16 Dec 2015

U.S. arrests three men over hacking scheme targeting 60 million people

Three men were arrested on Monday for engaging in a wide-ranging hacking and spamming scheme that targeted personal information of 60 million people including Comcast customers, U.S. prosecutors announced Tuesday. Source: U.S. arrests three men over hacking scheme targeting 60 million people | Reuters

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14 Dec 2015

Moonfruit takes websites offline after cyber-attack threat

Thousands of business and personal websites have been taken offline by web host Moonfruit, after it was threatened with a cyber-attack.The Moonfruit service lets customers easily build templated websites.But the company said it had been threatened with a cyber-attack and had decided to make its customers’ websites unavailable for “up

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14 Dec 2015

J.P. Morgan, BOA, Citi, And Wells Spending $1.5 Billion To Battle Cyber Crime

“The British insurance company Lloyd’s estimates that cyber attacks cost businesses as much as $400 billion a year, which includes direct damage plus post-attack disruption to the normal course of business. Some vendor and media forecasts put the cybercrime figure as high as $500 billion and more.” Source: J.P. Morgan,

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14 Dec 2015

Twitter warns some users of possible state-sponsored cyber attack

Twitter Inc issued an alert to some users warning them that state-sponsored hackers may have tried to obtain sensitive data from their accounts, the company said, the first such warning by the micro blogging site. Source: Twitter warns some users of possible state-sponsored cyber attack | Reuters

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12 Dec 2015

France won’t block public Wi-Fi or ban Tor, PM says

” France won’t block public Wi-Fi or ban Tor, PM says Manuel Valls has stated that ‘a ban on Wi-Fi is not a course of action envisaged.’ Public Wi-Fi networks and Tor won’t be blocked or forbidden in France in the near future, even during a state of emergency, despite the country’s

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12 Dec 2015

More than a million OPM hack victims still not notified

More than a million victims of a massive hack of U.S. government computer files have still not been officially notified that their data was compromised and that they are eligible for free credit-monitoring protection, officials said on Friday. Source: More than a million OPM hack victims still not notified |

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11 Dec 2015

How much money do pirates make?

“They say crime doesn’t pay, but a new study estimates that pirates make somewhere in the range of $70 million every year by installing malware on the devices of unsuspecting users. According to a study called ‘Digital Bait’ commissioned by the Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA) and conducted by RiskIQ, one

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11 Dec 2015

Cyber sharing with industry improving, DOJ says

Private-sector executives have sent a clear message to the Justice Department: The cyberthreat information the department shares must improve, said Sean Newell, a deputy chief in the department’s National Security Division. Source: Cyber sharing with industry improving, DOJ says

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10 Dec 2015

US Intel Community Taps Encryption-Busting Tech Firm for Digital Spying

Amid growing terrorist threats from groups like ISIS and increasingly successful cyberattacks from nation states like China, the U.S. intelligence community today announced it will invest in a company that produces digital forensics software. Source: US Intel Community Taps Encryption-Busting Tech Firm for Digital Spying – Defense One

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09 Dec 2015

Universities suffer cyber-attack 

University students across the UK have been unable to submit work, after the academic computer network known as Janet came under cyber-attack.Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks began on Monday and are continuing, according to the network’s operator, Jisc. Source: Universities suffer cyber-attack – BBC News

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