14 Mar 2011

Adobe: Attacks on Flash Player Flaw

“In an advisory released today, Adobe said malicious hackers were exploiting a critical security hole in Flash (up to and including the latest version of Flash. The software maker warned the vulnerability also exists in Adobe Flash player 10.2.152.33 and earlier versions for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris operating systems

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14 Mar 2011

Botnets: Measurement, Detection, Disinfection and Defence

“‘Botnets: Measurement, Detection, Disinfection and Defence’ is a comprehensive report on how to assess botnet threats and how to neutralise them. It is survey and analysis of methods for measuring botnet size and how best to assess the threat posed by botnets to different stakeholders. It includes a comprehensive set

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14 Mar 2011

China cyber-warfare capability a ‘formidable concern’

“China’s growing capabilities in cyber-warfare and intelligence gathering have been described as a ‘formidable concern’ to the United States. James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence, made the comments in testimony to the US Senate. From Canada and Britain, France and South Korea, there have been growing reports of

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14 Mar 2011

Iran’s paramilitary launches cyber attack

“Iranian hackers working for the powerful Revolutionary Guard’s paramilitary Basij group have launched attacks on websites of the ‘enemies,’ a state-owned newspaper reported Monday in a rare acknowledgment from Iran that it’s involved in cyber warfare. The report followed an announcement in January that Iran had formed its first cyber

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10 Mar 2011

Hacking of DuPont, J&J, GE Were Google-Type Attacks That Weren’t Disclosed

“The FBI broke the news to executives at DuPont Co. late last year that hackers had cracked the company’s computer networks for the second time in 12 months, according to a confidential Dec. 9, 2010, e-mail discussing the investigation. About a year earlier, DuPont had been hit by the same

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07 Mar 2011

Cyber attack hit French Finance Ministry, government says

“The French finance ministry came under a large-scale cyber attack in December that targeted G20 documents, France’s Budget Minister Francois Baroin told French radio on Monday. Baroin told Europe 1 an investigation was underway and that there were unconfirmed leads. ‘It seems what was targeted was the organization of the

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04 Mar 2011

Cyberattack in South Korea Hits 40 Web Sites

” Forty Web sites in South Korea came under attack by a computer virus on Friday, including the presidential Blue House, the Foreign Ministry, the country’s biggest bank, the two largest search engines, a major online auction house and some American and Korean military sites. It was not immediately clear

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04 Mar 2011

WordPress blog service down: Huge DDoS attack

“The WordPress.com blogging service has been hit by an ‘extremely large’ distributed denial of service attack. Many high-profile blogs were crippled or just plain unavailable for large parts of Thursday. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers speculate about political motivation.” Source: WordPress blog service down: Huge DDoS attack – Computerworld Blogs

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01 Mar 2011

Morgan Stanley hit by same attackers that breached Google

“Morgan Stanley was hit by a ‘very sensitive’ breach to its network by the same attackers who penetrated computer systems maintained by Google and dozens of other companies, according to leaked emails reviewed by Bloomberg News. The emails came from California-based HBGary, which suffered a major compromise of its own

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27 Feb 2011

Exxon, Shell, BP outed as mystery hack attack victims

“Bloomberg News has identified six of the energy companies targeted in recent series of ‘coordinated covert and targeted cyberattacks’ and says the victims could face legal liability for choosing not to disclose them to shareholders. The roster includes Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Marathon Oil, ConocoPhillips, and Baker Hughes,

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