21 May 2014

US public utility compromised by brute-force cyber attack

“A major US public utility was compromised by a brute-force attack that managed to bypass security settings and infiltrate systems, it has been revealed. The incident was made public by the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), which forms part of the US Department for Homeland Security (DoHS).

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21 May 2014

Filipino hackers wage cyberwar on Chinese Web sites

“On Tuesday, the Philippine branch of the hacker collective Anonymous announced on its Facebook page that it had hacked and defaced nearly 200 Chinese government sites. The full list of sites is available in the embedded post below.” Source: Filipino hackers wage cyberwar on Chinese Web sites

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20 May 2014

China denounces US cyber-theft charges

“China has denounced US charges against five of its army officers accused of economic cyber-espionage. Beijing says the US is also guilty of spying on other countries, including China, and accuses the US of hypocrisy and ‘double standards’. China has summoned the US ambassador in Beijing over the incident. It

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19 May 2014

U.S. Charges China With Cyber-Spying on American Firms

“The Justice Department has filed criminal charges against several Chinese government officials, accusing them of stealing American trade secrets through cyber espionage, according to U.S. officials familiar with the case. It’s the first time the United States has brought hacking charges against a state actor. “ Source: U.S. Charges China

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16 May 2014

US retailers set up center for cyber intelligence sharing

“The US Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), along with several of America’s most recognized retail brands, launched the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC). The R-CISC is an independent organization, the centerpiece of which is a Retail Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Retail-ISAC). Among those companies participating with and supportive

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16 May 2014

FBI plans crackdown on cyber crime, with arrests imminent

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation will aggressively crack down on cyber crime over the next few weeks, with a bureau official advising the public to anticipate indictments, searches, and multiple arrests. Robert Anderson Jr. told the Reuters Cybersecurity Summit in Washington on Wednesday that the bureau has revamped its focus

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16 May 2014

The Future of Crime: 8 Cyber-Crimes to Expect in Next 20 Years

“It’s time for people to stop thinking of cyber-crime as something that only happens on a computer. With the rise of ‘smart’ devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), the maturation of the online black market as a multi-billion dollar industry and the widespread commercial and recreational markets for do-it-yourself

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14 May 2014

Europe’s top court: people have right to be forgotten on Internet

“People can ask Google to delete sensitive information from its Internet search results, Europe’s top court said on Tuesday. The case underlines the battle between advocates of free expression and supporters of privacy rights, who say people should have the ‘right to be forgotten’ meaning that they should be able

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13 May 2014

Microsoft Word Vulnerability Used in Targeted Attacks Against Taiwan

“A recently-patched Microsoft Word vulnerability is being used in attacks against government agencies in Taiwan, researchers with Trend Micro found. The vulnerability, CVE-2014-1761, was the subject of a security advisory from Microsoft back in March, and was patched in April. The presence of a patch however has not stopped attackers

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13 May 2014

Japan to Cooperate With Israel on Defense, Cyber Security

“Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to boost ties between their nations after meeting in Tokyo today, with a particular emphasis on security cooperation. “ Source: Japan to Cooperate With Israel on Defense, Cyber Security – Bloomberg

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