21 Dec 2011

Chinese Hackers Hit U.S. Chamber

“A group of hackers in China breached the computer defenses of America’s top business-lobbying group and gained access to everything stored on its systems, including information about its three million members, according to several people familiar with the matter.” Source: Chinese Hackers Hit U.S. Chamber – WSJ.com

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19 Dec 2011

Peering into North Korea’s Future: the Cyber Angle

“To get a feel for how the North’s military has gone about organizing for cyber activities, the best unclassified source I know of remains Christopher Brown’s 2004 Naval Postgraduate School thesis “Developing a Reliable Methodology for Assessing the Computer Network Operations Threat of North Korea.” Brown wrote, by the way, that

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12 Dec 2011

Hacker group Anonymous posts “LulzXmas” video with 2012 warning

“The infamous hacker group Anonymous, which led numerous cyberattacks and pranks in 2011, has posted a video compiling images from its attacks, pranks and jokes during the year and warning to expect more in 2012.” Source: Hacker group Anonymous posts “LulzXmas” video with 2012 warning | TechJournal South

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12 Dec 2011

A few hacker teams do most China-based data theft

“As few as 12 different Chinese groups, largely backed or directed by the government there, commit the bulk of the China-based cyberattacks stealing critical data from U.S. companies and government agencies, according to U.S. cybersecurity analysts and experts.” (A few hacker teams do most China-based data theft – Boston.com)

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12 Dec 2011

British Intelligence Picks Up Cyber Attack Chatter

“Terrorist groups have primarily used physical attack modalities in their efforts to undermine society. Those methods now include cyber attacks. International sources have released information that British intelligence services have intercepted communications–that they term chatter–that suggest terrorist may be planning a cyber attack on British infrastructure.” (Cyber Intelligence: British Intelligence

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09 Dec 2011

‘Anonymous’ threatening a cyber attack on Mexican agencies, bus companies

“The group Anonymous, whose members are sometimes called “hactavists” for using cyber attacks to promote causes, has said it is targeting Mexican government agencies and bus companies for failing to protect citizens traveling on the country’s dangerous highways.” Source: ‘Anonymous’ threatening a cyber attack on Mexican agencies, bus companies – San

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09 Dec 2011

Cyber attacks could wreck world oil supply

“Hackers are bombarding the world’s computer controlled energy sector, conducting industrial espionage and threatening potential global havoc through oil supply disruption. Oil company executives warned that attacks were becoming more frequent and more carefully planned.” Source: Cyber attacks could wreck world oil supply | Reuters

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08 Dec 2011

Cybercrime drains one trillion dollars from global economy every year

“Cybercrime drains one trillion US dollars from global economy annually, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges Jamie Shea declared on Tuesday. We have almost every week an incident that reminds us that cyber security is related to almost every aspect of our life, Shea said in a

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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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