13 Nov 2014

Moscow, Beijing to Sign Cybersecurity Cooperation Treaty in 2015

“Moscow and Beijing reportedly plan to sign an agreement on Russian-Chinese cybersecurity cooperation in the first half of 2015.” Source: Moscow, Beijing to Sign Cybersecurity Cooperation Treaty in 2015: Reports / Sputnik international

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12 Nov 2014

U.S. weather system hacked, affecting satellites

“Hackers attacked the U.S. weather system in October, causing a disruption in satellite feeds and several pivotal websites. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, said that four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks. To block the attackers, government officials were forced to shut down some of its

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10 Nov 2014

DarkHotel: A Sophisticated New Hacking Attack Targets High-Profile Hotel Guests

“The hotel guest probably never knew what hit him. When he tried to get online using his five-star hotel’s WiFi network, he got a pop-up alerting him to a new Adobe software update. When he clicked to accept the download, he got a malicious executable instead. What he didn’t know

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10 Nov 2014

U.S. Postal Service data breach may compromise staff, customer details

“The U.S. Postal Service was the victim of a cyber attack that may have compromised the personal information of more than 800,000 employees, as well as data on customers who contacted its call center during the first eight months of this year. Employee data may include names, dates of birth,

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10 Nov 2014

Home Depot switches execs to iPhones, MacBooks as it blames Windows for massive breach

“Home Depot’s security breach that left 56 million credit card numbers and 53 million customer email addresses vulnerable was blamed by a Windows vulnerability. When executives at the home improvement retailer learned of cause of the breach, those executives were quickly given replacement MacBook laptops and iPhones” Source:Home Depot switches

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09 Nov 2014

Russia’s domestic Internet traffic mysteriously passes through Chinese routers

“Domestic Internet traffic traveling inside the borders of Russia has repeatedly been rerouted outside of the country under an unexplained series of events that degrades performance and could compromise the security of Russian communications.” Source:WTF, Russia’s domestic Internet traffic mysteriously passes through Chinese routers | Ars Technica

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06 Nov 2014

‘Trojan Horse’ Bug Lurking in Vital US Computers Since 2011

“A destructive ‘Trojan Horse’ malware program has penetrated the software that runs much of the nation’s critical infrastructure and is poised to cause an economic catastrophe, according to the Department of Homeland Security. National Security sources told ABC News there is evidence that the malware was inserted by hackers believed

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06 Nov 2014

Smartphones can now unlock hotel rooms

“Starwood Hotels and Resorts on Monday became the first chain to let guests unlock doors with their phones. The feature is available at only 10 Aloft, Element and W hotels but will expand to 140 more properties in those brands by the middle of next year.” Source: Smartphones can now

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06 Nov 2014

How Attackers Can Use Radio Signals and Mobile Phones to Steal Protected Data

“Computers housing the world’s most sensitive data are usually ‘air-gapped’ or isolated from the internet. They’re also not connected to other systems that are internet-connected, and their Bluetooth feature is disabled, too. Sometimes, workers are not even allowed to bring mobile phones within range of the computers. All of this

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05 Nov 2014

Nigeria Cyber Army hacks Indiana Department of Education website

“The Indiana Department of Education says its website has been taken offline after a hacking attempt by what appears to be the Nigeria Cyber Army.” Source: Nigeria Cyber Army hacks Indiana Department of Education website – 13 WTHR Indianapolis

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