27 Jun 2012

FTC Sues Wyndham Hotels Over Data Security Failures

“The Federal Trade Commission Tuesday announced that it had filed a suit against global hospitality company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, as well as three of its subsidiaries. The FTC has accused Wyndham of failing to institute a robust information security program, even in the wake of a major exploit. Ultimately, attackers

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27 Jun 2012

Is Russia Preparing for the Cyber Cold War?

“In the last month, the security industry has being getting to grips with the highly-complex cyber espionage tool known as Flame. While the computer virus is not a danger to you or me, it does pose a serious threat to governments and highlights that leaders around the world are now

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27 Jun 2012

‘Anonymous’ penetrates gov’t computers

“Japanese government websites have been targeted by hackers. An international hacking group, Anonymous, had earlier threatened to attack official sites.” Source: Japan TV: ‘Anonymous’ penetrates gov’t computers — Posts message opposing nuclear restart on Ministry website (PHOTO & VIDEO)

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27 Jun 2012

Sophisticated bank fraud attempted to steal at least $78 million

“McAfee and fellow security firm Guardian Analytics released a report today that detailed a sophisticated type of bank fraud that originated in Italy and spread globally, initiating the transfer of at least $78 million from around 60 financial institutions. Banks in the Netherlands were hit the hardest, with fraudsters attempting

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26 Jun 2012

Sandia Opens Cybersecurity Technologies Research Laboratory

“Sandia National Laboratories, a multi-program laboratory operated by Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sandia Corp., opened the Cybersecurity Technologies Research Laboratory (CTRL), a center for cyber-security professionals from the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country to meet and discuss critical cyber-research issues. The lab is on the grounds of the

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26 Jun 2012

Drones vulnerable to terrorist hijacking, researchers say

“‘Spoofing a GPS receiver on a UAV is just another way of hijacking a plane,’ Humphreys told Fox News. In other words, with the right equipment, anyone can take control of a GPS-guided drone and make it do anything they want it to.” (Source: EXCLUSIVE: Drones vulnerable to terrorist hijacking,

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26 Jun 2012

MI5’s cyber-attack warning

“MI5 is working to counter ‘astonishing’ levels of cyber-attacks on UK industry, the organisation’s chief has said.   In his first public speech for two years, Jonathan Evans warned internet ‘vulnerabilities’ were being exploited by criminals as well as states. The attacks were a threat to the integrity of information,

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22 Jun 2012

Computer virus hits office printers

“Thousands of office printers around the world have been spewing out page after page of gibberish because of a computer virus.” Source: BBC News – Computer virus hits office printers

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21 Jun 2012

Cyber-war :more Bangladesh Government sites hacked by Myanmar Hackers

“After Bangladesh cyber army declares cyber-war against Myanmar and hack few government sites, Myanmar Hackers group known as ‘Blink Hacker Group(BCH)’ hack more Bangladeshi Government sites.” Source: Cyber-war :more Bangladesh Government sites hacked by Myanmar Hackers | e Hacking News [EHN] | Hackers News

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21 Jun 2012

China tech company brags: We hack U.S. telecoms

“A major Chinese telecommunications company has been boasting how it was able to hack into U.S. and international telecommunications networks and intercept what it suggested was ‘malicious’ data.” Source: China tech company brags: We hack U.S. telecoms

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