16 Apr 2011

Tibetans under cyber attack

“A VIRUS has attacked the internet connections and email accounts of dozens of Australian Tibetan activists as senior Chinese politician and Tibet negotiator Jia Qinglin arrived in Australia for talks. The affected activists, including the Dalai Lama’s representative in Australia, Sonam Dagpo, say they suspect the Chinese government’s involvement, and

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13 Apr 2011

DOJ gets court permission to attack botnet

“The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have obtained a temporary restraining order allowing them to disrupt a computer virus that created an international botnet controlling more than 2.3 million computers as of early 2010, the DOJ announced Wednesday. In an unprecedented move, the temporary restraining

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11 Apr 2011

New Adobe Flash Zero Day Being Exploited?

“Attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security flaw in Adobe’s ubiquitous Flash Player software to launch targeted attacks, according to several reliable sources. The attacks come less than three weeks after Adobe issued a critical update to fix a different Flash flaw that crooks were similarly exploiting to install malicious

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31 Mar 2011

Comodo: Web attack broader than initially thought

“An attack in which someone fraudulently obtained digital certificates for some major Web sites–which could have been used to impersonate those sites–was broader than originally reported, according to Comodo, a Jersey City, N.J.-based firm that issues the certificates. Another Registration Authority, or RA, that resells digital certificates for Comodo was

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30 Mar 2011

NSA to Investigate Nasdaq Hack

“The National Security Agency has been called in to help investigate recent hack attacks against the company that runs the Nasdaq stock market, according to a news report. The agency’s precise role in the investigation hasn’t been disclosed, but its involvement suggests the October 2010 attacks may have been more

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29 Mar 2011

Australian PM’s computer hacked: report

“Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s parliamentary computer and the foreign and defence ministers’ machines are all suspected of being hacked, with China under suspicion, reports said Tuesday. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph said American intelligence officials tipped off the government that several thousand emails may have been accessed from the computers of

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24 Mar 2011

European Union under cyber attack as major summit begins

“The European Union is under cyber attack, a spokesman said Thursday, as a major international summit begins. The attack is targeting the EU Commission — its executive arm — and the external action service, said Antony Gravali, a spokesman for the EU administration in Brussels, Belgium. ‘I was alerted to

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24 Mar 2011

Hired online attackers

“One of the victims is itemBay, the nation’s largest trading site for online games. Last October, Seoul police concluded that hackers located in China’s Jilin Province waged attacks on the firm’s website for two years from 2008 at the request of its Korean rival. The case is only the tip

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22 Mar 2011

Attack Code for SCADA Vulnerabilities Released Online

“The security of critical infrastructure is in the spotlight again this week after a researcher released attack code that can exploit several vulnerabilities found in systems that are used at oil, gas and water management facilities as well as manufacturing facilities around the world. The exploits, 34 in number, were

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22 Mar 2011

Adobe, Apple release urgent security updates

“It’s Patch Tuesday for the second time this month — except this week it’s Adobe and Apple, not Microsoft, products that have urgent security updates. Adobe yesterday released updates for its Acrobat and Reader applications and Flash Player browser plug-in to patch a dangerous vulnerability reported last week. Bad guys

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