25 Aug 2012

Uganda: Government to name cyber security department

“The government has announced plans to establish a cyber security department to handle the increasing cyber attacks on the government institutions.” Source: Government to name cyber security department

Read More
24 Aug 2012

Hackers Lay Claim to Saudi Aramco Cyberattack

“Unknown computer hackers claim they forced the world’s largest oil company, Saudi Aramco, to quarantine its oil production systems from infected PCs inside the company last week. They threatened to attack the company again this Saturday.” Source: Hackers Lay Claim to Saudi Aramco Cyberattack – NYTimes.com

Read More
23 Aug 2012

Aramco Threatened With New Attack

“The group that has claimed responsibility for the recent attack on Saudi Aramco that destroyed data on thousands of machines and took the company’s Web presence offline says that it will launch a second attack on Saturday in order to prove its abilities and the fact that it’s not relying

Read More
22 Aug 2012

Global CyberLympics, the World’s First International Ethical Hacking, Computer Network Defense, and Forensics Competition, launches during the Olympics

“With a little over 1,200 people representing 51 countries, participating in Global CyberLympics, the world’s first international ethical hacking, computer network defense, and forensics competition proves successful.” Source: Global CyberLympics, the World’s First International Ethical Hacking, Computer Network Defense, and Forensics Competition, launches during the Olympics | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Read More
22 Aug 2012

‘Crisis’ malware targets VMware virtual machines

“Security researchers have discovered a single piece of malware that is capable of spreading to four different platform environments, including Windows, Mac OSX, VMware virtual machines, and Windows Mobile devices.” Source: ‘Crisis’ malware targets VMware virtual machines | Security & Privacy – CNET News

Read More
22 Aug 2012

Darpa Looks to Make Cyberwar Routine With Secret ‘Plan X’

“The Pentagon’s top research arm is unveiling a new, classified cyberwarfare project. But it’s not about building the next Stuxnet, Darpa swears. Instead, the just-introduced ‘Plan X’ is designed to make online strikes a more routine part of U.S. military operations. That will make the son of Stuxnet easier to

Read More
22 Aug 2012

Siemens ‘flaw’ claim sparks US power plant security probe

“The US government is investigating claims that a flaw in Siemens’ networking equipment could enable hackers to attack power plants and other critical systems. A security expert said that he had found a backdoor in hardware from a Siemens subsidiary, RuggedCom.” Source: BBC News – Siemens ‘flaw’ claim sparks US

Read More
21 Aug 2012

Most cyber attacks fly under our radar: Aussie spy chief

“Australia’s spy chief, David Irvine, has warned businesses to be on the alert for cyber attacks and corporate espionage. Irvine, who is the director-general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), said that many cyber attacks were going undetected by local security agencies.” Source: Most cyber attacks fly under our

Read More
21 Aug 2012

Anonymous takes down UK government websites in Assange attack

“Anonymous is claiming to have begun shutting down UK government websites in protest of the treatment of Julian Assange. At around 8pm UT, the UK Justice Department website went down under a distributed denial of service attack. About 40 minutes later the Department of Work and Pensions website was also

Read More
20 Aug 2012

500,000 Android users in China infected with SMSZombie

“The amount of malware crafted and aimed at Android devices is ever-increasing. With Android being the most popular platform for smartphones and tablets around the world, Android users have become the low-hanging fruit when it comes to writing malware by the nefarious users. A new Android threat has affected 500,000

Read More