06 Dec 2010

Diplomats fear that China used Microsoft source code for cyber warfare

“One of the latest batch of leaked US embassy cables suggest that China is abusing its access to Microsoft source code by using the information to carry out cyber warfare. The latest cable released by Wikileaks, and uncovered by The Guardian, suggests that the Chinese government is using licensed access

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04 Dec 2010

Pakistani hackers shut India crime bureau website

“A group calling itself the ‘Pakistani Cyber Army’ has hacked into the website of India’s federal crime investigation bureau and left a warning message to Indian hackers, local media said Saturday. The website of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was penetrated as nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan have made

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03 Dec 2010

Cable: No Cyber Attack in Brazilian ’09 Blackout

“The Nov. 2009 blackout that plunged millions of Brazilians into darkness for up to six hours was not the result of cyber saboteurs, but instead an unusual confluence of independent factors that conspired to cause a cascading power failure, according to a classified cable from the U.S. embassy in Brazil.”

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30 Nov 2010

FBI Warns Of Mobile Cyber Threats

“The agency’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) said that creative criminals will be using scams called ‘smishing’ or ‘vishing’ to steal people’s personal information, such as bank account numbers, personal identification number (PIN) codes, or credit card numbers. “ (Source: FBI Warns Of Mobile Cyber Threats — Cybercrime — InformationWeek)

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29 Nov 2010

Iran admits cyber attack on nuclear plants

“Iran admitted Monday that its controversial uranium enrichment centrifuges had been affected by a malicious computer virus, as reported by Western diplomats last week. Hours earlier, car bombs killed a top Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran and wounded another. Both events may color a resumption of talks on nuclear issues

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28 Nov 2010

Cables Uncloak U.S. Diplomacy

“A global computer hacking effort: China’s Politburo directed the intrusion into Google’s computer systems in that country, a Chinese contact told the American Embassy in Beijing in January, one cable reported. The Google hacking was part of a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security

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26 Nov 2010

Stuxnet Worm: Virus Targeted At Iran’s Nuclear Plant Is In Hands Of ‘Bad Guys’

“Senior cyber-security figures have said the Stuxnet worm – the first to have been used to damage targets in the real world – could be used to attack any physical target which relies on computers. The list of vulnerable installations is almost endless – they include power stations, food distribution

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26 Nov 2010

Homeland Security Is Seizing Internet Domains Left And Right

“The Department of Homeland Security’s ICE has launched a major crackdown on websites enabling copyright infringement or selling counterfeits of trademarked goods. In just the past few days ICE has seized at least 12 domains, TorrentFreak reports. All of these domains now display the image shown here. The sites fall

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23 Nov 2010

Threat of cyber attack presents ‘huge’ threat, Gates says

“Leaders are taking steps to bring defense industrial and domestic partners under an umbrella of protection from cyber attacks, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Nov. 17. ‘There is a huge future threat and there is a considerable current threat [from cyber attacks],’ Gates said during a question-and-answer session at the

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17 Nov 2010

U.S. sees huge cyber threat in the future

“The United States faces a major threat in the future from cyber technologies that will require civil-military coordination to shield networks from attack, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday. ‘I think there is a huge future threat. And there is a considerable current threat,’ Gates told The Wall Street

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