23 Jan 2012

I Spy Your Company’s Boardroom

“In less than two hours, they found systems installed in 5,000 conference rooms around the country, including an attorney-inmate meeting room at a prison, an operating room at a university medical center, and a venture capital company where prospects were pitching their companies while laying out their financial details on

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22 Jan 2012

Hacker group Anonymous takes down major website

“It appears the hacker collective Anonymous has struck again. This time, the hack took out CBS.com and UniversalMusic.com as well as several websites outside the country. According to several internet blogs and a post on the hacker group’s twitter feed, the entire CBS website was reduced to just a single

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14 Jan 2012

Chinese ‘attack US DoD Smart Cards’ with Sykipot Malware

“A new strain of the Sykipot malware is being used by Chinese cyber criminals to compromise US Department of Defense (DoD) smart cards, a new report has revealed. “ (Chinese ‘attack US DoD Smart Cards’ with Sykipot Malware)

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13 Jan 2012

Cyber-Crimes Pose ‘Existential’ Threat, FBI Warns

“Despite the increased frequency and severity of online crime and espionage in 2011, many American corporations and consumers are still not taking the threat seriously, the FBI’s top cyber official said Thursday. The risk posed by criminal hackers is “existential, meaning it could eliminate whole companies,” said Shawn Henry, the

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12 Jan 2012

Cyber defense effort is mixed, study finds

“A Pentagon pilot program that uses classified National Security Agency data to protect the computer networks of defense contractors has had some success but also has failed to meet some expectations, according to a study commissioned by the Defense Department. The program showed that Internet carriers could be trusted to

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12 Jan 2012

Malicious Software Attacks Security Cards Used by Pentagon

“Chinese hackers have deployed a new cyber weapon that is aimed at the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and potentially a number of other United States government agencies and businesses, security researchers say.” Source: Malicious Software Attacks Security Cards Used by Pentagon – NYTimes.com

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12 Jan 2012

Davos report: Cyber-attack risk to global stability is real

“Cyber-attacks against governments and businesses are among the top five risks in the world in terms of likelihood, according to the startlingly obvious World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risks for 2012 report. According to the international organisation, famous for its annual conferences held in the Swiss resort of Davos, cyber-attacks

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03 Jan 2012

‘Saudi hacker’ publishes Israeli credit card details

“A self-defined Saudi hacker claimed he had published details of 400,000 Israeli-owned credit cards online, but the card firms on Tuesday insisted that only 14,000 cards had been affected. Details of the hack were exposed late on Monday in a statement posted on an Israeli sports website.” (Source: AFP: ‘Saudi

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03 Jan 2012

Fallout from the Christmas Hack of Stratfor

“Let this be the day that you change your password practices. On December 24th, 2011, Anonymous, the group of hackers that includes anyone who chooses to adapt that label, announced that they had broken into the servers of the defense intelligence organization Stratfor. Despite Anonymous’ belief in a vast military-industrial-government

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28 Dec 2011

Leading Aussies victims of Stratfor hacking

“THE credit card details of millionaire MP Malcolm Turnbull and billionaire businessman David Smorgon have been published on the internet after they were caught up in a hacking scandal that has sent shockwaves through the US defence community and Wall Street. Prominent journalist Sam Lipski, whose personal details were published

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