22 Aug 2011

Slip-Up in Chinese Military TV Show Reveals More Than Intended

“A standard, even boring, piece of Chinese military propaganda screened in mid-July included what must have been an unintended but nevertheless damaging revelation: shots from a computer screen showing a Chinese military university is engaged in cyberwarfare against entities in the United States. The documentary itself was otherwise meant as

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22 Aug 2011

Activists accuse Vietnam of cyber attack

“A US-based opposition group labelled “terrorist” by Vietnam on Monday blamed the communist government for a cyber attack that it said had crippled its website. “Beginning on August 13, hackers launched a sustained attack against www.viettan.org,” said Viet Tan, also known as the Vietnam Reform Party, which campaigns for peaceful

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21 Aug 2011

New data spill shows risk of online health records

“Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300,000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see.” (Source: New data spill shows risk of online health records – BusinessWeek.)

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20 Aug 2011

Cyber attack hits 350,000 Epson Korea customers

“Epson Korea Co., Ltd. said on Saturday hackers had breached the personal data of its 350,000 registered customers last week, the latest in a series of cyber attacks involving a huge number of victims in the country. “ (Source: Cyber attack hits 350,000 Epson Korea customers – Technology & science

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14 Aug 2011

Hacker group Anonymous takes aim at BART

“A secretive, international group of hackers has aimed its keyboards and social media masses at BART, threatening to retaliate against the transit agency for its decision to cut off cellphone service at a planned protest Thursday.” (Source: Hacker group Anonymous takes aim at BART – San Jose Mercury News.)

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12 Aug 2011

Security Breach Hits Wisconsin University Server Storing Student, Faculty SSNs

“University of Wisconsin reported malware was found on a server that stored the names and Social Security numbers of 75,000 students and faculty members.” (Source: Security Breach Hits Wisconsin University Server Storing Student, Faculty SSNs – Security – News & Reviews – eWeek.com.)

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10 Aug 2011

GAO Report Examines State Department Cybersecurity Risk Software

“New software being used by the State Department to assess security weaknesses is helping improve real-time awareness of vulnerabilities, according to a Government Accountability Office report on information security.” (Source: GAO Report Examines State Department Cybersecurity Risk Software | Security Management.)

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10 Aug 2011

Hong Kong stock exchange halts trading after hack attack

“Hackers broke into the Hong Kong stock exchange news Web site today, forcing the exchange to suspend trading of seven companies, according to The Wall Street Journal. “ (Source: Hong Kong stock exchange halts trading after hack attack | InSecurity Complex – CNET News.)

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10 Aug 2011

Hacker group vows to ‘kill Facebook’

“Apparently, ‘Anonymous’ won’t be accepting your friend request.” (Source: Hacker group vows to ‘kill Facebook’ – CNN.com.)

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10 Aug 2011

Cyber Threat Resembles Pre-9/11 Terror Threat: Black Hat

“Government leaders don’t understand the gravity of the threat of cyber attacks or the implications, ex-CIA official tells Black Hat attendees.” (Source: Cyber Threat Resembles Pre-9/11 Terror Threat: Black Hat — InformationWeekCyber Threat Resembles Pre-9/11 Terror Threat: Black Hat – government Blog.)

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