03 Jan 2013

A Tiny City Built to be Destroyed by Cyber Terrorists, So Real Cities Know What’s Coming

“The U.S. military is ramping up preparation for cyber wars of the future that will be waged over computers instead of traditional combat zones. In this world, some of our best technological advances look more like vulnerabilities. We’ve figured out how to network bank accounts, streetlights and power grids, how

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03 Jan 2013

Turkish Registrar Enabled Phishers to Spoof Google

“Google and Microsoft today began warning users about active phishing attacks against Google’s online properties. The two companies said the attacks resulted from a fraudulent digital certificate that was mistakenly issued by a domain registrar run by a Turkish domain registrar.” Source: Turkish Registrar Enabled Phishers to Spoof Google —

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03 Jan 2013

ICS-CERT: Cyber Attacks Against U.S. Energy Companies Happening at ‘Alarming Rate’

“Internet-based attacks on critical U.S. energy infrastructure are occurring at a greater rate than previously understood, according to a new government report. The report, issued by a cyber security team that operates within the Department of Homeland Security, found that thousands of control systems used in critical infrastructure are linked

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03 Jan 2013

Japan ministry information reportedly stolen in cyberattack

“Highly confidential documents related to sensitive trade negotiations are suspected to have been stolen from computers at Japan’s farm ministry. According to The Daily Yomiuri on Thursday, citing government sources, a cyberattack originating from abroad obtained more than 3,000 pieces of information from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and

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03 Jan 2013

Write Gambling Software, Go to Prison

“In a criminal case sure to make programmers nervous, a software maker who licenses a program used by online casinos and bookmakers overseas is being charged with promoting gambling in New York because authorities say his software was used by others for illegal betting in that state. New York authorities

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02 Jan 2013

Microsoft pushes out emergency fix for Internet Explorer vulnerability

“Microsoft has released a quick fix for a vulnerability in older versions of its Internet Explorer browser that is actively being used by attackers to take over computers. The vulnerability affects IE versions 6, 7 and 8. The latest versions of the browser, 9 and 10, are not affected. The

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02 Jan 2013

CFR watering hole attack also target Capstone Turbine Corporation

“Last week Council on Foreign Relations website was compromised and recently hit by a drive-by attack using a zero day Internet Explorer 6 vulnerability for Cyber Espionage attack, suspected by Chinese Hackers. Later Microsoft confirmed that Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 are vulnerable to remote code execution hacks. According to

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31 Dec 2012

Cyber and Drone Attacks May Change Warfare More Than the Machine Gun

“From state-sponsored cyber attacks to autonomous robotic weapons, twenty-first century war is increasingly disembodied. Our wars are being fought in the ether and by machines. And yet our ethics of war are stuck in the pre-digital age.  We’re used to thinking of war as a physical phenomenon, as an outbreak

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31 Dec 2012

Iran for the first time stages cyber warfare drill: report

“Iranian forces have carried out what they called cyber warfare tactics for the first time as the Islamic republic’s naval units staged maneuvers in the key Strait of Hormuz, media reports said on Monday. The navy ‘launched a cyber-attack against the computer network of the defensive forces in order to

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28 Dec 2012

China ISPs must delete ‘illegal’ posts and snitch on users

“China has approved tough new internet laws that will require service providers to take an active role in censoring ‘illegal’ online content. According to state news agency Xinhua, ISPs will have to ‘instantly stop the transmission’ of any information deemed illegal before saving records and reporting the offense to authorities.

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