09 Dec 2012

Saudi Aramco says cyber attack targeted kingdom’s economy

“Oil giant Saudi Aramco said on Sunday that an August cyber attack on its computer network targeted not just the company but the kingdom’s economy as a whole. The interior ministry, which joined Aramco’s investigation into the attack that affected some 30,000 of the firm’s computers, said it was carried

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09 Dec 2012

Secret Service launches investigation into ‘immense’ security breach as computer files left on metro

“The US Secret Service has begun an investigation over an ‘immense’ security breach in which an employee left computer tapes on a metro train.” Source:Secret Service launches investigation into ‘immense’ security breach as computer files left on metro – Telegraph

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06 Dec 2012

U.S. spy agencies to report on cyber-attacks from abroad

“The U.S. intelligence community is nearing completion of its first detailed review of cyber-spying against American targets from abroad, including an attempt to calculate U.S. financial losses from hacker attacks based in China, officials said. The National Intelligence Estimate, the first involving cyber-espionage, also will seek to determine how large

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06 Dec 2012

Cyberattacks in Israel and Gaza Increased After Cease Fire Declared

“Cyberattacks were part of the recent deadly bombing campaign between Israel and Gaza from the beginning, as hackers aligned with both sides targeted the opposition’s websites and servers. However, cybersecurity firm Cloudflare noticed something interesting when a cease-fire was declared: the fighting’s focus moved from the physical space into the

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06 Dec 2012

Cyber-warfare: Hype and fear

“Even as anxiety about jihadi terrorist threats has eased, thanks to the efforts of intelligence agencies and drone attacks’ disruption of the militants’ sanctuaries, fears over Western societies’ vulnerability to cyber-assaults have grown. Political and military leaders miss no chance to declare that cyberwar is already upon us. America’s defence

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06 Dec 2012

Hackers steal customer info from insurance provider Nationwide

“Hackers broke into insurance company Nationwide’s network in October, stealing the personal information of more than a million customers across the country, the insurance company recently revealed. The company said the compromised information included people’s names and a combination of Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, their date of birth,

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05 Dec 2012

US Navy sees 110,000 cyber attacks every hour, or more than 30 every single second

“The US government and all its military branches are naturally a prime target for cyber attacks, but exactly how bad is the situation? Those numbers aren’t thrown around loosely, but Hewlett Packard on Wednesday inadvertently released some statistics for the US Navy’s IT network, and they don’t look pretty. ‘For

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05 Dec 2012

Swiss spy agency warns U.S., Britain about huge data leak

“Secret information on counter-terrorism shared by foreign governments may have been compromised by a massive data theft by a senior IT technician for the NDB, Switzerland’s intelligence service, European national security sources said.” Source:Swiss spy agency warns U.S., Britain about huge data leak | Reuters

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04 Dec 2012

Android devices in U.S. face more malware attacks than PCs

“Android devices are now attacked more often by malware than PCs, according to a report released Tuesday by a cyber security software maker.” Source: Android devices in U.S. face more malware attacks than PCs | PCWorld

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03 Dec 2012

Infectious Worm Spreading on Tumblr

“An infectious worm is spreading on Tumblr Monday morning, affecting several major blogs. Tumblr spokesperson Katherine Barna sent the following email to Mashable regarding the worm: ‘There is a viral post circulating on Tumblr which begins ‘Dearest ‘Tumblr’ users.’ If you have viewed this post, please log out of all

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