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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29 Oct 2013

Quebec boy, 12, pleads guilty to hacking government websites

“A 12-year-old Quebec boy is responsible for hacking several government and police websites during the student uprising in spring 2012, creating computer havoc and causing $60,000 damage, court heard Thursday. The Grade 5 student from the Montreal suburb of Notre-Dame- de-Grâce, whose actions were not politically motivated, traded pirated information

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29 Oct 2013

British man charged with hacking U.S. military networks

“A British man has been arrested in England and charged by the United States and Britain with hacking into U.S. government computer systems, including those run by the military, to steal confidential data and disrupt operations, authorities said.” Source: British man charged with hacking U.S. military networks | Reuters

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28 Oct 2013

To Move Drugs, Traffickers Are Hacking Shipping Containers

“The scheme sounds like a work of near science fiction. But police in the Netherlands and Belgium insist its true, and say they have the evidence to prove it: two tons of cocaine and heroin, a machine gun, a suitcase stuffed with $1.7 million, and hard drive cases turned into hacking

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25 Oct 2013

Germany wants a German Internet as spying scandal rankles

“As a diplomatic row rages between the United States and Europe over spying accusations, state-backed Deutsche Telekom wants German communications companies to cooperate to shield local internet traffic from foreign intelligence services.” Source: Germany wants a German Internet as spying scandal rankles | Reuters

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24 Oct 2013

U.N. nuclear agency says malware infected some computers

“Malicious software infected some U.N. nuclear agency computers over the past few months but no data in its network has been compromised, the agency said on Tuesday.” Source:U.N. nuclear agency says malware infected some computers | Reuters

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23 Oct 2013

Anonymous Hacks Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Documents Leaked

“Hackers of the Anonymous movement claim to have breached the systems of Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (mfa.gov.ua). As a result of the breach, a large number of documents have been leaked. “ Source: Anonymous Hacks Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Documents Leaked

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22 Oct 2013

Google launches Project Shield cybersecurity initiative for ‘free expression’

“Google Inc will begin to shield news organizations and human rights groups from cyberattacks as part of a new package of services designed to support ‘free expression’ on the Web, the internet giant said Monday. At a presentation in New York, the company also unveiled a new technology called uProxy

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