12 Feb 2015

Obama to encourage companies to share cyber threat data

“President Barack Obama is set to sign an executive order on Friday aimed at encouraging companies to share more information about cybersecurity threats with the government and each other, a response to attacks like that on Sony Entertainment. The order sets the stage for new private-sector led ‘information sharing and

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12 Feb 2015

The NSA Acknowledges What We All Feared: Iran Learns From US Cyberattacks

“A newly published document leaked by Edward Snowden indicates that the NSA feared the same thing and that Iran may already be doing exactly this. The NSA document from April 2013, published today by The Intercept, shows the US intelligence community is worried that Iran has learned from attacks like

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11 Feb 2015

Kuwait Electric Grid Failure Results in Blackout

“Electricity and Water Ministry said Wednesday that they’re working to restore power and gradually some areas witnessed the return of electricity, noting that the blackout will end completely within the next few hours. The ministry said in a statement that the glitch occurred in Al-Subbiya power station, causing the protection

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11 Feb 2015

Dutch government says hack took down its websites

“The Dutch government says a ‘distributed denial of service’ attack was responsible for taking down several of its websites for hours on Tuesday. In a brief statement, the government said Wednesday that it is investigating who was responsible for the cyberattack.” Source: AP News : Dutch government says hack took

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11 Feb 2015

ISIS hacker targets military spouses

“Hackers claiming to be part of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) apparently hacked into the Twitter account of a military spouse Tuesday, threatening military spouses and their children.” Source: ISIS hacker targets military spouses | TheHill

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11 Feb 2015

New cyber center to coordinate threat intelligence

“In order to stem the wave of cyber threats targeting the U.S. government and private industry each day, the administration is announcing a new intelligence integration center to get the entire nation working together to combat cyber attacks.” Source: New cyber center to coordinate threat intelligence

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11 Feb 2015

CyberCaliphate claims Newsweek Twitter hack

“The Twitter account for Newsweek was briefly hacked Tuesday morning by a group calling itself the CyberCaliphate, which claims to be affiliated with the Islamic State group.” Source: CyberCaliphate claims Newsweek Twitter hack

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10 Feb 2015

Microsoft patches bug ‘used by Chinese hackers’

“Microsoft has released a patch to close a bug exploited by hackers, who targeted US military and government networks. The flaw was used to compromise Windows PCs that visited sites seeded with other malware created by the group. Popular news site Forbes was one victim unwittingly enrolled into the cyber-espionage

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10 Feb 2015

Impostors bilk Omaha’s Scoular Co. out of $17.2 million

“Corporate cybercrime on an international scale has hit one of Omaha’s biggest and oldest companies. The Scoular Co., an employee-owned commodities trader founded 120 years ago, has been taken for $17.2 million in an international email swindle, according to federal court documents.” Source:Impostors bilk Omaha’s Scoular Co. out of $17.2

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10 Feb 2015

New agency to sniff out threats in cyberspace

“The Obama administration is establishing a new agency to combat the deepening threat from cyberattacks, and its mission will be to fuse intelligence from around the government when a crisis occurs. The agency is modeled after the National Counterterrorism Center, which was launched in the wake of the Sept. 11,

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