04 Jul 2013

Tech companies are cooperating with US intelligence agencies more than you think

“The latest bold claims made in the US National Security Agency’s leaked PowerPoint presentation on its PRISM internet surveillance program suggest that the agency is able to monitor communications in realtime, despite earlier avid denials by tech companies. The government may also be accessing much information without tech companies’ explicit

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03 Jul 2013

DOD at Work on New Cyber Strategy, Senior Military Advisor Says

“The Defense Department released its first strategy for operating in cyberspace two years ago this month, and officials are at work on the next version, the senior military advisor for cyber to the undersecretary of defense for policy said in Baltimore last week.” Source: Defense.gov News Article: DOD at Work

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03 Jul 2013

Ubisoft warns millions of video gamers of hack attack

“Ubisoft has suffered a security breach and is warning account holders that details have been compromised. The video games publisher said that user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords had been ‘illegally accessed’, but that subscribers’ debit and credit card details remained safe as it did not store them. The

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03 Jul 2013

Pro-US hacker The Jester takes aim at nations helping Snowden

The self-described patriot hacker known as “The Jester” says he’ll carry out cyber attacks on countries considering granting asylum to Edward Snowden via EXCLUSIVE: Pro-US hacker The Jester takes aim at nations helping Snowden | Fox News.

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02 Jul 2013

Rogue private eyes: The next hacking scandal?

“The agency often described as ‘Britain’s FBI’ is being hauled in front of MPs to address allegations it has not done enough to deal with the threat posed by rogue private investigators who use criminal methods to access private information. So what does the Serious Organised Crime Agency know about

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25 Jun 2013

Cyber attack hits South Korea websites

South Korea has issued a cyber alert after an apparent hacking attack on government websites. The website of the presidential office was one of several official and media sites hit by an apparently co-ordinated attack on Tuesday morning, reports said. via BBC News – Cyber attack hits South Korea websites.

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22 Jun 2013

Iran blocks cyberattack on oil ministry

Iran says it has successfully blocked a cyberattack on a computer network for its oil sector. via Iran blocks cyberattack on oil ministry | GulfNews.com.

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21 Jun 2013

Spyware claims emerge in row over Chinese dissident at NYU

When Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng arrived in the United States in May last year he was given a fellowship at New York University, use of a Greenwich Village apartment, and a pile of gifts from supporters, including smartphones and an iPad. via Exclusive: Spyware claims emerge in row over Chinese

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20 Jun 2013

Anonymous OpPetrol hacking campaign targets oil and gas sectors

“Oil and gas firms have been urged to be vigilant to security attacks as OpPetrol – a new campaign from Anonymous aimed at the oil and gas sectors – begins. The hackers’ statement in May warned that from 20 June attacks would begin in order to protest the West’s domination

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20 Jun 2013

65 Sites Compromised in ZeroAccess Trojan Attacks

“ZeroAccess is financial malware that deals in click-fraud, Bitcoin theft and includes rootkit capabilities that help it avoid detection from security software. It’s spread primarily through a number of botnets, including peer-to-peer botnets. Government Security News reported this week that its site had been compromised and that Google was warning

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