10 Jun 2013

Pentagon Five-Year Cybersecurity Plan Seeks $23 Billion

“A Pentagon cybersecurity budget outline calls for spending almost $23 billion through fiscal 2018, as efforts are expanded on initiatives from protecting computer networks to developing offensive capabilities. The Defense Department already has proposed $4.65 billion for such programs in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, an 18 percent

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07 Jun 2013

Chinese hacked Obama, McCain campaigns, took internal documents

The U.S. secretly traced a massive cyberespionage operation against the 2008 presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain to hacking units backed by the People’s Republic of China, prompting high level warnings to Chinese officials to stop such activities, U.S. intelligence officials tell NBC News. via Chinese hacked Obama,

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06 Jun 2013

#OpTurkey: Hacktivists hit Turkey with massive Cyber attack

“Turkey suffers massive cyber attack after several hacktivists started to participate in the ongoing hacking operation against Turkey government.  ‘#OpTurkey’,the operation was launched in retaliation to the violent police response against protesters.” Source: #OpTurkey: Hacktivists hit Turkey with massive Cyber attack – E Hacker News

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06 Jun 2013

The Changing and Terrifying Nature of the New Cyber-Warfare

“On the hidden battlefields of history’s first known cyber-war, the casualties are piling up. In the U.S., many banks have been hit, and the telecommunications industry seriously damaged, likely in retaliation for several major attacks on Iran. Washington and Tehran are ramping up their cyber-arsenals, built on a black-market digital

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06 Jun 2013

UK ministers defend Chinese deals after security risk warning

“The government has defended UK deals with Chinese firms – amid warnings that security risks in infrastructure contracts were being ‘overlooked’. The intelligence and security committee has criticised the handling of a 2005 telecoms deal between BT and Huawei.” Source: BBC News – UK ministers defend Chinese deals after security

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06 Jun 2013

Microsoft, FBI take aim at global cyber crime ring

Microsoft Corp and the FBI, aided by authorities in more than 80 countries, have launched a major assault on one of the world’s biggest cyber crime rings, believed to have stolen more than $500 million from bank accounts over the past 18 months. Microsoft said its Digital Crimes Unit on

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06 Jun 2013

Businesses Consider Going Offense Against Cyberattackers

“Companies may soon choose to hack cyberthieves to retrieve stolen data, Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said at the Kaspersky Government Cybersecurity Forum in Washington.” Source: Businesses Consider Going Offense Against Cyberattackers

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05 Jun 2013

Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

“The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April. The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an ‘ongoing, daily

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04 Jun 2013

Silicon Valley at front line of global cyber war

“Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state’s Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front lines in the increasingly aggressive fight against overseas hackers. With China seeking to grow its economy and expand

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03 Jun 2013

Army releases new leaders’ handbook on cybersecurity

“The Army published a new handbook this month to provide leaders of all levels with the information and tools needed to address today’s cybersecurity challenges, and to ensure organizations adopt the necessary practices to protect their information and the Army network. ‘We must change our culture, enforce compliance, and ensure

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