02 Oct 2013

The FBI busted Silk Road, but not the ‘dark web’ behind it

“While it is possible that the FBI discovered some vulnerability in Tor that was not disclosed in the criminal complaint, it seems much more likely that this was old-fashioned police work. Dread Pirate Roberts made a number of errors, according to the FBI, including connecting to the Silk Road server

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02 Oct 2013

Iranian cyber warfare commander shot dead in suspected assassination

“Mojtaba Ahmadi, who served as commander of the Cyber War Headquarters, was found dead in a wooded area near the town of Karaj, north-west of the capital, Tehran. Five Iranian nuclear scientists and the head of the country’s ballistic missile programme have been killed since 2007. The regime has accused

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02 Oct 2013

Feds Take Down Online Fraud Bazaar ‘Silk Road’, Arrest Alleged Mastermind

“Prosecutors in New York today said today that federal agencies have taken over the Silk Road, a sprawling underground Web site that has earned infamy as the ‘eBay of drugs.’ On Tuesday, federal agents in San Francisco arrested the Silk Road’s alleged mastermind. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Ross William Ulbricht, a.k.a

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30 Sep 2013

UK becomes first state to admit to offensive cyber attack capability

“A declaration by Britain that it is developing the capability to carry out offensive cyber attacks against other nations has triggered criticism and astonishment among security experts. Philip Hammond, defence secretary, said ahead of the Conservative party conference in Manchester that the UK was ‘developing a full spectrum military cyber

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28 Sep 2013

Hacked Data Brokers Could Spell Trouble for Obamacare

“Criminals can get their hands on anyone’s ‘identity information through the black market exchanges that Krebs writes about. Frankly, it’s another ominous and bad sign for Obamacare, since as I understand it, the new health care insurance exchanges will be using the same [knowledge-based authentication] to verify applicants for healthcare

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27 Sep 2013

U.S. Says Iran Hacked Navy Computers

“U.S. officials said Iran hacked unclassified Navy computers in recent weeks in an escalation of Iranian cyberintrusions targeting the U.S. military. The allegations, coming as the Obama administration ramps up talks with Iran over its nuclear program, show the depth and complexity of long-standing tensions between Washington and Tehran. The

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27 Sep 2013

(ISC)2 Congress 2013: East European Cybercriminals More of a Threat than East Asian

“Eastern European cybercriminals pose a greater threat than East Asian cybercriminals, claimed Tom Kellermann, VP of cybersecurity at Trend Micro. “ Source: Infosecurity – (ISC)2 Congress 2013: East European Cybercriminals More of a Threat than East Asian

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27 Sep 2013

22 Hours: Average Time It Takes Malware Distributors To Exploit News

“Cybercriminals continue to respond with lightning speed when they see an opportunity to exploit a national or global news story to spread malware. In fact, the Research Team of Eleven, leading German e-mail security provider, now sees instances of criminals inventing ‘breaking news’ that appears to relate to high-profile current

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27 Sep 2013

China’s ‘mini-Hong Kong’ eyes Internet access, shrugs off Shanghai threat

“A planned economic zone in southern China will allow full internet freedom, similar to what will be allowed in a proposed free trade zone in Shanghai, a senior official behind the project said on Thursday. China tightly controls the internet through a so-called Great Firewall, routinely deleting online postings and

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26 Sep 2013

Data Broker Giants Hacked by ID Theft Service

“An identity theft service that sells Social Security numbers, birth records, credit and background reports on millions of Americans has infiltrated computers at some of America’s largest consumer and business data aggregators, according to a seven-month investigation by KrebsOnSecurity.” Source: Data Broker Giants Hacked by ID Theft Service — Krebs

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