14 Jun 2012

Microsoft scrambles as it patches 26 bugs, warns users of active attacks

“Microsoft on Tuesday patched 26 vulnerabilities, including one in Internet Explorer (IE) that’s already being exploited. The company also warned customers of a new zero-day attack and quashed yet another instance of a bug that the Duqu intelligence-gathering Trojan leveraged.” (Source: Microsoft scrambles as it patches 26 bugs, warns users

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11 Jun 2012

India to greenlight state-sponsored cyber attacks

“The Indian government is stepping up its cyber security capabilities with plans to protect critical national infrastructure from a Stuxnet-like attack and to authorise two agencies to carry out state-sponsored attacks if necessary.” (Source: India to greenlight state-sponsored cyber attacks • The Register.)

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08 Jun 2012

What the password leaks mean to you

“Three companies have warned users in the last 24 hours that their customers’ passwords appear to be floating around on the Internet, including on a Russian forum where hackers boasted about cracking them. I suspect more companies will follow suit. Curious about what this all means to you? Read on.”

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08 Jun 2012

Flame malware makers send ‘suicide’ code

“The creators of the Flame malware have sent a ‘suicide’ command that removes it from some infected computers. Security firm Symantec caught the command using booby-trapped computers set up to watch Flame’s actions.” Source: BBC News – Flame malware makers send ‘suicide’ code

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08 Jun 2012

Panetta Green Lights First Cyber Operations Plan

“Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has approved a new organizational framework, a plan designed as a ‘first step’ towards standardized cyber operations, according to documents obtained by Defense News.” (Source: Panetta Green Lights First Cyber Operations Plan | Defense News | defensenews.com.)

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07 Jun 2012

Risk to Canadian economy seen from hacker attacks

“Cyber attacks pose a greater risk to Canada’s economy than the government previously believed, and the country lacks the tools to fight hackers, officials warn in internal documents obtained by Bloomberg News.” (Source: Risk to Canadian economy seen from hacker attacks.)

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07 Jun 2012

Germany prepares special unit to tackle cyber attack

“Germany has prepared a special cyber warfare unit of its military to conduct offencive operations against computer hackers, who attack key installations or engage in espionage activities, defence ministry has said. “ (Source: Germany prepares special unit to tackle cyber attack – The Economic Times.)

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06 Jun 2012

Security warnings for suspected state-sponsored attacks

“We are constantly on the lookout for malicious activity on our systems, in particular attempts by third parties to log into users’ accounts unauthorized. When we have specific intelligence—either directly from users or from our own monitoring efforts—we show clear warning signs and put in place extra roadblocks to thwart

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05 Jun 2012

‘Moroccan Ghosts’ hackers target police website

“A notorious group of hackers have struck in South Africa, messing up the homepage of the police’s civilian secretariat’s website.” Source: ‘Moroccan Ghosts’ hackers target police website | City Press

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04 Jun 2012

‘Flame’ Spread Via Rogue Microsoft Security Certificates

“Analysis of the massive ‘Flame’ cyber attack code has revealed that rogue Microsoft security certificates were used to make the malware appear as if it was officially signed by Microsoft. Microsoft has issued a security advisory, revoked trust in the rogue certificates, and provided steps to help IT admins and

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