23 Nov 2010

Threat of cyber attack presents ‘huge’ threat, Gates says

“Leaders are taking steps to bring defense industrial and domestic partners under an umbrella of protection from cyber attacks, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Nov. 17. ‘There is a huge future threat and there is a considerable current threat [from cyber attacks],’ Gates said during a question-and-answer session at the

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17 Nov 2010

U.S. sees huge cyber threat in the future

“The United States faces a major threat in the future from cyber technologies that will require civil-military coordination to shield networks from attack, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday. ‘I think there is a huge future threat. And there is a considerable current threat,’ Gates told The Wall Street

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17 Nov 2010

Congresswoman says chance of cyber attack against electric grid is 100%

“Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) delivered the evening keynote during the SC Congress in mid-town Manhattan yesterday, as the member of the House Committee on Homeland Security told the audience that the US electric grid remains vulnerable to a near-certain cyber attack. The Congresswoman from New York’s 11th legislative district, which

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15 Nov 2010

Clues Suggest Stuxnet Virus Was Built for Subtle Nuclear Sabotage

“New and important evidence found in the sophisticated ‘Stuxnet’ malware targeting industrial control systems provides strong hints that the code was designed to sabotage nuclear plants, and that it employs a subtle sabotage strategy that involves briefly speeding up and slowing down physical machinery at a plant over a span

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12 Nov 2010

Cell Phone Virus Affects More than a Million in China

“A cell phone virus has spread throughout China, affecting more than a million users, according to Chinese media this week. Cell phone virus-infected users unknowingly sent out randomized spam messages after their phones were infected with malware software, according to the Chinese state-controlled Shanghai Daily.” (Cell Phone Virus Affects More

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08 Nov 2010

Hacker attacks Royal Navy website

“The Royal Navy’s website was suspended today after being hacked into over the weekend. A Romanian hacker operating under the name TinKode claimed to have breached security on the site on Friday night. In a blogpost on Saturday he provided details of the hack, together with names and passwords of

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26 Oct 2010

Nobel Peace Prize Site Serves Firefox 0day

“The Web site for the Nobel Peace Prize has been serving up malicious software that takes advantage of a newly-discovered security hole in Mozilla Firefox, computer security experts warned today. Oslo-based Norman ASA warned that visitors who browsed the Nobel Prize site with Firefox while the attack was active early

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20 Oct 2010

U.S. Says Military Can Respond to Domestic Cyberthreats

“The Obama administration has adopted new procedures for using the Defense Department’s vast array of cyberwarfare capabilities in case of an attack on vital computer networks inside the United States, delicately navigating historic rules that restrict military action on American soil. “ (Source: U.S. Says Military Can Respond to Domestic

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20 Oct 2010

Pentagon seeks tight ties with cyber contractors

“The Defense Department aims to tighten ties with its cyber security contractors to help thwart mounting threats to sensitive networks, the Pentagon’s top official for cyber policy said Wednesday. The department’s use of top-level system integrators and entrepreneurs will continue to grow along with the need for so-called ‘active’ defenses

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15 Oct 2010

UK government to spend £1bn on cybersecurity

“According to a report in The Register, the money will be used to acquire active defense capabilities against cyber attacks on government systems and critical civilian infrastructure, such as utility grids and the National Health Service. This news follows a major address earlier this week by Ian Lobban, the director

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