13 Jan 2015

Obama to Announce New Cyberattack Protections

“President Obama on Tuesday will unveil new proposals to protect businesses and the government from cyberattacks, including increasing the prosecution of crimes conducted through computer networks and toughening penalties for them. Under the steps to be outlined by Mr. Obama, companies that share information about cyberthreats with the government would

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13 Jan 2015

Anonymous claims first victim in ‘Operation Charlie Hebdo’

“Hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists after Wednesday’s deadly attack on Paris-based satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, and the group has now claimed its first victim. “ Source: Anonymous claims first victim in ‘Operation Charlie Hebdo’

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13 Jan 2015

Hackers Use Samsung Galaxy 4 Smartphone to Rob ATM Systems

“Cybercriminals have resorted to a simple, yet effective attack to make ATM systems dispense the cash stored in their money cases, without the need to insert a card, relying on certain commands sent through a Samsung Galaxy 4 phone.The type of the smartphone does not have any relevance for successfully

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13 Jan 2015

CENTCOM’s Twitter account hacked by Islamic State supporters

“Hackers claiming to support the Islamic State group seized control of the social media sites for U.S. Central Command on Monday afternoon, including Twitter and YouTube. They posted a spate of threatening remarks along with seemingly sensitive documents revealing contact information for general officers and maps about a potential war

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12 Jan 2015

U.K. Power Grid is Under Attack From Hackers Every Minute, Says Parliament

“The prospect of cyber-attacks on the nation’s power network is a major threat to the country’s security, according to James Arbuthnot, a member of parliament who chaired the Defense Select Committee until last year. He plans to visit National Grid Plc (NG/) next month to discuss the issue.” Source: U.K.

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09 Jan 2015

South Korea says North Korea doubled size of its “cyber forces,” can nuke US

“A report published by South Korea’s Defense Ministry on December 6 estimates that North Korea has further increased its focus on network and electronic warfare over the last year, doubling the size of its ‘cyber forces’ to 6,000 soldiers. The report also warned that North Korea has made significant advances

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08 Jan 2015

Pro-Russian group claims cyber attack on German government websites

“German government websites, including Chancellor Angela Merkel’s page, were hacked Wednesday in an attack claimed by a group demanding Berlin end support for the Ukrainian government, shortly before their leaders were to meet.” Source: Pro-Russian group claims cyber attack on German government websites | Al Jazeera America

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08 Jan 2015

Sony Hackers May Have Left Deliberate Clues, Expert Says

“Apparent slip-ups by the hackers of Sony Pictures that have helped convince U.S. investigators the hackers are North Koreans have a precedent, and may even have been deliberate to win domestic kudos, according to a top cybersecurity expert and former senior North Korean official.” Source: Sony Hackers May Have Left

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07 Jan 2015

South Korea: North Korea has 6,000-member cyber army

“South Korea said Tuesday that rival North Korea has a 6,000-member cyber army dedicated to disrupting the South’s military and government, a dramatic increase from an earlier estimate of 3,000 such specialists.” Source: South Korea: North Korea has 6,000-member cyber army

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06 Jan 2015

Expect more ransomware and ‘extortionware’ in 2015

“With 2014 rapidly coming to a close, it’s time to look to the future and consider the potential industry challenges we’ll be facing in 2015. While we can expect to see the return of some of the issues we faced in 2014, there are still a number of new threats

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