10 Jan 2013

How Iranian Hackers Used The Cloud To Attack Major Banks And Why It Matters

“Ultimately, this should be a wake up call to the security professionals whose data centers were used to perpetrate these cyberattacks: While we often think of security in the cloud as about safeguarding corporate secrets or your personal digital life, if you’re not properly securing your networks it’s not just

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09 Jan 2013

Cyberattacks on critical U.S. infrastructure rose 52% in 2012

“America’s power, water, and nuclear systems are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals seeking to gain access to some of the nation’s most critical infrastructure. The number of attacks reported to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity response team grew by 52% in 2012, according to a recent report from

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09 Jan 2013

Trade Group Moves to Head Off Cybersecurity Rules

“American businesses want more help from government officials in fighting cyber attacks, although they continue to oppose government-prescribed safeguards, MasterCard Inc. Chief Executive Ajay Banga said on Tuesday. Mr. Banga is head of the information and technology committee at the Business Roundtable, a trade group that is set to start

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09 Jan 2013

Armed forces are vulnerable to cyber attack, warn MPs

“The armed forces are now so dependent on information technology that their ability to operate could be ‘fatally compromised’ by a sustained cyber attack, MPs warned today. The Commons Defence Committee said the cyber threat to UK security had the ability to evolve at ‘almost unimaginable speed’ and questioned whether the Government

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08 Jan 2013

Rheinmetall demos laser that can shoot down drones

“A laser weapons system that can shoot down two drones at a distance of over a mile has been demonstrated by Rheinmetall Defence. The German defence firm used the high-energy laser equipment to shoot fast-moving drones at a distance. “ Source:BBC News – Rheinmetall demos laser that can shoot down

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08 Jan 2013

Chinese man pleads guilty in $100m software scam

“A Chinese man has pleaded guilty to selling pirated US business software worth more than $100m (£62m). The software, stolen from 200 manufacturers, was sold in 2008-2011 for a fraction of their High Street prices, US prosecutors said.” Source:BBC News – Chinese man pleads guilty in $100m software scam

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07 Jan 2013

Japanese hacker continues to taunt police with clue strapped to cat

“Police in Japan have recovered a memory card from the collar of a cat found wandering on an island near Tokyo — the latest bizarre turn in their hunt for a hacker, one who has been taunting them with clues for several months. In December 2012 the National Police Agency

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07 Jan 2013

Iran launches more cyber attacks

“Iran is continuing aggressive cyber attacks against U.S. financial institutions and officials say the U.S. government has failed to take steps to halt the electronic strikes. The sophisticated denial-of-service cyber attacks have been underway for several months and involve Iranian-origin hackers who flood banking and financial institution web sites with

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07 Jan 2013

Thai police arrest Algerian hacker on FBI list

“Thai police have arrested an Algerian national wanted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly making tens of millions of dollars from cyber crime, officials said Monday. Hamza Bendelladj, 24, was arrested late Sunday while attempting to transit through Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport from Malaysia, Immigration Bureau

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07 Jan 2013

U.S. nuclear lab removes Chinese tech over security fears

“A leading U.S. nuclear weapons laboratory recently discovered its computer systems contained some Chinese-made network switches and replaced at least two components because of national security concerns, a document shows.” Source:Exclusive: U.S. nuclear lab removes Chinese tech over security fears | Reuters

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