14 Aug 2012

Cyber security risk to smart grids and intelligent buildings

“Building owners and designers, and particularly members of the building services industry, are racing to implement intelligent buildings and smart grids, which are widely heralded as a boon in terms of both energy efficiency and facilities management. But many are overlooking the potential risk of malicious attacks on these highly

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12 Aug 2012

5 facts about new virus hacking bank accounts

“Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said Gauss is the work of the same ‘factory’ or ‘factories’ that built the Stuxnet worm, which attacked Iran’s nuclear program. Here are some key facts about Gauss, according to Kaspersky Lab.” Source: 5 facts about new virus hacking bank accounts – Tech News Today

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11 Aug 2012

Security experts push free Gauss malware detection tools

“Two security organizations have released online tools that let Windows users check for possible infections by Gauss, the newly-revealed cyber surveillance malware thought to have been built by one or more governments.” Source: Security experts push free Gauss malware detection tools | Security – InfoWorld

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11 Aug 2012

Cyber Break-In: Ethical hacking institutes mushrooming in Noida

“The deteriorating cyber security situation has swelled up opportunities for an ethical hacker manifold. Most corporate entities are looking to create their own internal security teams by training employees and hiring ethical hackers. Making most of this trend are the many ethical hacking institutes in Noida, a well-developed corporate hub,

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10 Aug 2012

Hackers Attack Australian Spy Agency Website

“Australia’s national intelligence agency acknowledged Friday that its public website may have encountered problems after hackers said they had subjected it to a sustained campaign of cyber attacks.” Source: Hackers Attack Australian Spy Agency Website – Technology News Story – WRTV Indianapolis

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09 Aug 2012

Kaspersky Lab Discovers New Complex Cyber-Threat Designed to Monitor Online Banking Accounts

“Kaspersky Lab announces the discovery of ‘Gauss’, a new cyber-threat targeting users in the Middle East. Gauss is a complex, nation-state sponsored cyber-espionage toolkit designed to steal sensitive data, with a specific focus on browser passwords, online banking account credentials, cookies, and specific configurations of infected machines. “ Source: Kaspersky

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09 Aug 2012

Denmark: Over 20 companies hit by computer virus

“At least 20 companies and organisations have been affected by a virulent computer virus spread by email. The Sasfis virus has brought computer systems at government offices, universities and companies to a halt, the national cyber security centre said on Thursday.” Source: DutchNews.nl – Over 20 companies hit by computer

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08 Aug 2012

Large Ukraine-based BitTorrent site Demonoid shut down

“Ukrainian authorities have taken down Demonoid.com, one of the world’s largest torrent file-sharing sites.” Source: BBC News – Large Ukraine-based BitTorrent site Demonoid shut down

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08 Aug 2012

Symantec: Hackers Increasingly Targeting SMBs

“According to a the Symantec Intelligence Report for June 2012, more than a third of targeted attacks on businesses in the first six months of 2012 were aimed at companies with fewer than 250 employees.” Source: Symantec: Hackers Increasingly Targeting SMBs – eSecurity Planet

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07 Aug 2012

Disinformation flies in Syria’s growing cyber war

“On Sunday, it was a hijacked Reuters twitter feed trying to create the impression of a rebel collapse in Aleppo. On Monday, it was another account purporting to be a Russian diplomat announcing the death in Damascus of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.” Source: Disinformation flies in Syria’s growing cyber war

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