13 Aug 2013

Dalai Lama’s China site hacked, infects others: expert

“A prominent computer security firm warned that the Dalai Lama’s Chinese-language website has been hacked and is infecting visitors’ computers with viruses in what may to be an effort to spy on human rights activists who frequently visit the site.” Source:Dalai Lama’s China site hacked, infects others: expert – Yahoo!

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13 Aug 2013

GCHQ anti-hacker cyber security response services open for business

“The GCHQ has launched two cyber incident response initiatives to help UK businesses better respond to cyber attacks. The schemes will see the GCHQ collaborate with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), to help businesses prepare and for

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13 Aug 2013

N.S.A. Leaks Make Plan for Cyberdefense Unlikely

“Even while rapidly expanding its electronic surveillance around the world, the National Security Agency has lobbied inside the government to deploy the equivalent of a ‘Star Wars’ defense for America’s computer networks, designed to intercept cyberattacks before they could cripple power plants, banks or financial markets.” Source:N.S.A. Leaks Make Plan

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09 Aug 2013

NSA cites case as success of phone data-collection program

“He was a San Diego cab driver who fled Somalia as a teenager, winning asylum in the United States after he was wounded during fighting among warring tribes. Today, Basaaly Moalin, 36, is awaiting sentencing following his conviction on charges that he sent $8,500 to Somalia in support of the

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09 Aug 2013

China allows spies to plunder companies

“A CHINESE state-owned company wants a better process to make titanium dioxide, used in paint, so it paid spies to steal it from industry giant DuPont. American prosecutors say Pangang Group aimed high. The Chinese state-owned company wanted a better process to make titanium dioxide, a white pigment used in

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08 Aug 2013

NSA to cut system administrators by 90 percent to limit data access

“The National Security Agency, hit by disclosures of classified data by former contractor Edward Snowden, said Thursday it intends to eliminate about 90 percent of its system administrators to reduce the number of people with access to secret information. Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA, the U.S. spy agency

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08 Aug 2013

Hackers plant false Mikhail Gorbachev death rumour

The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was forced to deny rumours of his death after hackers planted a false report on Twitter accounts of a state news agency. via Hackers plant false Mikhail Gorbachev death rumour | GulfNews.com.

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07 Aug 2013

How Vulnerable Are Power Companies To Cyberattack?

“In Washington D.C. this morning, security officials from some of the country’s largest utilities met to discuss how to prepare for the possibility of a large-scale cyberattack on the power grid. Most agreed that it is only a matter of time before one comes to pass, and one official said

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06 Aug 2013

Users of ‘darknet’ websites advised to dump Windows

“Users of the Tor anonymous browsing service have been advised to stop using Windows, following the discovery of a vulnerability in the Mozilla Firefox web browser that could be used to expose their identities.” Source:Users of ‘darknet’ websites advised to dump Windows – Telegraph

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05 Aug 2013

Chinese Hacking Team Caught Taking Over Decoy Water Plant

“‘You would think that Comment Crew wouldn’t come after a local water authority,’ Wilhoit told MIT Technology Review, but the group clearly didn’t attack the honeypot by accident while seeking another target. ‘I actually watched the attacker interface with the machine,’ says Wilhoit. ‘It was 100 percent clear they knew

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