20 Jul 2013

DHS Scales Back Cybersecurity Programs for Critical Infrastructure

“At a time when cyber threats to critical infrastructure are mounting, budget cuts are forcing the Department of Homeland Security to scale back training and information sharing activities. Since March, the government has cancelled two conferences – including one in August — and three training sessions, which teach utility companies

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20 Jul 2013

St. Mary’s Bank Warns 115,775 New Hampshire Residents After Malware Incident

“Last week, New Hampshire-based St. Mary’s Bank, a credit union regulated by the New Hampshire Banking Department, started alerting customers after a piece of malware was discovered on several of the organization’s computers.” Source:St. Mary’s Bank Warns 115,775 New Hampshire Residents After Malware Incident

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19 Jul 2013

Taiwan a ‘testing ground’ for Chinese cyber army

“Taiwan is the frontline in an emerging global battle for cyberspace, according to elite hackers in the island’s IT industry, who say it has become a rehearsal area for the Chinese cyberattacks that have strained ties with the United States. The self-governing island, they say, has endured at least a

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19 Jul 2013

Nearly 50 percent of Indian computers affected by virus between April and June 2013

“Security expert Kaspersky has published a report detailing the threats Indian users had to face this year. The data was collected between the months of April and June and includes security threats from spam, viruses and malware among others. Starting with viruses, nearly 49.6 percent of users in the country

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19 Jul 2013

A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986 to 2012

“A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986-2012 is the first book of its kind- a comprehensive, accessible history of cyber conflict. A Fierce Domain reaches back to look at the major ‘wake-up calls,’ the major conflicts that have forced the realization that cyberspace is a harsh place where nations and

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19 Jul 2013

Huawei denies spying allegations by former CIA chief

Huawei has denied claims made by a former US Central ­Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief, Michael Hayden, that it has spied for the Chinese government. via BBC News – Huawei denies spying allegations by former CIA chief.

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18 Jul 2013

Nasdaq forum website hacked, passwords compromised

“Cyber-criminals targeted Nasdaq OMX Group’s community forum website and gained access to the email usernames and passwords of the members of the site, which took two days to come back online on Thursday evening. The New York-based exchange operator said in an emailed letter to users of the forum that

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18 Jul 2013

Anonymous posts passwords of House and Senate staffers

“A hacktivist associated with Anonymous claims to have posted online thousands of email addresses and passwords for Capitol Hill staffers. According to a Twitter account that posted a link to the hacked information, House and Senate staffers were targeted in protest of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program.” Source:Anonymous

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16 Jul 2013

North Korea ‘behind cyber attack’ on South websites

South Korea believes North Korea was behind cyber attacks against several websites last month, officials say. The attacks, which took place on the anniversary of the Korean War, hit the presidential office website, and several other official and media sites. via BBC News – North Korea ‘behind cyber attack’ on

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15 Jul 2013

After PRISM, Europe has to move to its own clouds, says Estonia’s president

“Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who chairs the steering board of the new European Cloud Partnership, is convinced that Europe should have its own clouds rather than rely on those from US service providers. ‘Recent months have proven it again: it is very important for Europe to create its own

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