05 Jul 2012

WikiLeaks releases 2.4 million Syria e-mails

“WikiLeaks said Thursday it has begun publishing some 2.4 million e-mails from Syrian politicians, government ministries and companies dating back to 2006.” Source: WikiLeaks releases 2.4 million Syria e-mails – CNN.com

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05 Jul 2012

Olympics facing threat from cyberattacks, says UK official

“A Home Office official has warned once again that with the Olympic Games only weeks away the country faces an unprecedented threat from cyber-attacks during the event. Using the 3 July National Security 2012 conference as a platform, Counter-Terrorism department director Richard Clarke likened the potential disruption from cyber-attacks to

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04 Jul 2012

Acta: Controversial anti-piracy agreement rejected by EU

“The European Parliament has voted to reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta).” Source: BBC News – Acta: Controversial anti-piracy agreement rejected by EU

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03 Jul 2012

How Anonymous Picks Targets, Launches Attacks, and Takes Powerful Organizations Down

“The possibility that Anonymous might be telling the truth—that it couldn’t be shut down by jailing or flipping or bribing key participants—was why it became such a terrifying force to powerful institutions worldwide, from governments to corporations to nonprofits. Its wild string of brilliant hacks and protests seemed impossible in

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03 Jul 2012

Hacker claims to have breached & backdoored antivirus software firm Trend Micro

“A hacker claims to have breached and backdoored security and antivirus software firm Trend Micro due to ‘pseudo-security’ as well as SYKES which runs support services for Trend Micro. According to Pastebin and a dump for ‘proof’ of the breach, the hacker claims to still be in control of a

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03 Jul 2012

Feds cracks down on data brokers

“Last month, for the first time ever, the Federal Trade Commission stepped in and spanked a data broker, in this case it was Spokeo, to the tune of an $800,000 fine for selling personal information to employers and job recruiters without taking steps to protect consumers under the Fair Credit

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03 Jul 2012

Dutch government unprepared for SSL hack, report says

“The Dutch government was unprepared to handle an SSL hack that caused the its communication infrastructure to be vulnerable for months, the Dutch Safety Board said in a report on Thursday.” Source: Dutch government unprepared for SSL hack, report says – Computerworld

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02 Jul 2012

India says hackers from China entered navy’s computers

“India’s naval computer systems in and around Visakhapatnam, the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command, have been reportedly broken into by hackers who are alleged to be from China, The India Express reported Sunday.” Source: India says hackers from China entered navy’s computers – Globaltimes.cn

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30 Jun 2012

U.S. Critical Infrastructure Cyber Attack Reports Jump Dramatically

“In 2009, ICS-CERT fielded 9 incident reports. In 2010, that number increased to 41. In 2011, it was 198. Of those 198, seven resulted in the deployment of onsite incident response teams from ICS-CERT, and 21 of the other incidents involved remote analysis efforts by the Advanced Analytics Lab. Incidents

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29 Jun 2012

Largest Cyber Sting in History Nabs 24 on Four Continents

“An international cyber sting led by the FBI attracted criminals from around the world and led to 24 arrests in what is believed to be a multi-million online financial fraud case, federal law enforcement officials said. “ Source: Largest Cyber Sting in History Nabs 24 on Four Continents – ABC

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