26 Dec 2012

Health-care sector vulnerable to hackers, researchers say

“As the health-care industry rushed onto the Internet in search of efficiencies and improved care in recent years, it has exposed a wide array of vulnerable hospital computers and medical devices to hacking, according to documents and interviews. Security researchers warn that intruders could exploit known gaps to steal patients’

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24 Dec 2012

Anonymous Sends Christmas Greetings to Kuwaiti Crown Prince by Hacking His Official Website

“The famous online Hackavist group Anonymous have hacked and defaced the official website of Diwan of the Kuwaiti Crown Prince (cpd.gov.kw), sends greeting to the Prince and the protesters who were allegedly tortured and jailed by the Kuwaiti government.” Source:Anonymous Sends Christmas Greetings to Kuwaiti Crown Prince by Hacking His Official Website – HackRead

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20 Dec 2012

Al-Qaida sites knocked offline before release of ‘Salil al-Sawarim 3’ movie

“U.S. intelligence sources confirmed that, Official websites of Al-Qaida were knocked offline two weeks back and still down due to DDoS attack. According to source, ‘This is one of the longest disruptions the organization has experienced since it set up its online distribution system in 2006. Al-Qaida also was hit

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20 Dec 2012

Shin Bet allows sneak peek at new cyber warfare unit

“Iran is actively trying to hack Israel’s critical online systems, the head of the Shin Bet’s new SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) unit told Yedioth Ahronoth in an exclusive interview.   The Israel Security Agency officials said that aside from the hundreds of thousands of low-grade cyber attacks by Islamist hackers, who

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20 Dec 2012

Wells Fargo Grapples with Apparent Cyberattack

“Wells Fargo (WFC) saw its website inundated Tuesday hours after a group of hacktivists vowed to continue a series of assaults on some of the nation’s biggest banks.” Source:Wells Fargo Grapples with Apparent Cyberattack – American Banker Article

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18 Dec 2012

Five-year plan in the works to revamp cyber security

“In its bid to meet the growing challenge of ever-increasing threat to the virtual world, the government has set in motion a five-year project to revamp the cyber security apparatus of critical sectors in the country. India has suffered 13,000 cyber incidents in the past one year alone. The National

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18 Dec 2012

China tightens ‘Great Firewall’ internet control with new technology

“China appears to be tightening its control of internet services that are able to burrow secretly through what is known as the ‘Great Firewall’, which prevents citizens there from reading some overseas content. Both companies and individuals are being hit by the new technology deployed by the Chinese government to

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14 Dec 2012

U.S. banks warned of cyberattack on accounts

“The U.S. financial services industry has issued a warning that a Russian cyber-gangster is preparing to rob American banks and their customers of millions of dollars. In addition, the computer security firm McAfee has reported that the cyber-criminal, who calls himself ‘Thief-in-Law,’ already has infected the hundreds of computers of

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14 Dec 2012

Qaeda-linked Syrian rebel group is feuding with WordPress on Twitter

“Jabhat al-Nusra, a Syrian rebel group whose name means ‘victory front’ and which the United States designates as a terrorist organization for its alleged links to al-Qaeda’s Iraq branch, is opening a new front in its war against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Its target: WordPress, the Web publishing platform that

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14 Dec 2012

Intruders hack industrial heating system using backdoor posted online

“Hackers illegally accessed the Internet-connected controls of a New Jersey-based company’s internal heating and air-conditioning system by exploiting a backdoor in a widely used piece of software, according to a recently published memo issued by the FBI. The backdoor was contained in older versions of the Niagara AX Framework, which

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