14 Feb 2014

‘A new low’: Sick internet hackers target bereaved families in funeral notice emails that hide viruses

“Recently bereaved families are being warned to watch out for a new computer hacking scheme using fake funeral notices. Scammers have hit a ‘new low’ with the malware attack which tricks those who have lost a loved one to click on a link that refers to the funeral service of

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14 Feb 2014

Thousands of FTP Servers Compromised, UNICEF and NYT Impacted

“Cybercriminals possess the credentials needed to access more than 7,000 FTP servers belonging to organizations from all over the world, including small businesses, ISPs, multinational corporations and individual accounts. The hackers are using this access to host malware, scam websites, rogue pharmacies, exploits and other content.” Source:Thousands of FTP Servers

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14 Feb 2014

US fears of Chinese spying pressure South Korea into rerouting data

“The South Korean government has decided to route sensitive data away from networks operated by Huawei, amid longstanding fears from the US that the Chinese company’s infrastructure could be used to spy on communications. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the US had been urging its South Korean allies to route

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12 Feb 2014

White House unveils cybersecurity standards for private businesses

“The White House on Wednesday released the final version of the voluntary cybersecurity standards that President Barack Obama called for the creation of exactly one year ago in an effort to reduce risks to the United States’ critical infrastructure. But after 12 whole months of development, tech experts aren’t sure

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08 Feb 2014

France to invest 1 billion euros to update cyber defences

“France unveiled plans on Friday to bolster long-neglected defences against cyber attacks, with 1 billion euros ($1.36 billion) of investment foreseen to bring the country’s technology up to speed with NATO partners. Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian presented measures including roll-outs of secure telephones, encryption technology and network surveillance to

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07 Feb 2014

Security Experts Dispute NBC Sochi Hacking Story

“Yesterday (Feb 5 2014) NBC News ran a story claiming that if you bring your mobile phone or laptop to the Sochi Olympics, it’ll immediately be hacked the moment you turn it on. The story was fabricated. The technical details relate to going to the Olympics in cyberspace (visiting websites),

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06 Feb 2014

Hacks on Gas (and the Grid): Cybersecurity, Energy and National Defense

“Less obvious is the Army’s reliance on the electrical grid. According to the Defense Science Board, ‘About 85% of the energy infrastructure upon which DoD depends is commercially owned, and 99% of the electrical energy DoD installations consume originates outside the fence.’ U.S. forces also rely on foreign utilities for

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06 Feb 2014

GCHQ brought down several Anons using their own medicine

“NBC News has published new documents from the National Security Agency trove provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The latest revelation is that British intelligence agency GCHQ conducted a covert campaign against Anonymous in September of 2011, crippling one operation by the hacktivist group and unmasking several of its

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05 Feb 2014

Target Hackers Broke in Via HVAC Company

“It’s not immediately clear why Target would have given an HVAC company external network access, or why that access would not be cordoned off from Target’s payment system network. But according to a cybersecurity expert at a large retailer who asked not to be named because he did not have

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05 Feb 2014

Alleged Silk Road Mastermind Faces Life in Prison

“29-year-old Ross William Ulbricht, suspected of being Dread Pirate Roberts, the mastermind of the Silk Road underground marketplace, has been charged with narcotics conspiracy, conspiracy to commit computer hacking, money laundering and engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise. He faces life in prison.” Source: Alleged Silk Road Mastermind Faces Life

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