22 Mar 2014

Turks face new Internet restrictions after Twitter block

“Turks faced fresh difficulties in accessing the Internet on Saturday after the government blocked access to Twitter, the site where tweets on a corruption scandal have angered Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.” Source: Turks face new Internet restrictions after Twitter block | Reuters

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21 Mar 2014

Taken in phishing attack, Microsoft’s unmentionables aired by hacktivists

“Pro Syrian hacktivists have offered compelling proof that they successfully breached Microsoft’s corporate network and made off with highly sensitive documents that company employees sent to law enforcement officials, according to a media report published Thursday.” Source:Taken in phishing attack, Microsoft’s unmentionables aired by hacktivists | Ars Technica

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21 Mar 2014

Streisand Effect Takes Hold As Turkey Bans Twitter

“In an attempt to halt widespread allegations of corruption, Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shuttered Twitter – but so ineffectively that the number of tweets sent in the country has remained unaffected. Last night, Erdogan announced that, following a court order, Twitter was now disabled in the country.

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21 Mar 2014

Microsoft caught up in fresh privacy storm

“Microsoft on Thursday scrambled to head off a privacy storm after it was revealed that the software company had searched through the private email of a blogger it suspected of having received stolen software code.” Source:Microsoft caught up in fresh privacy storm – FT.com

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20 Mar 2014

Edward Snowden: Backdoors Planted by the NSA Can Also Be Leveraged by Others

“‘They’re building in backdoors that not only can the NSA exploit, but so can anyone else with time and resources. They’re letting themselves into the world’s communications and this is really dangerous,’ he added. ‘If we lose a single standard, if we lose the trust of SSL, we will live

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20 Mar 2014

Here come the next generation cyber-warriors

“A longtime staple of information technology training, cyber security has become a mainstream interest. Edward Snowden’s big reveal last year about the National Security Agency as well as the criminal breach into Target’s (TGT) credit and debit card system show that cyber protection is needed now more than ever. Every Ivy League school — as well as

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18 Mar 2014

Two Ukrainians and One American Charged for Role in Global Cybercrime Operation

“Three men have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit access device fraud and identity theft, and aggravated identity theft. They’re believed to be part of an international cybercrime operation that targeted financial institutions and other major organizations in the Unites States.” Source: Two Ukrainians and

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17 Mar 2014

Banks to pay Microsoft millions to keep cash machines running Windows XP

“Banks around the world are set to stump up millions of pounds to Microsoft in a bid to keep their cash machines running after support for the venerable operating system runs out in April. According to reports by Reuters, only a third of cash machines running will have upgraded to

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16 Mar 2014

NATO websites hit in cyber attack linked to Crimea tension

“Hackers brought down several public NATO websites, the alliance said on Sunday, in what appeared to be the latest escalation in cyberspace over growing tensions over Crimea.” Source: NATO websites hit in cyber attack linked to Crimea tension | Reuters

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14 Mar 2014

Exchange CEOs say they are on high alert over cyber security

“Cyber security is emerging as one of the biggest threats for exchange operators as hackers become more sophisticated in their efforts to disrupt the global financial system, a group of exchange leaders told an industry conference. More than half of the world’s exchanges were hit by cyber attacks in 2012,

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