04 Mar 2013

Romanian Intelligence Service: MiniDuke cyber attack could be state sponsored, greater impact than Red October

“The recent MiniDuke cyber attack could have been government backed and carried out by the intelligence services of a country. MiniDuke, which affected governments in several countries , including Romania’s, was most likely created by an entity which has the characteristics of a state, according to Romania’s Intelligence Service SRI.

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25 Feb 2013

European Space, Industrial Firms Breached in Cyber Attacks

“German news magazine The Spiegel reported on Sunday that European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) and German Industrial multinational conglomerate ThyssenKrupp, have fallen victim to recent cyber-exploitation attacks.   A few months ago, an ‘extraordinary attack’ was launched against EADS, according to the report. The Company, however, has remained silent on the

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25 Feb 2013

Chinese hackers seen as increasingly professional

“Beijing hotly denies accusations of official involvement in massive cyberattacks against foreign targets, insinuating such activity is the work of rogues. But at least one element cited by Internet experts points to professional cyberspies: China’s hackers take the weekend off. Accusations of state-sanctioned hacking took center stage this past week

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25 Feb 2013

Chinese hackers suspected in cyberattack on Aspen Institute

“The Aspen Institute is the latest U.S. organization to see some of its e-mail accounts targeted in the purported wave of Chinese cyberattacks. Three of the institute’s estimated 350 e-mail accounts were broken into, said Trent Nichols, director of information technology and services for the think tank, which keeps its

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21 Feb 2013

White House promises trade war on countries behind cybercrime

“….The White House has said it will step up diplomatic pressure over cybercrime and intellectual property theft from US businesses and security interests, in an announcement that indirectly cast China as one of the biggest perpetrators. The US attorney general, Eric Holder, said the plan included working with like-minded governments

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19 Feb 2013

DDoS Attack on Bank Hid $900,000 Cyberheist

“A Christmas Eve cyberattack against the Web site of a regional California financial institution helped to distract bank officials from an online account takeover against one of its clients, netting thieves more than $900,000.” Source: DDoS Attack on Bank Hid $900,000 Cyberheist — Krebs on Security

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19 Feb 2013

China military unit ‘behind prolific hacking’

“A secretive branch of China’s military is most likely one of the world’s ‘most prolific cyber espionage groups’, a US cyber security firm has said. Mandiant said Unit 61398 was believed to have ‘systematically stolen hundreds of terabytes of data’ from at least 141 organisations around the world.” Source: BBC

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17 Feb 2013

Zeus hit five major banks in Japan

“Zeus malware is considered the most popular and prolific malicious code for banking, it is one of the privilege agent by cybercrime the use to sell various customized version in the underground to conduct sophisticated frauds.” Source: Zeus hit five major banks in Japan | Security Affairs

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15 Feb 2013

Facebook was targeted by ‘sophisticated’ hackers

“Facebook has revealed it was the target of a ‘sophisticated attack’ by hackers last month, but found no evidence any user data had been compromised. The US-based social network said that the attack occurred when employees visited a mobile developer website ‘that was compromised’.” Source: BBC News – Facebook was

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14 Feb 2013

Police hold 11 over ransomware scam ‘affecting thousands’

“A complex cybercrime network spreading ransomware designed to extort money has been shut down, police have said.” Source: BBC News – Police hold 11 over ransomware scam ‘affecting thousands’

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