15 May 2012

Multiple Human Rights, Foreign Policy Sites Hacked

“A rash of recent and ongoing targeted attacks involving compromises at high-profile Web sites should serve as a sobering reminder of the need to be vigilant about applying browser updates. A broad index of prominent sites belonging to foreign policy and human rights groups have been hacked and quietly serving

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14 May 2012

Iran curbs foreign-sourced email providers

” Iran’s telecommunications ministry has barred local banks, insurance firms and telephone operators from using foreign-sourced emails to communicate with clients, a specialist weekly said on Saturday.” (Source: AFP: Iran curbs foreign-sourced email providers.)

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14 May 2012

MoD to warn of E-bomb attack

“The UK needs to defend itself against an electromagnetic pulse-based ‘E-bomb’ that could knock out all electronic systems, the defence secretary will say today. Philip Hammond will tell a security conference in London that traditional defences based on “infantry or jet planes” would not be enough to protect the country

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14 May 2012

Cybersecurity fears threaten relations

“US cybersecurity fears are directed at China given its rapid development of sophisticated technology and the perception that it is capable of probing critical infrastructure and military computer systems and could potentially disrupt or destroy vital networks.” (Source: Cybersecurity fears threaten relations|Comment |chinadaily.com.cn.)

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11 May 2012

Pentagon to expand cybersecurity program for defense contractors

“The Pentagon is expanding and making permanent a trial program that teams the government with Internet carriers to protect defense firms’ computer networks against massive data theft by foreign adversaries.” (Source: Pentagon to expand cybersecurity program for defense contractors – The Washington Post.)

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11 May 2012

U.S. seeking to build international unity around cyberdefense for industrial control systems

” In the interests of thwarting cyberattacks on critical infrastructure such as energy, water and manufacturing, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly reaching out to other governments around the world to find what problems may exist elsewhere and what research can be shared to improve industrial control systems

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09 May 2012

Pentagon Moves to Combat the “Insider Threat”

“The Department of Defense has issued a new Instruction defining its response to the ‘insider threat’ from Department personnel who engage in unauthorized disclosures of information or other activities deemed harmful to national security.” Source: Pentagon Moves to Combat the “Insider Threat” | Secrecy News

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09 May 2012

Global police network Interpol to make war on cyber criminals a priority

“Interpol said Tuesday it is making the war against cyber crime a main priority this year as online fraud crosses borders and increases in scope.” Source: Global police network Interpol to make war on cyber criminals a priority – The Washington Post

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09 May 2012

Anonymous shuts down Kremlin’s websites

“A hacker group calling itself the Russian branch of Anonymous has claimed responsibility for shutting down the websites of the Kremlin and the Russian President.” Source: Anonymous shuts down Kremlin’s websites — RT

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09 May 2012

Malware Installed on Travelers’ Laptops Through Software Updates on Hotel Internet Connections

“Recently, there have been instances of travelers’ laptops being infected with malicious software while using hotel Internet connections. In these instances, the traveler was attempting to setup the hotel room Internet connection and was presented with a pop-up window notifying the user to update a widely-used software product. If the

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