03 Nov 2015

The U.S. Still Doesn’t Know Who’s In Charge if Massive Cyber Attack Strikes Nation

“The threat of a massive cyber attack on civilian infrastructure, leading to loss of life and perhaps billions in damages, has kept lawmakers on edge since before former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned of it back in 2012 (or the fourth Die Hard movie in 2007). Many experts believe that

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02 Nov 2015

Pentagon Creates Cybersecurity Exchange Program With Industry

“The U.S. Defense Department is sending career personnel on tours with private cybersecurity companies and bringing in specialists from those companies to gain the skills necessary to defend military networks from hackers, the Pentagon’s chief information officer said. ‘There’s not a time when I’m not being attacked somewhere in the

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02 Nov 2015

Hackers Claim Million-Dollar Bounty for iOS Zero Day Attack

“HACKING APPLE’S IOS isn’t easy. But in the world of cybersecurity, even the hardest target isn’t impossible—only expensive. And the price of a working attack that can compromise the latest iPhone is apparently somewhere around $1 million. On Monday, the security startup Zerodium announced that it’s agreed to pay out

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02 Nov 2015

Meet the U.S. Defense Firm Supplying Iran’s Internet

“Nestled in a suburban Washington, D.C., office park, across the street from a shopping mall, a technology company that counts the U.S. Defense Department as its biggest customer is charting out a new frontier: providing Internet service to Iran. But GTT Communications Inc.—headquartered in McLean, Virginia, just a 15-minute drive

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02 Nov 2015

Hackers release info on Obama’s national security transition team

“The slow drip of information allegedly stolen from CIA Director John Brennan’s personal email account continues to find its way onto WikiLeaks, with a list of personal information about 20 members of President Obama’s transition team added to the leak in the most recent post on Oct. 26.” Source: Hackers release info

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31 Oct 2015

Rogers: We don’t need cyber privateers

“Tapping the private sector to help with offensive and defensive measures isn’t new for America’s military but we have to be very careful when it comes to the cyber domain, warned Adm. Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command.” Source: Rogers: We don’t

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30 Oct 2015

Jaguar car hack in New Zealand

“A Jaguar car has reportedly been ‘hacked’ in Auckland New Zealand. Last week, a man sauntered into a car dealership in New Zealand’s largest city and stole a Jaguar XFR, worth nearly £80,000. This unidentified thief did not have the key, which was locked safely away inside the dealership, nor

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29 Oct 2015

Why Technology, Not Geography, Is Key to Cybersecurity

“In a way, we are already in a low-level continuous conflict in cyberspace. China is not the only country that is engaging, through direct or indirect state action, in massive cyber operations against other countries’ political and economic structures. We are in the midst of one of those historic shifts

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29 Oct 2015

Thailand at forefront of attacks by cybercriminals

“Thailand is one of the world’s top 25 targets for attack by malware infections, while Bangkok is a prime target of hackers in Asia-Pacific, says global technology firm Microsoft.” Source: Thailand at forefront of attacks by cybercriminals | Bangkok Post: business

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28 Oct 2015

Turns Out Police Stingray Spy Tools Can Indeed Record Calls

“Now newly released documents confirm long-held suspicions that the controversial devices are also capable of recording numbers for a mobile phone’s incoming and outgoing calls, as well as intercepting the content of voice and text communications. The documents also discuss the possibility of flashing a phone’s firmware ‘so that you

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