and rogue states, finance minister George Osborne said on Tuesday after warning Islamic State militants wanted to launch deadly cyber attacks of their own. Source: Britain develops cyber attack powers to take on IS | Reuters

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17 Nov 2015

Paris Attack Could Renew Debate Over Encrypted Messaging Apps

The deadly terrorist attacks in Paris could reignite a long-running debate over whether tech companies should be required to allow law enforcement a “back door” to encrypted communications — a request some experts say may not be technically possible. Source: Paris Attack Could Renew Debate Over Encrypted Messaging Apps –

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15 Nov 2015

AT&T joins DHS Einstein cybersecurity program

AT&T — one of the three major Internet service providers, along with Verizon and CenturyLink — signed a contract with DHS to provide intrusion prevention services through Einstein 3, allowing DHS to deploy the sophisticated firewall at agencies that use AT&T as their ISP. Source: AT&T joins DHS Einstein cybersecurity

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13 Nov 2015

FBI accused of paying US university for dark net attack

Anonymity network Tor, notorious for illegal activity, has claimed that researchers at US Carnegie Mellon university were paid by the FBI to launch an attack on them. Source: FBI accused of paying US university for dark net attack – BBC News

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12 Nov 2015

What lies behind the JPMorgan Chase cyber-attack

“The simplest scam was using the stolen data as a source of victims. The alleged fraudsters would cold-call these people and pressure them to buy near-worthless shares. The price of these thinly traded securities would then rise, enabling the fraudsters (who bought them first) to make an easy profit. Mr

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