18 Sep 2013

Major Belgian telco targeted by a foreign state, Brussels says

“Belgium’s largest telecom, Belgacom, was hacked for at least a few years, according to national newspaper De Standaard. The paper wrote on Monday that ‘everything suggests’ (Google Translate) that the culprit was the National Security Agency (NSA). De Standaard reports that after an internal security check in June 2013, technicians found

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17 Sep 2013

1.29 DDOS Attacks Occur Every Two Minutes, Experts Say

“Distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) protection solutions provider NSFOCUS has published its mid-year DDOS Threat Report for 2013. The company’s anti-DDOS analysts have observed 168,459 incidents and determined that, on average, 1.29 DDOS attacks are launched worldwide every two minutes. Another interesting observation made by NSFOCUS is the fact that the media

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17 Sep 2013

‘Technical glitch’ behind Iran unrestricted internet access

“A technical glitch allowed some Iranians temporary access to banned social networking websites Facebook and Twitter, an Iranian internet official said on Tuesday.” Source: ‘Technical glitch’ behind Iran unrestricted internet access | GulfNews.com

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14 Sep 2013

Argentina arrests teen hacker who netted $50,000 a month

“Police in Argentina have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of heading a gang of hackers who targeted international money transfer and gambling websites. “ Source: BBC News – Argentina arrests teen hacker who netted $50,000 a month

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13 Sep 2013

Vodafone Germany hack hits two million customers

“Personal details of more than two million customers of Vodafone Germany have been stolen by a hacker.” Source: BBC News – Vodafone Germany hack hits two million customers

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12 Sep 2013

North Korean hackers suspected of cyber-espionage attack on South

“North Korean hackers are suspected of launching a covert cyber-espionage campaign against the South Korean government in an attempt to steal highly classified intelligence on defence and security.” Source: North Korean hackers suspected of cyber-espionage attack on South | Technology | theguardian.com

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09 Sep 2013

Anonymous Announces Hack Attack Against Syria, Saudi Arabia

“The hacking collective known as Anonymous claimed to have launched a cyberattack on the Syrian government and the Saudi Arabian government to punish both sides of the Syrian civil war for atrocities that had been committed.” Source: Anonymous Announces Hack Attack Against Syria, Saudi Arabia | Washington Free Beacon

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07 Sep 2013

Cyber-thieves blamed for leap in Tor dark net use

“Cyber-thieves are behind a big leap in the number of computers connecting to the Tor anonymous web browsing system, a security company has said. The number of connections to Tor almost doubled in late August.” Source: BBC News – Cyber-thieves blamed for leap in Tor dark net use

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06 Sep 2013

Snowden leaks: US and UK ‘crack online encryption’

“US and UK intelligence have reportedly cracked the encryption codes protecting the emails, banking and medical records of hundreds of millions of people.” Source: BBC News – Snowden leaks: US and UK ‘crack online encryption’

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05 Sep 2013

Two Romanians Sentenced to US Prison in Hacking Case

“Two Romanian nationals were sentenced to prison terms Wednesday for their roles in a multimillion-dollar scheme to hack into US merchants’ computer networks to steal credit card data, officials said. The Justice Department said Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, 29, of Constanta, Romania, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, and Iulian Dolan,

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