02 Mar 2014

South Korea’s strange cyberwar admission

“We usually think of cyberwar as a secretive world, dominated by spooks and shadowy government agencies. So why did South Korea recently admit that it is developing a cyberweapon to cripple the North’s nuclear capabilities? Almost every nation with enough cash is funding its own cyberwar programme. But few nations

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01 Mar 2014

Sears Says Investigating Possible Security Breach

“Sears Holdings Corp said Friday it has launched an investigation to determine whether it was the victim of a security breach, following Target Corp’s revelation at the end of last year that it had suffered an unprecedented cyber attack. ‘There have been rumors and reports throughout the retail industry of

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28 Feb 2014

Hacktivists Disrupt Websites of Ukrainian Parliament and Right Sector

“Hacktivists continue to launch attacks against Ukrainian government websites. The latest targets are the sites of the parliament, or the Verkhovna Rada (rada.gov.ua), the Right Sector nationalist movement (banderivets.org.ua), but also some Euromaidan websites. “ Source: Hacktivists Disrupt Websites of Ukrainian Parliament and Right Sector

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27 Feb 2014

Hackers target Brazil’s World Cup for cyber attacks

“Brazilian hackers are threatening to disrupt the World Cup with attacks ranging from jamming websites to data theft, adding cyber warfare to the list of challenges for a competition already marred by protests, delays and overspending.” Source:CORRECTED-Hackers target Brazil’s World Cup for cyber attacks | Reuters

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26 Feb 2014

Who stole $400 million from Mt. Gox?

“The polite, public explanation for this is that a transaction bug in Mt. Gox’s system enabled the theft, and the team just wasn’t sharp enough to spot it — but there’s a lot about the story that doesn’t make sense. “ Source:Who stole $400 million from Mt. Gox? | The

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26 Feb 2014

360 million newly stolen credentials on black market

“A cybersecurity firm said on Tuesday that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access.” Source: 360 million newly stolen credentials on black market:

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20 Feb 2014

Iranians hacked Navy network for four months? Not a surprise.

“Iranian hackers attacked NMCI in August of 2012, using a vulnerability in a public-facing website to gain initial access to the network. Because of a flaw in the security of the network the server was hosted on, attackers were able to use the server to gain access to NMCI’s private

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18 Feb 2014

Global Hacker coalition hits Venezuelan Government, servers ‘falling like dominoes’

“Hackers around the world are setting their sights on Venezuela’s government web properties following violent repression against anti-government protesters and instances of internet censorship. Already, hacker groups have defaced, deleted and waged DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks on Venezuelan government and military sites.” Source:Global Hacker coalition hits Venezuelan Government,

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15 Feb 2014

The New Normal: 200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks

“Over the past four years, KrebsOnSecurity has been targeted by countless denial-of-service attacks intended to knock it offline. Earlier this week, KrebsOnSecurity was hit by easily the most massive and intense such attack yet — a nearly 200 Gbps assault leveraging a simple attack method that industry experts say is

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14 Feb 2014

Bizarre attack infects Linksys routers with self-replicating malware

“Researchers say they have uncovered an ongoing attack that infects home and small-office wireless routers from Linksys with self-replicating malware, most likely by exploiting a code-execution vulnerability in the device firmware. Johannes B. Ullrich, CTO of the Sans Institute, told Ars he has been able to confirm that the malicious

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