11 Oct 2011

NYSE website inaccessible for 30 minutes Monday

“The New York Stock Exchange website was inaccessible for 30 minutes on Monday, according to an Internet monitoring company, but the exchange said there was no interruption of service.” Source: NYSE website inaccessible for 30 minutes Monday: monitor | Reuters

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08 Oct 2011

Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet

“The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago by the military’s Host-Based Security System, has not prevented pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada from flying their missions overseas. Nor have there been any confirmed incidents of classified information being lost or sent to an outside source. But the

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05 Oct 2011

Anonymous threaten to take down NYSE.com

“Can protesters crash the New York Stock Exchange’s website? Anonymous, a collection of online ‘hactivists,’ wants to find out: It issued a call this weekend for a coordinated attack on NYSE.com.” (Source: Anonymous threaten to take down NYSE.com – Oct. 5, 2011.)

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04 Oct 2011

Anonymous hackers set up activist hedge fund

“In an unusual departure, a group of internet hackers best known for its online activism has apparently become a short-selling hedge fund similar to Muddy Waters. Using the name Anonymous Analytics, the group published a 38-page report on Chaoda Modern Agriculture last week that claimed to provide evidence of “one

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30 Sep 2011

Top Cybersecurity Official Cites Hacker Threat to Infrastructure

“Damage inflicted by corporate data breaches this year pales in comparison to what might happen if a power grid or chemical plant were targeted by hackers or malicious software, a top U.S. cybersecurity official said. A cyber attack on the nation’s critical infrastructure “could have cascading effects across multiple sectors”

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29 Sep 2011

Iran will reciprocate cyber attack by US: Army commander says

“Iran will reciprocate cyber attack by the United States or its allies, head of the Operations Department of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier-General Ali Shadmani said on Wednesday. “ Source: Iran will reciprocate cyber attack by US: Army commander says

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27 Sep 2011

Microsoft Neutralizes Kelihos Botnet, Names Defendant in Case

“Building on the recent successes of the Rustock and Waledac botnet takedowns, I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has taken down the Kelihos botnet in an operation codenamed “Operation b79” using similar legal and technical measures that resulted in our previous successful botnet takedowns.” (Source: Microsoft Neutralizes Kelihos Botnet, Names

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27 Sep 2011

In China, business travelers take extreme precautions to avoid cyber-espionage

“Packing for business in China? Bring your passport and business cards, but maybe not that laptop loaded with contacts and corporate memos. China’s massive market beckons to American businesses — the nation is the United States’ second-largest trading partner — but many are increasingly concerned about working amid electronic surveillance

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27 Sep 2011

Harvard website hacked by Syria protesters

“Harvard University has had its website hacked in what appears to be a “sophisticated” Syrian-related attack. Along with a picture of Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, the hacked home page showed a message saying the “Syrian Electronic Army Were Here”.” (Source: BBC News – Harvard website hacked by Syria protesters.)

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26 Sep 2011

Security Expert: U.S. ‘Leading Force’ Behind Stuxnet

“The sophistication of the worm, plus the fact that the designer had inside intelligence on the Iranian facility, led Langner to conclude that the United States had developed Stuxnet, possibly with the help of Israeli intelligence. Langner isn’t shy about naming the U.S. as the Stuxnet culprit, as he stated

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