13 Mar 2013

Spy agencies list cyberattacks, not terrorism, as top national security threat to USA

“Terrorism is no longer the USA’s top threat according the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. Based on the ‘collective insights’ of the Intelligence Community, top national security threats are now in the cyber arena, cyber espionage and cyberattacks.” Source:Spy agencies list cyberattacks, not terrorism, as top national security threat

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13 Mar 2013

Strategic commander worried about cyber attacks on nuclear command and control

“U.S. strategic nuclear weapons and the command systems that control them are vulnerable to cyber attacks although most are hardened against many types of electronic attacks, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command said on Tuesday. Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler said during a hearing of the Senate Armed

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13 Mar 2013

Senator warns banks of cyberattack risk, Chase Bank targeted within minutes

“On Tuesday, two hearings related to cybersecurity took place in the United States. Intelligence officials spoke on the annual ‘worldwide threat’ briefing to the Senate Intelligence Committee, and head of the U.S. military’s Cyber Command Army General Keith Alexander spoke before the Senate Armed Services committee.” Source:Senator warns banks of

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13 Mar 2013

Pentagon creating teams to launch cyberattacks as threat grows

“The Pentagon’s Cyber Command will create 13 offensive teams by the fall of 2015 to help defend the nation against major computer attacks from abroad, Gen. Keith Alexander testified to Congress on Tuesday, a rare acknowledgment of the military’s ability to use cyberweapons. The new teams are part of a

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12 Mar 2013

China says willing to discuss cyber security with the U.S.

“China offered on Tuesday to talk with the United States about cyber security amid an escalating war of words between the two sides on computer hacking, but suspicion is as deep in Beijing as it is in Washington about the accusations and counter-accusations.” Source: China says willing to discuss cyber

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11 Mar 2013

US national security advisor warns China: ‘We will take action… against cyber threats’

“The White House is talking tougher in its growing public conflict with China over cyber attacks on American businesses, which have reportedly been linked back to hackers operating within China’s boundaries. On Monday, Tom Donilon, the US national security advisor to President Obama, gave a lengthy address to the Asia

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11 Mar 2013

Many Watering Holes, Targets In Hacks That Netted Facebook, Twitter and Apple

“The assailants responsible for the cyber attacks used at least two mobile application development sites as watering holes in addition to the one web site that has been disclosed: iPhoneDevSDK.com. Still other watering hole web sites used in the attack weren’t specific to mobile application developers – or even to

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11 Mar 2013

Electronic al-Qaeda Army claims to have hacked US government websites

“Cyberwarriors in Tunisia and China have reportedly joined forces with al-Qaeda hackers in order to attack United States government websites. Hackers pledging allegiance to the Tunisian Cyber Army claim to have compromised the security of US State Department and Department of Defense websites as part of an anti-America campaign called

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10 Mar 2013

China Calls For End To ‘Cyber War’

“A top official in the Chinese government said Saturday that nation’s should devise a unified set of rules on cyber attacks instead of fanning the flames of cyber warfare. China has been blamed for attacks on U.S. media outlets like The New York Times and Wall Street Journal as well as

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10 Mar 2013

China says U.S. is top source of hacking attacks on country

“The United States was the origin of more than half of the hacking attacks on China in the first two months of 2013, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, amid escalating tensions between Beijing and Washington over the use of the Internet.” Source: China says U.S. is top source

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