17 Apr 2014

National Retail Federation to Establish Cybersecurity Program

“The National Retail Federation (NRF), the world’s largest retail trade association, has announced plans to create a retail and merchant industry information sharing and analysis center that will help companies deal with cyber threats. The new platform is being developed in partnership with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis

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17 Apr 2014

Heartbleed hack case sees first arrest in Canada

“A 19-year-old Canadian became the first person to be arrested in relation to the Heartbleed security breach. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes from London, Ontario was accused of hacking into the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)’s website last Friday by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The RCMP say Mr Solis-Reyes then stole 900

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15 Apr 2014

FBI Arrests Trio For Microsoft Xbox Hacking

“A group of alleged hackers has been charged with breaking into the computer systems of the U.S Army, Microsoft, and several other firms to steal pre-release copies of popular video games like ‘Call of Duty,’ simulation software for Apache attack helicopter pilots, and confidential data that was used to create

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15 Apr 2014

Heartbleed hacks hit Mumsnet and Canada’s tax agency

“A leading UK site for parents and the Canadian tax authority have both announced they have had data stolen by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed bug. Mumsnet – which says it has 1.5 million registered members – said that it believed that the cyber thieves may have obtained passwords and personal

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12 Apr 2014

U.S. charges nine in international hacking conspiracy; two extradited from UK

“Nine people have been charged in an alleged international conspiracy that used malicious software to gather bank account details and use the information to steal millions of dollars, including from accounts held at a Nebraska bank, the Department of Justice said on Friday.” Source: U.S. charges nine in international hacking

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12 Apr 2014

Feds issue warning: Hackers trying to exploit ‘Heartbleed’ bug

“The U.S. government warned banks and other businesses on Friday to be on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the ‘Heartbleed’ bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the widespread security crisis. On a website for advising critical infrastructure operators about emerging cyber threats, the Department

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12 Apr 2014

Israeli Hackers Expose ‘Anonymous’ Members

“An Israeli hacker calling himself ‘Buddhax’ has reportedly exposed some of the participants of an Anonymous-backed cyberattack that hit a number of Israeli websites this week, Haaretz reported. Posting on the Israeli Elite Force Facebook page, ‘Buddhax’ linked to a Dropbox document with names, IP addresses, locations, and photos — many of

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12 Apr 2014

US opted for diplomacy over hacking to curb Iran cyberattacks in 2012

“Throughout 2012, an ongoing series of distributed denial of service attacks crippled a number of American’s biggest banks, including Bank of America, PNC, and HSBC — attacks that are believed to have attributed from Iran, possibly as retribution for the US-funded Flame and Stuxnet malware that was meant to attack Iran’s nuclear

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12 Apr 2014

Feds Address Antitrust Concerns On Cyberthreat Sharing

“Justice Dept. and FTC confirm that sharing cybersecurity threat information is not an antitrust law violation. The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are trying to allay private-sector fears that sharing cyberthreat information could be seen as a violation of antitrust laws. In an important signal to private enterprises,

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11 Apr 2014

NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years

“The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said. The NSA’s decision to keep the bug

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