16 Apr 2012

US and China engage in cyber war games

“The US and China have been discreetly engaging in “war games” amid rising anger in Washington over the scale and audacity of Beijing-co-ordinated cyber attacks on western governments and big business, the Guardian has learned.” (Source: US and China engage in cyber war games | Technology | guardian.co.uk.)

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13 Apr 2012

Businesses could be liable for criminal offences under proposed cyber attack laws

“The Committee overwhelmingly voted to approve proposals to criminalise certain activity relating to cyber attacks last week. The proposals contain plans to make specified “legal persons” within companies liable for certain offences. “Legal persons would be liable for offences committed for their benefit (e.g. a company would be liable for hiring

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11 Apr 2012

Rise of “forever day” bugs in industrial systems threatens critical infrastructure

“The number of security holes that remain unpatched in software used to control refineries, factories, and other critical infrastructure is growing. It’s becoming so common that security researchers have coined the term “forever days” to refer to the unfixed vulnerabilities.” (Source: Rise of “forever day” bugs in industrial systems threatens

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10 Apr 2012

Iran plans to unplug the Internet, launch its own “clean” alternative

“Iran topped a recent list of repressive regimes that most aggressively restrict Internet freedom. The list, published by Reporters Without Borders, is a part of the 2012 edition of the organization’s Enemies of the Internet report. One of the details addressed in that report is the Iranian government’s bizarre plan

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10 Apr 2012

Hacker steals data on 780,000 Utahns from state computer

“A computer hacker stole Social Security numbers for 280,000 Utahns and swiped names, addresses and birth dates for 500,000 others, state officials said today.” (Source: Hacker steals data on 780,000 Utahns from state computer.)

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09 Apr 2012

FBI: Smart Meter Hacks Likely to Spread

“A series of hacks perpetrated against so-called “smart meter” installations over the past several years may have cost a single U.S. electric utility hundreds of millions of dollars annually, the FBI said in a cyber intelligence bulletin obtained by KrebsOnSecurity. The law enforcement agency said this is the first known

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09 Apr 2012

Hackers strike over cybersecurity bill

“The hacker group Anonymous on Monday crashed the websites of two trade associations that support a House cybersecurity bill. “ (Source: Hackers strike over cybersecurity bill – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley.)

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08 Apr 2012

‘Expect more online attacks’ Anonymous hackers say

“The hacking group Anonymous says it will launch online attacks every weekend in the wake of allegations it disrupted access to the Home Office website.” (Source: BBC News – ‘Expect more online attacks’ Anonymous hackers say.)

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08 Apr 2012

Chinese company denies claim of hacking attack

“A Chinese defense contractor on Saturday denied that documents posted to the Web by a computer hacker came from an intrusion of the company, as the hacker said in public statements and interviews with Reuters.” (Source: Chinese company denies claim of hacking attack | Reuters.)

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07 Apr 2012

Medicaid data breach far worse than originally reported

“A huge proportion of the state’s Medicaid clients — two-thirds of them children — are victims of hackers who broke into an inadequately protected computer server at the Utah Department of Health, officials said Friday.” (Source: Medicaid data breach far worse than originally reported | The Salt Lake Tribune.)

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