19 Jul 2013

Nearly 50 percent of Indian computers affected by virus between April and June 2013

“Security expert Kaspersky has published a report detailing the threats Indian users had to face this year. The data was collected between the months of April and June and includes security threats from spam, viruses and malware among others. Starting with viruses, nearly 49.6 percent of users in the country

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19 Jul 2013

A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986 to 2012

“A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986-2012 is the first book of its kind- a comprehensive, accessible history of cyber conflict. A Fierce Domain reaches back to look at the major ‘wake-up calls,’ the major conflicts that have forced the realization that cyberspace is a harsh place where nations and

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19 Jul 2013

Huawei denies spying allegations by former CIA chief

Huawei has denied claims made by a former US Central ­Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief, Michael Hayden, that it has spied for the Chinese government. via BBC News – Huawei denies spying allegations by former CIA chief.

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18 Jul 2013

Nasdaq forum website hacked, passwords compromised

“Cyber-criminals targeted Nasdaq OMX Group’s community forum website and gained access to the email usernames and passwords of the members of the site, which took two days to come back online on Thursday evening. The New York-based exchange operator said in an emailed letter to users of the forum that

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18 Jul 2013

Anonymous posts passwords of House and Senate staffers

“A hacktivist associated with Anonymous claims to have posted online thousands of email addresses and passwords for Capitol Hill staffers. According to a Twitter account that posted a link to the hacked information, House and Senate staffers were targeted in protest of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program.” Source:Anonymous

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16 Jul 2013

North Korea ‘behind cyber attack’ on South websites

South Korea believes North Korea was behind cyber attacks against several websites last month, officials say. The attacks, which took place on the anniversary of the Korean War, hit the presidential office website, and several other official and media sites. via BBC News – North Korea ‘behind cyber attack’ on

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15 Jul 2013

After PRISM, Europe has to move to its own clouds, says Estonia’s president

“Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who chairs the steering board of the new European Cloud Partnership, is convinced that Europe should have its own clouds rather than rely on those from US service providers. ‘Recent months have proven it again: it is very important for Europe to create its own

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15 Jul 2013

Researchers hack Verizon device, turn it into mobile spy station

Two security experts said they have figured out how to spy on Verizon Wireless mobile phone customers by hacking into devices the U.S. carrier sells to boost wireless signals indoors. via Researchers hack Verizon device, turn it into mobile spy station | Reuters.

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12 Jul 2013

Homeland Security urged ISPs to block IP addresses of suspected Chinese hackers

“The US Department of Homeland Security and FBI provided a list of IP addresses used by alleged Chinese military hackers to American internet service providers (ISPs) earlier in February, and not-so-subtly encouraged the ISPs to block them, The Wall Street Journal reported today. Based on The Journal’s report, the IP

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11 Jul 2013

Feds ‘not welcome’ at DEF CON hacker conference

“Last year NSA Director Keith Alexander keynoted the annual DEF CON hacker conference in Las Vegas. This year, DEF CON organizers warn that U.S. government Federal agents are explicitly not welcome.” Source:Feds ‘not welcome’ at DEF CON hacker conference | ZDNet

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