14 Jul 2011

Hackers Gained Access to Sensitive Military Files

“The Defense Department suffered one of its worst digital attacks in history in March, when foreign hackers broke into the computers of a corporate contractor and obtained 24,000 sensitive Pentagon files during a single intrusion, senior officials said on Thursday. “ (Source: Hackers Gained Access to Sensitive Military Files –

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13 Jul 2011

Canadian intelligence warns of growing cyber-threat

“The Canadian intelligence service has singled out cyber attacks as one of the biggest threats facing Canada in its latest annual report. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), which is responsible for investigating threats to national security, said that politically motivated threats, or attacks against critical information infrastructure, are of

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13 Jul 2011

Anonymous attacks agri-giant Monsanto, leaking information on 2,500 employees

“Anonymous has launched what they portray as an opening salvo against international agricultural giant Monsanto. Calling their mission #OpMonsanto, they released the names, addresses, emails and phone numbers of over 2,500 Monsanto employees and affiliates.” Source: Anonymous attacks agri-giant Monsanto, leaking information on 2,500 employees | Naked Security

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12 Jul 2011

12 July will be biggest day in Anonymous’s history, hacker group warns

“Threatens attack on police over phone hacking and judges over Julian Assange’s proposed extradition Online hacktivist group Anonymous has said that it would reveal “explosive” secrets to embarrass Metropolitan police and judges in the UK, according to a report by the Guardian.” Source: 12 July will be biggest day in

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12 Jul 2011

FBI uncovers string of large, unauthorized wire transfers to China

“The FBI has sent out a fraud alert over recent trend of unauthorized wire transfers to China. Small- to medium-sized business in the U.S. are typical victims.” (Source: FBI uncovers string of large, unauthorized wire transfers to China.)

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12 Jul 2011

The Definitive Story About the Most Sophisticated Cyberattack in History

“The story of Stuxnet, a piece of malware that almost certainly targeted an Iranian nuclear facility, is complex and dense. Most of the interesting stuff is buried in the half megabyte of code that the worm is made of, and telling a good story about the details is nearly as

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11 Jul 2011

Hackers claim hack on Booz Allen Hamilton, data exposed

“ackers flying the AntiSec banner claimed today that they compromised a server at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and have released internal data, including about 90,000 military e-mail addresses. “We infiltrated a server on their network that basically had no security measures in place. We were able to run our

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10 Jul 2011

Reports: DHS, IRS Databases At Risk

“Some of the federal government’s most critical agencies are falling down on database security with misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and a lack of best practices, putting sensitive citizen and defense information at risk as a result, new government audits show. Just this week, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) found that

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09 Jul 2011

AntiSec Hackers Hit F.B.I. Contractor

“Hackers who have claimed responsibility for a spate of recent break-ins said on Friday that they had infiltrated the network of IRC Federal, an engineering contractor that works for federal agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and stole internal documents from its database and e-mail system.” (Source: AntiSec Hackers

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08 Jul 2011

DHS: Imported Consumer Tech Contains Hidden Hacker Attack Tools

“A top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official has admitted on the record that electronics sold in the U.S. are being preloaded with spyware, malware, and security-compromising components by unknown foreign parties. In testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, acting deputy undersecretary of the DHS National Protection

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