29 Sep 2011

Iran will reciprocate cyber attack by US: Army commander says

“Iran will reciprocate cyber attack by the United States or its allies, head of the Operations Department of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier-General Ali Shadmani said on Wednesday. “ Source: Iran will reciprocate cyber attack by US: Army commander says

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27 Sep 2011

Microsoft Neutralizes Kelihos Botnet, Names Defendant in Case

“Building on the recent successes of the Rustock and Waledac botnet takedowns, I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has taken down the Kelihos botnet in an operation codenamed “Operation b79” using similar legal and technical measures that resulted in our previous successful botnet takedowns.” (Source: Microsoft Neutralizes Kelihos Botnet, Names

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27 Sep 2011

In China, business travelers take extreme precautions to avoid cyber-espionage

“Packing for business in China? Bring your passport and business cards, but maybe not that laptop loaded with contacts and corporate memos. China’s massive market beckons to American businesses — the nation is the United States’ second-largest trading partner — but many are increasingly concerned about working amid electronic surveillance

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27 Sep 2011

Harvard website hacked by Syria protesters

“Harvard University has had its website hacked in what appears to be a “sophisticated” Syrian-related attack. Along with a picture of Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, the hacked home page showed a message saying the “Syrian Electronic Army Were Here”.” (Source: BBC News – Harvard website hacked by Syria protesters.)

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26 Sep 2011

Security Expert: U.S. ‘Leading Force’ Behind Stuxnet

“The sophistication of the worm, plus the fact that the designer had inside intelligence on the Iranian facility, led Langner to conclude that the United States had developed Stuxnet, possibly with the help of Israeli intelligence. Langner isn’t shy about naming the U.S. as the Stuxnet culprit, as he stated

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26 Sep 2011

Code red: the cyber spy threat

“On June 1, 2009, messages with the heading ”China and Climate Change” dropped into the email inboxes of five US State Department officers. The five officers, working in the Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change, were involved in preparing for delicate bilateral climate change talks in Beijing in

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26 Sep 2011

Pentagon extends program to defend cyber networks

“As hackers and hostile nations launch increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks against U.S. defense contractors, the Pentagon is extending a pilot program to help protect its prime suppliers. That program could possibly serve as a model for other government agencies. It is being evaluated by the Department of Homeland Security, as part

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24 Sep 2011

Cyber attack led to IGI shutdown

“Three months ago, a ‘technical snag’ had hit operations at the state-of-the-art T3 terminal at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). It now turns out it was caused by a ‘malicious code’ sent from a remote location to breach the security at the airport. “ (Cyber attack led to IGI shutdown

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22 Sep 2011

Oz-US ANZUS treaty adds infowar co-operation

“As their long-standing ANZUS treaty reaches its sixtieth birthday, Australia and America have decided to extend their co-operation into the virtual space. According to Reuters, the decision was made in discussions between the two countries this week. The extension of the treaty would mean that a cyber-attack on either country

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22 Sep 2011

Anonymous Declares Sept 24 “Day Of Vengence” In The US, Plans A “Series Of Cyber Attacks”

“Hacktivist group Anonymous have been busy bees this year, and they’re not planning to cool down any time soon. Earlier this morning, Anonymous (or some 12-year old kid labeling himself Anonymous, who knows) issued a press release announcing that the collective and “other cyber liberation groups” will “peacefully yet forcefully”

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