06 Dec 2012

Hackers steal customer info from insurance provider Nationwide

“Hackers broke into insurance company Nationwide’s network in October, stealing the personal information of more than a million customers across the country, the insurance company recently revealed. The company said the compromised information included people’s names and a combination of Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, their date of birth,

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05 Dec 2012

US Navy sees 110,000 cyber attacks every hour, or more than 30 every single second

“The US government and all its military branches are naturally a prime target for cyber attacks, but exactly how bad is the situation? Those numbers aren’t thrown around loosely, but Hewlett Packard on Wednesday inadvertently released some statistics for the US Navy’s IT network, and they don’t look pretty. ‘For

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05 Dec 2012

Swiss spy agency warns U.S., Britain about huge data leak

“Secret information on counter-terrorism shared by foreign governments may have been compromised by a massive data theft by a senior IT technician for the NDB, Switzerland’s intelligence service, European national security sources said.” Source:Swiss spy agency warns U.S., Britain about huge data leak | Reuters

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04 Dec 2012

Android devices in U.S. face more malware attacks than PCs

“Android devices are now attacked more often by malware than PCs, according to a report released Tuesday by a cyber security software maker.” Source: Android devices in U.S. face more malware attacks than PCs | PCWorld

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03 Dec 2012

Infectious Worm Spreading on Tumblr

“An infectious worm is spreading on Tumblr Monday morning, affecting several major blogs. Tumblr spokesperson Katherine Barna sent the following email to Mashable regarding the worm: ‘There is a viral post circulating on Tumblr which begins ‘Dearest ‘Tumblr’ users.’ If you have viewed this post, please log out of all

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03 Dec 2012

Cyber attacks on big name firms are bringing down websites on a daily basis, officials say

“Hackers are even targeting global brands like Adidas simply because the football team they support was beaten by rivals wearing the firm’s shirts at the weekend, senior government officials said. The warning comes as Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, prepares to update MPs today on the coalition’s cyber security

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03 Dec 2012

Cyber Warfare: Missile Can Cripple Computers

“Scientists are a step closer to developing a weapon that could change modern warfare with its potential to target cyber terrorists and disable enemy nuclear facilities by blowing up their computer systems. Aircraft-maker Boeing has successfully tested the missile which has reportedly cost £24m to develop and it is claimed

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02 Dec 2012

Hostile states using cyberwarfare to attack UK infrastructure

“Hostile foreign states have used cyberwarfare to attack and map the networks that are part of the country’s critical national infrastructure, the government has admitted. Though officials refused to say what had been hit, the systems that provide the UK with its gas, water, and electricity supplies are all likely

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30 Nov 2012

Citadel Malware Continues to Deliver Reveton Ransomware in Attempts to Extort Money

“A new extortion technique is being deployed by cyber-criminals using the Citadel malware platform to deliver Reveton ransomware. The latest version of the ransomware uses the name of the Internet Crime Complaint Center to frighten victims into sending money to the perpetrators. In addition to instilling a fear of prosecution,

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30 Nov 2012

Bank Agrees to Reimburse Hacking Victim $300K in Precedent-Setting Case

“In a case watched closely by banks and their commercial customers, a financial institution in Maine has agreed to reimburse a construction company $345,000 that was lost to hackers after a court ruled that the bank’s security practices were ‘commercially unreasonable.’ People’s United Bank has agreed to pay Patco Construction

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