18 Jul 2013

Nasdaq forum website hacked, passwords compromised

“Cyber-criminals targeted Nasdaq OMX Group’s community forum website and gained access to the email usernames and passwords of the members of the site, which took two days to come back online on Thursday evening. The New York-based exchange operator said in an emailed letter to users of the forum that

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18 Jul 2013

Anonymous posts passwords of House and Senate staffers

“A hacktivist associated with Anonymous claims to have posted online thousands of email addresses and passwords for Capitol Hill staffers. According to a Twitter account that posted a link to the hacked information, House and Senate staffers were targeted in protest of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program.” Source:Anonymous

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16 Jul 2013

North Korea ‘behind cyber attack’ on South websites

South Korea believes North Korea was behind cyber attacks against several websites last month, officials say. The attacks, which took place on the anniversary of the Korean War, hit the presidential office website, and several other official and media sites. via BBC News – North Korea ‘behind cyber attack’ on

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15 Jul 2013

After PRISM, Europe has to move to its own clouds, says Estonia’s president

“Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who chairs the steering board of the new European Cloud Partnership, is convinced that Europe should have its own clouds rather than rely on those from US service providers. ‘Recent months have proven it again: it is very important for Europe to create its own

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15 Jul 2013

Researchers hack Verizon device, turn it into mobile spy station

Two security experts said they have figured out how to spy on Verizon Wireless mobile phone customers by hacking into devices the U.S. carrier sells to boost wireless signals indoors. via Researchers hack Verizon device, turn it into mobile spy station | Reuters.

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12 Jul 2013

Homeland Security urged ISPs to block IP addresses of suspected Chinese hackers

“The US Department of Homeland Security and FBI provided a list of IP addresses used by alleged Chinese military hackers to American internet service providers (ISPs) earlier in February, and not-so-subtly encouraged the ISPs to block them, The Wall Street Journal reported today. Based on The Journal’s report, the IP

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11 Jul 2013

Feds ‘not welcome’ at DEF CON hacker conference

“Last year NSA Director Keith Alexander keynoted the annual DEF CON hacker conference in Las Vegas. This year, DEF CON organizers warn that U.S. government Federal agents are explicitly not welcome.” Source:Feds ‘not welcome’ at DEF CON hacker conference | ZDNet

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11 Jul 2013

U.K. Ministry of Defence hit by cyberattack, data stolen

“The latest annual report from the U.K. Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has disclosed that the U.K.’s Ministry of Defence suffered a cyberattack in which data was stolen. Despite heavy redactions to protect sources and budgets from prying eyes, the admission was buried halfway through the document in a

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10 Jul 2013

China, U.S. talks on cyber security go well: Xinhua

Talks between China and the United States on cyber security, overshadowed by revelations of U.S. electronic surveillance by former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, have gone well, state media said on Wednesday, with both sides pledging to improve cooperation. via China, U.S. talks on cyber security go well: Xinhua |

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07 Jul 2013

Agreements with private companies protect U.S. access to cables’ data for surveillance

“The full extent of the National Security Agency’s access to fiber-optic cables remains classified. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a statement saying that legally authorized data collection ‘has been one of our most important tools for the protection of the nation’s — and our allies’ —

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