09 May 2013

Cyber-attacks behind possibly record-breaking bank heist

“It may be the largest bank robbery in history: A crime ring is accused of stealing $45 million from financial institutions from around the world. But these criminals weren’t wearing masks or waving guns. They were armed with computers.” Source:Cyber-attacks behind possibly record-breaking bank heist – CBS News

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07 May 2013

US accuses China government and military of cyber-spying

“China’s government and military have targeted US government computers as part of a cyber espionage campaign, a US report on China says. Intrusions were focused on collecting intelligence on US diplomatic, economic and defence sectors which could benefit China’s own defence programme, it says.” Source:BBC News – US accuses China

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06 May 2013

Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet For Over Two Years

“A quantum internet capable of sending perfectly secure messages has been running at Los Alamos National Labs for the last two and a half years, say researchers” Source: Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet For Over Two Years | MIT Technology Review

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06 May 2013

Cheapest Way to Rob Bank Seen in Cyber Attack Like Hustle

“Damaging as the bandwidth-choking attacks were, they were merely smokescreens. Once employees dropped their guard to fight one attack, hackers struck again, exploiting the openings to steal account information and create counterfeit debit cards. One attack was so fast that, within two hours, $9 million was withdrawn from automated teller

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03 May 2013

Pentagon Warns North Korea Could Become a Hacker Haven

“North Korea is barely connected to the global internet. But it’s trying to step up its hacker game by breaking into hostile networks, according to a new Pentagon report. ‘North Korea probably has a military computer network operations (CNO) capability,’ assesses the Pentagon’s latest public estimate of the military threat

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03 May 2013

Dark web drugs site Silk Road knocked offline by hacker

“An ‘underground’ website famed for selling drugs and other illegal items has been targeted in a cyberattack. It appears the site suffered from a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday.” Source:BBC News – Dark web drugs site Silk Road knocked offline by hacker

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03 May 2013

Dutch police may get right to hack in cyber crime fight

“The Dutch government has announced plans to give police far greater powers to fight cybercrime. Under a new bill, investigators would be able to hack into computers, install spyware, read emails and destroy files.” Source:BBC News – Dutch police may get right to hack in cyber crime fight

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03 May 2013

DHS: ‘OpUSA’ May Be More Bark Than Bite

“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is warning that a group of mostly Middle East- and North Africa-based criminal hackers are preparing to launch a cyber attack campaign next week known as ‘OpUSA’ against websites of high-profile US government agencies, financial institutions, and commercial entities. But security experts remain undecided

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02 May 2013

OpUSA Threatens Banks, Government on May 7

“The group goes on to say U.S. financial institutions will be targeted for attack. ‘Do not take this as a warning,’ the post states. ‘You cannot stop the Internet hate machine from doxes, DNS attacks, defaces, redirects, DDoS attacks, database leaks and admin takeovers.’ The White House website and eight

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02 May 2013

Ongoing Malicious Cyber Activity Against U.S. Government and Private Sector Entities

“Various cyber actors have engaged in malicious activity against U.S. Government and private sector entities. The apparent objective of this activity has been the theft of intellectual property, trade secrets, and other sensitive business information. The malicious actors have employed a variety of techniques to infiltrate targeted organizations, establish a

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