07 Nov 2011

Cyber attack forces Adidas offline

“The main Adidas website remains offline after the company was targeted by what it describes as a sophisticated criminal cyber attack.” Source: Cyber attack forces Adidas offline – 11/7/2011 – Computer Weekly

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03 Nov 2011

U.S. Calls Out China And Russia For Cyber Espionage Costing Billions

“Hey, China and Russia, get off of our clouds. That’s the warning from a new U.S. national intelligence director’s report to Congress released Thursday that states China and Russia are the biggest perpetrators of economic espionage through the Internet. “ Source: U.S. Calls Out China And Russia For Cyber Espionage

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29 Oct 2011

Online hackers threaten to expose cartel’s secrets

If Anonymous follows through with this it could push the cartel to try and engage in some attribution ops of their own. “An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest, or it will publish the

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28 Oct 2011

Loss of Life in Major Computer Attack, Warns Homeland Security

“Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said today that a major computer attack against critical U.S. infrastructure could result in a loss of life and massive economic damages.” Source: Loss of Life in Major Computer Attack, Warns Homeland Security – ABC News

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26 Oct 2011

U.S. fears science fiction-style sabotage in new wave of cyber attacks

“When a computer attack hobbled Iran’s unfinished nuclear power plant last year, it was assumed to be a military-grade strike, the handiwork of elite hacking professionals with nation-state backing. Yet for all its science-fiction sophistication, key elements have now been replicated in laboratory settings by security experts with little time,

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25 Oct 2011

Japanese parliament hit by cyber-attack

“According to local media reports, hackers were able to snoop upon emails and steal passwords from computers belonging to lawmakers at the Japanese parliament for over a month.” Source: Japanese parliament hit by cyber-attack | Naked Security

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24 Oct 2011

Who Else Was Hit by the RSA Attackers?

“Security experts have said that RSA wasn’t the only corporation victimized in the attack, and that dozens of other multinational companies were infiltrated using many of the same tools and Internet infrastructure. But so far, no one has been willing to talk publicly about which other companies may have been

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20 Oct 2011

Finland To Develop Cyber Defense ‘Counterpunch’

“Finland’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has drafted a national cyber defense strategy proposal that would provide substantial investment to develop an arsenal of cyber defense weaponry to protect crucial military, government and economic data networks and critical infrastructure.” Source: Finland To Develop Cyber Defense ‘Counterpunch’ – Defense News

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19 Oct 2011

Chinese Research Scientist Pleads Guilty to Economic Espionage and Theft of Trade Secrets

“A Chinese national pleaded guilty today to one count of economic espionage to benefit a university tied to the People’s Republic of China and one count of theft of trade secrets. Kexue Huang, 48, pleaded guilty to the charges before U.S. District in the Southern District of Indiana. According to

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18 Oct 2011

W32.Duqu: The Precursor to the Next Stuxnet

“Duqu is essentially the precursor to a future Stuxnet-like attack. The threat was written by the same authors (or those that have access to the Stuxnet source code) and appears to have been created since the last Stuxnet file was recovered. Duqu’s purpose is to gather intelligence data and assets

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