26 Oct 2015

Malware turns security CCTV cameras into botnet network for DDoS attack

“CCTV cameras have now become a norm for maintaining security. These closed-circuit security cameras are supposed to make you safer and help in the case of any crime. However, security researchers at Incapsula have discovered that hackers are turning these very cameras into a botnet network using malware.” Source: Malware

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25 Oct 2015

Russian Presence Near Undersea Cables Concerns U.S.

“Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet communications, raising concerns among some American military and intelligence officials that the Russians might be planning to attack those lines in times of tension or conflict. The issue goes beyond old

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23 Oct 2015

Former NSA chief: Data manipulation an ’emerging art of war’

“The ability of an adversary to manipulate the content of data stored on networks is an ’emerging art of war in cyberspace,’ former National Security Agency director and retired Gen. Keith Alexander told FCW Oct. 22. ‘You can think of it as stealth radar or making planes disappear or appear,’

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23 Oct 2015

China Military Seeks to Bring Cyber Warfare Units Under One Roof

“China’s military chiefs are seeking to unify the country’s cyber warfare capabilities as they build a modern fighting force that relies less on ground troops. The plan is part of a broader shift toward a unified military command similar to that of the U.S. to meet President Xi Jinping’s goal

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20 Oct 2015

Cyber Security Expert Mikko Hyppönen Worries About Extremists With Computers

“Hypponen said hackers are moving from Europe to Syria, where officials worry they could launch attacks that shut down computer networks or damage critical infrastructure. He said the threat is so serious, a U.S. drone strike this summer targeted a British hacker who, U.S. and European officials said, had become a top cyber expert

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20 Oct 2015

Sony Hack Lawsuit Settlement Could Cost Company Up To $8 Million

“Sony Pictures Entertainment has reached a settlement with current and former employees over a hack of its computers last year, agreeing to pay up to $8 million to reimburse them for losses, preventative measures and legal fees. The settlement was filed with the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles late

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20 Oct 2015

Incidents of Cybersecurity Breach Shoot Up 117% in India

“Incidents of cybersecurity breach surged by a record 117 per cent during the year and companies are investing more to tackle this menace, as also improve business performance, said a survey. According to global consultancy firm PwC along with CIO and CSO, ‘The average number of information security incidents detected

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20 Oct 2015

Russians Wage Insider Trading Hack Attack on Dow Jones

“It is unclear if a newly-disclosed episode of alleged Russian espionage is related to a previous lower-grade hack into subscriber contact information that was announced a week ago. “ Source: Russians Wage Insider Trading Hack Attack on Dow Jones – Nextgov.com

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19 Oct 2015

Haunted by hackers: A suburban family’s digital ghost story

“Their troll—or trolls, as the case may be—have harassed Paul and Amy in nearly every way imaginable. Bomb threats have been made under their names. Police cars and fire trucks have arrived at their house in the middle of the night to respond to fake hostage calls. Their email and

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19 Oct 2015

Teen Who Hacked John Brennan’s Email Tells How He Did It

“A HACKER WHO claims to have broken into the AOL account of CIA Director John Brennan says he obtained access by posing as a Verizon worker to trick another employee into revealing the spy chief’s personal information. Using information like the four digits of Brennan’s bank card, which Verizon easily

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