03 Jun 2014

Russian Evgeniy Bogachev sought over cybercrime botnet

“The US has charged a Russian man with being behind a major cybercrime operation that affected individuals and businesses worldwide.” Source: BBC News – Russian Evgeniy Bogachev sought over cybercrime botnet

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02 Jun 2014

China tries to limit damage from cyber spying spat

“China tried Wednesday to cool a dispute with Washington over cyber spying, reminding the United States of its need for Chinese help over North Korea and appealing to it not to hurt cooperation in anti-terrorism and other areas.” Source: China tries to limit damage from cyber spying spat – The

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02 Jun 2014

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Sweden to serve copyright violation sentence

“One of the founders of file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been arrested in southern Sweden to serve an outstanding sentence for copyright violations after being on the run for nearly two years, Swedish police said on Saturday. Peter Sunde had been wanted by Interpol since 2012 after being sentenced in

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31 May 2014

Google Offers ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Form in Europe

“Google Inc. created a website and formed a committee of Internet experts to help the company handle requests from European residents asserting their new ‘right to be forgotten’ online. Earlier this month, Europe’s top court ruled that people can ask Internet search engines to remove links to content that is

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29 May 2014

Ukraine cyber war escalates alongside violence

“Hostilities in Ukraine have been mirrored by a shadow cyber war where both sides have opened up an online front, a new analysis of internet traffic suggests. The number of cyber attacks traded between Ukraine and Russia appears to have risen sharply as relations have worsened with the overthrow of

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29 May 2014

Iranian Spies Pose as Reporters to Target Lawmakers, Defense Contractors

“Iranian spies appear to be engaged in their most elaborate and persistent effort yet to dupe lawmakers, journalists and defense contractors into revealing email addresses, network logins and other information that could be used to collect intelligence. A three-year espionage campaign, believed to have originated in Iran, has used an

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27 May 2014

China Cuts Off McKinsey, Other U.S. Consultants To Retaliate Against Cyber Indictments

“Today, the Financial Times, citing ‘people close to senior Chinese leaders,’ reported that Beijing has ordered state enterprises to cut dealings with U.S. consulting firms, accusing them of spying for Washington. The ‘instruction,’ as the paper called it, was handed down after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced indictments against

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24 May 2014

U.S. may act to keep Chinese hackers out of Def Con hacker event

“U.S. officials are considering using visa restrictions to prevent Chinese hackers from attending popular summer hacker conferences in Las Vegas as part of a broad effort to curb Chinese cyber espionage, a senior administration official said on Saturday. The official said the U.S. government could use such visa restrictions and

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21 May 2014

US public utility compromised by brute-force cyber attack

“A major US public utility was compromised by a brute-force attack that managed to bypass security settings and infiltrate systems, it has been revealed. The incident was made public by the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), which forms part of the US Department for Homeland Security (DoHS).

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21 May 2014

Filipino hackers wage cyberwar on Chinese Web sites

“On Tuesday, the Philippine branch of the hacker collective Anonymous announced on its Facebook page that it had hacked and defaced nearly 200 Chinese government sites. The full list of sites is available in the embedded post below.” Source: Filipino hackers wage cyberwar on Chinese Web sites

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