11 Sep 2012

Breaking Bad – How America’s biggest corporations became cyber vigilantes.

“The Pentagon is gearing up for cyber-warfare. General Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, testified in March that the Department of Defense ‘is conducting a coordinated, thorough review with the Joint Staff of existing standing rules of engagement on cyberspace. These revised standing rules of engagement should give us

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11 Sep 2012

US, Indian computer response teams to carry out virtual battle

” Experts from India and the US will test each other’s skills and capabilities in tackling cyber security threats this week, in the first such exercise of its kind. Computer emergency response team (CERT) members will generate live threats and carry out attacks on critical infrastructure. These will need to

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10 Sep 2012

Go Daddy-serviced Web sites taken down in apparent attack

“Web sites serviced by DNS and hosting provider Go Daddy were down today. A hacker using the ‘Anonymous Own3r’ Twitter account claimed credit for the outage.” Source:Go Daddy-serviced Web sites taken down in apparent attack | Security & Privacy – CNET News

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10 Sep 2012

Al-Jazeera SMS service attacked by pro-Syrian hackers

“The mobile service of Qatar-based news network al-Jazeera Arabic has been hacked.” Source: BBC News – Al-Jazeera SMS service attacked by pro-Syrian hackers

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10 Sep 2012

Sleuths Trace New Zero-Day Attacks to Hackers Who Hit Google

“It’s been more than two years since Google broke corporate protocol by revealing that it had been the victim of a persistent and sophisticated hack, traced to intruders in China that the company all but said were working for the government. And it turns out the hacker gang that hit

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09 Sep 2012

White House drafting order to strengthen U.S. against cyberattacks

“The White House has drafted a preliminary executive order aimed at strengthening the nation’s computer systems against attack, an effort to begin to accomplish through fiat what could not be achieved through Congress.” Source: White House drafting order to strengthen U.S. against cyberattacks – The Denver Post

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08 Sep 2012

Taliban using Facebook to lure Aussie soldier

“Taliban insurgents are posing as ‘attractive women’ on Facebook to befriend coalition soldiers and gather intelligence about operations. Australian soldiers are given pre-deployment briefings about enemies creating fake profiles to spy on troops. Personnel are also being warned that geo-tagging – a function of many websites that secretly logs the

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08 Sep 2012

Cyber attacks grow increasingly reckless, official says

“Other nations are increasingly employing cyber attacks without ‘any sense of restraint,’ a top U.S. cybersecurity official said on Friday, citing ‘reckless’ behaviors that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union would have dared at the height of Cold War tensions.” Source: Cyber attacks grow increasingly reckless, official says

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07 Sep 2012

Google Acquires Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner VirusTotal

“VirusTotal, an online malware and virus scanner, was just acquired by Google. The company already used a number of Google services ahead of the acquisition, including App Engine and Google Storage. VirusTotal will continue to operate independently and maintain its existing partnerships with other antivirus companies and security experts. The

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07 Sep 2012

Japanese Defense Panel: Cyber Attacks Can Be Basis for Military Self Defense

“A Japanese military panel on Friday released a new set of guidelines for dealing with cyber attacks against the nation, saying that in certain circumstances they could warrant a military response.” Source: Japanese Defense Panel: Cyber Attacks Can Be Basis for Military Self Defense | PCWorld Business Center

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