19 Apr 2015

Europol Director: hackers target banks, not customers

“Banks, rather than their customers, are increasingly the main target of online thieves, Europol director Rob Wainwright said on Friday in an interview. ‘That has been an important change,’ Wainwright told Reuters after a conference on cyber security in The Hague. He said the hacks were remarkable in terms of

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17 Apr 2015

Israel military networks breached by hackers

Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to private security researchers. The four-month-old effort, most likely by Arabic-speaking programmers, shows how the Middle East continues to be a hotbed for cyber

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17 Apr 2015

New Dark-Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hackers

“Over the last month, a darknet marketplace calling itself TheRealDeal Market has emerged; it focuses on brokering hackers’ zero-day attack methods. Like the Silk Road and its online black market successors, TheRealDeal uses the anonymity software Tor and the digital currency bitcoin to hide the identities of its buyers, sellers,

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16 Apr 2015

Next 9/11 will be caused by hackers, not suicide bombers, cyber expert warns

“Col. (res.) Dr. Gabi Siboni said the US and Israel must increase cyber-defense cooperation in preparation of future terror attacks, and said distrust is preventing greater collaboration between the two allies. ‘Computer hackers have begun targeting electric and nuclear power plants and other critical operations around the world in audacious

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16 Apr 2015

Wikileaks has published the complete Sony leaks in a searchable database

“Today, Wikileaks published a database of all of the data leaked from Sony Pictures in last year’s hack, comprising 173,132 emails and 30,287 separate documents. The documents contain private legal opinions as well as sensitive conversations between executives, many of which were the subject of reports in the wake of the

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16 Apr 2015

Microsoft Zero-Day Bug Being Exploited In The Wild

“As attacks mount, and over 70 million websites remain vulnerable, advice is ‘fix now.’ A critical remote code execution vulnerability affecting the Windows HTTP protocol stack is being actively exploited in the wild, according to the SANS Internet Storm Center. MS15-034 affects Windows 7, 8, and 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2,

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16 Apr 2015

Deft Jam: Electronic Warfare Is The Face Of Future Combat

“Among the handful of forces that shape our universe, electromagnetism is by far the most malleable in the hands of humans.  In fact, civilization as we know it today would be impossible without the myriad uses of electricity that have appeared since Samuel Morse sent his first telegraph message in 1844.  But history shows that

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16 Apr 2015

US military and intelligence satellites might be vulnerable to attacks

“Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work on Wednesday underscored growing concerns about potential threats to key military and intelligence satellites, and said the U.S. government needed innovative and integrated ways to respond to any such attacks. Work told a classified session at the annual Space Symposium conference that space assets

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16 Apr 2015

IBM to make decades worth of cyber-threat data public

“IBM has announced it will make its huge store of about two-decades worth of security and cyber-threat data available to private and public companies. Through what IBM is calling its new X-Force Exchange, the company said Thursday it will offer its massive 700-terabyte (and growing) database of raw cyber-threat data

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16 Apr 2015

Iran Is Raising Sophistication and Frequency of Cyberattacks, Study Says

“In February, a year after the Las Vegas Sands was hit by a devastating cyberattack that ruined many of the computers running its casino and hotel operations, the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., publicly told Congress what seemed obvious: Iranian hackers were behind the attack.” Source: Iran

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