03 Jul 2012

Feds cracks down on data brokers

“Last month, for the first time ever, the Federal Trade Commission stepped in and spanked a data broker, in this case it was Spokeo, to the tune of an $800,000 fine for selling personal information to employers and job recruiters without taking steps to protect consumers under the Fair Credit

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03 Jul 2012

Dutch government unprepared for SSL hack, report says

“The Dutch government was unprepared to handle an SSL hack that caused the its communication infrastructure to be vulnerable for months, the Dutch Safety Board said in a report on Thursday.” Source: Dutch government unprepared for SSL hack, report says – Computerworld

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02 Jul 2012

India says hackers from China entered navy’s computers

“India’s naval computer systems in and around Visakhapatnam, the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command, have been reportedly broken into by hackers who are alleged to be from China, The India Express reported Sunday.” Source: India says hackers from China entered navy’s computers – Globaltimes.cn

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30 Jun 2012

U.S. Critical Infrastructure Cyber Attack Reports Jump Dramatically

“In 2009, ICS-CERT fielded 9 incident reports. In 2010, that number increased to 41. In 2011, it was 198. Of those 198, seven resulted in the deployment of onsite incident response teams from ICS-CERT, and 21 of the other incidents involved remote analysis efforts by the Advanced Analytics Lab. Incidents

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29 Jun 2012

Largest Cyber Sting in History Nabs 24 on Four Continents

“An international cyber sting led by the FBI attracted criminals from around the world and led to 24 arrests in what is believed to be a multi-million online financial fraud case, federal law enforcement officials said. “ Source: Largest Cyber Sting in History Nabs 24 on Four Continents – ABC

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29 Jun 2012

GAO Summary of Cyber Economic Espionage Threat

“The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released findings from a cyber security study which focused on the economic espionage aspects of the cyber threat. Their report, available at: GAO-12-876T : Cyber Threats Facilitate Ability To Commit Economic Espionage provides an update and summary of several incidents in the private sector which underscore

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29 Jun 2012

Lost in translation: Anonymous hacks Japanese government…almost

“Japanese can be a tricky language, even for hackers. The hacktivist collective Anonymous found that out the hard way when one of their attempts to attack a Japanese government website went awry with bizarre results.” Source: Lost in translation: Anonymous hacks Japanese government…almost

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29 Jun 2012

Stratfor to settle class action suit over hack

“The global security analysis company Strategic Forecasting Inc will settle a class action lawsuit brought by one of its customers over a crippling attack by hackers who stole data of clients including Henry Kissinger, court documents show.” Source: Stratfor to settle class action suit over hack | Reuters

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29 Jun 2012

Cybercrime disclosures rare despite new SEC rule

“Hackers broke into computers at hotel giant Wyndham Worldwide Corp. three times in two years and stole credit card information belonging to hundreds of thousands of customers. Wyndham didn’t report the break-in in corporate filings even though the Securities and Exchange Commission wants companies to inform investors of cybercrimes.” Source:

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29 Jun 2012

12% of Fortune 500 infected with DNSChanger malware

“IID announced that 12 percent of all Fortune 500 companies and four percent of ‘major’ U.S. federal agencies are still infected with DNSChanger malware. These findings come less than two weeks before the July 9 deadline that requires the FBI to take down the temporary servers that enable millions of

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