03 Nov 2012

Hackers Find A Windows 8 Bug

“That didn’t take long. Windows 8 was officially released a week ago and hackers have already found a security flaw in it. But that’s not even the worst news. These guys have not told Microsoft about the flaw. Instead, they’re selling it to others, reports Computerworld.” Source:Hackers Find A Windows

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03 Nov 2012

US Bank Cyber Attackers Deny Iran Connection

“The group that claimed to launch large, sustained cyber attacks against the websites of several major U.S. financial institutions told ABC News it is not acting on behalf of and is not supported by the Iranian government, contrary to recent news reports.” Source:US Bank Cyber Attackers Deny Iran Connection –

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03 Nov 2012

Occidental Petroleum says faced cyber attack on email in 2009-10

“Occidental Petroleum Corp, the fourth-largest U.S. oil company said on Friday it faced an attack on its email system a few years ago, at a time when the energy industry emerged as a prime hacking target.” Source:Occidental Petroleum says faced cyber attack on email in 2009-10 | Reuters

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03 Nov 2012

For Internet Safety, Russia Most Dangerous In World

“Yet, where it’s climbed the most is Russia.  Russia now hosts 23.2 percent of the world’s malware, meaning most of the attacks on global computer systems — from PCs to networks to smartphones — originated by code writer in Russia.  The U.S. came in second with 20.3 percent.” Source:For Internet

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03 Nov 2012

4 factors for avoiding cyber espionage attacks

“Malware continues to change at a rapid pace, as evidenced by new types of high-tech, military-grade malicious code grabbing headlines such as Stuxnet, Duqu and Flame. Another category raising its ugly head is the malware developed specifically for industrial espionage, like ACAD/Medre.A, which we will be seeing more and more

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01 Nov 2012

Algerian hackers attack vital govt websites

“India’s vulnerability to cyber attacks is once again out in the open. Hackers from Algeria carried out a successful attack on websites run by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, the Prime Minister’s Office and five other government departments.” Source:Algerian hackers ATTACK vital govt websites – Rediff.com Business

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01 Nov 2012

Data security breach expands to 657K SC businesses; suit filed against state

“As many as 657,000 S.C. businesses had their tax information stolen in the massive security breach at the state Department of Revenue that also claimed the records of up to 3.6 million people, Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday. Since Friday, when they announced the hacking publicly, state officials had said

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01 Nov 2012

Cyber attack bigger threat than Sandy

“As electric companies continue to restore power from Hurricane Sandy, a potentially more devastating threat is looming — from cyber criminals who may try to get control of the power grid. Cyber criminals and nations are increasingly using the Internet, as well as traditional spying techniques, to infiltrate the computer

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01 Nov 2012

Russia internet blacklist law takes effect

“A law that aims to protect children from harmful internet content by allowing the government to take sites offline has taken effect in Russia. The authorities are now able to blacklist and force offline certain websites without a trial.” Source:BBC News – Russia internet blacklist law takes effect

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31 Oct 2012

GCHQ to trawl Facebook and Twitter for intelligence

“Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest: all of them could be the source of valuable intelligence that the UK’s intelligence agencies want to know about – and now government eavesdropping and security agency GCHQ is developing new tools to sift through them for nuggets of useful data.” Source: GCHQ to trawl

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