24 May 2012

Jail for man who masterminded botnet of 30 million computers

“A man who was in command of a botnet of some 30 million computers worldwide has been sentenced to four years jail in Armenia.” (Source: Bredolab: Jail for man who masterminded botnet of 30 million computers | Naked Security.)

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24 May 2012

Clinton: U.S. hacked Yemeni al-Qaeda sites

“Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says U.S. cyber experts hacked al-Qaeda propaganda online in Yemen, changing ads that bragged about killing Americans into ads that showed the death toll of al-Qaeda attacks against Yemenis.” (Clinton: U.S. hacked Yemeni al-Qaeda sites – USATODAY.com)

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23 May 2012

Virtual Terrorism: Al Qaeda Video Calls for ‘Electronic Jihad’

“Al Qaeda may be turning its destructive attention to cyber warfare against the United States. In a chilling video, an al Qaeda operative calls for ‘electronic jihad’ against the United States, and compares vulnerabilities in vital American computer networks to the flaws in aviation security before the 9/11 attack.” Source:

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22 May 2012

China hits back at Pentagon’s cyber spy allegations

“China has been forced to strongly deny claims made in a new Pentagon report that it is the world’s number one cyber spy and represents a growing threat to US economic security. Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei expressed ‘firm opposition’ to the report and said ‘China’s justified and normal military

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22 May 2012

Hackers gained access to US Justice Department website

“One or more unauthorized users gained access to the inner workings of a website run by the U.S. Justice Department, a department spokeswoman said on Monday after the hacker group Anonymous said they were behind the incident.” Source: Hackers gained access to US Justice Department website – TODAY Tech –

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18 May 2012

House Intel Chairman Predicts Major Cyber Attack on US

“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers on Thursday predicted the United States soon will be hit by a major attack on its digital infrastructure.” Source: House Intel Chairman Predicts Major Cyber Attack on US – DOTMIL (usnews.com)

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18 May 2012

Japan Signs Information Security Agreement With Australia

“Japan and Australia signed an agreement enabling them to share information affecting national security, as both countries seek to counter China’s influence.” Source: Japan Signs Information Security Agreement With Australia – Bloomberg

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17 May 2012

Saudi hackers target Iran oil sector

“Websites belonging to several state-backed Iranian oil firms have been targeted by a group of hackers from Saudi Arabia, PANA News, a Persian-language news agency reported.” (Source: Saudi hackers target Iran oil sector – report – Energy – ArabianBusiness.com.)

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15 May 2012

Multiple Human Rights, Foreign Policy Sites Hacked

“A rash of recent and ongoing targeted attacks involving compromises at high-profile Web sites should serve as a sobering reminder of the need to be vigilant about applying browser updates. A broad index of prominent sites belonging to foreign policy and human rights groups have been hacked and quietly serving

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14 May 2012

Iran curbs foreign-sourced email providers

” Iran’s telecommunications ministry has barred local banks, insurance firms and telephone operators from using foreign-sourced emails to communicate with clients, a specialist weekly said on Saturday.” (Source: AFP: Iran curbs foreign-sourced email providers.)

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