02 Aug 2012

Anonymous hackers identify charity attacker

“Hacking group Anonymous has aided a global search for a cyber-vandal who defaced a charity website.” Source: BBC News – Anonymous hackers identify charity attacker

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30 Jul 2012

South Korea arrests phone firm KT Corp hacking suspects

“Two men suspected of accessing details illegally of 8.7 million users of South Korea’s largest fixed-line phone operator, KT Corp, have been arrested.” Source: BBC News – South Korea arrests phone firm KT Corp hacking suspects

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28 Jul 2012

U.S. spy chief asks hackers to help government secure Internet | Reuters

“The head of the U.S. government’s secretive National Security Agency took the unprecedented step on Friday of asking a convention of unruly hackers to join him in an effort to make the Internet more secure” Source: RPT-U.S. spy chief asks hackers to help government secure Internet | Reuters

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27 Jul 2012

US Senate to debate cybersecurity bill

“The U.S. Senate has voted to allow debate on a bill to make cyberspace a little safer.” Source: Senate to debate cybersecurity bill – Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV

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27 Jul 2012

Cyberattacks Are Up, National Security Chief Says

” The top American military official responsible for defending the United States against cyberattacks said Thursday that there had been a 17-fold increase in computer attacks on American infrastructure between 2009 and 2011, initiated by criminal gangs, hackers and other nations. “ Source: Cyberattacks Are Up, National Security Chief Says

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23 Jul 2012

Eight Million Email Addresses And Passwords Spilled From Gaming Site Gamigo Months After Hacker Breach

“Call it a slow leak. Four months after the gaming site Gamigo warned users about a hacker intrusion that accessed some portions of its users’ credentials, more than 8 million usernames, emails and and encrypted passwords from the site have been published on the Web, according to the data breach

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22 Jul 2012

Europol Launches Project Against Cyber Crime

“Europol has launched one of world’s largest consultations into cyber crime, aiming to help governments, law enforcement agencies and businesses fend off cybercriminals. The European Commission has designated Europol as its cyber crimefighting hub.” Source: Europol Launches Project Against Cyber Crime | Hetq online

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22 Jul 2012

Bahraini firms facing cyber attack threats

“Bahraini businesses, which receive an average of 2,000 to 3,000 cyber threats per month, are unprepared in the event of a major IT security assault, according to experts in the kingdom.” Source: Bahraini firms facing cyber attack threats

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20 Jul 2012

Hacking duo charged with DDoSing Amazon, then bragging about it

“Federal prosecutors have charged two men with using a computer botnet to launch crippling Web attacks on Amazon, eBay, and Priceline, and then bragging about them in online hacker forums.” Source: Hacking duo charged with DDoSing Amazon, then bragging about it | Ars Technica

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20 Jul 2012

Hackers threaten Danvers firm, seeking ransom

“A local business received a strange, threatening message every time someone tried to open a file Wednesday, police said. Hackers claimed to have hijacked the firm’s files through the use of encryption, though it is not clear if they were actually able to do this. If the company did not

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