30 Mar 2011

NSA to Investigate Nasdaq Hack

“The National Security Agency has been called in to help investigate recent hack attacks against the company that runs the Nasdaq stock market, according to a news report. The agency’s precise role in the investigation hasn’t been disclosed, but its involvement suggests the October 2010 attacks may have been more

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29 Mar 2011

Australian PM’s computer hacked: report

“Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s parliamentary computer and the foreign and defence ministers’ machines are all suspected of being hacked, with China under suspicion, reports said Tuesday. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph said American intelligence officials tipped off the government that several thousand emails may have been accessed from the computers of

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24 Mar 2011

European Union under cyber attack as major summit begins

“The European Union is under cyber attack, a spokesman said Thursday, as a major international summit begins. The attack is targeting the EU Commission — its executive arm — and the external action service, said Antony Gravali, a spokesman for the EU administration in Brussels, Belgium. ‘I was alerted to

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24 Mar 2011

Hired online attackers

“One of the victims is itemBay, the nation’s largest trading site for online games. Last October, Seoul police concluded that hackers located in China’s Jilin Province waged attacks on the firm’s website for two years from 2008 at the request of its Korean rival. The case is only the tip

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22 Mar 2011

Attack Code for SCADA Vulnerabilities Released Online

“The security of critical infrastructure is in the spotlight again this week after a researcher released attack code that can exploit several vulnerabilities found in systems that are used at oil, gas and water management facilities as well as manufacturing facilities around the world. The exploits, 34 in number, were

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22 Mar 2011

Adobe, Apple release urgent security updates

“It’s Patch Tuesday for the second time this month — except this week it’s Adobe and Apple, not Microsoft, products that have urgent security updates. Adobe yesterday released updates for its Acrobat and Reader applications and Flash Player browser plug-in to patch a dangerous vulnerability reported last week. Bad guys

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18 Mar 2011

Feds should act against hackers targeting power grid: experts

“Hackers are penetrating the national power grid, say industry insiders who want the federal government to act. ‘We certainly know from our customers that their systems have been infiltrated. It’s been going on for some time,’ said Doug Westlund, president of N-Dimension Solutions, a Richmond Hill, Ont. cyber security company

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18 Mar 2011

Gen.: Grim Assessment of Cyber Security

“The U.S. military does not have the trained personnel or the legal authorities it needs to respond to a computer-based attack on America or its allies, and a crisis would quickly strain the force, the Pentagon’s cyber commander said. Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the Defense Department’s Cyber Command, told

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18 Mar 2011

SecurID Company Suffers Security Breach

“The RSA Security division of the EMC Corporation said Thursday that it had suffered a sophisticated data breach, potentially compromising computer security products widely used by corporations and governments. The company, which pioneered an advanced cryptographic system during the 1980s, sells products that offer stronger computer security than simple password

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15 Mar 2011

BlackBerry Cracked In Hacking Contest

“The closely held BlackBerry is no longer a relative enigma in smartphone security: A team of three researchers yesterday at the Pwn2Own contest at the CanSec West conference in Vancouver hacked the device by exploiting a vulnerability in BlackBerry’s newest browser version. The team — Vincenzo Iozzo, Willem Pinckaers, and

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