13 Oct 2011

Chinese telecom firm tied to spy ministry

“A U.S. intelligence report for the first time links China’s largest telecommunications company to Beijing’s KGB-like intelligence service and says the company recently received nearly a quarter-billion dollars from the Chinese government.” Source: Chinese telecom firm tied to spy ministry – Washington Times

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12 Oct 2011

BlackBerry RIM Server Crash Continues To Affect Millions Europe Middle East And Africa Third Day

” Millions of BlackBerry customers across the world have been left without email or text services for a third day. “ Source: BlackBerry RIM Server Crash Continues To Affect Millions Europe Middle East And Africa Third Day | Technology | Sky News

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12 Oct 2011

Sony Online Entertainment and PlayStation Networks Hacked, 93,000 Accounts Compromised

“Sony chief security officer Philip Reitinger warned Sony Entertainment Online customers and PlayStation Network users on Tuesday night that their accounts may have been compromised after a hack led to 93,000 accounts being compromised.” Source: Sony Online Entertainment and PlayStation Networks Hacked, 93,000 Accounts Compromised

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11 Oct 2011

NYSE website inaccessible for 30 minutes Monday

“The New York Stock Exchange website was inaccessible for 30 minutes on Monday, according to an Internet monitoring company, but the exchange said there was no interruption of service.” Source: NYSE website inaccessible for 30 minutes Monday: monitor | Reuters

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08 Oct 2011

Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet

“The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago by the military’s Host-Based Security System, has not prevented pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada from flying their missions overseas. Nor have there been any confirmed incidents of classified information being lost or sent to an outside source. But the

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05 Oct 2011

Anonymous threaten to take down NYSE.com

“Can protesters crash the New York Stock Exchange’s website? Anonymous, a collection of online ‘hactivists,’ wants to find out: It issued a call this weekend for a coordinated attack on NYSE.com.” (Source: Anonymous threaten to take down NYSE.com – Oct. 5, 2011.)

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04 Oct 2011

Anonymous hackers set up activist hedge fund

“In an unusual departure, a group of internet hackers best known for its online activism has apparently become a short-selling hedge fund similar to Muddy Waters. Using the name Anonymous Analytics, the group published a 38-page report on Chaoda Modern Agriculture last week that claimed to provide evidence of “one

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30 Sep 2011

Top Cybersecurity Official Cites Hacker Threat to Infrastructure

“Damage inflicted by corporate data breaches this year pales in comparison to what might happen if a power grid or chemical plant were targeted by hackers or malicious software, a top U.S. cybersecurity official said. A cyber attack on the nation’s critical infrastructure “could have cascading effects across multiple sectors”

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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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