02 Oct 2012

Hackers shifting to ‘destruction’: US cyber chief

“Hackers are stepping up the intensity of their attacks, moving from ‘disruption’ to ‘destruction’ of key computer systems, the top US cyber-defense official said Monday. General Keith Alexander, who is director of the National Security Agency and commander of the US Cyber Command, told a Washington forum that the new

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01 Oct 2012

Cyberattacks on 6 American Banks Frustrate Customers

“Six major American banks were hit in a wave of computer attacks last week, by a group claiming Middle Eastern ties, that caused Internet blackouts and delays in online banking. “ Source: Cyberattacks on 6 American Banks Frustrate Customers – NYTimes.com

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01 Oct 2012

White House Hack Attack

“Hackers linked to China’s government broke into one of the U.S. government’s most sensitive computer networks, breaching a system used by the White House Military Office for nuclear commands, according to defense and intelligence officials familiar with the incident. One official said the cyber breach was one of Beijing’s most

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30 Sep 2012

Russian Cyber Expert: Hackers Could Shut Down Power In Most Of The World In A Decade

“Uncontrolled security threats on the Internet could return much of the planet to an era without electricity or automated transportation, top U.S. and Russian experts said on Thursday.” Source:Russian Cyber Expert: Hackers Could Shut Down Power In Most Of The World In A Decade – Business Insider

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30 Sep 2012

Cyber raiders hold Queensland firms to $3000 ransom by locking computer files

“Almost 30 Australian businesses, including 12 in Queensland, have been held to ransom in the past week by cybercriminals who lock up their computer files with unbreakable encryption.” Source:Cyber raiders hold Queensland firms to $3000 ransom by locking computer files | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | News.com.au

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30 Sep 2012

Cyber Attack Leaves Comair Employees Without Paycheck

“A spokesperson with Delta tells Local 12 that hundreds of Comair employees did not get a paycheck today because of a cyber attack. The attack on PNC Bank reportedly originated out of Iran.  400 employees are affected by the attack.” Source:Cyber Attack Leaves Comair Employees Without Paycheck – :: Cincinnati

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28 Sep 2012

US cyber warrior accuses China of targeting Pentagon

“The U.S. Cyber Command’s top intelligence officer accused China on Thursday of persistent efforts to pierce Pentagon computer networks and said a proposal was moving forward to boost the cyber command in the U.S. military hierarchy.” Source:US cyber warrior accuses China of targeting Pentagon | Reuters

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28 Sep 2012

Cyber attack takes down PNC website for second day

“A cyberattack that one expert called the biggest of its kind to hit the United States crippled PNC Financial Services Group’s website on Thursday. For the second consecutive day, the Pittsburgh-based bank’s website fell victim to a denial-of-service attack, in which a person or group directs a flood of traffic

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27 Sep 2012

Joint strike force shuts down largest carding operation in Australia

“A joint strike force specialising in disrupting identity fraud and illegal credit-card manufacturing has made yet another set of arrests, cementing the shutdown of what was the largest carding operation in Australia.” Source: Joint strike force shuts down largest carding operation in Australia | ZDNet

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27 Sep 2012

DISA charged with securing networks for all but two agencies

“The Defense Information Systems Agency has been tapped to tighten up network security of all branches of the federal government except the State Department and the FBI, which have their own systems. The move is in response to the unauthorized release of hundreds of thousands of pages of Pentagon and

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