03 Sep 2011

DHS warns of planned Anonymous attacks

“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today issued a somewhat unusual bulletin warning the security community about the planned activities of hacking collective Anonymous over the next few months. The bulletin, issued by the DHS National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), warns financial services companies especially to be on

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02 Sep 2011

Scotland Yard Arrests LulzSec Hacker ‘Kayla’

“Scotland Yard has arrested two men who together used the online pseudonym “Kalya” and were central figures in the notorious hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec.” Source: Scotland Yard Arrests LulzSec Hacker ‘Kayla’ | FoxNews.com

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30 Aug 2011

N.Korea Steps Up Hacker Attacks on S.Korean Firms

“North Korea attempts up to 250 million indiscriminate cyber attacks on government agencies and private corporations in South Korea per day, said an official with the National Cyber Security Center under the National Intelligence Service last Thursday.” (Source: The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea – N.Korea Steps

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26 Aug 2011

Coordinated ATM Heist Nets Thieves $13M

“An international cybercrime gang stole $13 million from a Florida-based financial institution earlier this year, by executing a highly-coordinated heist in which thieves used ATMs around the globe to cash out stolen prepaid debit cards, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.” Source: Coordinated ATM Heist Nets Thieves $13M — Krebs on Security

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26 Aug 2011

Top 35 Cyber Security Mitigation Strategies

“At least 85% of the targeted cyber intrusions that the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) responded to in 2010 could have been prevented by following the first four mitigation strategies listed in our Top 35 Mitigation Strategies: Patch applications such as PDF readers, Microsoft Office, Java, Flash Player and web browsers.

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25 Aug 2011

Black Hat Hacker Says Insulin Pump Maker Medtronic Belittles Security Flaw

” The diabetic security researcher Jerome Radcliffe who hacked his insulin pump at Black Hat accused Medtronic of not taking security of its devices or his research seriously.” (Source: Black Hat Hacker Says Insulin Pump Maker Medtronic Belittles Security Flaw – Security – News & Reviews – eWeek.com.)

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22 Aug 2011

Slip-Up in Chinese Military TV Show Reveals More Than Intended

“A standard, even boring, piece of Chinese military propaganda screened in mid-July included what must have been an unintended but nevertheless damaging revelation: shots from a computer screen showing a Chinese military university is engaged in cyberwarfare against entities in the United States. The documentary itself was otherwise meant as

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22 Aug 2011

Activists accuse Vietnam of cyber attack

“A US-based opposition group labelled “terrorist” by Vietnam on Monday blamed the communist government for a cyber attack that it said had crippled its website. “Beginning on August 13, hackers launched a sustained attack against www.viettan.org,” said Viet Tan, also known as the Vietnam Reform Party, which campaigns for peaceful

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21 Aug 2011

New data spill shows risk of online health records

“Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300,000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see.” (Source: New data spill shows risk of online health records – BusinessWeek.)

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20 Aug 2011

Cyber attack hits 350,000 Epson Korea customers

“Epson Korea Co., Ltd. said on Saturday hackers had breached the personal data of its 350,000 registered customers last week, the latest in a series of cyber attacks involving a huge number of victims in the country. “ (Source: Cyber attack hits 350,000 Epson Korea customers – Technology & science

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