24 May 2016

Robin Hood Hacker Donates Stolen Bitcoin to ISIS Fighters

“A hacktivist has sent $10,000 worth of allegedly stolen virtual currency (25 bitcoins) to Rojava, an autonomous region in northern Syria that the hacker describes as ‘one of the most inspiring revolutionary projects in the world today.’” Source: Robin Hood Hacker Donates Stolen Bitcoin to ISIS Fighters – Nextgov.com

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24 May 2016

Hackers could bring down the banks, warns SWIFT CEO

“The head of the network that connects the world’s banks has issued a warning: Hackers will strike again, and they could bring down a bank.” Source: Hackers could bring down the banks, warns SWIFT CEO – May. 24, 2016

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23 May 2016

FBI Warns of Wireless Keystroke Logger Disguised as USB Device Charger

“KeySweeper is a covert device that resembles a functional Universal Serial Bus (USB) enabled device charger which conceals hardware capable of harvesting keystrokes from certain wireless keyboards. If placed strategically in an office or other location where individuals might use wireless devices, a malicious cyber actor could potentially harvest personally

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23 May 2016

It’s Not ‘Malware’ When We Have a Warrant, FBI Says

“The FBI has been in the hacking business for a long time, famously using malware to log suspects’ keystrokes as early as the 1990s. But in the high-profile case surrounding a dark web child abuse site called Playpen, the Bureau is arguing that because it was authorized by a warrant,

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22 May 2016

1.4 bil. yen stolen from 1,400 convenience store ATMs across Japan

“A total of 1.4 billion yen ($12.7 million) in cash has been stolen from some 1,400 automated teller machines in convenience stores across Japan in the space of two hours earlier this month, investigative sources said Sunday. Police suspect that the cash was withdrawn at ATMs using counterfeit credit cards

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22 May 2016

Swift Banking Network Struggles With Wave of Cyberattacks

“The global money-transfer network Swift has been infiltrated by thieves at least three times, but gaps in security standards and poor communication about breaches have left it struggling to deal with the wave of cyberattacks.” Source: Swift Banking Network Struggles With Wave of Cyberattacks – WSJ

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22 May 2016

In China, Government Workers Push Rosy, Diverting Views Online

“China heavily censors its Internet, limiting what its people can see or say online to channels that the government can control. But China’s managing of its message does not end there. It also taps untold masses of people to cheer for its side on online message boards and social media.

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22 May 2016

SEC warns cybersecurity is biggest threat to financial system

“The chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mary Jo White, has warned that the biggest risk the financial system faces is cybersecurity. Speaking at the Financial Regulation Summit in Washington DC, White warned the industry that their policies and procedures were not up to scratch and without

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22 May 2016

Japan on Olympic hacking mission to test utilities, trains, telcos

“Japan will from next year conduct mock hacking exercises with governments including the United States and private sector organisations ahead of the 2020 Olympic games. The effort will be run out of a new penetration testing arm to be created in 2017 charged with identifying vulnerabilities in physical control systems

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22 May 2016

$12 Million Stolen in 3rd Attack on SWIFT System

“Bangladesh is not the only bank that had become victim to the cyber heist. In fact, it appears to be just a part of the widespread cyber attack on global banking and financial sector by hackers who target the backbone of the world financial system, SWIFT.” Source: Ecuador Bank Hacked

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