18 Jun 2014

Hackers Threaten Passenger Planes

“The plane’s technology ‘may allow the exploitation of network security vulnerabilities resulting in intentional or unintentional destruction, disruption, degradation, or exploitation of data, systems and networks critical to the safety and maintenance of the airplane,’ the FAA said. The order from Jeffrey Duven, manager of FAA’s certification services, calls for

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18 Jun 2014

U.S., NATO Exploring Collective Cyber Defense

“Top American and NATO military leaders could begin exploring the ramifications of an Article 5 response by the alliance to a cyber attack, according to a top Pentagon cyber official.” Source: U.S., NATO Exploring Collective Cyber Defense | USNI News

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14 Jun 2014

Chip-and-pin credit cards: The USA’s slow transition

“LATE next year Americans, and foreign business travellers in America, can expect to see a big change at every retail establishment they visit: new chip-and-pin credit-card readers that require customers to enter a pin, rather than sign a receipt, to confirm a transaction. The readers will be paired with a

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10 Jun 2014

Banks: Credit Card Breach at P.F. Chang’s

“Nationwide chain P.F. Chang’s China Bistro said today that it is investigating claims of a data breach involving credit and debit card data reportedly stolen from restaurant locations nationwide.” Source:Banks: Credit Card Breach at P.F. Chang’s — Krebs on Security

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10 Jun 2014

Private U.S. report accuses another Chinese military unit of hacking

“A private U.S. cybersecurity company on Monday accused a unit of China’s military of conducting far-reaching hacking operations to advance the country’s satellite and aerospace programs.” Source: Private U.S. report accuses another Chinese military unit of hacking | Reuters

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10 Jun 2014

Hackers suspected of holding Apple devices to ransom detained in Russia

“Russian authorities say they have detained two young hackers who are alleged to have hijacked Apple devices and digitally held them ransom. The hackers – aged 17 and 23 – were detained in the course of ‘operational activities’ by the Russian Interior Ministry, Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs said. They

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09 Jun 2014

Cyber crime costs global economy $445 billion a year: report

“Cyber crime costs the global economy about $445 billion every year, with the damage to business from the theft of intellectual property exceeding the $160 billion loss to individuals from hacking, according to research published on Monday.” Source: Cyber crime costs global economy $445 billion a year: report | Reuters

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09 Jun 2014

Upsurge in hacking makes customer data a corporate time bomb

“With hackers stealing tens of millions of customer details in recent months, firms across the globe are ratcheting up IT security and nervously wondering which of them is next. The reality, cyber security experts say, is that however much they spend, even the largest companies are unlikely to be able

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06 Jun 2014

Heartbleed Redux: Another Gaping Wound in Web Encryption Uncovered

“The internet is still reeling from the discovery of the Heartbleed vulnerability, a software flaw exposed in April that broke most implementations of the widely used encryption protocol SSL. Now, before Heartbleed has even fully healed, another major bug has ripped off the scab.” Source: Heartbleed Redux: Another Gaping Wound

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06 Jun 2014

EU states take aim at radical websites to counter Syria problem

“Nine European countries endorsed plans on Thursday to step up intelligence-sharing and take down radical websites to try to stop European citizens going to fight in Syria and bringing violence back home with them.” Source: EU states take aim at radical websites to counter Syria problem | Reuters

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