15 Dec 2014

Spain hit by Russian and Chinese hackers

“Four Spanish government ministries were hit by serious cyberattacks in 2014, with the assaults targeting the mobile phones and personal computers of prominent government figures.” Source: Spain hit by Russian and Chinese hackers – The Local

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12 Dec 2014

Study: 60% of Security Leaders Feel Outmatched by Adversaries

“In direct contrast to two recent reports suggesting dangerous overconfidence on cybersecurity matters within many organizations, a new report shows that a majority of security leaders actually feel outmatched by their cyberadversaries.” Source: Study: Security Leaders Feel Outmatched by Adversaries

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12 Dec 2014

Anonymous Shuts Down Oakland Police, Fire Dept, City Websites

“The online hacktivist Anonymous has conducted a massive cyber attack on the official website of Oakland police, fire department and city website. As a result all targeted sites have been shut down.” Source: Anonymous Shuts Down Oakland Police, Fire Dept, City Websites. | Hack Read

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11 Dec 2014

Sony’s Hacking Nightmare Gets Worse: Employees Medical Records Revealed

“Documents stolen from Sony Corp. (6758) by hackers include detailed and identifiable health information on more than three dozen employees, their children or spouses — a sign of how much information employers have on their workers and how easily it can become public.” Source: Sony’s Hacking Nightmare Gets Worse: Employees

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11 Dec 2014

Iranian Hackers Hit Sheldon Adelson’s Sands Casino in Las Vegas

“Most gamblers were still asleep, and the gondoliers had yet to pole their way down the ersatz canal in front of the Venetian casino on the Las Vegas Strip. But early on the chilly morning of Feb. 10, just above the casino floor, the offices of the world’s largest gaming company were

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11 Dec 2014

Internet firms push to be left out of EU cybersecurity law

“Internet companies like Cisco (CSCO.O) and Google (GOOGL.O) are seeking to be excluded from a new EU cybersecurity law that would force them to adopt tough security measures and report serious security breaches to national authorities.” Source: Internet firms push to be left out of EU cybersecurity law | Reuters

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10 Dec 2014

Swedish police launch raid against Pirate Bay

“Swedish police carried out a raid out at a facility which contained servers for Pirate Bay on Tuesday, it has emerged, with the file-sharing website going offline shortly afterwards. “ Source: Swedish police launch raid against Pirate Bay – The Local

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09 Dec 2014

A glimpse into the world of North Korea’s hacking elite

“While access to the Internet is strictly controlled for the masses, for some, specialization in the web and computer networks has created an elite class, set apart.” Source: A glimpse into the world of North Korea’s hacking elite | ZDNet

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08 Dec 2014

Nairobi Telecommunications Fraud Group Targeted Chinese

“The more than 70 Chinese arrested in Nairobi likely belong to a cross-border telecommunications fraud group, Chinese Embassy spokesman Mao Yizong has said.” Source: allAfrica.com: Kenya: Nairobi Telecommunications Fraud Group Targeted Chinese

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04 Dec 2014

Sony Hack Exposed Personal Data of Hollywood Stars

“The documents, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, also contain the Social Security numbers or taxpayer-identification numbers of thousands of freelancers, including actors who appeared in movies and TV shows produced by the Sony Corp.-owned studio, one of Hollywood’s largest. Among them are Mr. Stallone, director Judd Apatow and Australian

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