23 Aug 2013

Millions stolen from US banks after ‘wire payment switch’ targeted

“Criminals have recently hijacked the wire payment switch at several US banks to steal millions from accounts, a security analyst says. Gartner vice president Avivah Litan said at least three banks were struck in the past few months using ‘low-powered’ distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks meant to divert the attention and

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23 Aug 2013

Hacker Reveals How Devastating A Cyberattack On The Stock Market Could Be

“Of all the horrifying scenarios that hackers could pull off — from launching nukes to spoofing air traffic control — the one that poses the biggest risk for Wall Street would be a cyber attack on equity markets.” Source: Hacker Reveals How Devastating A Cyberattack On The Stock Market Could

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20 Aug 2013

Three Major Al-Qaida Forums Disrupted by DDOS Attack

“Over the past few days, several of Al-Qaida’s online communication channels have been disrupted by distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks. Evan Kohlmann, a US terrorism consultant who has worked for the FBI and other government agencies, has been monitoring the attacks. ‘It is unclear whether the apparent DDOS attacks on the

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16 Aug 2013

“Bloodsucking leech” puts 100,000 servers at risk of potent attacks

“At least 100,000 Internet-connected servers sold by Dell, HP, and other large manufacturers contain hardware that is vulnerable to potent remote hack attacks that steal passwords and install malware on their host systems, researchers said. The threat stems from baseboard management controllers that are embedded onto the motherboards of most

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16 Aug 2013

US Department of Energy Hacked for Second Time This Year

“The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has been hacked once again. The incident has resulted in the personal details – including social security numbers – of 14,000 current and former employees being compromised. According to The Wall Street Journal, on Wednesday, the DOE sent out emails to the impacted

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13 Aug 2013

DHS awards $6 billion cybersecurity contract

“The Department of Homeland Security on Monday awarded contracts to 17 vendors for tools and services to continuously monitor federal systems and networks for cyber risks. Most large civilian agencies have agreed to use the $6 billion contract, which will provide diagnostic tools for agencies to quickly identify and fix

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13 Aug 2013

Anonymous’ Secret Presence In The U.S. Army

“An active-duty Army captain and member of Anonymous describes how the organization operates, his own involvement in the Arab Spring, how the crackdown on Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden has affected soldiers, and how more leaks are on the way. He has agreed to speak with BuzzFeed on the condition

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13 Aug 2013

Dalai Lama’s China site hacked, infects others: expert

“A prominent computer security firm warned that the Dalai Lama’s Chinese-language website has been hacked and is infecting visitors’ computers with viruses in what may to be an effort to spy on human rights activists who frequently visit the site.” Source:Dalai Lama’s China site hacked, infects others: expert – Yahoo!

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13 Aug 2013

GCHQ anti-hacker cyber security response services open for business

“The GCHQ has launched two cyber incident response initiatives to help UK businesses better respond to cyber attacks. The schemes will see the GCHQ collaborate with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), to help businesses prepare and for

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13 Aug 2013

N.S.A. Leaks Make Plan for Cyberdefense Unlikely

“Even while rapidly expanding its electronic surveillance around the world, the National Security Agency has lobbied inside the government to deploy the equivalent of a ‘Star Wars’ defense for America’s computer networks, designed to intercept cyberattacks before they could cripple power plants, banks or financial markets.” Source:N.S.A. Leaks Make Plan

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