28 Aug 2012

Oilsands a hacker target: RCMP

“Canadian security agencies have warned energy companies such as Imperial Oil their computers may be attacked by the hacker group Anonymous because of the industry’s work developing Alberta’s oilsands, government documents show. The RCMP, public safety department and Communications Security Establishment Canada all investigated threats against the industry between the

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28 Aug 2012

‘Degrade, Disrupt, Deceive’: U.S. Talks Openly About Hacking Foes

“There was a time, not all that long ago, when the U.S. military wouldn’t even whisper about its plans to hack into opponents’ networks. Now America’s armed forces can’t stop talking about it. The latest example comes from the U.S. Air Force, which last week announced its interest in methods

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28 Aug 2012

Crooks Con Advisers, Steal Clients’ Cash

“n a new twist, cyber-robbers are using ginned-up e-mail messages in attempts to con financial advisers into wiring cash out of their clients’ online investment accounts. If the adviser falls for it, a wire transfer gets legitimately executed, and cash flows into a bank account controlled by the thieves —

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28 Aug 2012

‘Operation Free Assange’: Anonymous take down Interpol website

“Hactivist group Anonymous claims to have taken down the websites of Interpol and a British police force as part of a campaign calling for the freedom of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.” Source: ‘Operation Free Assange’: Anonymous take down Interpol website — RT

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27 Aug 2012

Saudi Aramco restores internal network after malware attack

“Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s national energy company, said on Sunday it had repaired 30,000 workstations infected with a malicious virus earlier this month. The eighth largest refiner in the world said its main internal networks were affected on Aug. 15. The computers have now been ‘cleaned and restored to service,’

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27 Aug 2012

Java 7 0-Day vulnerability information and mitigation.

“There is 0-day out there currently being used in targeted attacks.  The number of these attacks has been relatively low, but it is likely to increase due to the fact that this is a fast and reliable exploit that can be used in drive-by attacks and all kinds of links in

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27 Aug 2012

GlobalCerts hacked, data leaked by #Anonymous

“A high profile information security company GlobalCerts.net has been hacked and had a large amount of data leaked via pastebin.” Source: GlobalCerts hacked, data leaked by #Anonymous | Cyber War News

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27 Aug 2012

Canada Says ‘Anonymous’ May Attack Energy Firm Computers

“Canadian security agencies have warned energy companies such as Imperial Oil Ltd. (IMO) their computers may be attacked by the Anonymous hacker group because of the industry’s work developing Alberta’s oil sands, government documents show.” Source:Canada Says ‘Anonymous’ May Attack Energy Firm Computers – Businessweek

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25 Aug 2012

Uganda: Government to name cyber security department

“The government has announced plans to establish a cyber security department to handle the increasing cyber attacks on the government institutions.” Source: Government to name cyber security department

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24 Aug 2012

Hackers Lay Claim to Saudi Aramco Cyberattack

“Unknown computer hackers claim they forced the world’s largest oil company, Saudi Aramco, to quarantine its oil production systems from infected PCs inside the company last week. They threatened to attack the company again this Saturday.” Source: Hackers Lay Claim to Saudi Aramco Cyberattack – NYTimes.com

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