23 Dec 2013

The Protective Measures Netanyahu Employs to Avoid Being Spied On

“Israeli officials are taking in stride the latest revelation that their prime minister’s office was one of the growing number of targets of NSA spying. That may be because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu takes extraordinary measures to prevent his communications from being compromised, which include avoiding almost all electronic communications

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23 Dec 2013

US banks move to limit Target debit card breach damage

“Debit card limits are being cut for two million Americans following a hack attack on US retailer Target. Details of more than 40 million cards were stolen by thieves who compromised card swipe systems at Target’s tills. Bank JP Morgan Chase said it was reducing limits on all cards used

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20 Dec 2013

Secret contract tied NSA and security industry pioneer

“As a key part of a campaign to embed encryption software that it could crack into widely used computer products, the U.S. National Security Agency arranged a secret $10 million contract with RSA, one of the most influential firms in the computer security industry, Reuters has learned. Documents leaked by

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19 Dec 2013

Security Company Selling Mobile Phone Surveillance Products To Agencies Around The World

“Privacy International, which has done a very thorough job digging into the backgrounds of the many private companies involved in the surveillance ‘industry’ around the world, has just released a promotional document from the American-Israeli Verint, a security company that provides NSA-level cell phone surveillance power to entities around the

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18 Dec 2013

Potential credit card breach at Target investigated

“The Secret Service is investigating a reported credit card data breach at discount retailer Target. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary confirmed the investigation Wednesday evening. He declined to comment further.” Source: Potential credit card breach at Target investigated – Dec. 18, 2013

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18 Dec 2013

Iranian-Backed Hackers Steal Classified Israeli, Saudi Military Info

“An Arab hacking group with ties to the Iranian government claims to have seized classified information from servers belonging to the Israeli and Saudi governments, as well as the Saudi Binladen Group, a construction conglomerate run by the family of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.” Source: Iranian-Backed Hackers Steal Classified

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18 Dec 2013

Congress Directs the Pentagon to Appoint a Cyber Czar

“In the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act passed by House lawmakers last week, Congress required the Defense Department appoint a high level Principal Cyber Advisor with a broad oversight portfolio that includes offensive and defensive cyber missions, resources, personnel, acquisition and technology. A Senate vote on the bill is expected

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18 Dec 2013

Russian hackers stole Personal details of 54 million Turkish Citizens

“According to a report published by ‘Hurriyet News’, Researchers from KONDA Security firm revealed that the hackers have stolen data from a political party’s vulnerable system that include Name, ID numbers and address of 54 million voters across the Nation. “ Source:Russian hackers stole Personal details of 54 million Turkish Citizens

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17 Dec 2013

How hackers made minced meat of Department of Energy networks

“A Department of Energy network breach earlier this year that allowed hackers to download sensitive personal information for 104,000 people was the result of a decade-old patchwork of systems, some that hadn’t installed critical security updates in years, according to a federal watchdog. July’s successful hack on the department’s Employee

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15 Dec 2013

InfoWar 1992-2012

Matt Devost and Winn Schwartau talk discuss what has happened in the information warfare and cyberconflict space over the past twenty years.

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