21 Sep 2013

Chinese Military Capable of Jamming U.S. Communications System

“China’s military is using stolen U.S. military secrets obtained from a convicted spy to defeat a high-technology communications system used in joint warfighting, combined arms warfare, and missile defenses, according to U.S. officials. The disclosure that China has the capability of jamming the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System, or JTIDS,

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20 Sep 2013

Eight arrested over $2 million e-theft from Barclays in London

“British police said on Friday they have arrested eight men after a gang stole $2.09 million from Barclays bank by taking control of a branch computer system. They are accused of a theft in April, when a man purporting to be an IT engineer arrived at a Barclays branch in

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19 Sep 2013

New Mac Trojan Discovered Related to Syria

“A new Mac Trojan has been discovered that creates a backdoor on an affected user’s machine. It was found on VirusTotal, sent by a user in Belarus. At the time of writing, the Command and Control (C&C) server is down and no longer sending commands to affected users. This appears

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18 Sep 2013

Facebook, Twitter blocked again in Iran

“Many Iranian Internet users were disappointed Tuesday morning to discover that Facebook and Twitter were blocked once again after a short-lived spurt of unfettered access Monday.” Source: Facebook, Twitter blocked again in Iran

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18 Sep 2013

Major Belgian telco targeted by a foreign state, Brussels says

“Belgium’s largest telecom, Belgacom, was hacked for at least a few years, according to national newspaper De Standaard. The paper wrote on Monday that ‘everything suggests’ (Google Translate) that the culprit was the National Security Agency (NSA). De Standaard reports that after an internal security check in June 2013, technicians found

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17 Sep 2013

1.29 DDOS Attacks Occur Every Two Minutes, Experts Say

“Distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) protection solutions provider NSFOCUS has published its mid-year DDOS Threat Report for 2013. The company’s anti-DDOS analysts have observed 168,459 incidents and determined that, on average, 1.29 DDOS attacks are launched worldwide every two minutes. Another interesting observation made by NSFOCUS is the fact that the media

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17 Sep 2013

‘Technical glitch’ behind Iran unrestricted internet access

“A technical glitch allowed some Iranians temporary access to banned social networking websites Facebook and Twitter, an Iranian internet official said on Tuesday.” Source: ‘Technical glitch’ behind Iran unrestricted internet access | GulfNews.com

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14 Sep 2013

Argentina arrests teen hacker who netted $50,000 a month

“Police in Argentina have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of heading a gang of hackers who targeted international money transfer and gambling websites. “ Source: BBC News – Argentina arrests teen hacker who netted $50,000 a month

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13 Sep 2013

Vodafone Germany hack hits two million customers

“Personal details of more than two million customers of Vodafone Germany have been stolen by a hacker.” Source: BBC News – Vodafone Germany hack hits two million customers

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12 Sep 2013

North Korean hackers suspected of cyber-espionage attack on South

“North Korean hackers are suspected of launching a covert cyber-espionage campaign against the South Korean government in an attempt to steal highly classified intelligence on defence and security.” Source: North Korean hackers suspected of cyber-espionage attack on South | Technology | theguardian.com

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