05 Oct 2012

Think tanks hit by hackers from China, other nations

“American think tanks are key targets in a ‘furious wave of cyber-espionage’ aimed at U.S. government and business by China and other countries, according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.” Source: Think tanks hit by hackers from China, other nations

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05 Oct 2012

Recent Bank Cyber Attacks Originated From Hacked Data Centers, Not Large Botnet

“New details have emerged about the attack toolkit that was used to launch the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against a number of US-based financial institutions late last month. The majority of the banking attack traffic does not appear to have been generated by client bots, but rather from

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05 Oct 2012

Hackers Breach 53 Universities and Dump Thousands of Personal Records Online

“Hackers published online Monday thousands of personal records from 53 universities, including Harvard, Stanford, Cornell, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, the University of Zurich and other universities around the world. The group of hackers, calling themselves Team GhostShell, claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter and published some 36,000 e-mail addresses and

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05 Oct 2012

Banks warned of Trojan spree as cyber criminals get away with US$5m heist

“A Trojan heist on 30 US financial institutions that saw cyber criminals make off with US$5m is a warning shot for Irish banks to be on the look-out for sophisticated threats.” Source: Banks warned of Trojan spree as cyber criminals get away with US$5m heist – Ireland’s CIO and strategy

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04 Oct 2012

Swedish central bank website shut down in cyber attack

“Hackers shut down the website of Sweden’s central bank on Wednesday and targeted two other official sites after activist group Anonymous was reported to have threatened it would launch a cyber attack in support of Internet file sharers.” Source:Swedish central bank website shut down in cyber attack | Reuters

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03 Oct 2012

The Battle to Protect Confidential Data

“To get access to corporate networks, thieves use a variety of techniques. Phishing e-mails entice employees to click on links that surreptitiously load malware onto their computers, for instance, opening the door to corporate networks. Then there’s a relatively recent and increasingly common technique known as an Advanced Persistent Threat,

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03 Oct 2012

Google Warns of New State-Sponsored Cyberattack Targets

“In June, many Google users were surprised to see an unusual greeting at the top of their Gmail inbox, Google home page or Chrome browser. ‘Warning: We believe state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer.’ On Tuesday, tens of thousands more Google users will begin to

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02 Oct 2012

Iran Unblocks Gmail

“Internet users in Iran can now access Gmail through the HTTPS protocol, but Tehran claims new restrictions are coming for YouTube viewers.” Source:Iran Unblocks Gmail | Fast Company

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02 Oct 2012

Hackers shifting to ‘destruction’: US cyber chief

“Hackers are stepping up the intensity of their attacks, moving from ‘disruption’ to ‘destruction’ of key computer systems, the top US cyber-defense official said Monday. General Keith Alexander, who is director of the National Security Agency and commander of the US Cyber Command, told a Washington forum that the new

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01 Oct 2012

Cyberattacks on 6 American Banks Frustrate Customers

“Six major American banks were hit in a wave of computer attacks last week, by a group claiming Middle Eastern ties, that caused Internet blackouts and delays in online banking. “ Source: Cyberattacks on 6 American Banks Frustrate Customers – NYTimes.com

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