05 Sep 2012

Al-Jazeera website defaced by pro-Syrian hackers

“The Arabic website of news network al-Jazeera has been defaced, apparently by hackers loyal to the Syrian regime. “ Source: BBC News – Al-Jazeera website defaced by pro-Syrian hackers

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04 Sep 2012

How the pros thwart computer spies with James Bond tricks

“Welcome to the world of international corporate espionage, where USB sticks are a favored tools for spies and bribable hotel workers are a dime a dozen. The problem is rampant, particularly in China, where the secrets in laptops of U.S. officials and businessmen can reshape an industry or change the

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04 Sep 2012

Secrecy surrounding ‘zero-day exploits’ industry spurs calls for government oversight

“Deep in Iran’s nuclear facilities, gas centrifuges used to enrich uranium began spinning erratically: fast, then slow, then fast, until they failed. First dozens, then hundreds, then an estimated 1,000 centrifuges were disabled that way, delaying Iran’s nuclear program by up to 18 months. The cause of the failures —

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04 Sep 2012

Swedish government sites hit by cyber attacks

“Several official Swedish websites were knocked offline for several hours on Monday, although no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The websites of the Swedish government, Armed Forces and the Swedish Institute were among those experiencing problems.” Source: Swedish government sites hit by cyber attacks – Europe – Al

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04 Sep 2012

Iran, North Korea Team Up to Fight Malware Like Stuxnet, Flame

“Iran and North Korea have been in bed together for a long time, but recently they threw off the covers for the whole world to see. At least one security expert thinks there is a malware angle here that is worth underlining. At the start of this month, news broke

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04 Sep 2012

AntiSec claims to have snatched 12M Apple device IDs from FBI

“An online hacker group associated with Anonymous claims to have posted 1 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) by breaching FBI security. A UDID is the unique string of numbers that identifies each iOS device, formerly used by developers to track their app installations across Apple’s user base.” Source: AntiSec

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02 Sep 2012

Taiwan to step up cyber-war capabilities against China

“Taiwan plans to beef up its cyber-war capabilities to counter a perceived threat from Chinese hackers targeting government and security websites, local media reported today. “ Source: Business Line : News / International : Taiwan to step up cyber-war capabilities against China: Report

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02 Sep 2012

Global cyber-security tab hits $10 billion

“That’s how much businesses spend every year across the globe to fight cyber-crimes with firewalls, detection systems and software maintenance. Cyber-attacks on U.S. computer networks rose 17-fold from 2009 to 2011, according to data cited by Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, at

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02 Sep 2012

Two universities hit by Anonymous cyber attack

“Oxford University confirmed last Thursday that its online security had been compromised earlier in the day by a cyber attack. The group claiming responsibility said it is associated with Anonymous. The attack came a day after the disruption of Cambridge University’s network, writes Ben Weitzenkorn for Security News Daily.” Source:

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02 Sep 2012

WikiLeaks’ Assange sees up to a year in Ecuador embassy

“Julian Assange expects to wait six months to a year for a deal to free him from Ecuador’s embassy in London, and hopes Sweden will drop its case against him, the WikiLeaks’ founder said in an interview broadcast on Thursday.” Source: WikiLeaks’ Assange sees up to a year in Ecuador

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