19 Jul 2011

Narcos Operating In Cyber Space? Are Mexico Drug Gangs Drafting Hackers?

“Recent claims that computer programmers are being forcibly recruited by Mexican drug gangs, if true, suggest that the criminal groups may be upping their efforts to reap the potential profits of cyber crime. “ (Source: The American Backyard.NET: Narcos Operating In Cyber Space? Are Mexico Drug Gangs Drafting Hackers?.)

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19 Jul 2011

Cyber security: EU and US strengthen transatlantic cooperation in face of mounting global cyber-security and cyber-crime threats

“Today, as part of the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial in Gödöllo (Hungary), Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda, EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano reiterated their shared commitment to deepening cooperation to address

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14 Jul 2011

Hackers Gained Access to Sensitive Military Files

“The Defense Department suffered one of its worst digital attacks in history in March, when foreign hackers broke into the computers of a corporate contractor and obtained 24,000 sensitive Pentagon files during a single intrusion, senior officials said on Thursday. “ (Source: Hackers Gained Access to Sensitive Military Files –

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13 Jul 2011

Canadian intelligence warns of growing cyber-threat

“The Canadian intelligence service has singled out cyber attacks as one of the biggest threats facing Canada in its latest annual report. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), which is responsible for investigating threats to national security, said that politically motivated threats, or attacks against critical information infrastructure, are of

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13 Jul 2011

Anonymous attacks agri-giant Monsanto, leaking information on 2,500 employees

“Anonymous has launched what they portray as an opening salvo against international agricultural giant Monsanto. Calling their mission #OpMonsanto, they released the names, addresses, emails and phone numbers of over 2,500 Monsanto employees and affiliates.” Source: Anonymous attacks agri-giant Monsanto, leaking information on 2,500 employees | Naked Security

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12 Jul 2011

12 July will be biggest day in Anonymous’s history, hacker group warns

“Threatens attack on police over phone hacking and judges over Julian Assange’s proposed extradition Online hacktivist group Anonymous has said that it would reveal “explosive” secrets to embarrass Metropolitan police and judges in the UK, according to a report by the Guardian.” Source: 12 July will be biggest day in

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12 Jul 2011

FBI uncovers string of large, unauthorized wire transfers to China

“The FBI has sent out a fraud alert over recent trend of unauthorized wire transfers to China. Small- to medium-sized business in the U.S. are typical victims.” (Source: FBI uncovers string of large, unauthorized wire transfers to China.)

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12 Jul 2011

The Definitive Story About the Most Sophisticated Cyberattack in History

“The story of Stuxnet, a piece of malware that almost certainly targeted an Iranian nuclear facility, is complex and dense. Most of the interesting stuff is buried in the half megabyte of code that the worm is made of, and telling a good story about the details is nearly as

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11 Jul 2011

Hackers claim hack on Booz Allen Hamilton, data exposed

“ackers flying the AntiSec banner claimed today that they compromised a server at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and have released internal data, including about 90,000 military e-mail addresses. “We infiltrated a server on their network that basically had no security measures in place. We were able to run our

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10 Jul 2011

Reports: DHS, IRS Databases At Risk

“Some of the federal government’s most critical agencies are falling down on database security with misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and a lack of best practices, putting sensitive citizen and defense information at risk as a result, new government audits show. Just this week, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) found that

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