26 Jan 2015

Malaysia Airlines Website Hacked by Group Calling Itself ‘Cyber Caliphate’

“Malaysia Airlines had its website hacked by a group that appeared to be trying to settle a score with a U.S. videogame company.” Source: Malaysia Airlines Website Hacked by Group Calling Itself ‘Cyber Caliphate’ – WSJ

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23 Jan 2015

Dempsey: Civilian, private networks leave US vulnerable

“‘In cyber, we have competitors, and we have competitors who maybe aren’t as constrained by legal systems and freedoms as we are,’ Dempsey said. ‘It’s going to be challenging to navigate this race.’” (Source: Dempsey: Civilian, private networks leave US vulnerable

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23 Jan 2015

The Pentagon Tested All Its Weapons Programs And Found Almost All Are Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks

“Nearly every U.S. weapons program tested in fiscal 2014 showed ‘significant vulnerabilities’ to cyber attacks, including misconfigured, unpatched and outdated software, the Pentagon’s chief weapons tester said in his annual report released Tuesday. Michael Gilmore, director of operational test and evaluation, said program managers had worked to resolve problems discovered

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23 Jan 2015

Google reveals 3 Apple OS X Zero-day Vulnerabilities

“After exposing three critical zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Windows operating systems, Google’s Project Zero vulnerability research program has revealed the existence of three more zero-day vulnerabilities, but this time, on Apple’s OS X platform.” (Source: Google reveals 3 Apple OS X Zero-day Vulnerabilities – Hacker News

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22 Jan 2015

New Technology Detects Cyberattacks By Their Power Consumption

“A security startup launching early next week uses trends in power consumption activity, rather than standard malware detection, to spot cyberattacks against power and manufacturing plants. The technology successfully spotted Stuxnet in an experimental network before the malware went into action.” Source: New Technology Detects Cyberattacks By Their Power Consumption

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21 Jan 2015

Microsoft Outlook ‘hacked’ by Chinese authorities

“Microsoft’s Outlook email service in China was hacked by the country’s censorship authority, an internet watchdog has claimed, as the government continues its crackdown on U.S. technology giants.” Source: Microsoft Outlook ‘hacked’ by Chinese authorities

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21 Jan 2015

Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking Microsoft, Video Game Firms

“Nathan Leroux, 20, of Bowie, Maryland, has admitted taking part in an international hacking and intellectual property theft conspiracy, the FBI announced on Tuesday. Leroux has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer intrusions and criminal copyright infringement for his role in the theft of information from the networks of

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20 Jan 2015

N.S.A. Breached North Korean Networks Before Sony Attack, Officials Say

“The trail that led American officials to blame North Korea for the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in November winds back to 2010, when the National Security Agency scrambled to break into the computer systems of a country considered one of the most impenetrable targets on earth. Spurred by

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20 Jan 2015

CSRF Flaw Allowed Attackers to Hijack GoDaddy Domains

“Internet domain registrar GoDaddy has rushed to fix a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability that could have been leveraged by malicious actors to take over domains. The flaw was identified on January 17 by New York-based security engineer Dylan Saccomanni while managing a domain. The expert realized that the company

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16 Jan 2015

New York Post and UPI Twitter accounts hacked

“The Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International (UPI) have been hacked with fake tweets on economic and military news.” Source: BBC News – New York Post and UPI Twitter accounts hacked

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