06 Dec 2011

Chinese-based hacker attack wanted corporate data

“In spy thrillers, the good and bad guys are after nuclear secrets or classified invasion plans. In real life, it sometimes all comes down to fertilizer. “ Source: Chinese-based hacker attack wanted corporate data – SC Magazine US

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30 Nov 2011

DDoS Attacks Spell ‘Gameover’ for Banks, Victims in Cyber Heists

“The FBI is warning that computer crooks have begun launching debilitating cyber attacks against banks and their customers as part of a smoke screen to detract attention away from simultaneous high-dollar cyber heists. The bureau says the attacks coincide with corporate account takeovers perpetrated by thieves who are using a

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29 Nov 2011

Crying “Cyber Attack” in Illinois

“Earlier this month, a pump burned out mysteriously at a water plant in Springfield, Illinois. Log data traced the problem back several months to a command from an IP address in Russia that forced the pump to turn on and off repeatedly until it broke. When this news was leaked

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29 Nov 2011

Iranian Cyber-Jihadi Cells in America plot Destruction on the Net and in Reality

“Last September, Jihadists who call themselves ‘Cyber-Hezbollah’ organised their second conference in Teheran. Islamist hackers and cyber-jihadists gathered there and decided to fight the U.S. and Europe. Hassan Abbasi, political strategist and adviser of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, was present, and delivered an ardent and virulent speech.” (The Cutting Edge

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18 Nov 2011

Hackers Attacked U.S. Water Utility; Destroyed Pump

“Hackers gained remote access into the control system of the city water utility in Springfield, Illinois, last week and destroyed a pump, according to a report released by a state fusion center and obtained by a security expert.” Source: Hackers Attacked U.S. Water Utility; Destroyed Pump | Threat Level |

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17 Nov 2011

Norway hit by major data-theft attack

“Data from Norway’s oil and defense industries may have been stolen in what is feared to be one of the most extensive data espionage cases in the country’s history, security officials said Thursday. Industrial secrets from companies were stolen and “sent out digitally from the country,” the Norwegian National Security

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08 Nov 2011

DARPA declares it will develop arsenal of cyber-weapons

“The Pentagon’s advanced research arm, which played a key role in developing the Internet 40 years ago, said on Monday it will boost efforts to build offensive cyber arms for possible use against enemy targets by the U.S. military.” Source: DARPA declares it will develop arsenal of cyber-weapons – The

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07 Nov 2011

Cyber attack forces Adidas offline

“The main Adidas website remains offline after the company was targeted by what it describes as a sophisticated criminal cyber attack.” Source: Cyber attack forces Adidas offline – 11/7/2011 – Computer Weekly

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03 Nov 2011

U.S. Calls Out China And Russia For Cyber Espionage Costing Billions

“Hey, China and Russia, get off of our clouds. That’s the warning from a new U.S. national intelligence director’s report to Congress released Thursday that states China and Russia are the biggest perpetrators of economic espionage through the Internet. “ Source: U.S. Calls Out China And Russia For Cyber Espionage

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29 Oct 2011

Online hackers threaten to expose cartel’s secrets

If Anonymous follows through with this it could push the cartel to try and engage in some attribution ops of their own. “An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest, or it will publish the

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