20 Aug 2012

India: Text message threats, rumors came from Pakistan

“Most of the threatening mobile phone text messages and website images that spread panic among migrants from cities in the south and west of India last week originated in Pakistan, India’s interior ministry said on Saturday.” Source: India: Text message threats, rumors came from Pakistan | Reuters

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20 Aug 2012

Shamoon is latest malware to target energy sector

“Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a new threat targeting infrastructure in the energy sector that is believed to have hit at least one organisation.” Source: Shamoon is latest malware to target energy sector

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20 Aug 2012

Car Viruses: Experts Hope To Shield Vehicles From Malicious Software

“A team of top hackers working for Intel Corp’s security division toil away in a West Coast garage searching for electronic bugs that could make automobiles vulnerable to lethal computer viruses.” Source: Car Viruses: Experts Hope To Shield Vehicles From Malicious Software

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19 Aug 2012

World’s Largest Oil Company ‘Saudi Aramco’ Hit By Cyber-Attack

“A hacker group has breached the security of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company.” Source: World’s Largest Oil Company ‘Saudi Aramco’ Hit By Cyber-Attack

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18 Aug 2012

This Week in Cybercrime: Three Denial of Service Attacks, Kaspersky Calls for Help

“Today, there are reports that the web site of Russia Today is being hit by a denial of service attack. Exactly who is behind the attack and what their motive might be is unclear at this time, but speculation is that it may be connected to the Pussy Riot punk

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17 Aug 2012

India counters China, Pak cyber armies

“Defence Minister A K Antony recently told the Lok Sabha that steps had been taken to strengthen the security of the network at the Eastern Naval Command at Vishakapatanam in the wake of intelligence inputs regarding possible hacking.” Source: High time India counters China, Pak cyber armies – Rediff.com India

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17 Aug 2012

DDoS Attack Caused AT&T DNS Outage on Wednesday

“AT&T on Thursday said that unknown attackers were responsible for intermittent disruptions that affected Internet services for its business customers on Wednesday. The telecommunications giant would not discuss the locations or the number of customers affected. In a statement, an AT&T spokesperson told SecurityWeek that a DDoS attack targeted the company’s

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17 Aug 2012

Did the Bounds of Cyber War Just Expand to Banks and Neutral States?

“Last week the Russian security research group Kaspersky Labs announced they had found a new computer virus infecting thousands of computers in the Middle East. Called ‘Gauss,’ after a filename found in its codebase, the malware can capture information about the infected computer, including Internet browsing histories, user login details,

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16 Aug 2012

Reuters blogs hacked again

“News service Reuters has been hacked again – the third time its defences have been breached in a fortnight. This latest occasion saw one of its blog accounts compromised, with hackers posting a false reporting that claimed Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died. Reuters said it deleted

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16 Aug 2012

Saudi Aramco says virus shuts down its computer network

“Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco) said its computer systems had been shut down by a virus late on Wednesday, but it added that production had not been affected.” Source: Saudi Aramco says virus shuts down its computer network | Reuters

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