03 May 2012

Microsoft kicks Chinese company out of vulnerability sharing program

“Microsoft has kicked a Chinese security company out of its MAPP vulnerability information sharing program following a recent leak of proof-of-concept code for a serious security hole in all versions of Windows.” Source: Microsoft kicks Chinese company out of vulnerability sharing program | ZDNet

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03 May 2012

GCHQ’s spy death riddle shines light on UK hacker war

“British intelligence agent Dr Gareth Williams’ last mission before he was ‘unlawfully killed’ was to infiltrate and report on US hacker meetings, evidence given at his inquest this week has indicated. Williams appears to have been one of a team of intelligence officers and agents sent to penetrate hacking networks

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03 May 2012

Hackers have breached top secret MoD systems, cyber-security chief admits

“Computer hackers have managed to breach some of the top secret systems within the Ministry of Defence, the military’s head of cyber-security has revealed. Major General Jonathan Shaw told the Guardian the number of successful attacks was hard to quantify but they had added urgency to efforts to beef up

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03 May 2012

British crime agency website knocked out by attack

“Britain’s Serious and Organized Crime Agency says its website has been taken down following a denial-of-service attack.” Source: British crime agency website knocked out by attack – Yahoo! News

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03 May 2012

Olympic Games ‘not immune’ to cyber-attack

“The London Olympics ‘will not be immune’ to cyber-attack, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude has warned. He said attackers ‘would seek to disrupt the Games’, noting that the Beijing Olympics saw 12 million cybersecurity incidents in 2008.” Source: BBC News – Olympic Games ‘not immune’ to cyber-attack

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02 May 2012

N. Korea accused of jamming commercial flight signals

“More than 250 flights in and out of South Korea have experienced GPS signal jamming since the weekend, with North Korea high on the list of suspects, officials said Wednesday.” Source: World News – N. Korea accused of jamming commercial flight signals

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02 May 2012

FBI — Internet Social Networking Risks

“Internet-based social networking sites have created a revolution in social connectivity. However, con artists, criminals, and other dishonest actors are exploiting this capability for nefarious purposes. There are primarily two tactics used to exploit online social networks. In practice, they are often combined. 1. Computer savvy hackers who specialize in

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01 May 2012

Chinese military writings reveal cyber, space war plans

“China’s People’s Liberation Army is preparing to destroy U.S. computer and network infrastructure in future attacks and knock out satellites with microwave pulses, according to recently translated Chinese military writings. A senior colonel in the General Staff Fourth Department—the cyber warfare and electronic spying section known as 4PLA—wrote in one

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30 Apr 2012

Web War II: What a future cyberwar will look like

“How might the blitzkrieg of the future arrive? By air strike? An invading army? In a terrorist’s suitcase? In fact it could be coming down the line to a computer near you. Operation Locked Shields, an international military exercise held last month, was not exactly your usual game of soldiers.

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28 Apr 2012

Warfare with Malware: NATO Faced with Rising Flood of Cyberattacks

“NATO cyberwarfare experts suspect that Chinese and Russian intelligence services are behind a recent uptick in cyberattacks against the Western alliance. SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that NATO’s cyberwarfare unit registers up to 30 such attacks each day. Employees have been warned to be on their guard.” (Warfare with Malware: NATO

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