30 Jun 2012

U.S. Critical Infrastructure Cyber Attack Reports Jump Dramatically

“In 2009, ICS-CERT fielded 9 incident reports. In 2010, that number increased to 41. In 2011, it was 198. Of those 198, seven resulted in the deployment of onsite incident response teams from ICS-CERT, and 21 of the other incidents involved remote analysis efforts by the Advanced Analytics Lab. Incidents

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29 Jun 2012

Largest Cyber Sting in History Nabs 24 on Four Continents

“An international cyber sting led by the FBI attracted criminals from around the world and led to 24 arrests in what is believed to be a multi-million online financial fraud case, federal law enforcement officials said. “ Source: Largest Cyber Sting in History Nabs 24 on Four Continents – ABC

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29 Jun 2012

GAO Summary of Cyber Economic Espionage Threat

“The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released findings from a cyber security study which focused on the economic espionage aspects of the cyber threat. Their report, available at: GAO-12-876T : Cyber Threats Facilitate Ability To Commit Economic Espionage provides an update and summary of several incidents in the private sector which underscore

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29 Jun 2012

Lost in translation: Anonymous hacks Japanese government…almost

“Japanese can be a tricky language, even for hackers. The hacktivist collective Anonymous found that out the hard way when one of their attempts to attack a Japanese government website went awry with bizarre results.” Source: Lost in translation: Anonymous hacks Japanese government…almost

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29 Jun 2012

Stratfor to settle class action suit over hack

“The global security analysis company Strategic Forecasting Inc will settle a class action lawsuit brought by one of its customers over a crippling attack by hackers who stole data of clients including Henry Kissinger, court documents show.” Source: Stratfor to settle class action suit over hack | Reuters

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29 Jun 2012

Cybercrime disclosures rare despite new SEC rule

“Hackers broke into computers at hotel giant Wyndham Worldwide Corp. three times in two years and stole credit card information belonging to hundreds of thousands of customers. Wyndham didn’t report the break-in in corporate filings even though the Securities and Exchange Commission wants companies to inform investors of cybercrimes.” Source:

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29 Jun 2012

12% of Fortune 500 infected with DNSChanger malware

“IID announced that 12 percent of all Fortune 500 companies and four percent of ‘major’ U.S. federal agencies are still infected with DNSChanger malware. These findings come less than two weeks before the July 9 deadline that requires the FBI to take down the temporary servers that enable millions of

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28 Jun 2012

Payback could follow cyberattack

“His comments underline growing concern among some U.S. security officials and private-sector specialists about blowback from the Stuxnet attack itself – like retaliation from Iran, or the proliferation of cyberattacks against the kind of computer-controlled machinery for operations such as factories and city water systems.” Source: Payback could follow cyberattack

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28 Jun 2012

New bank theft software hits three continents

“A new wave of automated hacking of online bank accounts might have stolen $78 million in the past year from customers in Europe, Latin America and the United States, according to researchers who peered into the computers of the hacking gangs.” Source: New bank theft software hits three continents: researchers

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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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