07 Jul 2014

In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are

“Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by The Washington Post. Nine of 10 account holders found in a large cache of intercepted conversations, which former NSA

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03 Jul 2014

BAE says it ‘incorrectly presented’ cyberattack

“An executive at a division of cybersecurity firm BAE Systems ‘incorrectly presented’ an alleged cyberhacking incident involving a hedge fund, a company spokesperson said Wednesday. The executive, Paul Henninger, global product director for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, told CNBC in June that his firm had found and stopped a malicious

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01 Jul 2014

ISIS Opponents Take Aim at Its Online Presence

“The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has taken to Twitter to spread its message, trumpet bloody successes, and recruit potential jihadists, but its social-media campaign has come under attack from forces that range from the U.S. State Department to the mysterious group of hacker-activists who call themselves Anonymous. ISIS

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01 Jul 2014

Major cybercrime rings in Kuwait, Algeria disrupted

“Microsoft Corp launched what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date to crack down on cyber crime by moving to disrupt communications channels between hackers and infected PCs. The operation, which began on Monday under an order issued by a federal court in Nevada, targeted traffic

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27 Jun 2014

China cyber crime cooperation stalls after U.S. hacking charges

“Fledging cooperation between the United States and China on fighting cyber crime has ground to a halt since the recent U.S. indictment of Chinese military officials on hacking charges, a senior U.S. security official said on Thursday.” Source: China cyber crime cooperation stalls after U.S. hacking charges | Reuters

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23 Jun 2014

Israel Claims $3B in Cyber Exports; 2nd Only to US

“Israeli exports of cyber-related products and services last year reached $3 billion, some 5 percent of the global market and more than all other nations combined apart from the United States, according to Israel’s National Cyber Bureau (NCB).” Source: Israel Claims $3B in Cyber Exports; 2nd Only to US |

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21 Jun 2014

Hong Kong Democracy Poll Is Hit by Cyberattack

“The website of a poll gauging Hong Kong residents’ opinions on elections was repeatedly hit by severe cyberattacks on its opening day, according to organizers and a firm seeking to protect the poll from such attacks. CloudFlare, which provides performance and security services for more than a million websites, termed

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20 Jun 2014

Pentagon cyber unit wants to ‘get inside the bad guy’s head’

“After several years of planning, the Pentagon’s Cyber Command is finally beginning to conduct operations such as tracking adversaries overseas to detect attacks against critical computer networks in the United States, according to a senior defense official.” Source:Pentagon cyber unit wants to ‘get inside the bad guy’s head’ – The

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20 Jun 2014

Hackers reverse-engineer NSA’s leaked bugging devices

“Using documents leaked by Edward Snowden, hackers have built bugs that can be attached to computers to steal information in a host of intrusive ways RADIO hackers have reverse-engineered some of the wireless spying gadgets used by the US National Security Agency. Using documents leaked by Edward Snowden, researchers have

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19 Jun 2014

“Human error” contributes to nearly all cyber incidents, study finds

“Even though organizations may have all of the bells and whistles needed in their data security arsenal, it’s the human element that continues to fuel cyber incidents occurring, according to one recent study. The ‘IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index,’ a report that includes cyber security data on

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