02 Jan 2013

Microsoft pushes out emergency fix for Internet Explorer vulnerability

“Microsoft has released a quick fix for a vulnerability in older versions of its Internet Explorer browser that is actively being used by attackers to take over computers. The vulnerability affects IE versions 6, 7 and 8. The latest versions of the browser, 9 and 10, are not affected. The

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02 Jan 2013

CFR watering hole attack also target Capstone Turbine Corporation

“Last week Council on Foreign Relations website was compromised and recently hit by a drive-by attack using a zero day Internet Explorer 6 vulnerability for Cyber Espionage attack, suspected by Chinese Hackers. Later Microsoft confirmed that Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 are vulnerable to remote code execution hacks. According to

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31 Dec 2012

Cyber and Drone Attacks May Change Warfare More Than the Machine Gun

“From state-sponsored cyber attacks to autonomous robotic weapons, twenty-first century war is increasingly disembodied. Our wars are being fought in the ether and by machines. And yet our ethics of war are stuck in the pre-digital age.  We’re used to thinking of war as a physical phenomenon, as an outbreak

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31 Dec 2012

Iran for the first time stages cyber warfare drill: report

“Iranian forces have carried out what they called cyber warfare tactics for the first time as the Islamic republic’s naval units staged maneuvers in the key Strait of Hormuz, media reports said on Monday. The navy ‘launched a cyber-attack against the computer network of the defensive forces in order to

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28 Dec 2012

China ISPs must delete ‘illegal’ posts and snitch on users

“China has approved tough new internet laws that will require service providers to take an active role in censoring ‘illegal’ online content. According to state news agency Xinhua, ISPs will have to ‘instantly stop the transmission’ of any information deemed illegal before saving records and reporting the offense to authorities.

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28 Dec 2012

Chinese Hackers Suspected in Cyber Attack on Council on Foreign Relations

“Computer hackers traced to China carried out an advanced cyberespionage attack against one of America’s most elite foreign policy web groups – the website of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). According to private computer-security forensic specialists, the hacking incident involved a relatively new type of ploy called a ‘drive-by’

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26 Dec 2012

Health-care sector vulnerable to hackers, researchers say

“As the health-care industry rushed onto the Internet in search of efficiencies and improved care in recent years, it has exposed a wide array of vulnerable hospital computers and medical devices to hacking, according to documents and interviews. Security researchers warn that intruders could exploit known gaps to steal patients’

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24 Dec 2012

Anonymous Sends Christmas Greetings to Kuwaiti Crown Prince by Hacking His Official Website

“The famous online Hackavist group Anonymous have hacked and defaced the official website of Diwan of the Kuwaiti Crown Prince (cpd.gov.kw), sends greeting to the Prince and the protesters who were allegedly tortured and jailed by the Kuwaiti government.” Source:Anonymous Sends Christmas Greetings to Kuwaiti Crown Prince by Hacking His Official Website – HackRead

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20 Dec 2012

Al-Qaida sites knocked offline before release of ‘Salil al-Sawarim 3’ movie

“U.S. intelligence sources confirmed that, Official websites of Al-Qaida were knocked offline two weeks back and still down due to DDoS attack. According to source, ‘This is one of the longest disruptions the organization has experienced since it set up its online distribution system in 2006. Al-Qaida also was hit

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20 Dec 2012

Shin Bet allows sneak peek at new cyber warfare unit

“Iran is actively trying to hack Israel’s critical online systems, the head of the Shin Bet’s new SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) unit told Yedioth Ahronoth in an exclusive interview.   The Israel Security Agency officials said that aside from the hundreds of thousands of low-grade cyber attacks by Islamist hackers, who

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