30 Apr 2012

Web War II: What a future cyberwar will look like

“How might the blitzkrieg of the future arrive? By air strike? An invading army? In a terrorist’s suitcase? In fact it could be coming down the line to a computer near you. Operation Locked Shields, an international military exercise held last month, was not exactly your usual game of soldiers.

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28 Apr 2012

Warfare with Malware: NATO Faced with Rising Flood of Cyberattacks

“NATO cyberwarfare experts suspect that Chinese and Russian intelligence services are behind a recent uptick in cyberattacks against the Western alliance. SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that NATO’s cyberwarfare unit registers up to 30 such attacks each day. Employees have been warned to be on their guard.” (Warfare with Malware: NATO

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26 Apr 2012

Credit card ‘info for sale’ websites closed in global raids

“Dozens of websites offering credit card details and other private information for sale have been taken down in a global police operation.” Source: BBC News – Credit card ‘info for sale’ websites closed in global raids

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25 Apr 2012

Equipment Maker Caught Installing Backdoor Account in Control System Code

“A Canadian company that makes equipment and software for critical industrial control systems planted a backdoor login account in its flagship operating system, according to a security researcher, potentially allowing attackers to access the devices online.” Source: Equipment Maker Caught Installing Backdoor Account in Control System Code | Threat Level |

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25 Apr 2012

Al-Qaeda Seeks Cyber-Attack Skills, U.S. Official Says

“Al-Qaeda operatives are seeking the capability to stage cyber attacks against U.S. networks, the intelligence chief of the U.S. Cyber Command said. While it’s ‘accurate today,’ that the terrorist group isn’t close to having such a capacity, ‘how fast that can change is my concern,’ Rear Admiral Samuel Cox said

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24 Apr 2012

Nissan hit with major cyber attack

“Nissan has confirmed that it recently suffered a major cyber attack. As of now, the car manufacturer isn’t certain who executed the operation or what information may have been extracted.” Source: Nissan hit with major cyber attack | TG Daily

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23 Apr 2012

Suspected cyber attack hits Iran oil industry

“Iran is investigating a suspected cyber attack on its main oil export terminal and on the Oil Ministry itself, Iranian industry sources said on Monday. “ Source: Suspected cyber attack hits Iran oil industry | Reuters

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23 Apr 2012

Palace websites attacked by ‘Chinese networks’

“The dispute between China and the Philippines over Scarborough Shoal continued to spill over into cyberspace with Philippine government websites being attacked by ‘Chinese networks’ on Monday.” Source: Palace websites attacked by ‘Chinese networks’ | ABS-CBN News

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21 Apr 2012

Internet may drop for hundreds of thousands in July due to hacker malware

“Unknown to most computer users, the problem began with international hackers running an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers worldwide. In response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But here’s where the problem kicks in –

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20 Apr 2012

Cybercriminals Check In At Hotel Point-Of-Sale Systems

“Cybercrime gangs are increasingly finding hotel point-of-sale systems hospitable to attack: Researchers have spotted a new remote access Trojan (RAT) tool for sale in underground forums that targets hotel computers at a global hotel chain. “ (Source: Cybercriminals Check In At Hotel Point-Of-Sale Systems – Dark Reading.)

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