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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06 Apr 2012

China admits sites hit in hacking attack

“China has acknowledged that a number of its websites have fallen victim to attack by hackers following a mass campaign by the Anonymous network. Hackers belonging to the global band of online activists this week claimed to have compromised almost 500 sites belonging to the Chinese government, organizations and businesses.”

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04 Apr 2012

US fears al Qaeda cyber attack on New York

“US law enforcement and counterterrorism officials are trying to figure out the significance of recent occurrences on websites believed to have close links to al Qaeda, including a graphic some fear could be an attack threat directed at New York City.” Source: US fears al Qaeda cyber attack on New

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02 Apr 2012

Government plans web and email surveillance to combat crime and terrorism

“Web browsing habits, email conversations and phone calls will be monitored by the government under new legislation set to be unveiled in May. The government is planning to announce the legislation in the Queen’s Speech in May, with Home Office confirming it believes such steps are necessary to tackle criminality

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28 Mar 2012

U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s top cyber cop offered a grim appraisal of the nation’s efforts to keep computer hackers from plundering corporate data networks: “We’re not winning,” he said. “ (Source: U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War – WSJ.com.)

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26 Mar 2012

Microsoft takes down ZeuS botnets

“A Microsoft-led operation resulted in the takedown of key servers associated with the infamous ZeuS and SpyEye banking Trojan botnets on Friday.” Source: Microsoft takes down ZeuS botnets • The Register

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25 Mar 2012

GAO: Global IT Supply Chain Poses New National Security Risk

“A new GAO report published on Friday warned that the global supply chain of IT products could be putting national security at risk. “Federal agencies rely extensively on computerized information systems and electronic data to carry out their operations,” the 45-page report stated. “The exploitation of information technology products and

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25 Mar 2012

Government agencies pay hackers big money for early access to exploits

“It might come as a surprise to many of you, but there is a booming market of buying and selling zero-day exploits of popular software and operating systems. An exclusive zero-day hack for iOS could get you anywhere in between $100,000 to $250,000.” (Source: Government agencies pay hackers big money

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25 Mar 2012

Foreign spies ‘penetrate’ US military networks

“Foreign spies should be assumed to have penetrated the computer networks of the US military, American politicians have been told. Security experts testifying to the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee said the penetration was likely so complete that attempts to curb it should stop.” (Source: BBC News – Foreign spies ‘penetrate’

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19 Mar 2012

Cyber Criminals Selling Millions of U.S military email addresses

“Web based underground market service currently selling Millions of harvested U.S government and U.S military harvested emails addresses to potential spammers, and find out just how easy it is to purchase that kind of data within the cyber crime ecosystem.” Source: Cyber Criminals Selling Millions of U.S military email addresses

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