24 Sep 2012

Army Orders Intelligence Servers Shut Down, Threatens Palantir, Continues 3rd ID Probe

“A Sept. 12 memo from Kim Denver, the Army’s deputy assistant secretary for procurement to the service’s Contracting Command, calls for a cease and desist order against Palantir banning it from ‘approaching units and providing goods and services for free.’ The company has been told that ‘future actions resulting in

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23 Sep 2012

Iran denies hacking into American banks

“Iran denied its hackers attacked American banks, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday, following a Reuters report that three of the largest American lenders were repeatedly targeted over the past year.” Source: Iran denies hacking into American banks | Reuters

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22 Sep 2012

Iranian hackers target largest US banks

“Iranian hackers have repeatedly attacked Bank of America Corp, JP Morgan Chase & Co and Citigroup Inc over the past year as part of a broad cyber campaign targeting the United States, according to people familiar with the situation.” Source: Iranian hackers target largest US banks: US Sources – Economy

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20 Sep 2012

Electric grid regulator creates cybersecurity office

“The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) established a division to mitigate cyber threats on the electric grid Thursday, but noted it still lacks many of the enforcement capabilities it needs from Congress. The office will let FERC set best practices and communicate with private-sector firms about cyber vulnerabilities through ‘existing

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20 Sep 2012

Fraud Alert – Cyber Criminals Targeting Financial Institution Employee Credentials to Conduct Wire Transfer Fraud

“Recent FBI reporting indicates a new trend in which cyber criminal actors are using spam and phishing e-mails, keystroke loggers, and Remote Access Trojans (RAT) to compromise financial institution networks and obtain employee login credentials. The stolen credentials were used to initiate unauthorized wire transfers overseas. The wire transfer amounts

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19 Sep 2012

JPMorgan Chase suffering from online outages

“The consumer banking website of JPMorgan Chase & Co. was intermittently unavailable to some customers on Wednesday, a spokesman said, in a second day of Internet issues for a major bank in the United States.” Source: jpmorgan chase outage – chicagotribune.com

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19 Sep 2012

Chinese cyber attacks hit Japan over islands dispute

“At least 19 Japanese websites, including those of a government ministry, courts and a hospital, have come under cyber attack, apparently from China, police said Wednesday. Many of the websites were altered to show messages proclaiming Chinese sovereignty over the Diaoyu islands, a Japanese-administered chain Tokyo calls Senkaku, the National

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19 Sep 2012

Private networks vulnerable to cyber attack: Pentagon

“Privately-owned computer networks remain vulnerable to cyber attacks, and many U.S. companies are not doing enough to protect them, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday.” Source: Private networks vulnerable to cyber attack: Pentagon | Reuters

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19 Sep 2012

Cyberattacks could trigger self-defense rule, U.S. official says

“Cyberattacks can amount to armed attacks triggering the right of self-defense and are subject to international laws of war, the State Department’s top lawyer said Tuesday. Spelling out the U.S. government’s position on the rules governing cyberwarfare, Harold Koh, the department’s legal adviser, said a cyber-operation that results in death,

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19 Sep 2012

Bank of America Hit By Cyber Attack

“Bank of America’s website was experiencing sporadic outages on Tuesday related to a cyber attack that may be tied to an Islamic terrorist group, according to a source close to the matter. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank’s namesake site, bankofamerica.com, was not loading as of 4:15 p.m. ET and has been

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