09 Apr 2012

FBI: Smart Meter Hacks Likely to Spread

“A series of hacks perpetrated against so-called “smart meter” installations over the past several years may have cost a single U.S. electric utility hundreds of millions of dollars annually, the FBI said in a cyber intelligence bulletin obtained by KrebsOnSecurity. The law enforcement agency said this is the first known

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09 Apr 2012

Hackers strike over cybersecurity bill

“The hacker group Anonymous on Monday crashed the websites of two trade associations that support a House cybersecurity bill. “ (Source: Hackers strike over cybersecurity bill – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley.)

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08 Apr 2012

‘Expect more online attacks’ Anonymous hackers say

“The hacking group Anonymous says it will launch online attacks every weekend in the wake of allegations it disrupted access to the Home Office website.” (Source: BBC News – ‘Expect more online attacks’ Anonymous hackers say.)

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08 Apr 2012

Chinese company denies claim of hacking attack

“A Chinese defense contractor on Saturday denied that documents posted to the Web by a computer hacker came from an intrusion of the company, as the hacker said in public statements and interviews with Reuters.” (Source: Chinese company denies claim of hacking attack | Reuters.)

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07 Apr 2012

Medicaid data breach far worse than originally reported

“A huge proportion of the state’s Medicaid clients — two-thirds of them children — are victims of hackers who broke into an inadequately protected computer server at the Utah Department of Health, officials said Friday.” (Source: Medicaid data breach far worse than originally reported | The Salt Lake Tribune.)

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06 Apr 2012

China admits sites hit in hacking attack

“China has acknowledged that a number of its websites have fallen victim to attack by hackers following a mass campaign by the Anonymous network. Hackers belonging to the global band of online activists this week claimed to have compromised almost 500 sites belonging to the Chinese government, organizations and businesses.”

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04 Apr 2012

US fears al Qaeda cyber attack on New York

“US law enforcement and counterterrorism officials are trying to figure out the significance of recent occurrences on websites believed to have close links to al Qaeda, including a graphic some fear could be an attack threat directed at New York City.” Source: US fears al Qaeda cyber attack on New

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02 Apr 2012

Government plans web and email surveillance to combat crime and terrorism

“Web browsing habits, email conversations and phone calls will be monitored by the government under new legislation set to be unveiled in May. The government is planning to announce the legislation in the Queen’s Speech in May, with Home Office confirming it believes such steps are necessary to tackle criminality

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28 Mar 2012

U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s top cyber cop offered a grim appraisal of the nation’s efforts to keep computer hackers from plundering corporate data networks: “We’re not winning,” he said. “ (Source: U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War – WSJ.com.)

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26 Mar 2012

Microsoft takes down ZeuS botnets

“A Microsoft-led operation resulted in the takedown of key servers associated with the infamous ZeuS and SpyEye banking Trojan botnets on Friday.” Source: Microsoft takes down ZeuS botnets • The Register

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