12 Jan 2012

Malicious Software Attacks Security Cards Used by Pentagon

“Chinese hackers have deployed a new cyber weapon that is aimed at the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and potentially a number of other United States government agencies and businesses, security researchers say.” Source: Malicious Software Attacks Security Cards Used by Pentagon – NYTimes.com

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12 Jan 2012

Davos report: Cyber-attack risk to global stability is real

“Cyber-attacks against governments and businesses are among the top five risks in the world in terms of likelihood, according to the startlingly obvious World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risks for 2012 report. According to the international organisation, famous for its annual conferences held in the Swiss resort of Davos, cyber-attacks

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03 Jan 2012

‘Saudi hacker’ publishes Israeli credit card details

“A self-defined Saudi hacker claimed he had published details of 400,000 Israeli-owned credit cards online, but the card firms on Tuesday insisted that only 14,000 cards had been affected. Details of the hack were exposed late on Monday in a statement posted on an Israeli sports website.” (Source: AFP: ‘Saudi

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03 Jan 2012

Fallout from the Christmas Hack of Stratfor

“Let this be the day that you change your password practices. On December 24th, 2011, Anonymous, the group of hackers that includes anyone who chooses to adapt that label, announced that they had broken into the servers of the defense intelligence organization Stratfor. Despite Anonymous’ belief in a vast military-industrial-government

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28 Dec 2011

Leading Aussies victims of Stratfor hacking

“THE credit card details of millionaire MP Malcolm Turnbull and billionaire businessman David Smorgon have been published on the internet after they were caught up in a hacking scandal that has sent shockwaves through the US defence community and Wall Street. Prominent journalist Sam Lipski, whose personal details were published

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28 Dec 2011

Cyber Threat to Power Grid Puts Utility Investors at Risk

“The electric-utility industry’s concerns about cyber security has escalated sufficiently for several investor-owned utilities to include cyber-attacks as a material risk factor in recent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.” Source: Cyber Threat to Power Grid Puts Utility Investors at Risk – Forbes

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27 Dec 2011

4 in Philippines Accused of Hacking U.S. Phones to Aid Terrorists

“Four people in the Philippines hacked into the accounts of AT&T business customers in the United States and diverted money to a group that financed terrorist attacks across Asia, according to police officials in the Philippines.” (Source: 4 in Philippines Accused of Hacking U.S. Phones to Aid Terrorists – NYTimes.com.)

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27 Dec 2011

NZ agencies threatened by cyber attack

“Sensitive information about the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and other New Zealand agencies may be at risk after its US host was hacked.” (Source: NZ agencies threatened by cyber attack.)

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26 Dec 2011

Hackers Target Security Think Tank, Post Data Online

“The loose-knit hacking movement “Anonymous” claimed Sunday to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to clients of U.S.-based security think tank Stratfor. One hacker said the goal was to pilfer funds from individuals’ accounts to give away as Christmas donations, and some victims confirmed

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21 Dec 2011

Chinese Hackers Hit U.S. Chamber

“A group of hackers in China breached the computer defenses of America’s top business-lobbying group and gained access to everything stored on its systems, including information about its three million members, according to several people familiar with the matter.” Source: Chinese Hackers Hit U.S. Chamber – WSJ.com

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