09 Dec 2011

Cyber attacks could wreck world oil supply

“Hackers are bombarding the world’s computer controlled energy sector, conducting industrial espionage and threatening potential global havoc through oil supply disruption. Oil company executives warned that attacks were becoming more frequent and more carefully planned.” Source: Cyber attacks could wreck world oil supply | Reuters

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08 Dec 2011

Cybercrime drains one trillion dollars from global economy every year

“Cybercrime drains one trillion US dollars from global economy annually, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges Jamie Shea declared on Tuesday. We have almost every week an incident that reminds us that cyber security is related to almost every aspect of our life, Shea said in a

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06 Dec 2011

Chinese-based hacker attack wanted corporate data

“In spy thrillers, the good and bad guys are after nuclear secrets or classified invasion plans. In real life, it sometimes all comes down to fertilizer. “ Source: Chinese-based hacker attack wanted corporate data – SC Magazine US

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30 Nov 2011

DDoS Attacks Spell ‘Gameover’ for Banks, Victims in Cyber Heists

“The FBI is warning that computer crooks have begun launching debilitating cyber attacks against banks and their customers as part of a smoke screen to detract attention away from simultaneous high-dollar cyber heists. The bureau says the attacks coincide with corporate account takeovers perpetrated by thieves who are using a

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29 Nov 2011

Crying “Cyber Attack” in Illinois

“Earlier this month, a pump burned out mysteriously at a water plant in Springfield, Illinois. Log data traced the problem back several months to a command from an IP address in Russia that forced the pump to turn on and off repeatedly until it broke. When this news was leaked

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29 Nov 2011

Iranian Cyber-Jihadi Cells in America plot Destruction on the Net and in Reality

“Last September, Jihadists who call themselves ‘Cyber-Hezbollah’ organised their second conference in Teheran. Islamist hackers and cyber-jihadists gathered there and decided to fight the U.S. and Europe. Hassan Abbasi, political strategist and adviser of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, was present, and delivered an ardent and virulent speech.” (The Cutting Edge

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18 Nov 2011

Hackers Attacked U.S. Water Utility; Destroyed Pump

“Hackers gained remote access into the control system of the city water utility in Springfield, Illinois, last week and destroyed a pump, according to a report released by a state fusion center and obtained by a security expert.” Source: Hackers Attacked U.S. Water Utility; Destroyed Pump | Threat Level |

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17 Nov 2011

Norway hit by major data-theft attack

“Data from Norway’s oil and defense industries may have been stolen in what is feared to be one of the most extensive data espionage cases in the country’s history, security officials said Thursday. Industrial secrets from companies were stolen and “sent out digitally from the country,” the Norwegian National Security

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08 Nov 2011

DARPA declares it will develop arsenal of cyber-weapons

“The Pentagon’s advanced research arm, which played a key role in developing the Internet 40 years ago, said on Monday it will boost efforts to build offensive cyber arms for possible use against enemy targets by the U.S. military.” Source: DARPA declares it will develop arsenal of cyber-weapons – The

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07 Nov 2011

Cyber attack forces Adidas offline

“The main Adidas website remains offline after the company was targeted by what it describes as a sophisticated criminal cyber attack.” Source: Cyber attack forces Adidas offline – 11/7/2011 – Computer Weekly

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