03 Aug 2011

Ex-CIA official sounds alarm about hackers’ next targets

“The former director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center raised concerns Wednesday about an impending ‘code war’ in which hackers will tamper not just with the Internet but with technology that runs real-world infrastructure.” (Source: Ex-CIA official sounds alarm about hackers’ next targets – CNN.com.)

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29 Jul 2011

Anonymous claims to have breached ManTech International’s network

“A tweet sent by the hacker group Anonymous at midnight yesterday claims the group has broken into the network of defense contractor ManTech International and intends to release seized documents within 24 hours. “ Source: Anonymous claims to have breached ManTech International’s network

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28 Jul 2011

Private information of 35 million South Korean citizens compromised in hacking attack

“SK Communications Co., the operator of South Korea’s third most-visited Internet portal, said Thursday that its popular Web sites were hacked, compromising the private information of 35 million users. The incident could be the worst online security breach in South Korea since a cyber attack on the Web site of

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26 Jul 2011

DHS Fears a Modified Stuxnet Could Attack U.S. Infrastructure

“One year after the discovery of a sophisticated worm that was used to attack centrifuges in Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security told Congress it fears the same attack could now be used against critical infrastructures in the U.S.” Source: DHS Fears a Modified Stuxnet Could Attack

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25 Jul 2011

Anonymous hacks Italy’s cybercrime police

“Italy’s specialist police unit responsible for combating cybercrime suffered an embarrassing hack Monday by members of the loosely knit Anonymous hacktivist galaxy. In a communique posted on Twitter, the hacker group claimed to have obtained more than 8 gigabytes of internal data from what it called the “Homeland Security Cyber

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22 Jul 2011

Hackers target intelligence agency contractors

“Hackers, likely working for foreign governments, are actively trying to steal classified government data by breaking into the computer networks of contractors that work for U.S. intelligence agencies. Through a targeted “spear phishing” campaign, hackers are sending emails tainted with malicious software to contractors, according to two security firms, which

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22 Jul 2011

You hack, we shoot: Pentagon discusses armed counterstrikes to cyberattacks

“Lawmakers and some Pentagon officials argue that the US should shift cyberdefense from ‘How to build the next best firewall’ to an offensive message: Those who attack US computers risk ‘land-based attack’.” (Source: You hack, we shoot: Pentagon discusses armed counterstrikes to cyberattacks – CSMonitor.com.)

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21 Jul 2011

Sony insurer sues to deny data breach coverage

“One of Sony Corp’s insurers has asked a court to declare that it does not have to pay to defend the media and electronics conglomerate from mounting legal claims related to a massive data breach earlier this year.” (Source: Sony insurer sues to deny data breach coverage | Reuters.)

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20 Jul 2011

US signs cybersecurity agreement with India

“The U.S. and Indian governments signed an agreement on Tuesday in New Delhi to increase the sharing of information on cybersecurity and terrorism. The memorandum of understanding signed by Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute and Indian Department of Information Technology Secretary R. Chandrashekhar fulfills a pillar

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20 Jul 2011

Naked Adobe a hacker honeypot

“Some of the most exploited vulnerabilities out in the wild are for Adobe software, according to a report released by M86 Security software, despite the fact that the holes being exploited were patched by Adobe two years ago. The report examines the state of internet security over the past six

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