28 Nov 2012

Bank DDoS Strikes Could Presage Armageddon Attacks

“DDoS attack traffic could overwhelm not just targeted websites, but also every intervening ISP, warns Arbor Networks.” Source: Bank DDoS Strikes Could Presage Armageddon Attacks – Security –

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27 Nov 2012

Nearly two-dozen bugs easily found in critical infrastructure software

“In the time it took to cook a Thanksgiving turkey, a researcher found nearly two-dozen vulnerabilities in software used in industrial control systems found in power plants, airports and manufacturing facilities. All of the bugs were previously unknown security holes, Aaron Portnoy, co-founder and vice president of research at Exodus

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26 Nov 2012

‘Hackers’ on trial in Turkey for the first time

“A group of Internet hackers appeared before an Ankara court on Monday on charges of terrorism, the first time alleged cyber criminals have been put on trial in Turkey, local media reported. The 10 members of the ‘Redhack’ group are accused of belonging to an armed terrorist organization, illegally obtaining

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26 Nov 2012

New table-munching worm ravages Iranian biz databases

“A new strain of malware is thrashing corporate databases in the Middle East, claiming the vast majority of its victims in Iran. Narilam is ‘causing chaos’ by targeting and modifying corporate databases, according to Symantec. The worm spreads through removable drives and network shares.” Source:New table-munching worm ravages Iranian biz

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23 Nov 2012

Anonymous hackers ‘cost PayPal £3.5m’

“A student attacked the PayPal website as part of a concerted effort by the Anonymous ‘hacktivists’ that cost the company £3.5m, a court has heard.” Source: BBC News – Anonymous hackers ‘cost PayPal £3.5m’

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23 Nov 2012

Hacked Go Daddy sites infecting users with ransomware

“Users are getting infected with ransomware thanks to criminals managing to hack the DNS records of Go Daddy hosted websites. That’s not welcome news for the world’s largest domain name registrar, especially so soon after the recent denial of service attack. “ Source:Hacked Go Daddy sites infecting users with ransomware

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22 Nov 2012

As cyberwarfare heats up, allies turn to U.S. companies for expertise

“In the spring of 2010, a sheik in the government of Qatar began talks with the U.S. consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton about developing a plan to build a cyber-operations center. He feared Iran’s growing ability to attack its regional foes in cyberspace and wanted Qatar to have the means

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22 Nov 2012

Hackers attack web accounts of Israeli Vice PM Shalom

“Social-media accounts, including those on Facebook and Twitter, belonging to Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom have been hacked.” Source: BBC News – Hackers attack web accounts of Israeli Vice PM Shalom

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20 Nov 2012

French officials accuse US of hacking Sarkozy’s computers

“The United States used U.S.-Israeli spy software to hack into the French presidential office earlier this year, the French cyberwarfare agency has concluded, according to the newsmagazine l’Express. The magazine reported late Tuesday that the computers of several close advisers to then-president Nicolas Sarkozy – including Chief of Staff Xavier

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20 Nov 2012

Chinese intelligence was spying on NATO via facebook

” Facebook is proving to be a goldmine for intelligence agencies — and not just ones that Zuckerberg is openly collaborating with. Just recently, a fake profile was created by Chinese hackers (or, more likely, intelligence agents) claiming to be that of US Navy Admiral James Stavridis, NATOs Supreme Allied

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