16 Nov 2012

Anonymous hacker group attacks Israeli websites

“Hacking group Anonymous has launched a series of cyber attacks against websites in Israel. Data bombardments briefly knocked some sites offline and led to others being defaced with pro-Palestinian messages.” Source: BBC News – Anonymous hacker group attacks Israeli websites

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15 Nov 2012

Laptop with NASA workers’ personal data is stolen

“NASA was informing employees this week that a laptop computer with personnel information such as social security numbers was stolen from a locked car two weeks ago, potentially putting thousands of workers and contractors at risk.” Source: Laptop with NASA workers’ personal data is stolen | Reuters

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15 Nov 2012

The Hackers of Damascus

“…The Internet was a powerful weapon for the rebels fighting to topple Bashar al-Assad—until their enemies turned it against them…” Source: The Hackers of Damascus – Businessweek

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14 Nov 2012

Adobe investigates alleged customer data breach

“Adobe said Wednesday it is investigating the release of 230 names, email addresses and encrypted passwords claimed to have been stolen from a company database.” Source: Adobe investigates alleged customer data breach – Computerworld

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13 Nov 2012

Lockheed says cyber attacks up sharply, suppliers targeted

“The Pentagon’s No. 1 supplier, Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), on Monday cited dramatic growth in the number and sophistication of international cyber attacks on its networks and said it was contacting suppliers to help them shore up their security.” Source: Lockheed says cyber attacks up sharply, suppliers targeted | Reuters

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13 Nov 2012

Anti-virus pioneer John McAfee reportedly wanted for murder in Belize

“Anti-virus pioneer John McAfee is reportedly wanted for murder in Belize after allegedly gunning down a U.S. citizen in San Pedro Town on Sunday.” Source: Anti-virus pioneer John McAfee reportedly wanted for murder in Belize – Computerworld

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13 Nov 2012

Singapore amends law to counter cyberattacks

“Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is proposing to amend a section in the Computer Misuse Act to give the government broader powers to curb cyberattacks before they are even initiated against its critical infrastructure. “ Source: Singapore amends law to counter cyberattacks | ZDNet

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12 Nov 2012

Cyber crime will become the norm in 2013, Symantec warns

“CYBER CRIME will become ‘the norm’ in 2013 – with conflicts between nations, organisations and individuals playing a key role in the cyber world – security firm Symantec has declared.” Source: Cyber crime will become the norm in 2013, Symantec warns- The Inquirer

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12 Nov 2012

U.S. Cyber Commander: Threats Are Relentless, Education Is The Key

“One of the federal government’s top security officers told government and private sector representatives Wednesday that working together to tackle cybersecurity is no longer a nice-to-have, but a necessity. “ Source: U.S. Cyber Commander: Threats Are Relentless, Education Is The Key

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09 Nov 2012

US finance agency probes data blunder

“The SEC, which oversees US financial markets, was forced to investigate when it found out that staff were not encrypting sensitive data. It feared that data had gone missing after realising unencrypted laptops were taken to a hacker conference.” Source:BBC News – US finance agency probes data blunder

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