28 Nov 2014

Hackers Infiltrate Payment Systems of Major Parking Garage Operator

“After the number of major breaches affecting some of the largest retailers this year, some may feel uneasy as they approach the cashier to pay for their purchases. Now consumers have another place to worry about–parking garages. SP+, a company that provides parking, maintenance and security services to property owners,

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28 Nov 2014

European Parliament Approves Google Breakup Resolution

“The European Parliament overwhelmingly approved a resolution that calls for a possible breakup of Google Inc., brushing aside last-minute objections from the U.S. Congress that the move risked politicizing an antitrust investigation.” Source: European Parliament Approves Google Breakup Resolution – WSJ

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25 Nov 2014

Hackers shut down Sony Pictures’ computers and are blackmailing the studio

“Today, employees across the Sony Pictures offices were greeted with a strange picture as they tried to login to their computers. Since this afternoon, computers at the company have been completely unresponsive, showing a glowering CGI skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message from a hacker group

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25 Nov 2014

NSA Director Warns of ‘Dramatic’ Cyberattack in Next Decade

“The director of the National Security Agency issued a warning Thursday about cyberthreats emerging from other countries against networks running critical U.S. infrastructure systems.” Source: NSA Director Warns of ‘Dramatic’ Cyberattack in Next Decade – WSJ

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23 Nov 2014

Highly advanced backdoor trojan cased high-profile targets for years

“Researchers have unearthed highly advanced malware they believe was developed by a wealthy nation-state to spy on a wide range of international targets in diverse industries, including hospitality, energy, airline, and research.” Source:Highly advanced backdoor trojan cased high-profile targets for years | Ars Technica

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21 Nov 2014

NATO’s Cyber War Games Amid Surge In Attacks

“NATO’s computer servers are detecting 200 million suspicious cyber events every single day, the alliance has revealed. On average the military organisation is the victim of five major cyber attacks each week and that has increased ‘significantly’ since Russian aggression in Ukraine started.” Source: NATO’s Cyber War Games Amid Surge

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21 Nov 2014

NSA Director: Yes, China Can Shut Down Our Power Grids

“China and ‘one or two’ other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. Cyber Command.” OODA Insight – This

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17 Nov 2014

State Department shuts down its e-mail system amid concerns about hacking

“The State Department scrambled over the weekend to secure its unclassified e-mails, shutting down the entire e-mail system after finding evidence suggesting a hacker may have been been poking around.” Source: State Department shuts down its e-mail system amid concerns about hacking – The Washington Post

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14 Nov 2014

US Postal Service Suspends Telecommuting Following Massive Data Breach

“The United States Postal Service (USPS) has suspended telecommuting for employees while it works to remediate a network intrusion that has exposed data on some 800,000 postal workers and an additional 2.9 million customers.” Source: US Postal Service Suspends Telecommuting Following Massive Data Breach

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13 Nov 2014

Cybersecurity codes being added to all federal job descriptions

“By the end of 2015, the Office of Personnel Management plans to have every position within the federal government labeled with a descriptive code detailing the cybersecurity functions — if any — required of the employees performing that job function.” Source: Cybersecurity codes being added to all federal job descriptions

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