27 Jun 2014

China cyber crime cooperation stalls after U.S. hacking charges

“Fledging cooperation between the United States and China on fighting cyber crime has ground to a halt since the recent U.S. indictment of Chinese military officials on hacking charges, a senior U.S. security official said on Thursday.” Source: China cyber crime cooperation stalls after U.S. hacking charges | Reuters

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23 Jun 2014

Israel Claims $3B in Cyber Exports; 2nd Only to US

“Israeli exports of cyber-related products and services last year reached $3 billion, some 5 percent of the global market and more than all other nations combined apart from the United States, according to Israel’s National Cyber Bureau (NCB).” Source: Israel Claims $3B in Cyber Exports; 2nd Only to US |

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21 Jun 2014

Hong Kong Democracy Poll Is Hit by Cyberattack

“The website of a poll gauging Hong Kong residents’ opinions on elections was repeatedly hit by severe cyberattacks on its opening day, according to organizers and a firm seeking to protect the poll from such attacks. CloudFlare, which provides performance and security services for more than a million websites, termed

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20 Jun 2014

Pentagon cyber unit wants to ‘get inside the bad guy’s head’

“After several years of planning, the Pentagon’s Cyber Command is finally beginning to conduct operations such as tracking adversaries overseas to detect attacks against critical computer networks in the United States, according to a senior defense official.” Source:Pentagon cyber unit wants to ‘get inside the bad guy’s head’ – The

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20 Jun 2014

Hackers reverse-engineer NSA’s leaked bugging devices

“Using documents leaked by Edward Snowden, hackers have built bugs that can be attached to computers to steal information in a host of intrusive ways RADIO hackers have reverse-engineered some of the wireless spying gadgets used by the US National Security Agency. Using documents leaked by Edward Snowden, researchers have

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19 Jun 2014

“Human error” contributes to nearly all cyber incidents, study finds

“Even though organizations may have all of the bells and whistles needed in their data security arsenal, it’s the human element that continues to fuel cyber incidents occurring, according to one recent study. The ‘IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index,’ a report that includes cyber security data on

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19 Jun 2014

Anonymous plans global cyber attacks on energy firms on Friday

“AnonGhost, a politically motivated group of hacktivists, is planning to launch cyber attacks on energy companies globally, including Adnoc and Enoc in the UAE, on Friday for using the dollar in oil trades. This is according to a YouTube post link tweeted by the AnonGhost team. ‘It is a follow-up

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19 Jun 2014

Cybersecurity firm says large hedge fund attacked

“In an audacious and sophisticated attack, cybercriminals acting in late 2013 installed a malicious computer program on the servers of a large hedge fund, crippling its high-speed trading strategy and sending information about its trades to unknown offsite computers, CNBC has learned. The attack, which was thwarted this year by

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19 Jun 2014

Walgreens Acknowledges Insider Breach

“Walgreens recently began notifying an undisclosed number of customers that their personal information may have been stolen by a former pharmacy employee in Atlanta, Ga., between March 3, 2014 and April 14, 2014, and provided to a third party. The stolen data may have included the affected customers’ names, birthdates,

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19 Jun 2014

Ruling Raises Stakes for Cyberheist Victims

“A Missouri firm that unsuccessfully sued its bank to recover $440,000 stolen in a 2010 cyberheist may now be on the hook to cover the financial institution’s legal fees, an appeals court has ruled. Legal experts say the decision is likely to discourage future victims from pursuing such cases. Choice

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