28 May 2011

SecurID Breach Suggested in Hacking Attempt at Lockheed

“Lockheed Martin, the nation’s largest military contractor, has battled disruptions in its computer networks this week that might be tied to a hacking attack on a vendor that supplies coded security tokens to millions of users, security officials said on Friday. The SecurID electronic tokens, which are used to gain

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27 May 2011

Sony Says It May Know How Hacker Succeeded

“Sony declined to publicly disclose how the hacker gained access, saying the information might jeopardize an ongoing probe of the attacks and put other networks at risk, according to the May 26 letter to Representatives Mary Bono Mack, a California Republican, and G.K. Butterfield, a North Carolina Democrat. Sony still

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27 May 2011

Lockheed network hit by major disruption

“Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon’s No. 1 supplier, is experiencing a major disruption to its computer systems that could be related to a problem with network security, a defense official and two sources familiar with the issue said on Thursday. Lockheed, the biggest provider of information technology to the U.S. government,

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27 May 2011

Japan orders Sony to improve data security

” Sony was told by the Japanese government on Friday to strengthen its data security as the electronics and entertainment giant reels from a series of attacks by hackers. The industry ministry officially instructed Sony to implement its own plan to improve management and protection of key information. ‘This is

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26 May 2011

PLA establishes ‘Online Blue Army’ to protect network security

“Considering the requirements of training, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) established an ‘Online Blue Army’ in order to enhance Chinese troops’ network protection level, said Senior Colonel Geng Yansheng, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense as well as director-general of the Information Office of the Ministry of National Defense,

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19 May 2011

Military fends off major cyber attack

“Norwegian military personnel were the targets of what’s being described as a ‘massive’ cyber attack this spring, one day after Norway started bombing Libya with other UN- and NATO-backed forces. Newspaper VG reported Thursday that they fended off the attack, which was considered the most serious ever experienced. It came

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19 May 2011

Fearing Destruction, Researcher Cancels Disclosure of New Siemens SCADA Holes

“A security researcher has discovered multiple security vulnerabilities in Siemens industrial control systems that he says would allow hackers with remote access to the systems to cause physical destruction. Dillon Beresford canceled a planned demonstration of the vulnerabilities on Wednesday at the Takedown security conference in Texas after Siemens and

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18 May 2011

Virus Causes Data Breach at Massachusetts Unemployment Agency

“As many as 1,500 computers in the Departments of Unemployment Assistance and Career Services were infected with a virus beginning April 20, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said on May 17. Computers in the mobile One Stop Career Centers that work with claimants were also infected.”

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16 May 2011

Launching the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace

“Today, I am proud to announce the United States’ first, comprehensive International Strategy for Cyberspace (pdf). The International Strategy is a historic policy document for the 21st Century — one that explains, for audiences at home and abroad, what the U.S. stands for internationally in cyberspace, and how we plan

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26 Apr 2011

Texas Spends $1.8 Million on Data Breach As Lawsuits Loom

“The Texas state comptroller’s office has already spent $1.8 million to mitigate the yearlong data breach in which names and Social Security numbers were exposed. The total cost is expected to be even higher as the lawsuits start rolling in. Personal information belonging to approximately 3.5 million people in Texas

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