28 Oct 2014

Hacking Trail Leads to Russia, Experts Say

“Earlier this year, investigators for Silicon Valley security company FireEye Inc. visited a U.S. firm to determine who, and what, sneaked into the firm’s network harboring military secrets.” Source: Hacking Trail Leads to Russia, Experts Say – WSJ – WSJ

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28 Oct 2014

Researchers identify sophisticated Chinese cyberespionage group

“A coalition of security researchers has identified a Chinese cyberespionage group that appears to be the most sophisticated of any publicly known Chinese hacker unit and targets not only U.S. and Western government agencies but also dissidents inside and outside China.” Source: Researchers identify sophisticated Chinese cyberespionage group – The

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25 Oct 2014

Hackers breach the Warsaw Stock Exchange

“Hackers breached the Warsaw Stock Exchange Thursday, exposing login credentials for dozens of brokers in apparent retaliation for the bombing campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).” Source: Hackers breach the Warsaw Stock Exchange | TheHill

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25 Oct 2014

Hackers Are Using Microsoft PowerPoint To Attack Computers

“Microsoft is scrambling to issue a Windows update after security researchers discovered a flaw in PowerPoint that hackers are using to seize control of computers. Computer World reports that the security problem affects all of the currently supported releases of Windows. The vulnerability was discovered by three Google employees and

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24 Oct 2014

Hackers Ran Loose Inside JPMorgan For 2 Months Before Getting Caught

“It’s as if a robber were to break into a bank today and stay there until Christmas before someone noticed. That’s how long hackers had access to JPMorgan Chase’s computer system, The New York Times reported this week. If two months seems like an eternity for cyberthieves to wander through

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24 Oct 2014

The Dutch Defense Cyber Command: A New Operational Capability

“The DCC formally resides within the Royal Netherlands Army, the land forces element of the Dutch armed forces (in Dutch: ‘Commando Landstrijdkrachten’ (CLAS)), but involves officers from all military domains. The DCC is primarily tasked with defense, but will also work on offense and, to a lesser extent, intelligence. The DCC

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24 Oct 2014

Hong Kong: 11 arrested over cyberattacks on 70 government websites

“Eleven people have been arrested over cyberattacks on more than 70 government websites this month after hackers warned of retaliation for the use of tear gas on democracy protesters.” Source: 11 arrested over cyberattacks on 70 government websites | South China Morning Post

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24 Oct 2014

DHS investigates 24 potentially deadly cyber flaws in medical devices

“When the FDA released recommendations to manufacturers to strengthen the cybersecurity of medical devices earlier this month, the agency quoted Dr. Suzanne Schwartz as saying, ‘There is no such thing as a threat-proof medical device.’ Now, coinciding with the ‘Collaborative Approaches for Medical Device and Healthcare Cybersecurity’ public workshop, Reuters

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23 Oct 2014

Russia, China prepare to sign unique cybersecurity treaty

“An unprecedented treaty on cybersecurity cooperation could be signed during Vladimir Putin’s state visit to China in November, a Russian business daily reports. Popular newspaper Kommersant quoted unnamed sources ‘close to the Kremlin’ as saying that the final text of the ‘two-sided agreement on cooperation in the field of informa”

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22 Oct 2014

Staples in Northeast likely breached with ‘more to come’

“The office supply chain Staples is investigating a possible breach of credit card data, a company spokesman said Tuesday. ‘Staples is in the process of investigating a potential issue involving credit card data and has contacted law enforcement,’ said Mark Cautela, Staples’ senior public relations manager.” Source:Staples in Northeast likely

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