20 Nov 2012

Chinese intelligence was spying on NATO via facebook

” Facebook is proving to be a goldmine for intelligence agencies — and not just ones that Zuckerberg is openly collaborating with. Just recently, a fake profile was created by Chinese hackers (or, more likely, intelligence agents) claiming to be that of US Navy Admiral James Stavridis, NATOs Supreme Allied

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19 Nov 2012

How the SEC Almost Shut Down Wall Street

“Here’s a fun fact: Hackers, just like bankers, real estate agents and collectors of Star Trek memorabilia, attend conferences. Even better: they play games at the conferences. One of the games they play has attendees aggressively competing to access any device in the hall, thereby demonstrating prowess in obtaining sensitive

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19 Nov 2012

Anonymous leaks personal information of 5,000 Israeli officials

“Internet hacktivist group Anonymous has declared cyberwar on Israel, posting personal data of five thousand Israeli officials online. The group used their Anonpaste.me site to address a message to the Israeli government before linking to the page with names, ID numbers and personal emails of 5,000 officials. “ Source:Anonymous leaks

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19 Nov 2012

Small firms prove to be weak link to hackers

“Small businesses – those employing a few hundred people or less – are increasingly becoming the target of hackers. They may not think they have any data worth stealing but even the smallest company can be custodian to information that represents hard cash to criminal gangs: credit card details, customers’

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17 Nov 2012

Proof-of-concept malware can share USB smart card readers with attackers over Internet

“The malware installs a special driver on the infected computer which allows for the USB devices connected to it to be shared over the Internet with the attacker’s computer. In the case of USB smart card readers, the attacker can use the middleware software provided by the smart card manufacturer

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16 Nov 2012

Taliban Accidentally Reveal Identities of Their Mailing List Members

“In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference.He publicly CC’d the names of everyone on his mailing list. The names were disclosed in an email by Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official Taliban spokesperson, on Saturday. The email was a

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16 Nov 2012

Data jam threat to UK mobile networks

“Steps need to be taken now to head off a looming ‘capacity crunch’ on the UK’s mobile networks, says regulator Ofcom. As more people use broadband-connected smartphones and tablets, the amount of data Britons consume on the move each month has hit 20 million gigabytes.” Source: BBC News – Data

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16 Nov 2012

Anonymous hacker group attacks Israeli websites

“Hacking group Anonymous has launched a series of cyber attacks against websites in Israel. Data bombardments briefly knocked some sites offline and led to others being defaced with pro-Palestinian messages.” Source: BBC News – Anonymous hacker group attacks Israeli websites

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15 Nov 2012

Laptop with NASA workers’ personal data is stolen

“NASA was informing employees this week that a laptop computer with personnel information such as social security numbers was stolen from a locked car two weeks ago, potentially putting thousands of workers and contractors at risk.” Source: Laptop with NASA workers’ personal data is stolen | Reuters

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15 Nov 2012

The Hackers of Damascus

“…The Internet was a powerful weapon for the rebels fighting to topple Bashar al-Assad—until their enemies turned it against them…” Source: The Hackers of Damascus – Businessweek

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