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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10 Feb 2015

US Government builds “Memex Deep Web Search Engine” to Track Criminals

“The Deep Web is a heap of illegal activity, pervade with child pornography, drug deals, Cyber crime and human trafficking. But because the dark web is ‘buried’ so deeply that it is out of the reach of mainstream search engines and law enforcement agencies, however, that’s until now. Memex Search Engine

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09 Feb 2015

US Cyber Command Has Just Half the Staff It Needs

“As recently as August, Defense officials said the aim was to position 6,000 people in Cyber Command by 2016. The military has gained around 1,000 information security experts since January 2014, when officials said 2,000 professionals were in place.” Source: US Cyber Command Has Just Half the Staff It Needs – Defense One

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07 Feb 2015

Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal quits after email hack

“Sony Pictures’ Amy Pascal has stepped down as co-chair of Sony’s movie studio following a debilitating cyber attack that revealed her private emails. Ms Pascal will start a production company that will launch in May 2015. She has already apologised for certain revelations that came as a result of the

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06 Feb 2015

Citing Tax Fraud Spike, TurboTax Suspends State E-Filings

“TurboTax owner Intuit Inc. said Thursday that it is temporarily suspending the transmission of state e-filed tax returns in response to a surge in complaints from consumers who logged into their TurboTax accounts only to find crooks had already claimed a refund in their name.” Source: Citing Tax Fraud Spike,

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06 Feb 2015

China suspected in major hacking of health insurer

“The massive computer breach against Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurer, exposes a growing cyberthreat facing health-care companies that experts say are often unprepared for large attacks.” Source: China suspected in major hacking of health insurer – The Washington Post

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05 Feb 2015

Anthem, Major Health Insurer, Suffers Hack Attack

“The FBI is investigating a potentially massive computer hacking attack on Anthem, Inc., one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, a federal official told NBC News late Wednesday. The company confirmed the attack. ‘Cyber attackers executed a very sophisticated attack to gain unauthorized access to one of Anthem’s IT

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04 Feb 2015

China tightens rules on Internet use, online comments

“China announced Wednesday that users of blogs and chat rooms will be required to register their names with operators and promise in writing to avoid challenging the communist political system, further tightening control over Internet use.” Source: China tightens rules on Internet use, online comments – The Washington Post

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