02 May 2013

OpUSA Threatens Banks, Government on May 7

“The group goes on to say U.S. financial institutions will be targeted for attack. ‘Do not take this as a warning,’ the post states. ‘You cannot stop the Internet hate machine from doxes, DNS attacks, defaces, redirects, DDoS attacks, database leaks and admin takeovers.’ The White House website and eight

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02 May 2013

Ongoing Malicious Cyber Activity Against U.S. Government and Private Sector Entities

“Various cyber actors have engaged in malicious activity against U.S. Government and private sector entities. The apparent objective of this activity has been the theft of intellectual property, trade secrets, and other sensitive business information. The malicious actors have employed a variety of techniques to infiltrate targeted organizations, establish a

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02 May 2013

China Cyberspies Outwit U.S. Stealing Military Secrets

At what point are shareholders able to sue for negligence? That question has been haunting the cyber domain for a decade… “QinetiQ’s espionage expertise didn’t keep Chinese cyber- spies from outwitting the company. In a three-year operation, hackers linked to China’s military infiltrated QinetiQ’s computers and compromised most if not

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02 May 2013

Syrian Electronic Army: Assad’s cyber warriors

“In recent weeks, the self-styled Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has launched hacking attacks on the BBC, the Associated Press (AP) and most recently the Guardian. Last week the group succeeded in hijacking AP’s main Twitter account, with 1.9 million followers. It falsely claimed that President Obama had been injured in

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01 May 2013

Sensitive Army database of U.S. dams compromised; Chinese hackers suspected

“U.S. intelligence agencies traced a recent cyber intrusion into a sensitive infrastructure database to the Chinese government or military cyber warriors, according to U.S. officials. “ Source: Sensitive Army database of U.S. dams compromised; Chinese hackers suspected | Washington Free Beacon

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30 Apr 2013

Wash. Hospital Hit By $1.03 Million Cyberheist

“Organized hackers in Ukraine and Russia stole more than $1 million from a public hospital in Washington state earlier this month. The costly cyberheist was carried out with the help of nearly 100 different accomplices in the United States who were hired through work-at-home job scams run by a crime

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29 Apr 2013

Taiwan: China’s cyberarmy shifting target to think tanks, telcos

” Taiwanese government claims China’s cyberarmy now employs more than 100,000 people, has a yearly budget of more than US$2.71 million and is now focusing on think tanks and firms responsible for critical infrastructure.” Source: Taiwan: China’s cyberarmy shifting target to think tanks, telcos | ZDNet

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28 Apr 2013

Dutchman arrested over huge web attack

“Spanish police have arrested a Dutchman suspected of being behind one of the biggest ever web attacks.” Source: BBC News – Dutchman arrested over huge web attack

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26 Apr 2013

Cyber attack deprives millions of online ID

“More than 10 million Dutch citizens were unable to use their official online signature to pay bills and taxes because of a cyber attack, officials said Wednesday. The national DigiD system ‘is no longer accessible since Tuesday evening because of a DDoS attack,’ the interior ministry said in a statement.”

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26 Apr 2013

Islamic group expands targets in bank DDoS attacks

“An Islamic group that launched a third wave of high-powered distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against U.S. banks in March has started targeting other financial organizations, including credit card companies and financial brokerages, security experts say.” Source: Islamic group expands targets in bank DDoS attacks – CSO Online – Security and

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