09 Sep 2013

Anonymous Announces Hack Attack Against Syria, Saudi Arabia

“The hacking collective known as Anonymous claimed to have launched a cyberattack on the Syrian government and the Saudi Arabian government to punish both sides of the Syrian civil war for atrocities that had been committed.” Source: Anonymous Announces Hack Attack Against Syria, Saudi Arabia | Washington Free Beacon

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07 Sep 2013

Cyber-thieves blamed for leap in Tor dark net use

“Cyber-thieves are behind a big leap in the number of computers connecting to the Tor anonymous web browsing system, a security company has said. The number of connections to Tor almost doubled in late August.” Source: BBC News – Cyber-thieves blamed for leap in Tor dark net use

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06 Sep 2013

Snowden leaks: US and UK ‘crack online encryption’

“US and UK intelligence have reportedly cracked the encryption codes protecting the emails, banking and medical records of hundreds of millions of people.” Source: BBC News – Snowden leaks: US and UK ‘crack online encryption’

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05 Sep 2013

Two Romanians Sentenced to US Prison in Hacking Case

“Two Romanian nationals were sentenced to prison terms Wednesday for their roles in a multimillion-dollar scheme to hack into US merchants’ computer networks to steal credit card data, officials said. The Justice Department said Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, 29, of Constanta, Romania, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, and Iulian Dolan,

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04 Sep 2013

Turkish Hackers Celebrate “Victory Day” by Defacing 350 Websites

“Hackers of the Turk Hack Team have breached and defaced a total of 350 websites from all over the world to celebrate Victory Day, a national holiday to commemorate the victory in the battle of Dumlupınar, one of the decisive battles in the 1922 Turkish War of Independence. According to

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03 Sep 2013

Pro-Syria hackers put anti-attack message on U.S. Marines site

“Computer hackers aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad struck an Internet recruiting site for the U.S. Marine Corps on Monday, urging troops to ‘refuse your orders’ if the United States attacks Syria.” Source: Pro-Syria hackers put anti-attack message on U.S. Marines site | Reuters

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31 Aug 2013

Why the U.S. Should Use Cyber Weapons Against Syria

“If the Obama administration does conduct military strikes against Syria, as seems likely, it should use military cyber weapons at the earliest possible moment to show the upside of military cyber power. Though this is risky, as it puts the focus on the U.S. militarization of cyberspace, it is likely

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31 Aug 2013

U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, documents show

“U.S. intelligence services carried out 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, the leading edge of a clandestine campaign that embraces the Internet as a theater of spying, sabotage and war, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Washington Post. That disclosure, in a classified intelligence budget provided by NSA leaker Edward

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29 Aug 2013

Skype confirms 3D video calls are under development

“Skype has confirmed it has developed 3D video calls. The news was revealed by a senior executive in an exclusive interview with the BBC to mark Skype’s 10th anniversary. There had been speculation about the possibility after the firm posted an advert in April saying it wanted to find a

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23 Aug 2013

Millions stolen from US banks after ‘wire payment switch’ targeted

“Criminals have recently hijacked the wire payment switch at several US banks to steal millions from accounts, a security analyst says. Gartner vice president Avivah Litan said at least three banks were struck in the past few months using ‘low-powered’ distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks meant to divert the attention and

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