12 Nov 2015

Congress Demands $200 Million Antivirus Scan of Connected Weapons

“President Barack Obama is set to sign a defense bill ordering the Pentagon to probe every major weapon system for hacker entryways. Among many passages dedicated to cybersecurity in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act is a section on evaluating cyber vulnerabilities in weaponry.  The Defense Department must update lawmakers on progress

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10 Nov 2015

U.S. Charges Three in Huge Cyberfraud Targeting JPMorgan, Others 

U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled criminal charges against three men accused of running a sprawling computer hacking and fraud scheme that included a huge attack against JPMorgan Chase & Co and generated hundreds of millions of dollars of illegal profit. Source: U.S. charges three in huge cyberfraud targeting JPMorgan, others

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09 Nov 2015

ISIS supporter Cyber Caliphate takes over 54,000 Twitter accounts

“ISIS sympathizers have launched an attack against the FBI, CIA and hijacked over 54,000 Twitter accounts in retaliation for a drone strike which killed a British ISIS extremist.” Source: ISIS supporter Cyber Caliphate takes over 54,000 Twitter accounts | ZDNet

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09 Nov 2015

How Hackers Breached Two Gambling Payment Providers To Harvest ‘Millions’ Of Records

“In 2009 and 2010 two separate attacks hit widely-used online gambling payments processors Moneybookers and Neteller. Though they initially appeared innocuous, it now seems both attacks saw millions of users’ private data – addresses, emails, telephone numbers, birth dates and, in the case of Neteller, answers to password hints – fall

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09 Nov 2015

Teens Who Hacked CIA Chief’s AOL Email Now Allege Breaching FBI Systems

“Teenagers bent on embarrassing U.S. government officials claim to have broken into several federal systems, as well as obtained private contact details for thousands of law enforcement and military employees.” Source: UPDATED: Teens Who Hacked CIA Chief’s AOL Email Now Allege Breaching FBI Systems – Nextgov.com

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06 Nov 2015

Cyber attacks could warrant military reply, experts say

“Computer attacks like North Korea’s breach of Sony Entertainment are not acts of war, but they could cause enough havoc and economic pain to trigger a military response, experts told the Tribune-Review on Thursday.” Source: Cyber attacks could warrant military reply, experts say | TribLIVE

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05 Nov 2015

U.S. Detects Flurry of Iranian Hacking

“Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard military force hacked email and social-media accounts of Obama administration officials in recent weeks in attacks believed to be tied to the arrest in Tehran of an Iranian-American businessman, U.S. officials said.” Source: U.S. Detects Flurry of Iranian Hacking – WSJ

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05 Nov 2015

Pentagon Farmed Out Its Coding to Russia

“The Pentagon was tipped off in 2011 by a longtime Army contractor that Russian computer programmers were helping to write computer software for sensitive U.S. military communications systems, setting in motion a four-year federal investigation that ended this week with a multimillion-dollar fine against two firms involved in the work.

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05 Nov 2015

Pentagon Contractors Developing Lethal Cyber Weapons

“Under a forthcoming nearly half-billion-dollar military contract, computer code capable of killing adversaries is expected to be developed and deployed if necessary, according to contractors vying for the work and former Pentagon officials. U.S. troops would have the power to launch logic bombs, instead of traditional explosive projectiles, which essentially would

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05 Nov 2015

Here’s the Government’s New Definition of a Major Cyberincident

“Following a spate of agency data breaches — and a nudging from Congress — the White House is updating annual cybersecurity guidelines that, for the first time, provide a definition for a ‘major’ cyberincident. The new definition — mandated by a 2014 update to federal cyber legislation — comes in annual

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