29 Nov 2010

Iran admits cyber attack on nuclear plants

“Iran admitted Monday that its controversial uranium enrichment centrifuges had been affected by a malicious computer virus, as reported by Western diplomats last week. Hours earlier, car bombs killed a top Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran and wounded another. Both events may color a resumption of talks on nuclear issues

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28 Nov 2010

Cables Uncloak U.S. Diplomacy

“A global computer hacking effort: China’s Politburo directed the intrusion into Google’s computer systems in that country, a Chinese contact told the American Embassy in Beijing in January, one cable reported. The Google hacking was part of a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security

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26 Nov 2010

Stuxnet Worm: Virus Targeted At Iran’s Nuclear Plant Is In Hands Of ‘Bad Guys’

“Senior cyber-security figures have said the Stuxnet worm – the first to have been used to damage targets in the real world – could be used to attack any physical target which relies on computers. The list of vulnerable installations is almost endless – they include power stations, food distribution

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26 Nov 2010

Homeland Security Is Seizing Internet Domains Left And Right

“The Department of Homeland Security’s ICE has launched a major crackdown on websites enabling copyright infringement or selling counterfeits of trademarked goods. In just the past few days ICE has seized at least 12 domains, TorrentFreak reports. All of these domains now display the image shown here. The sites fall

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23 Nov 2010

Threat of cyber attack presents ‘huge’ threat, Gates says

“Leaders are taking steps to bring defense industrial and domestic partners under an umbrella of protection from cyber attacks, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Nov. 17. ‘There is a huge future threat and there is a considerable current threat [from cyber attacks],’ Gates said during a question-and-answer session at the

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17 Nov 2010

U.S. sees huge cyber threat in the future

“The United States faces a major threat in the future from cyber technologies that will require civil-military coordination to shield networks from attack, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday. ‘I think there is a huge future threat. And there is a considerable current threat,’ Gates told The Wall Street

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17 Nov 2010

Congresswoman says chance of cyber attack against electric grid is 100%

“Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) delivered the evening keynote during the SC Congress in mid-town Manhattan yesterday, as the member of the House Committee on Homeland Security told the audience that the US electric grid remains vulnerable to a near-certain cyber attack. The Congresswoman from New York’s 11th legislative district, which

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15 Nov 2010

Clues Suggest Stuxnet Virus Was Built for Subtle Nuclear Sabotage

“New and important evidence found in the sophisticated ‘Stuxnet’ malware targeting industrial control systems provides strong hints that the code was designed to sabotage nuclear plants, and that it employs a subtle sabotage strategy that involves briefly speeding up and slowing down physical machinery at a plant over a span

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12 Nov 2010

Cell Phone Virus Affects More than a Million in China

“A cell phone virus has spread throughout China, affecting more than a million users, according to Chinese media this week. Cell phone virus-infected users unknowingly sent out randomized spam messages after their phones were infected with malware software, according to the Chinese state-controlled Shanghai Daily.” (Cell Phone Virus Affects More

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08 Nov 2010

Hacker attacks Royal Navy website

“The Royal Navy’s website was suspended today after being hacked into over the weekend. A Romanian hacker operating under the name TinKode claimed to have breached security on the site on Friday night. In a blogpost on Saturday he provided details of the hack, together with names and passwords of

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