16 Aug 2012

Reuters blogs hacked again

“News service Reuters has been hacked again – the third time its defences have been breached in a fortnight. This latest occasion saw one of its blog accounts compromised, with hackers posting a false reporting that claimed Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died. Reuters said it deleted

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16 Aug 2012

Saudi Aramco says virus shuts down its computer network

“Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco) said its computer systems had been shut down by a virus late on Wednesday, but it added that production had not been affected.” Source: Saudi Aramco says virus shuts down its computer network | Reuters

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16 Aug 2012

Syrian dissidents besieged by malware attacks

“As the Syrian civil war continues to escalate, pro-government forces are allegedly carrying out a cyberwar against local dissidents.” Source: Syrian dissidents besieged by malware attacks | Security & Privacy – CNET News

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15 Aug 2012

Pentagon wants an interactive training program to replay cyberattack scenarios

“The Defense Department wants an interactive computer program that simulates network attacks, with the goal of training and assessing security analysts. The department is seeking ideas on technology that can replay attack scenarios and conduct ‘cyber exercises,’ so analysts can get a more sophisticated sense of ways attackers exploit system

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15 Aug 2012

Could The New Air Traffic Control System Be Hacked?

“The Federal Aviation Administration is in the midst of a multibillion-dollar upgrade of the nation’s air traffic control system. The new system is called the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen. It will be highly automated. It will rely on GPS instead of radar to locate planes, and it

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15 Aug 2012

Obama May Bypass Lawmakers With Cybersecurity Executive Order

“Senate Republicans recently blocked cybersecurity legislation, but the issue might be revived by the White House, a federal law enforcement official told the Law Enforcement Examiner on Monday.” Source: Obama May Bypass Lawmakers With Cybersecurity Executive Order – OpEd Eurasia Review

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14 Aug 2012

Cyber security risk to smart grids and intelligent buildings

“Building owners and designers, and particularly members of the building services industry, are racing to implement intelligent buildings and smart grids, which are widely heralded as a boon in terms of both energy efficiency and facilities management. But many are overlooking the potential risk of malicious attacks on these highly

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12 Aug 2012

5 facts about new virus hacking bank accounts

“Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said Gauss is the work of the same ‘factory’ or ‘factories’ that built the Stuxnet worm, which attacked Iran’s nuclear program. Here are some key facts about Gauss, according to Kaspersky Lab.” Source: 5 facts about new virus hacking bank accounts – Tech News Today

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11 Aug 2012

Security experts push free Gauss malware detection tools

“Two security organizations have released online tools that let Windows users check for possible infections by Gauss, the newly-revealed cyber surveillance malware thought to have been built by one or more governments.” Source: Security experts push free Gauss malware detection tools | Security – InfoWorld

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11 Aug 2012

Cyber Break-In: Ethical hacking institutes mushrooming in Noida

“The deteriorating cyber security situation has swelled up opportunities for an ethical hacker manifold. Most corporate entities are looking to create their own internal security teams by training employees and hiring ethical hackers. Making most of this trend are the many ethical hacking institutes in Noida, a well-developed corporate hub,

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