29 Jun 2011

Military personnel targeted in cyberattack

“On June 7, 2011, the Gannett Government Media family of websites suffered a cyber attack that resulted in some users being unable to access parts or all of the websites. We also discovered that the attacker gained unauthorized access to files containing information of some of our users. The information

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28 Jun 2011

Cyber attack on Gannett targets U.S. soldiers

“Hackers broke into a Gannett Co database containing personal information about subscribers to publications read by U.S. government officials, military leaders and rank-and-file soldiers, the media company said on Tuesday.” (Source: Cyber attack on Gannett targets U.S. soldiers – baltimoresun.com.)

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28 Jun 2011

MasterCard website is target of cyber attack

“The credit card company’s website could not be accessed for large parts of the day, security experts said. Twitter user called ‘Ibom Hacktivist’ boasted the attack was for its refusal to process donations for the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks. ‘A grouMasterCard.com DOWN!!!, thats what you get when you mess with @wikileaks

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28 Jun 2011

There is no patch for human stupidity DHS finds

“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ran a test this year to see how hard it was for hackers to corrupt workers and gain access to computer systems. Not very, it turned out. Staff secretly dropped computer discs and USB thumb drives in the parking lots of government buildings and

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28 Jun 2011

‘Anonymous’ hackers declare war on Orlando

“The hacker group Anonymous on Monday declared war against the city of Orlando, Florida, over the arrest of people handing out food to homeless people, according to a report in The Washington Post. In a press release, the group announced the creation of “Operation Orlando” over the city’s treatment of

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28 Jun 2011

Feds Identify Top 25 Software Vulnerabilities

“Department of Homeland Security worked with non-profits and the private sector to come up with a list of the most worrisome threats and how organizations can mitigate them.” (Source: Feds Identify Top 25 Software Vulnerabilities — InformationWeek.)

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27 Jun 2011

Old worm won’t die after 2008 attack on U.S. military

“Three years after what the Pentagon called the most significant breach of U.S. military networks ever, new versions of the malware blamed for the attack are still roiling U.S. networks, Reuters has learned.” (Source: Old worm won’t die after 2008 attack on U.S. military | Reuters.)

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27 Jun 2011

Pentagon’s advanced research arm tackles cyberspace

“The Pentagon’s advanced research arm, the same group credited with developing the forerunner of the Internet in the 1960s, is working on many fronts to boost U.S. defenses against computer-generated attacks.” (Source: Pentagon’s advanced research arm tackles cyberspace | Reuters.)

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27 Jun 2011

Citi: Last month’s credit card hack attack stole millions

“The hackers actually accessed a much larger number of accounts: 360,083. Fewer than 1% of the hacked accounts had money removed from them, according to Citigroup. The bank reiterated that customers will not be responsible from financial losses stemming from the attacks.” Source: Citi: Last month’s credit card hack attack

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24 Jun 2011

Sony security breach lawsuit seeks class action status

“Sony Corp laid off employees in a unit responsible for network security two weeks before a massive data breach, according to a lawsuit filed this week. Sony also spent lavishly on security to protect its own corporate information, while failing to do the same for its customers’ data, the proposed

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