12 Nov 2010

Cell Phone Virus Affects More than a Million in China

“A cell phone virus has spread throughout China, affecting more than a million users, according to Chinese media this week. Cell phone virus-infected users unknowingly sent out randomized spam messages after their phones were infected with malware software, according to the Chinese state-controlled Shanghai Daily.” (Cell Phone Virus Affects More

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08 Nov 2010

Hacker attacks Royal Navy website

“The Royal Navy’s website was suspended today after being hacked into over the weekend. A Romanian hacker operating under the name TinKode claimed to have breached security on the site on Friday night. In a blogpost on Saturday he provided details of the hack, together with names and passwords of

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26 Oct 2010

Nobel Peace Prize Site Serves Firefox 0day

“The Web site for the Nobel Peace Prize has been serving up malicious software that takes advantage of a newly-discovered security hole in Mozilla Firefox, computer security experts warned today. Oslo-based Norman ASA warned that visitors who browsed the Nobel Prize site with Firefox while the attack was active early

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20 Oct 2010

U.S. Says Military Can Respond to Domestic Cyberthreats

“The Obama administration has adopted new procedures for using the Defense Department’s vast array of cyberwarfare capabilities in case of an attack on vital computer networks inside the United States, delicately navigating historic rules that restrict military action on American soil. “ (Source: U.S. Says Military Can Respond to Domestic

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20 Oct 2010

Pentagon seeks tight ties with cyber contractors

“The Defense Department aims to tighten ties with its cyber security contractors to help thwart mounting threats to sensitive networks, the Pentagon’s top official for cyber policy said Wednesday. The department’s use of top-level system integrators and entrepreneurs will continue to grow along with the need for so-called ‘active’ defenses

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15 Oct 2010

UK government to spend £1bn on cybersecurity

“According to a report in The Register, the money will be used to acquire active defense capabilities against cyber attacks on government systems and critical civilian infrastructure, such as utility grids and the National Health Service. This news follows a major address earlier this week by Ian Lobban, the director

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15 Oct 2010

Report: Hackers Steal S. Korean Defense Documents

“Hackers believed to be from China stole secret South Korean documents on defense and foreign affairs by using e-mails pretending to be from Seoul officials, a news report said Friday. The suspected hacking occurred when South Korean officials handling foreign and security affairs opened attachment files that contained titles referring

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06 Oct 2010

Pentagon: The global cyberwar is just beginning

“The Pentagon is rapidly preparing for cyberwar in the face of alarming and growing threats, say senior defense officials, who add that sophisticated attacks have prompted them to take the striking step of investigating the feasibility of expanding NATO’s collective defense tenet to include cyberspace.” (Pentagon: The global cyberwar is

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06 Oct 2010

Microsoft: Ban ‘sick’ PCs from the Internet

“The problem with PCs infected with bots has stymied security professionals ever since botnets came into wide use among cyber criminals. Attempts to shut down the command-and-control servers only temporarily have any effect, and investigators take months — or years — to nab the those responsible for the attacks. Now

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30 Sep 2010

Facebook offers peek at incoming malware attacks

“The malware gang behind the Koobface malware attacks on social networks raked in about $35,000 a week ($1.8 million a year) in 2009, according to Facebook security researcher Nick Bilogorskiy. During a keynote address at the Virus Bulletin 2010 conference here, Bilogorskiy said the Koobface gang controls a massive botnet

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