06 Jun 2013

#OpTurkey: Hacktivists hit Turkey with massive Cyber attack

“Turkey suffers massive cyber attack after several hacktivists started to participate in the ongoing hacking operation against Turkey government.  ‘#OpTurkey’,the operation was launched in retaliation to the violent police response against protesters.” Source: #OpTurkey: Hacktivists hit Turkey with massive Cyber attack – E Hacker News

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06 Jun 2013

The Changing and Terrifying Nature of the New Cyber-Warfare

“On the hidden battlefields of history’s first known cyber-war, the casualties are piling up. In the U.S., many banks have been hit, and the telecommunications industry seriously damaged, likely in retaliation for several major attacks on Iran. Washington and Tehran are ramping up their cyber-arsenals, built on a black-market digital

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06 Jun 2013

UK ministers defend Chinese deals after security risk warning

“The government has defended UK deals with Chinese firms – amid warnings that security risks in infrastructure contracts were being ‘overlooked’. The intelligence and security committee has criticised the handling of a 2005 telecoms deal between BT and Huawei.” Source: BBC News – UK ministers defend Chinese deals after security

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06 Jun 2013

Microsoft, FBI take aim at global cyber crime ring

Microsoft Corp and the FBI, aided by authorities in more than 80 countries, have launched a major assault on one of the world’s biggest cyber crime rings, believed to have stolen more than $500 million from bank accounts over the past 18 months. Microsoft said its Digital Crimes Unit on

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06 Jun 2013

Businesses Consider Going Offense Against Cyberattackers

“Companies may soon choose to hack cyberthieves to retrieve stolen data, Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said at the Kaspersky Government Cybersecurity Forum in Washington.” Source: Businesses Consider Going Offense Against Cyberattackers

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05 Jun 2013

Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

“The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April. The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an ‘ongoing, daily

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04 Jun 2013

Silicon Valley at front line of global cyber war

“Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state’s Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front lines in the increasingly aggressive fight against overseas hackers. With China seeking to grow its economy and expand

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03 Jun 2013

Army releases new leaders’ handbook on cybersecurity

“The Army published a new handbook this month to provide leaders of all levels with the information and tools needed to address today’s cybersecurity challenges, and to ensure organizations adopt the necessary practices to protect their information and the Army network. ‘We must change our culture, enforce compliance, and ensure

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03 Jun 2013

U.S. and China to Hold Talks on Hacking

” The United States and China have agreed to hold regular, high-level talks on how to set standards of behavior for cybersecurity and commercial espionage, the first diplomatic effort to defuse the tensions over what the United States says is a daily barrage of computer break-ins and theft of corporate

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03 Jun 2013

Any iOS device can be hacked within one minute with modified charger

Think you are safe plugging your phone into that USB charger at the airport or hotel? Think again. “Security researchers have discovered a way to push software onto an iOS device using a modified charger. The team at George Institute of Technology says its charger was able to upload arbitrary

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