03 May 2013

Pentagon Warns North Korea Could Become a Hacker Haven

“North Korea is barely connected to the global internet. But it’s trying to step up its hacker game by breaking into hostile networks, according to a new Pentagon report. ‘North Korea probably has a military computer network operations (CNO) capability,’ assesses the Pentagon’s latest public estimate of the military threat

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03 May 2013

Dark web drugs site Silk Road knocked offline by hacker

“An ‘underground’ website famed for selling drugs and other illegal items has been targeted in a cyberattack. It appears the site suffered from a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday.” Source:BBC News – Dark web drugs site Silk Road knocked offline by hacker

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03 May 2013

Dutch police may get right to hack in cyber crime fight

“The Dutch government has announced plans to give police far greater powers to fight cybercrime. Under a new bill, investigators would be able to hack into computers, install spyware, read emails and destroy files.” Source:BBC News – Dutch police may get right to hack in cyber crime fight

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03 May 2013

DHS: ‘OpUSA’ May Be More Bark Than Bite

“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is warning that a group of mostly Middle East- and North Africa-based criminal hackers are preparing to launch a cyber attack campaign next week known as ‘OpUSA’ against websites of high-profile US government agencies, financial institutions, and commercial entities. But security experts remain undecided

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02 May 2013

OpUSA Threatens Banks, Government on May 7

“The group goes on to say U.S. financial institutions will be targeted for attack. ‘Do not take this as a warning,’ the post states. ‘You cannot stop the Internet hate machine from doxes, DNS attacks, defaces, redirects, DDoS attacks, database leaks and admin takeovers.’ The White House website and eight

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02 May 2013

Ongoing Malicious Cyber Activity Against U.S. Government and Private Sector Entities

“Various cyber actors have engaged in malicious activity against U.S. Government and private sector entities. The apparent objective of this activity has been the theft of intellectual property, trade secrets, and other sensitive business information. The malicious actors have employed a variety of techniques to infiltrate targeted organizations, establish a

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02 May 2013

China Cyberspies Outwit U.S. Stealing Military Secrets

At what point are shareholders able to sue for negligence? That question has been haunting the cyber domain for a decade… “QinetiQ’s espionage expertise didn’t keep Chinese cyber- spies from outwitting the company. In a three-year operation, hackers linked to China’s military infiltrated QinetiQ’s computers and compromised most if not

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02 May 2013

Syrian Electronic Army: Assad’s cyber warriors

“In recent weeks, the self-styled Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has launched hacking attacks on the BBC, the Associated Press (AP) and most recently the Guardian. Last week the group succeeded in hijacking AP’s main Twitter account, with 1.9 million followers. It falsely claimed that President Obama had been injured in

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01 May 2013

Sensitive Army database of U.S. dams compromised; Chinese hackers suspected

“U.S. intelligence agencies traced a recent cyber intrusion into a sensitive infrastructure database to the Chinese government or military cyber warriors, according to U.S. officials. “ Source: Sensitive Army database of U.S. dams compromised; Chinese hackers suspected | Washington Free Beacon

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30 Apr 2013

Wash. Hospital Hit By $1.03 Million Cyberheist

“Organized hackers in Ukraine and Russia stole more than $1 million from a public hospital in Washington state earlier this month. The costly cyberheist was carried out with the help of nearly 100 different accomplices in the United States who were hired through work-at-home job scams run by a crime

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