14 May 2013

Saudi Telecom Sought U.S. Researcher’s Help in Spying on Mobile Users

“A prominent computer security researcher says he recently rejected a request by a Saudi telecommunications company to help it spy on mobile customers using social networking accounts such as Twitter. The security researcher, who goes by the name Moxie Marlinspike and who recently left Twitter where he worked on that

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14 May 2013

Chinese university lab linked to PLA cyber attacks

“A computer science laboratory at China’s Wuhan University has been linked by U.S. intelligence agencies to Chinese military cyber attacks on the West. According to U.S. officials, the Key Laboratory of Aerospace Information Security and Trusted Computing at Wuhan’s Computer Science School in central China’s Hubei Province is the latest

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10 May 2013

Lessons From the Hacking Attack That Wasn’t

“Hacking attacks that fizzle can be just as dangerous as those that don’t. This week, the loosely coordinated Anonymous hacking crew promised an all-out assault against U.S. government and banking websites in retaliation for drone attacks and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tuesday was supposed to be a day

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10 May 2013

Goldman outs Bloomberg snoops

“Irked Goldman Sachs brass recently confronted Bloomberg LP over concerns reporters at the business news service have been using the company’s ubiquitous terminals to keep tabs on some employees of the Wall Street bank, The Post has learned. The ability to snoop on Bloomberg terminal users came to light recently

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10 May 2013

U.S. cyberwar strategy stokes fear of blowback

“Even as the U.S. government confronts rival powers over widespread Internet espionage, it has become the biggest buyer in a burgeoning gray market where hackers and security firms sell tools for breaking into computers.” Source:Special Report: U.S. cyberwar strategy stokes fear of blowback – Yahoo! News

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09 May 2013

With critical 0-day exploits circulating, Microsoft and Adobe report fixes

“Microsoft has released a temporary update that fixes the critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 that was recently exploited to target federal government workers involved in nuclear weapons research and in the aerospace, defense, and security industries. Adobe Systems, meanwhile, warned of a critical vulnerability in its ColdFusion server platform.”

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09 May 2013

Cyber-attacks behind possibly record-breaking bank heist

“It may be the largest bank robbery in history: A crime ring is accused of stealing $45 million from financial institutions from around the world. But these criminals weren’t wearing masks or waving guns. They were armed with computers.” Source:Cyber-attacks behind possibly record-breaking bank heist – CBS News

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07 May 2013

US accuses China government and military of cyber-spying

“China’s government and military have targeted US government computers as part of a cyber espionage campaign, a US report on China says. Intrusions were focused on collecting intelligence on US diplomatic, economic and defence sectors which could benefit China’s own defence programme, it says.” Source:BBC News – US accuses China

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06 May 2013

Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet For Over Two Years

“A quantum internet capable of sending perfectly secure messages has been running at Los Alamos National Labs for the last two and a half years, say researchers” Source: Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet For Over Two Years | MIT Technology Review

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06 May 2013

Cheapest Way to Rob Bank Seen in Cyber Attack Like Hustle

“Damaging as the bandwidth-choking attacks were, they were merely smokescreens. Once employees dropped their guard to fight one attack, hackers struck again, exploiting the openings to steal account information and create counterfeit debit cards. One attack was so fast that, within two hours, $9 million was withdrawn from automated teller

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