05 Feb 2014

NBC: All Visitors to Sochi Olympics Immediately Hacked

” ‘As tourists and families of athletes arrive in Sochi, if they haven’t been warned, and if they fire up their phones at baggage claim, it’s probably too late to save the integrity of their electronics and everything inside them. Visitors to Russia can expect to be hacked. And as

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05 Feb 2014

British secret service used DDoS attacks against hacktivists, says report

“According to documents obtained by Edward Snowden from the NSA, a team of UK tech spies launched cyber attacks against groups like Anonymous and other hacktivists using Direct Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. “ Source: British secret service used DDoS attacks against hacktivists, says report – Enterprise – | siliconrepublic.com

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04 Feb 2014

The Belarusian Connection (Healthcare.gov)

“U.S. intelligence agencies last week urged the Obama administration to check its new healthcare network for malicious software after learning that developers linked to the Belarus government helped produce the website, raising fresh concerns that private data posted by millions of Americans will be compromised.” Source:The Belarusian Connection | Washington

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01 Feb 2014

Hotel Franchise Firm White Lodging Investigates Breach

“White Lodging, a company that maintains hotel franchises under nationwide brands including Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton and Westin appears to have suffered a data breach that exposed credit and debit card information on thousands of guests throughout much of 2013, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.” Source:Hotel Franchise Firm White Lodging Investigates Breach —

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31 Jan 2014

Snowden leaks: Canada ‘spied on airport travellers’

“The CSEC collected information captured from unsuspecting passengers’ wireless devices by the airport’s free wi-fi system over two-weeks, the report says. The revelations come from documents leaked by Edward Snowden, CBC says. The CSEC is prohibited by law from targeting Canadians or anyone in Canada without an appropriate warrant.” Source:BBC

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31 Jan 2014

Yahoo Email Account Passwords Stolen

“Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo’s email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday. Yahoo didn’t say how many accounts have been affected. Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide, after Google’s

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30 Jan 2014

GAO: Protect next-gen 911 from cyberattack

“The Government Accountability Office wants the Department of Homeland Security to work with the departments of Commerce, Justice, and Transportation and the Federal Communications Commission to ensure next-generation, IP-based 911 emergency response systems are not vulnerable to cyberattack. The Next-Generation 911(NG 911) technology that local Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)

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29 Jan 2014

NSA Agent’s Identity Exposed in Poorly-Redacted Snowden Document

“It’s finally happened. The name of an NSA agent has been accidentally leaked to the public via an NSA document stolen by Edward Snowden. On Monday, we covered one way in which the Snowden leaks have touched off observably negative international consequences. Specifically, we discussed how an article in The

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29 Jan 2014

The National Guard Takes On Hackers

“At home, the National Guard is summoned during natural disasters and civil unrest. Overseas, it complements the active duty military. Now, the nation’s governors want to mobilize the Guard to take on a new threat: cyberattacks. Terrorists could endanger thousands or even millions of Americans by crippling the computer infrastructure

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29 Jan 2014

Israel to Create an Emergency-Response Team for Cyber-Attacks

“As part of Israel’s program to deal with rising cyber threats, the government is putting together a task force to help citizens and businesses cope. The country’s National Cyber Bureau plans to establish cyber-emergency response teams this year that will specialize in handling different kinds of hacks, said Rami Efrati,

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