04 Apr 2014

Turkish court orders partial lifting of YouTube ban

“A Turkish court on Friday ruled that a blanket ban of social-media website YouTube violated human rights and ordered most of the restrictions be lifted, citing a top court ruling this week that scrapped a similar ban on microblogging site Twitter.” Source: Turkish court orders partial lifting of YouTube ban

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03 Apr 2014

Turkey court orders lifting of Twitter ban

“Turkey’s Official Gazette published on Thursday a constitutional court ruling saying the country’s block on access to Twitter violated freedom of expression and individual rights, piling pressure on telecoms authorities to lift the ban.” Source: Turkey court orders lifting of Twitter ban | GulfNews.com

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02 Apr 2014

U.S. cyberwarfare force to grow significantly, defense secretary says

“The Pentagon is significantly growing the ranks of its cyberwarfare unit in an effort to deter and defend against foreign attacks on crucial U.S. networks, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.” Source: U.S. cyberwarfare force to grow significantly, defense secretary says – The Washington Post

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01 Apr 2014

Cyber attacks hit oil, gas, just as much as retail

“Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and head of the U.S. Cyber Command, says that retailers aren’t the only victims. He says that energy companies — including the oil and gas industry — were targeted in 41 percent of the malicious software-attack cases reported to the Department

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01 Apr 2014

NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought

“Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency’s ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications, according to a team of academic researchers. Reuters reported in December that the NSA had paid RSA $10 million

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29 Mar 2014

Ukraine crisis could dent booming cybercrime

“Two US senators are hoping to use Ukraine’s new vulnerability to compel the Eastern European nation to clean up the rampant cybercrime within its borders. The Ukranian city of Odessa is said to be home to the world’s largest online stolen credit card data marketplace, and the country at large

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29 Mar 2014

Facebook drone plan to offer low-cost net access

“Facebook has ambitious plans to connect the two-thirds of the world that has no net access, using drones, satellites and lasers. The move was announced on the social media platform by founder Mark Zuckerberg. It will put it in direct competition with Google, which is planning to deliver net access

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28 Mar 2014

Rival hackers fighting proxy war over Crimea

“Hackers have been busy causing service interruptions, breaching databases, and defacing hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian websites, as the crisis between the two countries plays out in cyberwarfare.” Source: Rival hackers fighting proxy war over Crimea – CNN.com

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28 Mar 2014

Report: Hackers Would Rather Steal Your Twitter Account Than Your Credit Card

“The report is the first in a series released by the RAND Corporation, reports ZDNet, called ‘Markets for Cybercrime Tools and Stolen Data: Hacker’s Bazaar.’ A Twitter account can be used to provide access to other users’ accounts — possibly by way of spamming your pals once your credentials are

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25 Mar 2014

Time Warner Cable Publishes First Transparency Report

“Time Warner Cable has joined a half-dozen telecommunications and technology companies that, in the past six months, have published their first transparency report on government and law enforcement requests for user data and content.” Source: Time Warner Cable Publishes First Transparency Report | Threatpost | The first stop for security

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