04 Jun 2012

‘Flame’ Spread Via Rogue Microsoft Security Certificates

“Analysis of the massive ‘Flame’ cyber attack code has revealed that rogue Microsoft security certificates were used to make the malware appear as if it was officially signed by Microsoft. Microsoft has issued a security advisory, revoked trust in the rogue certificates, and provided steps to help IT admins and

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01 Jun 2012

Obama Ordered Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran

“From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.” (Source: Obama Ordered Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran – NYTimes.com.)

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29 May 2012

Iran victim of another cyberattack

“A Russian-based internet security firm says a powerful computer virus with unprecedented data-snatching capabilities has attacked machines in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East.” (Source: The Associated Press: Russian firm: Iran victim of another cyberattack.)

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25 May 2012

Cyberattack exposes 123,000 TSP accounts

“A sophisticated cyberattack on the computer of a third-party Thrift Savings Plan contractor compromised the personal information of tens of thousands of TSP participants.” Source: Cyberattack exposes 123,000 TSP accounts – Pay & Benefits – GovExec.com

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25 May 2012

FBI Warns Top Firms Of Anonymous Protest Hacks on May 25

“The FBI Cyber Division has sent a warning to some of the world’s top corporations about a coordinated campaign of denial of service attacks and hacking, scheduled for Friday, May 25. Apple Computer, McDonald’s, ExxonMobil, Hewlett-Packard, Bank of China and Walmart are among the firms singled out for attacks as

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24 May 2012

The Hack that Wasn’t: Sec. Clinton and Operation AdWords

“When news outlets recently quoted U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claiming that State Department operatives hacked the web sites of al Qaeda affiliates in Yemen, we didn’t know whether to be proud of the feds’ Leet skills or appalled at the administration’s hypocrisy regarding hacking. Turns out the hacks

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24 May 2012

Jail for man who masterminded botnet of 30 million computers

“A man who was in command of a botnet of some 30 million computers worldwide has been sentenced to four years jail in Armenia.” (Source: Bredolab: Jail for man who masterminded botnet of 30 million computers | Naked Security.)

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24 May 2012

Clinton: U.S. hacked Yemeni al-Qaeda sites

“Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says U.S. cyber experts hacked al-Qaeda propaganda online in Yemen, changing ads that bragged about killing Americans into ads that showed the death toll of al-Qaeda attacks against Yemenis.” (Clinton: U.S. hacked Yemeni al-Qaeda sites – USATODAY.com)

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23 May 2012

Virtual Terrorism: Al Qaeda Video Calls for ‘Electronic Jihad’

“Al Qaeda may be turning its destructive attention to cyber warfare against the United States. In a chilling video, an al Qaeda operative calls for ‘electronic jihad’ against the United States, and compares vulnerabilities in vital American computer networks to the flaws in aviation security before the 9/11 attack.” Source:

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22 May 2012

China hits back at Pentagon’s cyber spy allegations

“China has been forced to strongly deny claims made in a new Pentagon report that it is the world’s number one cyber spy and represents a growing threat to US economic security. Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei expressed ‘firm opposition’ to the report and said ‘China’s justified and normal military

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