15 Jan 2013

China mobile users warned about large botnet threat

“Security researchers say they have discovered a huge botnet running on the smartphones of more than a million unsuspecting mobile users in China. The devices had been infected by a Trojan-based attack first discovered in 2011, news agency Xinhua reported.” Source:BBC News – China mobile users warned about large botnet

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11 Jan 2013

Homeland Security warns to disable Java amid zero-day flaw

“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned users to disable or uninstall Java software on their computers, amid continuing fears and an escalation in warnings from security experts that hundreds of millions of business and consumer users are vulnerable to a serious flaw.” Source:Homeland Security warns to disable Java

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11 Jan 2013

A look inside the EU’s new cybercrime unit

“A growing dependence on the internet is putting Europe in increasing danger from cyber criminals, senior European detectives have warned. They say individuals and businesses in the EU will face a rapidly growing threat from African fraudsters, as the IT infrastructure there improves.” Source:BBC News – A look inside the

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11 Jan 2013

Nokia decrypts customer HTTPS data

“Nokia has confirmed reports that its Xpress Browser decrypts data that flows through HTTPS connections – that includes the connections set up for banking sessions, encrypted email and more. However, it insists that there’s no need for users to panic because it would never access customers’ encrypted data.” Source:Nokia: Yes,

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10 Jan 2013

Brazil hacker posts alleged data of ex- president

“A hacker has posted what appears to be private information of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the Internet to protest a major corruption scandal which he says ‘will end in nothing.’ The addresses of properties said to be owned by Silva, phone numbers, companies registered in his

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10 Jan 2013

Cyber attack hits Fifth Third Bank

“Customers of Fifth Third Bank may have noticed some trouble with the company’s website on Tuesday, January 8th. The bank says it was the victim of a cyber attack. This particular type of attack is known as a ‘denial of service’, which creates a connectivity issues for users.” Source:Cyber attack

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10 Jan 2013

How Iranian Hackers Used The Cloud To Attack Major Banks And Why It Matters

“Ultimately, this should be a wake up call to the security professionals whose data centers were used to perpetrate these cyberattacks: While we often think of security in the cloud as about safeguarding corporate secrets or your personal digital life, if you’re not properly securing your networks it’s not just

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09 Jan 2013

Cyberattacks on critical U.S. infrastructure rose 52% in 2012

“America’s power, water, and nuclear systems are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals seeking to gain access to some of the nation’s most critical infrastructure. The number of attacks reported to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity response team grew by 52% in 2012, according to a recent report from

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09 Jan 2013

Trade Group Moves to Head Off Cybersecurity Rules

“American businesses want more help from government officials in fighting cyber attacks, although they continue to oppose government-prescribed safeguards, MasterCard Inc. Chief Executive Ajay Banga said on Tuesday. Mr. Banga is head of the information and technology committee at the Business Roundtable, a trade group that is set to start

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09 Jan 2013

Armed forces are vulnerable to cyber attack, warn MPs

“The armed forces are now so dependent on information technology that their ability to operate could be ‘fatally compromised’ by a sustained cyber attack, MPs warned today. The Commons Defence Committee said the cyber threat to UK security had the ability to evolve at ‘almost unimaginable speed’ and questioned whether the Government

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