07 Nov 2012

How a Coca-Cola Exec Fell for a Hacker’s E-mail Trick

“The e-mail seems preposterous on its face, but the fact it appeared to come from a legal executive at the company — and at a time that Coca-Cola was pushing energy-saving measures — led Etchells to open it and click on a link that purported to lead to a message

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06 Nov 2012

Colombia authorities bring down ‘cyber terrorist ring’

“A multinational police operation brought down 30 alleged cyber terrorists from seven different countries, including Colombia.” Source: Colombia authorities bring down ‘cyber terrorist ring’ – Colombia news | Colombia Reports

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05 Nov 2012

PayPal, Symantec and Others Hacked by Anonymous

“The websites of PayPal, Symantec and several other companies have been hacked. The Anonymous hacker collective has claimed responsibility for the cyberattacks, claiming on Twitter the hacks are part of a ‘November 5th protest.’” Source: PayPal, Symantec and Others Hacked by Anonymous

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04 Nov 2012

NBC Sites Hacked

“Multiple NBC sites, including its mobile landing page, the Saturday Night Live site, and the NBC Sports Rotoworld page have been hacked into. Several pages now have black starry backgrounds, including banners readings ‘hacked by pyknic.’ The banner also includes scrolling text reading, ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November.’ It

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04 Nov 2012

Cyberattacks in U.S. cost an average $8.9 million annually to clean up, study says

“ccording to a survey of 56 corporate and governmental organizations conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the average amount they paid for all the costs associated with cyberattacks was $8.9 million during the past year. That’s up 6% from the previous year’s study. And for the first time, Ponemon expanded the

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03 Nov 2012

Hackers Find A Windows 8 Bug

“That didn’t take long. Windows 8 was officially released a week ago and hackers have already found a security flaw in it. But that’s not even the worst news. These guys have not told Microsoft about the flaw. Instead, they’re selling it to others, reports Computerworld.” Source:Hackers Find A Windows

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03 Nov 2012

US Bank Cyber Attackers Deny Iran Connection

“The group that claimed to launch large, sustained cyber attacks against the websites of several major U.S. financial institutions told ABC News it is not acting on behalf of and is not supported by the Iranian government, contrary to recent news reports.” Source:US Bank Cyber Attackers Deny Iran Connection –

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03 Nov 2012

Occidental Petroleum says faced cyber attack on email in 2009-10

“Occidental Petroleum Corp, the fourth-largest U.S. oil company said on Friday it faced an attack on its email system a few years ago, at a time when the energy industry emerged as a prime hacking target.” Source:Occidental Petroleum says faced cyber attack on email in 2009-10 | Reuters

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03 Nov 2012

For Internet Safety, Russia Most Dangerous In World

“Yet, where it’s climbed the most is Russia.  Russia now hosts 23.2 percent of the world’s malware, meaning most of the attacks on global computer systems — from PCs to networks to smartphones — originated by code writer in Russia.  The U.S. came in second with 20.3 percent.” Source:For Internet

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03 Nov 2012

4 factors for avoiding cyber espionage attacks

“Malware continues to change at a rapid pace, as evidenced by new types of high-tech, military-grade malicious code grabbing headlines such as Stuxnet, Duqu and Flame. Another category raising its ugly head is the malware developed specifically for industrial espionage, like ACAD/Medre.A, which we will be seeing more and more

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