09 May 2012

Pentagon Moves to Combat the “Insider Threat”

“The Department of Defense has issued a new Instruction defining its response to the ‘insider threat’ from Department personnel who engage in unauthorized disclosures of information or other activities deemed harmful to national security.” Source: Pentagon Moves to Combat the “Insider Threat” | Secrecy News

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09 May 2012

Global police network Interpol to make war on cyber criminals a priority

“Interpol said Tuesday it is making the war against cyber crime a main priority this year as online fraud crosses borders and increases in scope.” Source: Global police network Interpol to make war on cyber criminals a priority – The Washington Post

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09 May 2012

Anonymous shuts down Kremlin’s websites

“A hacker group calling itself the Russian branch of Anonymous has claimed responsibility for shutting down the websites of the Kremlin and the Russian President.” Source: Anonymous shuts down Kremlin’s websites — RT

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09 May 2012

Malware Installed on Travelers’ Laptops Through Software Updates on Hotel Internet Connections

“Recently, there have been instances of travelers’ laptops being infected with malicious software while using hotel Internet connections. In these instances, the traveler was attempting to setup the hotel room Internet connection and was presented with a pop-up window notifying the user to update a widely-used software product. If the

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08 May 2012

At the Crossroads of eThieves and Cyberspies

“In such a future, Chinese nationalistic hackers, for example, could avoid spending weeks or months trying to break into Fortune 500 companies using carefully targeted emails or zero-day software vulnerabilities; instead, they could just purchase access to PCs at these companies that are already under control of traditional hacker groups.”

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07 May 2012

New malware strain locks up computers unless ransom is paid

“A type of ‘ransomware’ hitting users across Europe demands payment for alleged copyright violations, according to a Swiss security blog. “ Source: New malware strain locks up computers unless ransom is paid | Security & Privacy – CNET News

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05 May 2012

Major cyber attack aimed at natural gas pipeline companies

“A major cyber attack is currently underway aimed squarely at computer networks belonging to US natural gas pipeline companies, according to alerts issued by the US Department of Homeland Security.” (Alert: Major cyber attack aimed at natural gas pipeline companies – CSMonitor.com)

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05 May 2012

Everyone Has Been Hacked. Now What?

“The cleverly crafted missive included a link to a malicious webpage, where workers could get information about employee benefits. But instead of getting facts about a health plan or retirement fund, workers who visited the site using Internet Explorer got bit with malicious code that downloaded silently to their machines.”

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04 May 2012

Clinton says she raised cyber issues with China

“The United States expressed growing concern over cyber-intrusions globally during talks with Chinese leaders, the U.S. secretary of state said on Friday.” Source: Clinton says she raised cyber issues with China – Technology & science – Security – msnbc.com

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04 May 2012

NASA, ESA confirm hacks; The Unknowns says systems patched

“Two of the 10 organizations listed in a recent hack attack have confirmed the alleged security breaches. Furthermore, the new hacker group The Unknowns behind the attack says many of the systems have now been patched, which was supposedly their goal.” Source: NASA, ESA confirm hacks; The Unknowns says systems

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