19 Aug 2012

World’s Largest Oil Company ‘Saudi Aramco’ Hit By Cyber-Attack

“A hacker group has breached the security of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company.” Source: World’s Largest Oil Company ‘Saudi Aramco’ Hit By Cyber-Attack

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18 Aug 2012

This Week in Cybercrime: Three Denial of Service Attacks, Kaspersky Calls for Help

“Today, there are reports that the web site of Russia Today is being hit by a denial of service attack. Exactly who is behind the attack and what their motive might be is unclear at this time, but speculation is that it may be connected to the Pussy Riot punk

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17 Aug 2012

India counters China, Pak cyber armies

“Defence Minister A K Antony recently told the Lok Sabha that steps had been taken to strengthen the security of the network at the Eastern Naval Command at Vishakapatanam in the wake of intelligence inputs regarding possible hacking.” Source: High time India counters China, Pak cyber armies – Rediff.com India

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17 Aug 2012

DDoS Attack Caused AT&T DNS Outage on Wednesday

“AT&T on Thursday said that unknown attackers were responsible for intermittent disruptions that affected Internet services for its business customers on Wednesday. The telecommunications giant would not discuss the locations or the number of customers affected. In a statement, an AT&T spokesperson told SecurityWeek that a DDoS attack targeted the company’s

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17 Aug 2012

Did the Bounds of Cyber War Just Expand to Banks and Neutral States?

“Last week the Russian security research group Kaspersky Labs announced they had found a new computer virus infecting thousands of computers in the Middle East. Called ‘Gauss,’ after a filename found in its codebase, the malware can capture information about the infected computer, including Internet browsing histories, user login details,

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16 Aug 2012

Reuters blogs hacked again

“News service Reuters has been hacked again – the third time its defences have been breached in a fortnight. This latest occasion saw one of its blog accounts compromised, with hackers posting a false reporting that claimed Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died. Reuters said it deleted

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16 Aug 2012

Saudi Aramco says virus shuts down its computer network

“Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco) said its computer systems had been shut down by a virus late on Wednesday, but it added that production had not been affected.” Source: Saudi Aramco says virus shuts down its computer network | Reuters

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16 Aug 2012

Syrian dissidents besieged by malware attacks

“As the Syrian civil war continues to escalate, pro-government forces are allegedly carrying out a cyberwar against local dissidents.” Source: Syrian dissidents besieged by malware attacks | Security & Privacy – CNET News

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15 Aug 2012

Pentagon wants an interactive training program to replay cyberattack scenarios

“The Defense Department wants an interactive computer program that simulates network attacks, with the goal of training and assessing security analysts. The department is seeking ideas on technology that can replay attack scenarios and conduct ‘cyber exercises,’ so analysts can get a more sophisticated sense of ways attackers exploit system

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15 Aug 2012

Could The New Air Traffic Control System Be Hacked?

“The Federal Aviation Administration is in the midst of a multibillion-dollar upgrade of the nation’s air traffic control system. The new system is called the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen. It will be highly automated. It will rely on GPS instead of radar to locate planes, and it

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