18 Dec 2013

Potential credit card breach at Target investigated

“The Secret Service is investigating a reported credit card data breach at discount retailer Target. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary confirmed the investigation Wednesday evening. He declined to comment further.” Source: Potential credit card breach at Target investigated – Dec. 18, 2013

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18 Dec 2013

Iranian-Backed Hackers Steal Classified Israeli, Saudi Military Info

“An Arab hacking group with ties to the Iranian government claims to have seized classified information from servers belonging to the Israeli and Saudi governments, as well as the Saudi Binladen Group, a construction conglomerate run by the family of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.” Source: Iranian-Backed Hackers Steal Classified

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18 Dec 2013

Congress Directs the Pentagon to Appoint a Cyber Czar

“In the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act passed by House lawmakers last week, Congress required the Defense Department appoint a high level Principal Cyber Advisor with a broad oversight portfolio that includes offensive and defensive cyber missions, resources, personnel, acquisition and technology. A Senate vote on the bill is expected

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18 Dec 2013

Russian hackers stole Personal details of 54 million Turkish Citizens

“According to a report published by ‘Hurriyet News’, Researchers from KONDA Security firm revealed that the hackers have stolen data from a political party’s vulnerable system that include Name, ID numbers and address of 54 million voters across the Nation. “ Source:Russian hackers stole Personal details of 54 million Turkish Citizens

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17 Dec 2013

How hackers made minced meat of Department of Energy networks

“A Department of Energy network breach earlier this year that allowed hackers to download sensitive personal information for 104,000 people was the result of a decade-old patchwork of systems, some that hadn’t installed critical security updates in years, according to a federal watchdog. July’s successful hack on the department’s Employee

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15 Dec 2013

InfoWar 1992-2012

Matt Devost and Winn Schwartau talk discuss what has happened in the information warfare and cyberconflict space over the past twenty years.

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14 Dec 2013

White House: NSA and Cyber Command to stay under one boss

“The White House has some big positions to fill in the Defense Department and at the National Security Agency (NSA) this coming spring. But as The Washington Post reports, they’ll be looking for just a single person to fill them all. Since the creation of the US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM),

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14 Dec 2013

Chinese Hackers Successfully Baited Foreign Diplomats With Nude Carla Bruni Pics

“Chinese hackers have accessed the servers of several foreign ministries in Europe, using one of the oldest tricks in the book. Software company FireEye reported on Tuesday, that the breaches began in 2010 and may still be ongoing. Though FireEye did not call out specific nations, The New York Times

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12 Dec 2013

Sweden aids NSA-led hacking ops

“Sweden cooperated with the United States in operations to hack into computers and carry out internet surveillance on Swedes, according to documents leaked by NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden.” Source:Sweden aids NSA-led hacking ops: report – The Local

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12 Dec 2013

Four arrested in £1m London cyber bank heist

“Police have arrested four suspected cyber criminals and seized £80,000 in cash and a live grenade after the theft of £1m from two banks. The arrests come three months after cyber criminals targeted Barclays and Santander by taking control of branch computers using a keyboard video mouse (KVM) switch.” Source:

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