29 Dec 2013

NatWest Cyber Attack Causes Alarm For Customers And Insurance Industry

“NatWest was hit by a cyber attack that left customers unable to garner access to their online bank accounts. The United Kingdom bank was reportedly the target of a distributed denial of servie (DOS) attack, according to the Mirror. A statement released by the bank maintains that the cyber warfare

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27 Dec 2013

Target confirms encrypted debit PIN data was stolen during hack

“Target has confirmed that encrypted debit card PIN data was stolen as part of the massive hack carried out against the retailer between late November and early December. The company previously admitted that card numbers, expiration dates, and security codes were compromised in the attack that affected 40 million customers.

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27 Dec 2013

Cyber terrorism is ‘biggest threat to aircraft’

“The threat of cyber terrorism poses a major risk to aircrafts’ systems every time they enter an airport, a senior Boeing (NYSE: BA – news) executive has said. Nervous fliers may worry more about terrorists smuggling explosives into the cabin, but cyber attacks are becoming one of the most significant

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26 Dec 2013

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report consecrates Turkey as malware paradise

“Microsoft Security Intelligence Report states the malware encounter rate in Turkey is far greater than that of any other country in the entire world. The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is a periodic study of the threat landscape of exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware. It is based on data from Internet

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23 Dec 2013

Japan seeking US assistance to obtain counter cyber attack capability

“Japan is reportedly seeking to curb the increased cyberattacks on the nation’s government systems and in a bid to have the ability to counter the attacks by a foreign nation, it is mulling over plans to cooperate with the US that has the most sophisticated counterattack technology. “ Source: Japan

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23 Dec 2013

Japan seeking US assistance in counterattacking cyber criminals

“The amount of cyberattacks in Japan – both on businesses and government entities – is increasing at such a pace that the Japanese authorities are now reportedly seeking to ‘counter attack’ the servers and IP addresses from which these malicious actions are traced. Japan is looking to cooperate with the

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23 Dec 2013

The Protective Measures Netanyahu Employs to Avoid Being Spied On

“Israeli officials are taking in stride the latest revelation that their prime minister’s office was one of the growing number of targets of NSA spying. That may be because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu takes extraordinary measures to prevent his communications from being compromised, which include avoiding almost all electronic communications

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23 Dec 2013

US banks move to limit Target debit card breach damage

“Debit card limits are being cut for two million Americans following a hack attack on US retailer Target. Details of more than 40 million cards were stolen by thieves who compromised card swipe systems at Target’s tills. Bank JP Morgan Chase said it was reducing limits on all cards used

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20 Dec 2013

Secret contract tied NSA and security industry pioneer

“As a key part of a campaign to embed encryption software that it could crack into widely used computer products, the U.S. National Security Agency arranged a secret $10 million contract with RSA, one of the most influential firms in the computer security industry, Reuters has learned. Documents leaked by

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19 Dec 2013

Security Company Selling Mobile Phone Surveillance Products To Agencies Around The World

“Privacy International, which has done a very thorough job digging into the backgrounds of the many private companies involved in the surveillance ‘industry’ around the world, has just released a promotional document from the American-Israeli Verint, a security company that provides NSA-level cell phone surveillance power to entities around the

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