14 Oct 2013

Thieves, Spies, and Silicon Valley Startups: A Cautionary Tale

“Silicon Valley has a long history of thievery and espionage. A year before the Adara break-in, a burglar cracked open the door at networking-software company Nicira, an Adara rival, in a matter of seconds. That thief went straight to a top engineer’s desk and stole a computer carrying the source

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14 Oct 2013

Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch

“Shelves in Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA were reportedly cleared Saturday night, when the stores allowed purchases on EBT cards even though they were not showing limits.  The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when

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14 Oct 2013

Brazil plans secure email service to thwart cyber-spies

“Brazil has confirmed plans to create a secure email service, following revelations of cyber-surveillance techniques used by the US and UK. President Dilma Rousseff posted a series of tweets over the weekend, saying the move was required to ‘prevent possible espionage’. She added the country’s Federal Data Processing Service (Serpro)

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13 Oct 2013

Cybercom Activates National Mission Force Headquarters

“Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Cybercom’s commander, says the U.S. Cyber Command has activated the headquarters for its Cyber National Mission Force, the one of its three forces that would react to a cyber attack on the nation. The other two forces are the Cyber Combat Mission Force that is assigned to the

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13 Oct 2013

Cyber warrior shortage hits anti-hacker fightback

“For the governments and corporations facing increasing computer attacks, the biggest challenge is finding the right cyber warriors to fight back. Hostile computer activity from spies, saboteurs, competitors and criminals has spawned a growing industry of corporate defenders who can attract the best talent from government cyber units. The U.S.

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12 Oct 2013

Skype under investigation in Luxembourg over link to NSA

“Skype is being investigated by Luxembourg’s data protection commissioner over concerns about its secret involvement with the US National Security Agency (NSA) spy programme Prism, the Guardian has learned.” Source: Skype under investigation in Luxembourg over link to NSA | GulfNews.com

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11 Oct 2013

Defense networks vulnerable to cyberattack: Expert

“‘Military systems are growing more complex and more intertwined daily, making them more vulnerable and on top of that, we have these ongoing issues with budgets. There was first the sequester, which cut deep into IT modernization accounts, and now there is the government shutdown,’ said Bob Gourley, the editor

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11 Oct 2013

China Conducts Cyber Espionage Campaign Against Mongolia

“Security researchers from ThreatConnect’s Intelligence Research Team (TCIRT) say they’ve identified a cyber espionage campaign launched by China against Mongolia. More precisely, it appears that China is trying to learn as much as it can about Mongolia’s relations with the European Union and countries such as the United States, South

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11 Oct 2013

Norton says Cyber Crime Costs Mexico $3B Per Year

“A report by the internet security firm Norton estimates cyber crime costs to Mexico are nearly double what they were in 2011, highlighting the country’s status as a regional hub for online crime while the government struggles to keep up with evolving technology.” Source: Norton says Cyber Crime Costs Mexico

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10 Oct 2013

New type of cyber-attack targets govt bodies, firms

“At least 20 organizations, including central government bodies such as the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry, along with major companies, came under a new type of targeted cyber-attack in August and September, where some computers were found to have been infected with a virus that steals confidential information, it has

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