09 Nov 2013

Indonesian Hackers Still Target Innocent Australian Websites, Despite Being Warned

“Indonesian hackers continue to target websites belonging to Australian organizations that have nothing to do with the government. Indonesians started hacking Australian websites a few days ago in retaliation against Australia’s spying on Indonesia. Since the sites they’ve targeted don’t have anything to do with the government, Anonymous Australia urged

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09 Nov 2013

New York Police Detective Pleads Guilty to Hacking Charges

“A New York City police detective has pleaded guilty to hiring hacking services to steal the passwords of dozens of email accounts belonging to fellow officers in the police department and others. Edwin Vargas, a 42-year-old detective assigned to a precinct in the Bronx, also pleaded guilty to accessing the

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07 Nov 2013

Snowden persuaded other NSA workers to give up passwords

“Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden used login credentials and passwords provided unwittingly by colleagues at a spy base in Hawaii to access some of the classified material he leaked to the media, sources said. A handful of agency employees who gave their login details to Snowden were

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04 Nov 2013

Limo service hack spills compromising data about the rich and famous

“An online broker for limousine and Town Car services has suffered a hack that spilled financial and personal information for more than 850,000 customers, including real estate mogul Donald Trump, basketball star LeBron James, actor Tom Hanks, and many more of the world’s rich and famous, according to a published

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03 Nov 2013

Global digital wars take Australia hostage

“In a single week the world’s largest telecommunications equipment provider, Huawei, has swung from the prospect of being triumphantly welcomed back into Australia’s national broadband network to having Prime Minister Tony Abbott humiliatingly reaffirm Labor’s ban on China’s national champion. Yet one of the most remarkable features of the untold

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31 Oct 2013

Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps

“Three years ago, security consultant Dragos Ruiu was in his lab when he noticed something highly unusual: his MacBook Air, on which he had just installed a fresh copy of OS X, spontaneously updated the firmware that helps it boot. Stranger still, when Ruiu then tried to boot the machine

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31 Oct 2013

Google and Yahoo furious over NSA interception of data

“Google and Yahoo, two of the world’s biggest tech companies, reacted angrily to a report on Wednesday that the National Security Agency (NSA) has secretly intercepted the main communication links that carry their users’ data around the world.” Source: Google and Yahoo furious over NSA interception of data | GulfNews.com

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30 Oct 2013

Adobe data breach more extensive than previously disclosed

“Adobe Systems Inc said on Tuesday that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts. The software maker also said that hackers had stolen part of the source code to

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29 Oct 2013

The reality of cyber-war hits home: Israeli road system taken down by Trojan

“One of Israel’s major infrastructure hubs was shut down by a cyber-attack in September, according to inside sources. The disclosure comes after the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant General Binyamin Gantz named computer sabotage as one of the primary concerns facing Israel’s defence forces in the

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29 Oct 2013

Russian Authorities Seize Goods from China Implanted with “Spy” Chips

“A weird thing happened in St. Petersburg last week. The Russian press reports that local officials intercepted a shipment from China that contained home appliances with ‘spy’ microchips capable of spreading malware to wi-fi enabled devices within 200 meters. Tea kettles were apparently the chief culprit.” Source: Russian Authorities Seize

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