04 May 2012

US says won’t pressure allies on cyberthreat firms

“Washington will not pressure its allies to avoid certain telecommunication companies over cybersecurity concerns, a U.S. official said Thursday amid controversy over Australia’s banning Chinese giant Huawei from working on a national broadband network.” Source: US says won’t pressure allies on cyberthreat firms – BusinessWeek

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04 May 2012

Russian Anonymous hacktivists vow to wreck Putin’s inauguration

“A group of hackers calling themselves the Russian branch of the Anonymous Movement promised to launch cyber attacks on the websites of the Russian state agencies to support the opposition. The hackers announced their intent by posting videos on two micro-blogs. In these videos they said that the Russian government

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03 May 2012

Threats to Industrial Systems Are Growing, Says Homeland Security Cyber Chief

“The government is witnessing an uptick in assaults on the computers that control industrial operations such as power transmission and transportation, the top Homeland Security Department cybersecurity official said this week.” Source: Threats to Industrial Systems Are Growing, Says Homeland Security Cyber Chief

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03 May 2012

Microsoft kicks Chinese company out of vulnerability sharing program

“Microsoft has kicked a Chinese security company out of its MAPP vulnerability information sharing program following a recent leak of proof-of-concept code for a serious security hole in all versions of Windows.” Source: Microsoft kicks Chinese company out of vulnerability sharing program | ZDNet

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03 May 2012

GCHQ’s spy death riddle shines light on UK hacker war

“British intelligence agent Dr Gareth Williams’ last mission before he was ‘unlawfully killed’ was to infiltrate and report on US hacker meetings, evidence given at his inquest this week has indicated. Williams appears to have been one of a team of intelligence officers and agents sent to penetrate hacking networks

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03 May 2012

Hackers have breached top secret MoD systems, cyber-security chief admits

“Computer hackers have managed to breach some of the top secret systems within the Ministry of Defence, the military’s head of cyber-security has revealed. Major General Jonathan Shaw told the Guardian the number of successful attacks was hard to quantify but they had added urgency to efforts to beef up

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03 May 2012

British crime agency website knocked out by attack

“Britain’s Serious and Organized Crime Agency says its website has been taken down following a denial-of-service attack.” Source: British crime agency website knocked out by attack – Yahoo! News

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03 May 2012

Olympic Games ‘not immune’ to cyber-attack

“The London Olympics ‘will not be immune’ to cyber-attack, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude has warned. He said attackers ‘would seek to disrupt the Games’, noting that the Beijing Olympics saw 12 million cybersecurity incidents in 2008.” Source: BBC News – Olympic Games ‘not immune’ to cyber-attack

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02 May 2012

N. Korea accused of jamming commercial flight signals

“More than 250 flights in and out of South Korea have experienced GPS signal jamming since the weekend, with North Korea high on the list of suspects, officials said Wednesday.” Source: World News – N. Korea accused of jamming commercial flight signals

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02 May 2012

FBI — Internet Social Networking Risks

“Internet-based social networking sites have created a revolution in social connectivity. However, con artists, criminals, and other dishonest actors are exploiting this capability for nefarious purposes. There are primarily two tactics used to exploit online social networks. In practice, they are often combined. 1. Computer savvy hackers who specialize in

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