12 Mar 2013

China says willing to discuss cyber security with the U.S.

“China offered on Tuesday to talk with the United States about cyber security amid an escalating war of words between the two sides on computer hacking, but suspicion is as deep in Beijing as it is in Washington about the accusations and counter-accusations.” Source: China says willing to discuss cyber

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11 Mar 2013

US national security advisor warns China: ‘We will take action… against cyber threats’

“The White House is talking tougher in its growing public conflict with China over cyber attacks on American businesses, which have reportedly been linked back to hackers operating within China’s boundaries. On Monday, Tom Donilon, the US national security advisor to President Obama, gave a lengthy address to the Asia

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11 Mar 2013

Many Watering Holes, Targets In Hacks That Netted Facebook, Twitter and Apple

“The assailants responsible for the cyber attacks used at least two mobile application development sites as watering holes in addition to the one web site that has been disclosed: iPhoneDevSDK.com. Still other watering hole web sites used in the attack weren’t specific to mobile application developers – or even to

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11 Mar 2013

Electronic al-Qaeda Army claims to have hacked US government websites

“Cyberwarriors in Tunisia and China have reportedly joined forces with al-Qaeda hackers in order to attack United States government websites. Hackers pledging allegiance to the Tunisian Cyber Army claim to have compromised the security of US State Department and Department of Defense websites as part of an anti-America campaign called

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10 Mar 2013

China Calls For End To ‘Cyber War’

“A top official in the Chinese government said Saturday that nation’s should devise a unified set of rules on cyber attacks instead of fanning the flames of cyber warfare. China has been blamed for attacks on U.S. media outlets like The New York Times and Wall Street Journal as well as

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10 Mar 2013

China says U.S. is top source of hacking attacks on country

“The United States was the origin of more than half of the hacking attacks on China in the first two months of 2013, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, amid escalating tensions between Beijing and Washington over the use of the Internet.” Source: China says U.S. is top source

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09 Mar 2013

DHS Worries More About a ‘Fundamental Attack’ in Cyberspace than Theft, Napolitano says

“The Homeland Security Department is more devoted to preempting a future cyberattack that could upend the economy or kill civilians than countering ongoing cyber fraud, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said of her agency’s multifaceted network protection agenda.  ‘From a standpoint of where we focus most of our efforts — we

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09 Mar 2013

China foreign minister rejects hacking accusations

“China’s foreign minister on Saturday rejected accusations that the country’s military was behind massive hacking attacks on U.S. and other foreign targets and called for more international cooperation in policing the Internet.” Source: China foreign minister rejects hacking accusations

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09 Mar 2013

Cybersecurity challenges in 2013

“The security issues affecting businesses are similar around the world. Most involve employees innocently bringing an infected personal mobile device into the corporate network, or clicking on a social media link that looks harmless but hides a Trojan or worm that will secretly steal data and money and, potentially, remain

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09 Mar 2013

EPA completes Cloud Email Migration, Cuts Hit Cyber Drills and Security Programs and more

“Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day.” Source: EPA completes Cloud Email Migration, Cuts Hit Cyber Drills and Security Programs and more

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