20 Sep 2012

Fraud Alert – Cyber Criminals Targeting Financial Institution Employee Credentials to Conduct Wire Transfer Fraud

“Recent FBI reporting indicates a new trend in which cyber criminal actors are using spam and phishing e-mails, keystroke loggers, and Remote Access Trojans (RAT) to compromise financial institution networks and obtain employee login credentials. The stolen credentials were used to initiate unauthorized wire transfers overseas. The wire transfer amounts

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19 Sep 2012

JPMorgan Chase suffering from online outages

“The consumer banking website of JPMorgan Chase & Co. was intermittently unavailable to some customers on Wednesday, a spokesman said, in a second day of Internet issues for a major bank in the United States.” Source: jpmorgan chase outage – chicagotribune.com

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19 Sep 2012

Chinese cyber attacks hit Japan over islands dispute

“At least 19 Japanese websites, including those of a government ministry, courts and a hospital, have come under cyber attack, apparently from China, police said Wednesday. Many of the websites were altered to show messages proclaiming Chinese sovereignty over the Diaoyu islands, a Japanese-administered chain Tokyo calls Senkaku, the National

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19 Sep 2012

Private networks vulnerable to cyber attack: Pentagon

“Privately-owned computer networks remain vulnerable to cyber attacks, and many U.S. companies are not doing enough to protect them, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday.” Source: Private networks vulnerable to cyber attack: Pentagon | Reuters

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19 Sep 2012

Cyberattacks could trigger self-defense rule, U.S. official says

“Cyberattacks can amount to armed attacks triggering the right of self-defense and are subject to international laws of war, the State Department’s top lawyer said Tuesday. Spelling out the U.S. government’s position on the rules governing cyberwarfare, Harold Koh, the department’s legal adviser, said a cyber-operation that results in death,

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19 Sep 2012

Bank of America Hit By Cyber Attack

“Bank of America’s website was experiencing sporadic outages on Tuesday related to a cyber attack that may be tied to an Islamic terrorist group, according to a source close to the matter. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank’s namesake site, bankofamerica.com, was not loading as of 4:15 p.m. ET and has been

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18 Sep 2012

Iran cyber attacks, terrorism reveal Tehran engaged in covert war on the West

“The Iranian government recently conducted a major cyber attack on a major U.S. financial institution that a military intelligence report said is a sign Tehran is waging covert war against the West.” Source: Pentagon Joint Staff: Iran cyber attacks, terrorism reveal Tehran engaged in covert war on the West |

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18 Sep 2012

Cyber attack victims fear exposure

“European firms and governments are slowly taking cyber security seriously. But finding a balance between self-regulation and legislation may prove as big a challenge as the threat itself.” Source:Cyber attack victims fear exposure | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 17.09.2012

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17 Sep 2012

Cyber clues link U.S. to new computer viruses

“Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the United States may have developed three previously unknown computer viruses for use in espionage operations or cyber warfare.” Source: Cyber clues link U.S. to new computer viruses | Reuters

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17 Sep 2012

Java zero-day leads to Internet Explorer zero-day

“While looking around a compromised server that was being used to exploit Java vulnerabilities, a security researcher stumbled upon another exploit that he claims affects fully patched versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8.” Source: Java zero-day leads to Internet Explorer zero-day | ZDNet

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