29 Nov 2012

Chinese Cyberespionage Tool Updated For Traditional Cybercrime

“In yet another example of the inevitable intersection between cyberespionage and cybercrime, an infamous cyberspying tool out of China has been upgraded and used in targeted attacks for financial gain, not pure cyberespionage. “ Source: Chinese Cyberespionage Tool Updated For Traditional Cybercrime – Dark Reading

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28 Nov 2012

China Mafia-Style Hack Attack Drives California Firm to Brink

“For three years, a group of hackers from China waged a relentless campaign of cyber harassment against Solid Oak Software Inc., Milburn’s family-owned, eight-person firm in Santa Barbara, California. The attack began less than two weeks after Milburn publicly accused China of appropriating his company’s parental filtering software, CYBERsitter, for

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28 Nov 2012

US military train in cyber-city to prepare hack defence

“A miniature ‘cyber-city’ has been created in New Jersey, complete with a bank, hospital, water-tower, train system, power grid and a coffee shop.” Source: BBC News – US military train in cyber-city to prepare hack defence

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28 Nov 2012

Anti-Israel group hacks UN nuclear agency server

“The UN nuclear agency has acknowledged that one of its computer servers was hacked by an anti-Israeli group. The IAEA said a previously unknown group called Parastoo had posted contact details for more than 100 nuclear experts on the group’s website.” Source: BBC News – Anti-Israel group hacks UN nuclear

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28 Nov 2012

Bank DDoS Strikes Could Presage Armageddon Attacks

“DDoS attack traffic could overwhelm not just targeted websites, but also every intervening ISP, warns Arbor Networks.” Source: Bank DDoS Strikes Could Presage Armageddon Attacks – Security –

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27 Nov 2012

Nearly two-dozen bugs easily found in critical infrastructure software

“In the time it took to cook a Thanksgiving turkey, a researcher found nearly two-dozen vulnerabilities in software used in industrial control systems found in power plants, airports and manufacturing facilities. All of the bugs were previously unknown security holes, Aaron Portnoy, co-founder and vice president of research at Exodus

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26 Nov 2012

‘Hackers’ on trial in Turkey for the first time

“A group of Internet hackers appeared before an Ankara court on Monday on charges of terrorism, the first time alleged cyber criminals have been put on trial in Turkey, local media reported. The 10 members of the ‘Redhack’ group are accused of belonging to an armed terrorist organization, illegally obtaining

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26 Nov 2012

New table-munching worm ravages Iranian biz databases

“A new strain of malware is thrashing corporate databases in the Middle East, claiming the vast majority of its victims in Iran. Narilam is ‘causing chaos’ by targeting and modifying corporate databases, according to Symantec. The worm spreads through removable drives and network shares.” Source:New table-munching worm ravages Iranian biz

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23 Nov 2012

Anonymous hackers ‘cost PayPal £3.5m’

“A student attacked the PayPal website as part of a concerted effort by the Anonymous ‘hacktivists’ that cost the company £3.5m, a court has heard.” Source: BBC News – Anonymous hackers ‘cost PayPal £3.5m’

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23 Nov 2012

Hacked Go Daddy sites infecting users with ransomware

“Users are getting infected with ransomware thanks to criminals managing to hack the DNS records of Go Daddy hosted websites. That’s not welcome news for the world’s largest domain name registrar, especially so soon after the recent denial of service attack. “ Source:Hacked Go Daddy sites infecting users with ransomware

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