27 Sep 2012

Banks fail to repel cyber threat

“A shadowy but well organized hacker group in the Middle East has disrupted the electronic banking operations of America’s largest financial institutions in recent days, underscoring U.S. vulnerability to online terrorism. A group identifying itself as Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters attacked the websites of Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp and

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27 Sep 2012

In cyberattacks, hacking humans is highly effective way to access systems

“Once malicious software code is delivered, it burrows in and hides in a targeted network. That code, known as malware, can lurk for years in intelligence or attack schemes that are sometimes known as ‘advanced persistent threats.’ Eventually, the code reaches back out to the hackers for instructions, often cloaking

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26 Sep 2012

Chinese Hackers Blamed for Intrusion at Energy Industry Giant Telvent

“A company whose software and services are used to remotely administer and monitor large sections of the energy industry began warning customers last week that it is investigating a sophisticated hacker attack spanning its operations in the United States, Canada and Spain. Experts says digital fingerprints left behind by attackers

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26 Sep 2012

Wells Fargo is latest victim in cyber attack spree

“A day of disruptions in Wells Fargo & Co.’s electronic banking operations apparently was the latest in a series of cyber attacks that disrupted online operations at Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. A computer security expert blamed massive denial of service attacks, in which

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25 Sep 2012

Islamist group warns of new cyber attacks on US banks

“In a statement a group of hackers calling themselves the ‘Cyber Fighters of Izz al-Din al-Qassam’ said they planned to attack the website of Wells Fargo bank on Tuesday, that of US Bank on Wednesday and the PNC Bank on Thursday, SITE said.” Source:Islamist group warns of new cyber attacks

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25 Sep 2012

Another critical Java vulnerability puts 1 billion users at risk

“According to Security Explorations researcher Adam Gowdiak, who sent the email to the Full Disclosure Seclist, this Java exploit affects ‘one billion users of Oracle Java SE software.’” Source: Another critical Java vulnerability puts 1 billion users at risk | Computerworld Blogs

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25 Sep 2012

Espionage Hackers Target ‘Watering Hole’ Sites

“Security experts are accustomed to direct attacks, but some of today’s more insidious incursions succeed in a roundabout way — by planting malware at sites deemed most likely to be visited by the targets of interest. New research suggests these so-called ‘watering hole’ tactics recently have been used as stepping

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25 Sep 2012

Symantec source code leaked on Pirate Bay

“The source code from Symantec’s Norton Utilities 2006 reportedly has appeared on The Pirate Bay.” Source: Symantec source code leaked on Pirate Bay | ZDNet

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25 Sep 2012

Iran blocks YouTube, Google over Mohammed video

“Iran blocked YouTube and its owner Google over the weekend because of an inflammatory movie trailer about the Prophet Mohammed that has infuriated Muslims in many countries around the world.” Source: Iran blocks YouTube, Google over Mohammed video – CNN.com

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24 Sep 2012

Army Orders Intelligence Servers Shut Down, Threatens Palantir, Continues 3rd ID Probe

“A Sept. 12 memo from Kim Denver, the Army’s deputy assistant secretary for procurement to the service’s Contracting Command, calls for a cease and desist order against Palantir banning it from ‘approaching units and providing goods and services for free.’ The company has been told that ‘future actions resulting in

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