31 Jan 2013

‘Anonymous Indonesia’ Launches Cyber Attack on Government Sites

“Hackers have defaced more than 12 government websites in Indonesia following the arrest of an alleged hacker in East Java this month. Analysts say weak security and strong solidarity among underground hacker networks is at the heart of the problem. “ Source: ‘Anonymous Indonesia’ Launches Cyber Attack on Government Sites

Read More
30 Jan 2013

Oil and gas infrastructure cybersecurity spending to increase

“Spending is set to pick up considerably from 2014 onwards. ABI Research calculates that cybersecurity spending on the oil & gas critical infrastructure will reach $1.87 billion by 2018. This includes spending on IT networks, industrial control systems and data security; counter measures; and policies and procedures. “ Source: Oil

Read More
30 Jan 2013

WTO Allows Antigua to Open Piracy Site

“Antigua and Barbuda have been given the power by the World Trade Organization to sell or give away U.S. copyrighted media downloads without compensation to the rights holders.” Source:WTO Allows Antigua to Open Piracy Site | Threat Level | Wired.com

Read More
29 Jan 2013

European internet-policing initiative calls for ‘flag this as terrorism’ option in browsers

“The European Commission-funded Clean IT Project is wrapping up its two-year, €400,000 ($428,000) inquiry into how to suppress terrorism on the internet this week, and while it’s dropped some of its more outlandish suggestions, its final 30-page report could still have serious implications for free speech if it were adopted.

Read More
28 Jan 2013

Pentagon to boost cybersecurity force

“The Pentagon has approved a major expansion of its cybersecurity force over the next several years, increasing its size more than fivefold to bolster the nation’s ability to defend critical computer systems and conduct offensive computer operations against foreign adversaries, according to U.S. officials.” Source: Pentagon to boost cybersecurity force

Read More
27 Jan 2013

FSB’s Cyber Silver Bullet

“President Vladimir Putin recently ordered the Federal Security Service to create a system to allow the state to detect, prevent and disable cyberattacks in Russia and at diplomatic stations abroad. It is an ambitious goal and one that the FSB is well-equipped to tackle with the help of its Information Security Center and Communications Security Center. But the FSB might very well go beyond its immediate mandate

Read More
27 Jan 2013

Anonymous targets US agency site

“Hackers claiming to be from the activist group Anonymous have hacked a US government website in response to the death of Aaron Swartz. Activists embedded a video statement on the homepage of the United States Sentencing Commission, an agency of the US government. The statement referred to the death of

Read More
26 Jan 2013

Antigua applies for permission to run ‘pirate’ website

“Antigua is seeking permission to run a website that sells music, movies and software – but ignores copyright law. The Caribbean island is due to appear before the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 28 January seeking permission to run the site. “ Source: BBC News – Antigua applies for permission

Read More
25 Jan 2013

Somalia’s al-Shabab Twitter account suspended

“The Twitter account of Somali militant group al-Shabab has been suspended, after it was used to threaten to kill Kenyan hostages. Al-Shabab launched its Twitter account in December 2011, after Kenyan troops went into Somalia to combat it.” Source:BBC News – Somalia’s al-Shabab Twitter account suspended

Read More
25 Jan 2013

Time to break wall of silence on escalating cyber attacks

“It was at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos six years ago that I first became seriously worried about the credit bubble. It was clear back then, in January 2007, that problems were developing in complex credit. But it was also clear that the public and private sector were

Read More