12 Sep 2011

Air traffic system vulnerable to cyber attack

“The team says the vulnerabilities it has identified ‘could have disastrous consequences including confusion, aircraft groundings, even plane crashes if exploited by adversaries’” (Air traffic system vulnerable to cyber attack – tech – 12 September 2011 – New Scientist)

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08 Sep 2011

The Calm Before the Storm

“When the Chinese penetrated Google in late 2009 — yes, that operation was Chinese, and yes, it was done with the blessing of a member of the Politburo — they weren’t after customer information. They were after the source code that makes Google unique. Nor was Google the only victim:

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05 Sep 2011

Stolen information worth £300m recovered by GCHQ

“William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, said the agency had joined forces with the Serious and Organised Crime Agency to obtain the information as part of the ongoing cyber war against foreign states and criminals. A team of experts at GCHQ is understood to be working with the military to develop

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03 Sep 2011

Hacking exposes holes in officers Web security

“A cyber-attack on the email accounts of Texas police chiefs revealed the vulnerability even of the state’s top cops and appears to have prompted a new investigation into a notorious hacking group. The stealthy group known as Anonymous claimed responsibility for “Texas Takedown Thursday.” The email accounts of 25 members

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03 Sep 2011

DHS warns of planned Anonymous attacks

“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today issued a somewhat unusual bulletin warning the security community about the planned activities of hacking collective Anonymous over the next few months. The bulletin, issued by the DHS National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), warns financial services companies especially to be on

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02 Sep 2011

Scotland Yard Arrests LulzSec Hacker ‘Kayla’

“Scotland Yard has arrested two men who together used the online pseudonym “Kalya” and were central figures in the notorious hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec.” Source: Scotland Yard Arrests LulzSec Hacker ‘Kayla’ | FoxNews.com

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30 Aug 2011

N.Korea Steps Up Hacker Attacks on S.Korean Firms

“North Korea attempts up to 250 million indiscriminate cyber attacks on government agencies and private corporations in South Korea per day, said an official with the National Cyber Security Center under the National Intelligence Service last Thursday.” (Source: The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea – N.Korea Steps

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26 Aug 2011

Coordinated ATM Heist Nets Thieves $13M

“An international cybercrime gang stole $13 million from a Florida-based financial institution earlier this year, by executing a highly-coordinated heist in which thieves used ATMs around the globe to cash out stolen prepaid debit cards, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.” Source: Coordinated ATM Heist Nets Thieves $13M — Krebs on Security

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26 Aug 2011

Top 35 Cyber Security Mitigation Strategies

“At least 85% of the targeted cyber intrusions that the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) responded to in 2010 could have been prevented by following the first four mitigation strategies listed in our Top 35 Mitigation Strategies: Patch applications such as PDF readers, Microsoft Office, Java, Flash Player and web browsers.

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25 Aug 2011

Black Hat Hacker Says Insulin Pump Maker Medtronic Belittles Security Flaw

” The diabetic security researcher Jerome Radcliffe who hacked his insulin pump at Black Hat accused Medtronic of not taking security of its devices or his research seriously.” (Source: Black Hat Hacker Says Insulin Pump Maker Medtronic Belittles Security Flaw – Security – News & Reviews – eWeek.com.)

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