26 Apr 2013

Cyber attack deprives millions of online ID

“More than 10 million Dutch citizens were unable to use their official online signature to pay bills and taxes because of a cyber attack, officials said Wednesday. The national DigiD system ‘is no longer accessible since Tuesday evening because of a DDoS attack,’ the interior ministry said in a statement.”

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26 Apr 2013

Islamic group expands targets in bank DDoS attacks

“An Islamic group that launched a third wave of high-powered distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against U.S. banks in March has started targeting other financial organizations, including credit card companies and financial brokerages, security experts say.” Source: Islamic group expands targets in bank DDoS attacks – CSO Online – Security and

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24 Apr 2013

Huawei Quits U.S. Market

“Huawei is getting out of the U.S. market, says a story by the Financial Times. According to the FT story, Eric Xu, executive VP, said, ‘We are not interested in the U.S. market any more.’ Xu’s remarks came during a gathering of analysts on Tuesday. Huawei will service existing accounts,

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24 Apr 2013

Australia police arrest hacker group LulzSec ‘leader’

“Australian police say they have arrested a ‘self-proclaimed leader’ of the hacking group LulzSec. The 24-year-old from New South Wales is accused of attacking and defacing a government website earlier this month, a police statement said.” Source:BBC News – Australia police arrest hacker group LulzSec ‘leader’

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22 Apr 2013

Chinese Hackers Seek Drone Secrets

“A notorious cyber-espionage gang is being blamed for a set of recently discovered spear-phishing attacks that aim to steal information relating to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones.” Source:Chinese Hackers Seek Drone Secrets – Security – Attacks/breaches –

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16 Apr 2013

India: Ten Nigerians arrested for online scam

“An attempt to cheat people through an online fraudulent lottery scheme has landed ten Nigerians behind bars. Andhra Pradesh’s Crime Investigation Department arrested the ten on charges of defrauding a person from Nizamabad district of Rs2.7 million (Dh181,700). One of the accused had approached their victim through SMS informing him

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15 Apr 2013

Algerian Hacker Details Cyber Attack on Israel

“An Algerian hacker using the handle ‘Ismail-man54’ said that thousands of Arab and Muslim hackers opposed to Israel participated in the recent attack on 90 Israeli websites. He also said that the attack had been planned since November 2012, with the goal of wiping Israel off the electronic map. He

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12 Apr 2013

Gaming Company Certificates Stolen and Used to Attack Activists, Others

“At least 35 gaming developers involved in the MMORPG field (Massive Multi-Player Online Role Playing Games) have been hacked in the last year-and-a-half by the so-called Winnti group, with one of the primary goals being to steal their digital certificates to use in other attacks, according to researchers at Kaspersky

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11 Apr 2013

Obama Boosts Pentagon Cyber Budget Amid Rising Attacks

“The Obama administration plans to boost U.S. spending on computer network security, including a 21 percent increase at the Pentagon, after reports of rising cyber attacks and electronic theft of secrets linked to China.” Source:Obama Boosts Pentagon Cyber Budget Amid Rising Attacks – Businessweek

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11 Apr 2013

Researcher hacks aircraft controls with Android smartphone

“Teso’s attack code, dubbed SIMON, along with an Android app called PlaneSploit, can take full control of flight systems and the pilot’s displays. The hacked aircraft could even be controlled using a smartphone’s accelerometer to vary its course and speed by moving the handset about.” Source:Researcher hacks aircraft controls with

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