19 Apr 2012

Google warns 20,000 websites they could be infected with malware

“In a message sent this week, Google said some pages of the website may be hacked. “Specifically, we think that JavaScript has been injected into your site by a third party and may be used to redirect users to malicious sites,” the Google Search Quality team said. The team said

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19 Apr 2012

Chinese Espionage Campaign Targets U.S. Space Technology

““China’s continuing efforts to acquire U.S. military and dual-use technologies are enabling China’s science and technology base to diminish the U.S. technological edge in areas critical to the development of weapons and communications systems,” the report released yesterday found. “Additionally, the technologies China has acquired could be used to develop

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17 Apr 2012

Homeland Security chief contemplating proactive cyber attacks

“Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday she would consider having tech companies participate with the government in “proactive” efforts to combat hackers based in foreign countries.” (Source: Homeland Security chief contemplating proactive cyber attacks – San Jose Mercury News.)

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17 Apr 2012

Facebook supports Cispa cyber-security bill

“Facebook says it is backing a new cyber-security bill due before US Congress later this month. The HR 3523 Act would enable the government to access web users’ private data on suspicion of a cyber threat. “ (BBC News – Facebook supports Cispa cyber-security bill)

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16 Apr 2012

AntiSec Targets Michigan Law Enforcement Agency

“AntiSec supporters, branding themselves the LulzKnights, targeted the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday. The St. Joseph, MI, law enforcement agency lost their internal emails and documents due to the incident, and they were published online. However, this breach could lead to more damage due to the number of hosted

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16 Apr 2012

US and China engage in cyber war games

“The US and China have been discreetly engaging in “war games” amid rising anger in Washington over the scale and audacity of Beijing-co-ordinated cyber attacks on western governments and big business, the Guardian has learned.” (Source: US and China engage in cyber war games | Technology | guardian.co.uk.)

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13 Apr 2012

Businesses could be liable for criminal offences under proposed cyber attack laws

“The Committee overwhelmingly voted to approve proposals to criminalise certain activity relating to cyber attacks last week. The proposals contain plans to make specified “legal persons” within companies liable for certain offences. “Legal persons would be liable for offences committed for their benefit (e.g. a company would be liable for hiring

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11 Apr 2012

Rise of “forever day” bugs in industrial systems threatens critical infrastructure

“The number of security holes that remain unpatched in software used to control refineries, factories, and other critical infrastructure is growing. It’s becoming so common that security researchers have coined the term “forever days” to refer to the unfixed vulnerabilities.” (Source: Rise of “forever day” bugs in industrial systems threatens

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10 Apr 2012

Iran plans to unplug the Internet, launch its own “clean” alternative

“Iran topped a recent list of repressive regimes that most aggressively restrict Internet freedom. The list, published by Reporters Without Borders, is a part of the 2012 edition of the organization’s Enemies of the Internet report. One of the details addressed in that report is the Iranian government’s bizarre plan

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10 Apr 2012

Hacker steals data on 780,000 Utahns from state computer

“A computer hacker stole Social Security numbers for 280,000 Utahns and swiped names, addresses and birth dates for 500,000 others, state officials said today.” (Source: Hacker steals data on 780,000 Utahns from state computer.)

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