15 Mar 2012

Gov`t braces for cyber attacks by N. Korea during summit

“The South Korean military raised INFOCON, the information operational alert level against North Korea, by one notch Tuesday ahead of the Nuclear Security Summit to be hosted by Seoul March 26-27. “ Source: donga.com[English donga]

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15 Mar 2012

Cyber-attack on BBC leads to suspicion of Iran’s involvement

“A “sophisticated cyber-attack” on the BBC has been linked to Iran’s efforts to disrupt the BBC Persian Service. In a speech Director General Mark Thompson plans to say that the internet attack coincided with efforts to jam two of the service’s satellite feeds into Iran.” Source: BBC News – Cyber-attack

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05 Mar 2012

FBI director: Cyber-threats will become top worry

“The director of the FBI told an annual gathering of cyber-security professionals on Thursday that the agency needs the private sector to help combat what he believes is becoming the nation’s No. 1 threat.” (Source: News from The Associated Press.)

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15 Feb 2012

Anonymous Takes Down NASDAQ Site with DDOS Attack

” NASDAQ also confirmed being targeted by a DDOS attack that disrupted access to their site, but they state that the website was not hacked and no information was obtained by the attackers.” (Source: Anonymous Takes Down NASDAQ Site with DDOS Attack – Softpedia.)

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14 Feb 2012

Chinese Hackers Suspected in Long-Term Nortel Breach

“Using seven passwords stolen from top Nortel executives, including the chief executive, the hackers—who appeared to be working in China—penetrated Nortel’s computers at least as far back as 2000 and over the years downloaded technical papers, research-and-development reports, business plans, employee emails and other documents, according to Brian Shields, a

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09 Feb 2012

Foxconn attacked by hacker group

“Foxconn, which has come under fire due to allegations of poor working conditions in its factories, may now be the victim of a hacking attack. 9to5Mac is reporting that a group calling itself SwaggSec was behind the alleged compromise, and was able to gain access to Foxconn’s internal networks thanks

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04 Feb 2012

FBI Director Says Cyberthreat Will Surpass Threat From Terrorists

“Threats from cyber-espionage, computer crime, and attacks on critical infrastructure will surpass terrorism as the number one threat facing the United States, FBI Director Robert Mueller testified today. Mueller and National Intelligence Director James Clapper, addressing the annual Worldwide Threat hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, cited their

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04 Feb 2012

Satellite phone encryption cracked

“Security researchers have warned that the satellite phones relied on by businesses, charities and government agencies in trouble spots and emergencies worldwide can be easily intercepted and deciphered. “ (Source: Satellite phone encryption cracked – Telegraph.)

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02 Feb 2012

VeriSign Hit by Hackers in 2010

“Internet giant VeriSign was hacked repeatedly in 2010 resulting in the theft of undisclosed information and raising questions about the integrity of security certificates issued by the company as well as its domain name service.” Source: VeriSign Hit by Hackers in 2010 | Threat Level | Wired.com

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31 Jan 2012

Websites of 2 Palestinian news agencies brought down by cyber attack

“Officials say cyber attacks have shut down the websites of the two main Palestinian news agencies, the official Wafa and the privately run Maan.” (Source: Websites of 2 Palestinian news agencies brought down by cyber attack – The Washington Post.)

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