07 Mar 2013

Hackers Pull Off $12,000 Bitcoin Heist

“A Bitcoin transaction services company says that hackers broke into one of its brokerage accounts last week, nabbing more than $12,000 worth of the digital currency. That attack knocked Bitinstant offline over the weekend. The company says that while it lost Bitcoins, no customers were affected by the hack.” Source:

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07 Mar 2013

SaaS integration challenges pose security risks

“Faced with difficulties integrating disparate software, companies end up bypassing security protocols and with data residing across various systems and locations. “ Source: SaaS integration challenges pose security risks | ZDNet

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07 Mar 2013

New UK.gov cyber-security standard puts MANAGERS in firing line

“The UK government is seeking to hear from businesses that would be interested in submitting evidence to help form a new ‘organisational standard’ for cyber security.” Source: New UK.gov cyber-security standard puts MANAGERS in firing line • The Register

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06 Mar 2013

Cassidian CyberSecurity and Netasq launch new approach

“Cassidian CyberSecurity and Netasq used their press briefing at the Cyber Defence Summit in Oman to highlight the real dangers posed to organizations and infrastructure in the Middle East region by APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats) and outline a 7 Step Approach, combining expertise, processes and new tools to combat these

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06 Mar 2013

Pentagon cyberdefenses weak, report warns

“A new report for the Pentagon concludes that the nation’s military is unprepared for a full-scale cyber-conflict with a top-tier adversary and must ramp up its offensive prowess.” Source: Pentagon cyberdefenses weak, report warns – The Washington Post

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05 Mar 2013

Pakistan Intelligence agency hacked by Indian hacker

“While the rest of the world engaged in cyber security conferences and Anonymous operations, an Indian patriotic hacker used the time to attack Pakistan Intelligence agency ISI. Hacker going by name ‘Godzilla’ today claimed to hack into one of the server belongs to ISI website (http://isi.org.pk) and gets all possible

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05 Mar 2013

FRANCE 24 Twitter accounts hacked by Syrian activists

“24 Twitter accounts were hacked for a few hours on Monday by online activists loyal to the Syrian regime. The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the attacks on their Facebook page. “ Source: FRANCE 24 Twitter accounts hacked by Syrian activists – INTERNET – FRANCE 24

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05 Mar 2013

Two more big financial firms warn of hacking threat

“Goldman Sachs and Citigroup have stepped up warnings to shareholders about cyberattacks as the U.S. government has prodded banks and government agencies to bolster defenses.” Source: Two more big financial firms warn of hacking threat | The Columbus Dispatch

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05 Mar 2013

Is the Pirate Bay really moving to North Korea?

“The Pirate Bay, the embattled file-sharing site that has been blocked or sued in at least a dozen countries, said in a press release Monday afternoon that it had finally found refuge from its many legal woes — in North Korea, of all places.” Source: Is the Pirate Bay really

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05 Mar 2013

China is Behind more than 20 Serious Cyber Attacks against Norway

“After TV2 revelaed last week that a Chinese military hacker group connected to Chinese government is behind cyber attacks against sensitive targets in Norway, National Security Authority deputy Eiliv Ofigsbø today said Norwegian companies have probably lost contracts because of computer espionage.  According to Ofigsbo, at least 20 of these

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