03 May 2012

Olympic Games ‘not immune’ to cyber-attack

“The London Olympics ‘will not be immune’ to cyber-attack, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude has warned. He said attackers ‘would seek to disrupt the Games’, noting that the Beijing Olympics saw 12 million cybersecurity incidents in 2008.” Source: BBC News – Olympic Games ‘not immune’ to cyber-attack

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02 May 2012

N. Korea accused of jamming commercial flight signals

“More than 250 flights in and out of South Korea have experienced GPS signal jamming since the weekend, with North Korea high on the list of suspects, officials said Wednesday.” Source: World News – N. Korea accused of jamming commercial flight signals

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02 May 2012

FBI — Internet Social Networking Risks

“Internet-based social networking sites have created a revolution in social connectivity. However, con artists, criminals, and other dishonest actors are exploiting this capability for nefarious purposes. There are primarily two tactics used to exploit online social networks. In practice, they are often combined. 1. Computer savvy hackers who specialize in

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01 May 2012

Chinese military writings reveal cyber, space war plans

“China’s People’s Liberation Army is preparing to destroy U.S. computer and network infrastructure in future attacks and knock out satellites with microwave pulses, according to recently translated Chinese military writings. A senior colonel in the General Staff Fourth Department—the cyber warfare and electronic spying section known as 4PLA—wrote in one

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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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