07 Sep 2012

Japanese Defense Panel: Cyber Attacks Can Be Basis for Military Self Defense

“A Japanese military panel on Friday released a new set of guidelines for dealing with cyber attacks against the nation, saying that in certain circumstances they could warrant a military response.” Source: Japanese Defense Panel: Cyber Attacks Can Be Basis for Military Self Defense | PCWorld Business Center

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07 Sep 2012

US jails hacker who sold access to hijacked PCs

“A US hacker who sold access to thousands of hijacked home computers has been jailed for 30 months. “ Source: BBC News – US jails hacker who sold access to hijacked PCs

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07 Sep 2012

Insiders suspected in Saudi cyber attack

“One or more insiders with high-level access are suspected of assisting the hackers who damaged some 30,000 computers at Saudi Arabia’s national oil company last month, sources familiar with the company’s investigation say.” Source: Exclusive: Insiders suspected in Saudi cyber attack | Reuters

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06 Sep 2012

Official Siemens Taiwan Hacked, Defaced and Data Leaked

“A hacker using the handle Maxney who is apart of the Turkish hacker group ‘Turkish Ajan Hacker Group’ (www.turkishajan.com) has just tipped us off to an attack on an official Siemens Taiwan website that is dedicated for automation and drives.” Source: Official Siemens Taiwan Hacked, Defaced and Data Leaked

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05 Sep 2012

‘IEC suffers 20,000 cyber attacks a day’

“Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) suffers between 10,000 and 20,000 cyber attacks every day, Yiftach Ron-Tal, chairman of the IEC board revealed Tuesday.   Speaking at the annual cyber summit hosted by the Israel Institute for National Security Studies, Ron-Tal said that ‘a cyber war is a prolonged one and unlike

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05 Sep 2012

Government to warn businesses about cyber crime threat

“The government is issuing advice to British business leaders on how to protect themselves from cyber threats. At a conference at the Foreign Office, ministers and officials from the communications intelligence agency, GCHQ, will tell companies to create a more security-conscious culture.” Source: BBC News – Government to warn businesses

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05 Sep 2012

BitFloor exchange robbed of US$250,000, all trading halted

“The fourth largest BitCoin (BTC) exchange market BitFloor has temporarily ceased trading and shut down, following an attack that has seen over US$250,000 stolen from the pool of coins that the organisation uses to execute trades.” Source: BitFloor exchange robbed of US$250,000, all trading halted | ZDNet

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05 Sep 2012

Widely used fingerprint reader exposes Windows passwords in seconds

“Fingerprint-reading software preinstalled on laptops sold by Dell, Sony, and at least 14 other PC makers contains a serious weakness that makes it trivial for hackers with physical control of the machine to quickly recover account passwords, security researchers said.” Source: Widely used fingerprint reader exposes Windows passwords in seconds

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05 Sep 2012

Secret account in mission-critical router opens power plants to tampering

“The line of mission-critical routers manufactured by Fremont, California-based GarrettCom contains an undocumented account with a default password that gives unprivileged users access to advanced options and features, Justin W. Clarke, an expert in the security of industrial control systems, told Ars. The ‘factory account’ makes it possible for untrusted

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05 Sep 2012

Al-Jazeera website defaced by pro-Syrian hackers

“The Arabic website of news network al-Jazeera has been defaced, apparently by hackers loyal to the Syrian regime. “ Source: BBC News – Al-Jazeera website defaced by pro-Syrian hackers

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