22 Jul 2013

UN group to issue warning about mobile phone hacking

A U.N. group that advises nations on cybersecurity plans to send out an alert about significant vulnerabilities in mobile phone technology that could let hackers attack at least half a billion phones.The bug, discovered by a German firm, lets hackers gain remote control and clone certain types of mobile SIM

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21 Jul 2013

Apple acknowledges that developer site was hacked

“In an email to developers on Sunday, Apple acknowledged that the reason behind the lengthy developer site outage was because of a hacking attempt on Thursday. Apple said that personal information was not accessed, however it is double checking to make sure that developer names, emails and physical addresses were

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20 Jul 2013

Tango chat service hacked, 1.5 terabytes of phone, contact, and email data reportedly compromised

“The Syrian Electronic Army has reportedly hacked the popular video chat app Tango. Since announcing the hack on Twitter yesterday, the group has posted a series of photos supporting their claims, and state they’ve acquired 1.5 terabytes of data. This is the latest in a series of hacks from the

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20 Jul 2013

DHS Scales Back Cybersecurity Programs for Critical Infrastructure

“At a time when cyber threats to critical infrastructure are mounting, budget cuts are forcing the Department of Homeland Security to scale back training and information sharing activities. Since March, the government has cancelled two conferences – including one in August — and three training sessions, which teach utility companies

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20 Jul 2013

St. Mary’s Bank Warns 115,775 New Hampshire Residents After Malware Incident

“Last week, New Hampshire-based St. Mary’s Bank, a credit union regulated by the New Hampshire Banking Department, started alerting customers after a piece of malware was discovered on several of the organization’s computers.” Source:St. Mary’s Bank Warns 115,775 New Hampshire Residents After Malware Incident

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19 Jul 2013

Taiwan a ‘testing ground’ for Chinese cyber army

“Taiwan is the frontline in an emerging global battle for cyberspace, according to elite hackers in the island’s IT industry, who say it has become a rehearsal area for the Chinese cyberattacks that have strained ties with the United States. The self-governing island, they say, has endured at least a

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19 Jul 2013

Nearly 50 percent of Indian computers affected by virus between April and June 2013

“Security expert Kaspersky has published a report detailing the threats Indian users had to face this year. The data was collected between the months of April and June and includes security threats from spam, viruses and malware among others. Starting with viruses, nearly 49.6 percent of users in the country

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19 Jul 2013

A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986 to 2012

“A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986-2012 is the first book of its kind- a comprehensive, accessible history of cyber conflict. A Fierce Domain reaches back to look at the major ‘wake-up calls,’ the major conflicts that have forced the realization that cyberspace is a harsh place where nations and

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19 Jul 2013

Huawei denies spying allegations by former CIA chief

Huawei has denied claims made by a former US Central ­Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief, Michael Hayden, that it has spied for the Chinese government. via BBC News – Huawei denies spying allegations by former CIA chief.

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18 Jul 2013

Nasdaq forum website hacked, passwords compromised

“Cyber-criminals targeted Nasdaq OMX Group’s community forum website and gained access to the email usernames and passwords of the members of the site, which took two days to come back online on Thursday evening. The New York-based exchange operator said in an emailed letter to users of the forum that

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