12 Jul 2014

Norwegian teenager set off major cyber attack

“A 17-year-old boy from Bergen on Norway’s west coast has been arrested and charged for a massive cyber attack earlier this week that crippled the websites of major banks, airlines, telecoms and finance firms. He had also impersonated the hacker group Anonymous Norway, claiming it was behind the attacks when

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11 Jul 2014

U.S. Accuses Chinese Executive of Hacking to Mine Military Data

“The Justice Department has charged the owner of a Chinese aviation technology company with stealing reams of information from U.S. defense contractors about key American technology—the latest in an effort to criminally prosecute what American officials allege is rampant Chinese industrial espionage.” Source: U.S. Accuses Chinese Executive of Hacking to

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10 Jul 2014

Chinese Hackers Pursue Key Data on U.S. Workers

“Chinese hackers in March broke into the computer networks of the United States government agency that houses the personal information of all federal employees, according to senior American officials. They appeared to be targeting the files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.” Source:

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09 Jul 2014

American women targeted as Malaysia becomes Internet scam haven: U.S.

“Hundreds of American women are being ensnared by Internet scammers based in Malaysia, with some losing over a quarter of a million dollars, as the country becomes an epicenter for online crime perpetrated by Africans, U.S. officials say. The mostly Nigerian conmen, who enter Malaysia on student visas, take advantage

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07 Jul 2014

N Korea doubles cyber war personnel

“North Korea has doubled the number of its elite cyber warriors over the past two years and established overseas bases for hacking attacks, a report said on Sunday. The North’s cyber war unit now has 5,900 personnel, compared with 3,000 two years ago, the South’s Yonhap news agency said. “

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07 Jul 2014

In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are

“Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by The Washington Post. Nine of 10 account holders found in a large cache of intercepted conversations, which former NSA

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03 Jul 2014

BAE says it ‘incorrectly presented’ cyberattack

“An executive at a division of cybersecurity firm BAE Systems ‘incorrectly presented’ an alleged cyberhacking incident involving a hedge fund, a company spokesperson said Wednesday. The executive, Paul Henninger, global product director for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, told CNBC in June that his firm had found and stopped a malicious

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01 Jul 2014

ISIS Opponents Take Aim at Its Online Presence

“The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has taken to Twitter to spread its message, trumpet bloody successes, and recruit potential jihadists, but its social-media campaign has come under attack from forces that range from the U.S. State Department to the mysterious group of hacker-activists who call themselves Anonymous. ISIS

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01 Jul 2014

Major cybercrime rings in Kuwait, Algeria disrupted

“Microsoft Corp launched what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date to crack down on cyber crime by moving to disrupt communications channels between hackers and infected PCs. The operation, which began on Monday under an order issued by a federal court in Nevada, targeted traffic

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27 Jun 2014

China cyber crime cooperation stalls after U.S. hacking charges

“Fledging cooperation between the United States and China on fighting cyber crime has ground to a halt since the recent U.S. indictment of Chinese military officials on hacking charges, a senior U.S. security official said on Thursday.” Source: China cyber crime cooperation stalls after U.S. hacking charges | Reuters

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