08 Jan 2013

Rheinmetall demos laser that can shoot down drones

“A laser weapons system that can shoot down two drones at a distance of over a mile has been demonstrated by Rheinmetall Defence. The German defence firm used the high-energy laser equipment to shoot fast-moving drones at a distance. “ Source:BBC News – Rheinmetall demos laser that can shoot down

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08 Jan 2013

Chinese man pleads guilty in $100m software scam

“A Chinese man has pleaded guilty to selling pirated US business software worth more than $100m (£62m). The software, stolen from 200 manufacturers, was sold in 2008-2011 for a fraction of their High Street prices, US prosecutors said.” Source:BBC News – Chinese man pleads guilty in $100m software scam

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07 Jan 2013

Japanese hacker continues to taunt police with clue strapped to cat

“Police in Japan have recovered a memory card from the collar of a cat found wandering on an island near Tokyo — the latest bizarre turn in their hunt for a hacker, one who has been taunting them with clues for several months. In December 2012 the National Police Agency

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07 Jan 2013

Iran launches more cyber attacks

“Iran is continuing aggressive cyber attacks against U.S. financial institutions and officials say the U.S. government has failed to take steps to halt the electronic strikes. The sophisticated denial-of-service cyber attacks have been underway for several months and involve Iranian-origin hackers who flood banking and financial institution web sites with

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07 Jan 2013

Thai police arrest Algerian hacker on FBI list

“Thai police have arrested an Algerian national wanted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly making tens of millions of dollars from cyber crime, officials said Monday. Hamza Bendelladj, 24, was arrested late Sunday while attempting to transit through Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport from Malaysia, Immigration Bureau

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07 Jan 2013

U.S. nuclear lab removes Chinese tech over security fears

“A leading U.S. nuclear weapons laboratory recently discovered its computer systems contained some Chinese-made network switches and replaced at least two components because of national security concerns, a document shows.” Source:Exclusive: U.S. nuclear lab removes Chinese tech over security fears | Reuters

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07 Jan 2013

Crimeware Author Funds Exploit Buying Spree

“The author of Blackhole, an exploit kit that booby-traps hacked Web sites to serve malware, has done so well for himself renting his creation to miscreants that the software has emerged as perhaps the most notorious and ubiquitous crimeware product in the Underweb. Recently, however, the author has begun buying

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05 Jan 2013

Deconstructing the Al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Assault on US Banks

“The intelligence community watched closely when US embassies were besieged during the week of September 11, 2012 by protests against an anti-Islam film. Soon after the physical protests, an online campaign dubbed Operation Ababil emerged in solidarity by attacking US bank websites. The self-proclaimed Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters hit targets with DDoS attacks

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04 Jan 2013

Secret US cybersecurity program to protect power grid confirmed

“The National Security Agency is spearheading a program, dubbed Perfect Citizen, to develop technology to protect the power grid from cyberattack. The project worries privacy rights groups.” Source:Secret US cybersecurity program to protect power grid confirmed – Yahoo! News

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04 Jan 2013

Half of business networks breached by personal devices in 2012

“Over half of the UK’s business IT networks (51 percent) were breached during 2012 due to employees using their personal devices at work, according to research carried out by Virgin Media Business. Some 500 British CIOs were questioned on the pitfalls of the consumerisation of IT and bring your own

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