26 Oct 2011

U.S. fears science fiction-style sabotage in new wave of cyber attacks

“When a computer attack hobbled Iran’s unfinished nuclear power plant last year, it was assumed to be a military-grade strike, the handiwork of elite hacking professionals with nation-state backing. Yet for all its science-fiction sophistication, key elements have now been replicated in laboratory settings by security experts with little time,

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25 Oct 2011

Japanese parliament hit by cyber-attack

“According to local media reports, hackers were able to snoop upon emails and steal passwords from computers belonging to lawmakers at the Japanese parliament for over a month.” Source: Japanese parliament hit by cyber-attack | Naked Security

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24 Oct 2011

Who Else Was Hit by the RSA Attackers?

“Security experts have said that RSA wasn’t the only corporation victimized in the attack, and that dozens of other multinational companies were infiltrated using many of the same tools and Internet infrastructure. But so far, no one has been willing to talk publicly about which other companies may have been

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20 Oct 2011

Finland To Develop Cyber Defense ‘Counterpunch’

“Finland’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has drafted a national cyber defense strategy proposal that would provide substantial investment to develop an arsenal of cyber defense weaponry to protect crucial military, government and economic data networks and critical infrastructure.” Source: Finland To Develop Cyber Defense ‘Counterpunch’ – Defense News

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19 Oct 2011

Chinese Research Scientist Pleads Guilty to Economic Espionage and Theft of Trade Secrets

“A Chinese national pleaded guilty today to one count of economic espionage to benefit a university tied to the People’s Republic of China and one count of theft of trade secrets. Kexue Huang, 48, pleaded guilty to the charges before U.S. District in the Southern District of Indiana. According to

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18 Oct 2011

W32.Duqu: The Precursor to the Next Stuxnet

“Duqu is essentially the precursor to a future Stuxnet-like attack. The threat was written by the same authors (or those that have access to the Stuxnet source code) and appears to have been created since the last Stuxnet file was recovered. Duqu’s purpose is to gather intelligence data and assets

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18 Oct 2011

Britain Would Strike First In Cyberwar, Government Says

” Britain is prepared to strike first to defend itself against a cyber attack from an enemy state, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday. His warning was the first clear signal that the UK has developed new weapons for the online battlefield.” Source: Britain Would Strike First In Cyberwar, Government

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17 Oct 2011

Hacker group threatens industrial computer systems

“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning that hackers from the loose online protest collective called Anonymous have threatened attacks against the computer systems that run factories, power stations, chemical plants, and water and sewage facilities. “While Anonymous recently expressed intent to target [industrial control software], they have not

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13 Oct 2011

Chinese telecom firm tied to spy ministry

“A U.S. intelligence report for the first time links China’s largest telecommunications company to Beijing’s KGB-like intelligence service and says the company recently received nearly a quarter-billion dollars from the Chinese government.” Source: Chinese telecom firm tied to spy ministry – Washington Times

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12 Oct 2011

BlackBerry RIM Server Crash Continues To Affect Millions Europe Middle East And Africa Third Day

” Millions of BlackBerry customers across the world have been left without email or text services for a third day. “ Source: BlackBerry RIM Server Crash Continues To Affect Millions Europe Middle East And Africa Third Day | Technology | Sky News

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