05 Jul 2013

EU adopts stricter penalties for cyber criminals

“Cyber criminals will face tougher penalties in the EU, under new rules adopted by Parliament on Thursday. The draft directive, already informally agreed with member states, also aims to facilitate prevention and to boost police and judicial cooperation in this field. In the event of a cyber attack, EU countries

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05 Jul 2013

Turkish Police Name RedHack a Cyber Terrorist Organization

“RedHack has been highly involved in the protests that started in Turkey after authorities announced their intentions to destroy the Gezi Park in Istanbul. Over the past days, the hackers have breached the systems of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs and the ones of the Istanbul Special Provincial Administration. In

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05 Jul 2013

Afghan Taliban vow attacks over Ramadan after being hacked

The Afghan Taliban promised on Friday to continue attacks over Ramadan, rejecting as a fake an insurgent email promising a halt in violence over the coming Muslim holy month and saying it was the work of government intelligence. via Afghan Taliban vow attacks over Ramadan after being hacked | Reuters.

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04 Jul 2013

Tech companies are cooperating with US intelligence agencies more than you think

“The latest bold claims made in the US National Security Agency’s leaked PowerPoint presentation on its PRISM internet surveillance program suggest that the agency is able to monitor communications in realtime, despite earlier avid denials by tech companies. The government may also be accessing much information without tech companies’ explicit

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03 Jul 2013

DOD at Work on New Cyber Strategy, Senior Military Advisor Says

“The Defense Department released its first strategy for operating in cyberspace two years ago this month, and officials are at work on the next version, the senior military advisor for cyber to the undersecretary of defense for policy said in Baltimore last week.” Source: Defense.gov News Article: DOD at Work

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03 Jul 2013

Ubisoft warns millions of video gamers of hack attack

“Ubisoft has suffered a security breach and is warning account holders that details have been compromised. The video games publisher said that user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords had been ‘illegally accessed’, but that subscribers’ debit and credit card details remained safe as it did not store them. The

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03 Jul 2013

Pro-US hacker The Jester takes aim at nations helping Snowden

The self-described patriot hacker known as “The Jester” says he’ll carry out cyber attacks on countries considering granting asylum to Edward Snowden via EXCLUSIVE: Pro-US hacker The Jester takes aim at nations helping Snowden | Fox News.

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02 Jul 2013

Rogue private eyes: The next hacking scandal?

“The agency often described as ‘Britain’s FBI’ is being hauled in front of MPs to address allegations it has not done enough to deal with the threat posed by rogue private investigators who use criminal methods to access private information. So what does the Serious Organised Crime Agency know about

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25 Jun 2013

Cyber attack hits South Korea websites

South Korea has issued a cyber alert after an apparent hacking attack on government websites. The website of the presidential office was one of several official and media sites hit by an apparently co-ordinated attack on Tuesday morning, reports said. via BBC News – Cyber attack hits South Korea websites.

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22 Jun 2013

Iran blocks cyberattack on oil ministry

Iran says it has successfully blocked a cyberattack on a computer network for its oil sector. via Iran blocks cyberattack on oil ministry | GulfNews.com.

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