04 Sep 2012

Iran, North Korea Team Up to Fight Malware Like Stuxnet, Flame

“Iran and North Korea have been in bed together for a long time, but recently they threw off the covers for the whole world to see. At least one security expert thinks there is a malware angle here that is worth underlining. At the start of this month, news broke

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04 Sep 2012

AntiSec claims to have snatched 12M Apple device IDs from FBI

“An online hacker group associated with Anonymous claims to have posted 1 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) by breaching FBI security. A UDID is the unique string of numbers that identifies each iOS device, formerly used by developers to track their app installations across Apple’s user base.” Source: AntiSec

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02 Sep 2012

Taiwan to step up cyber-war capabilities against China

“Taiwan plans to beef up its cyber-war capabilities to counter a perceived threat from Chinese hackers targeting government and security websites, local media reported today. “ Source: Business Line : News / International : Taiwan to step up cyber-war capabilities against China: Report

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02 Sep 2012

Global cyber-security tab hits $10 billion

“That’s how much businesses spend every year across the globe to fight cyber-crimes with firewalls, detection systems and software maintenance. Cyber-attacks on U.S. computer networks rose 17-fold from 2009 to 2011, according to data cited by Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, at

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02 Sep 2012

Two universities hit by Anonymous cyber attack

“Oxford University confirmed last Thursday that its online security had been compromised earlier in the day by a cyber attack. The group claiming responsibility said it is associated with Anonymous. The attack came a day after the disruption of Cambridge University’s network, writes Ben Weitzenkorn for Security News Daily.” Source:

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02 Sep 2012

WikiLeaks’ Assange sees up to a year in Ecuador embassy

“Julian Assange expects to wait six months to a year for a deal to free him from Ecuador’s embassy in London, and hopes Sweden will drop its case against him, the WikiLeaks’ founder said in an interview broadcast on Thursday.” Source: WikiLeaks’ Assange sees up to a year in Ecuador

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31 Aug 2012

State-sponsored cyber espionage projects now prevalent, say experts

“At least four government-sponsored programmes to deploy cyber-espionage software like the Flame, Duqu and Stuxnet software – the latter used against computers in Iran – are in progress around the world, according to sources in the intelligence and computer communities. “ Source: State-sponsored cyber espionage projects now prevalent, say experts

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31 Aug 2012

Philips databases pillaged and leaked SECOND time in a month

“Electronics giant Philips has been hacked for the second time in a month and its databases raided. Usernames and encrypted passwords were leaked after the breach. It is not clear at this moment whether email addresses or the actual contents of corporate emails were included in the records dumped from the

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30 Aug 2012

Judge dismisses BancorpSouth defense in online theft suit

“A federal judge has rejected BancorpSouth’s plan to use contractual agreements with customers as a shield against liability claims stemming from an online heist of some $440,000 that was illegally wire-transferred from the account of one of the bank’s commercial customers in March 2010. The customer, Choice Escrow and Title

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30 Aug 2012

Malware Campaigns Impersonating U.S. Government Agencies

“US-CERT is aware of multiple malware campaigns impersonating multiple U.S. government agencies, including the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Once installed on a system, the malware displays a screen claiming that a Federal Government agency has identified the user’s computer as being associated

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