13 Oct 2013

Cybercom Activates National Mission Force Headquarters

“Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Cybercom’s commander, says the U.S. Cyber Command has activated the headquarters for its Cyber National Mission Force, the one of its three forces that would react to a cyber attack on the nation. The other two forces are the Cyber Combat Mission Force that is assigned to the

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13 Oct 2013

Cyber warrior shortage hits anti-hacker fightback

“For the governments and corporations facing increasing computer attacks, the biggest challenge is finding the right cyber warriors to fight back. Hostile computer activity from spies, saboteurs, competitors and criminals has spawned a growing industry of corporate defenders who can attract the best talent from government cyber units. The U.S.

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12 Oct 2013

Skype under investigation in Luxembourg over link to NSA

“Skype is being investigated by Luxembourg’s data protection commissioner over concerns about its secret involvement with the US National Security Agency (NSA) spy programme Prism, the Guardian has learned.” Source: Skype under investigation in Luxembourg over link to NSA | GulfNews.com

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11 Oct 2013

Defense networks vulnerable to cyberattack: Expert

“‘Military systems are growing more complex and more intertwined daily, making them more vulnerable and on top of that, we have these ongoing issues with budgets. There was first the sequester, which cut deep into IT modernization accounts, and now there is the government shutdown,’ said Bob Gourley, the editor

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11 Oct 2013

China Conducts Cyber Espionage Campaign Against Mongolia

“Security researchers from ThreatConnect’s Intelligence Research Team (TCIRT) say they’ve identified a cyber espionage campaign launched by China against Mongolia. More precisely, it appears that China is trying to learn as much as it can about Mongolia’s relations with the European Union and countries such as the United States, South

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11 Oct 2013

Norton says Cyber Crime Costs Mexico $3B Per Year

“A report by the internet security firm Norton estimates cyber crime costs to Mexico are nearly double what they were in 2011, highlighting the country’s status as a regional hub for online crime while the government struggles to keep up with evolving technology.” Source: Norton says Cyber Crime Costs Mexico

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10 Oct 2013

New type of cyber-attack targets govt bodies, firms

“At least 20 organizations, including central government bodies such as the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry, along with major companies, came under a new type of targeted cyber-attack in August and September, where some computers were found to have been infected with a virus that steals confidential information, it has

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10 Oct 2013

Army looks to consolidate electronic and cyber operations

“The Army hopes it can improve the capabilities of cyber operations, electronic warfare and electromagnetic spectrum network operations by encouraging collaboration among them, said Col. Carmine Cicalese, chief of Army cyberspace and information operations during a recent television appearance.” Source:Army looks to consolidate electronic and cyber operations – FierceGovernmentIT

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08 Oct 2013

Silk Road Dealers Are Getting Arrested All Around The World

“NOD, a well-known drug dealer on the defunct online black market Silk Road, has been arrested in Washington State, along with a partner. Across the Atlantic, four Silk Road users were arrested by British authorities ‘on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.’ In Sweden, two Silk Road users have been arrested

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08 Oct 2013

Avira Confirms Network Solutions Has Been Hacked

“Palestinian hackers of KDSM Team have managed to deface several high-profile websites, including the ones of AVG, Avira and WhatsApp. Moments ago, Avira representatives have confirmed for Softpedia that this is a case of DNS hijacking. “ Source: Avira Confirms Network Solutions Has Been Hacked

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