20 May 2013

Millions hit by Yahoo Japan hack attack

“Up to 22 million login names may have been stolen during a hack attack on Yahoo Japan. A file of ID details for about one tenth of its 200 million members was stolen during the attack, it said.” Source:BBC News – Millions hit by Yahoo Japan hack attack

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20 May 2013

Chinese Hackers Resume Attacks on U.S. Targets

“Three months after hackers working for a cyberunit of China’s People’s Liberation Army went silent amid evidence that they had stolen data from scores of American companies and government agencies, they appear to have resumed their attacks  using different techniques, according to computer industry security experts and American officials.” Source:

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15 May 2013

U.S. to protect private sector from secret software attacks

“The U.S. government will use classified information about software vulnerabilities for the first time to protect companies outside of the military industrial complex, top officials told Reuters this week. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said that a system being developed to scan Internet traffic headed toward critical businesses would

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14 May 2013

Is Microsoft reading your Skype instant messages?

“A group of security researchers in Germany found some suspicious traffic on their web servers after a Skype instant messaging session. After a single experiment, they concluded that Microsoft is snooping on its customers. But a closer look at the facts suggests that this is a well-documented security feature at

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14 May 2013

Saudi Telecom Sought U.S. Researcher’s Help in Spying on Mobile Users

“A prominent computer security researcher says he recently rejected a request by a Saudi telecommunications company to help it spy on mobile customers using social networking accounts such as Twitter. The security researcher, who goes by the name Moxie Marlinspike and who recently left Twitter where he worked on that

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14 May 2013

Chinese university lab linked to PLA cyber attacks

“A computer science laboratory at China’s Wuhan University has been linked by U.S. intelligence agencies to Chinese military cyber attacks on the West. According to U.S. officials, the Key Laboratory of Aerospace Information Security and Trusted Computing at Wuhan’s Computer Science School in central China’s Hubei Province is the latest

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10 May 2013

Lessons From the Hacking Attack That Wasn’t

“Hacking attacks that fizzle can be just as dangerous as those that don’t. This week, the loosely coordinated Anonymous hacking crew promised an all-out assault against U.S. government and banking websites in retaliation for drone attacks and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tuesday was supposed to be a day

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10 May 2013

Goldman outs Bloomberg snoops

“Irked Goldman Sachs brass recently confronted Bloomberg LP over concerns reporters at the business news service have been using the company’s ubiquitous terminals to keep tabs on some employees of the Wall Street bank, The Post has learned. The ability to snoop on Bloomberg terminal users came to light recently

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10 May 2013

U.S. cyberwar strategy stokes fear of blowback

“Even as the U.S. government confronts rival powers over widespread Internet espionage, it has become the biggest buyer in a burgeoning gray market where hackers and security firms sell tools for breaking into computers.” Source:Special Report: U.S. cyberwar strategy stokes fear of blowback – Yahoo! News

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09 May 2013

With critical 0-day exploits circulating, Microsoft and Adobe report fixes

“Microsoft has released a temporary update that fixes the critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 that was recently exploited to target federal government workers involved in nuclear weapons research and in the aerospace, defense, and security industries. Adobe Systems, meanwhile, warned of a critical vulnerability in its ColdFusion server platform.”

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