26 Oct 2010

Nobel Peace Prize Site Serves Firefox 0day

“The Web site for the Nobel Peace Prize has been serving up malicious software that takes advantage of a newly-discovered security hole in Mozilla Firefox, computer security experts warned today. Oslo-based Norman ASA warned that visitors who browsed the Nobel Prize site with Firefox while the attack was active early

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20 Oct 2010

U.S. Says Military Can Respond to Domestic Cyberthreats

“The Obama administration has adopted new procedures for using the Defense Department’s vast array of cyberwarfare capabilities in case of an attack on vital computer networks inside the United States, delicately navigating historic rules that restrict military action on American soil. “ (Source: U.S. Says Military Can Respond to Domestic

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20 Oct 2010

Pentagon seeks tight ties with cyber contractors

“The Defense Department aims to tighten ties with its cyber security contractors to help thwart mounting threats to sensitive networks, the Pentagon’s top official for cyber policy said Wednesday. The department’s use of top-level system integrators and entrepreneurs will continue to grow along with the need for so-called ‘active’ defenses

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15 Oct 2010

UK government to spend £1bn on cybersecurity

“According to a report in The Register, the money will be used to acquire active defense capabilities against cyber attacks on government systems and critical civilian infrastructure, such as utility grids and the National Health Service. This news follows a major address earlier this week by Ian Lobban, the director

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15 Oct 2010

Report: Hackers Steal S. Korean Defense Documents

“Hackers believed to be from China stole secret South Korean documents on defense and foreign affairs by using e-mails pretending to be from Seoul officials, a news report said Friday. The suspected hacking occurred when South Korean officials handling foreign and security affairs opened attachment files that contained titles referring

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06 Oct 2010

Pentagon: The global cyberwar is just beginning

“The Pentagon is rapidly preparing for cyberwar in the face of alarming and growing threats, say senior defense officials, who add that sophisticated attacks have prompted them to take the striking step of investigating the feasibility of expanding NATO’s collective defense tenet to include cyberspace.” (Pentagon: The global cyberwar is

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06 Oct 2010

Microsoft: Ban ‘sick’ PCs from the Internet

“The problem with PCs infected with bots has stymied security professionals ever since botnets came into wide use among cyber criminals. Attempts to shut down the command-and-control servers only temporarily have any effect, and investigators take months — or years — to nab the those responsible for the attacks. Now

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30 Sep 2010

Facebook offers peek at incoming malware attacks

“The malware gang behind the Koobface malware attacks on social networks raked in about $35,000 a week ($1.8 million a year) in 2009, according to Facebook security researcher Nick Bilogorskiy. During a keynote address at the Virus Bulletin 2010 conference here, Bilogorskiy said the Koobface gang controls a massive botnet

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30 Sep 2010

In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue

“Deep inside the computer worm that some specialists suspect is aimed at slowing Iran’s race for a nuclear weapon lies what could be a fleeting reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament tale in which the Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destroy them. “ (In a Computer

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29 Sep 2010

Iran denies cyberattack hurt nuclear program — but expert isn’t sure

“Iran denied Wednesday that its nuclear systems had been infected with a virus, after days of reports that a new kind of malware had struck the Bushehr nuclear plant. But the head of its nuclear program admitted that a virus had been found on the personal laptops of some staff

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