08 Mar 2013

Senate hearing shows discord over cybersecurity bill

“As the White House and congressional lawmakers resume talks on legislation to improve U.S. defenses against cyber-attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday signaled that disagreements remain over a House cybersecurity bill, which she called insufficient.” Source: Senate hearing shows discord over cybersecurity bill – Technology on NBCNews.com

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08 Mar 2013

How China censors 100 million tweets per day

“A new study by researchers at Rice, Bowdoin and the University of New Mexico sheds unprecedented light on how China censors the 300 million users and 100 million daily messages of its Twitter-like platform, Weibo.” Source: How China censors 100 million tweets per day

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08 Mar 2013

Kenya election: Computer bug blamed for vote error

“Kenya’s electoral commission has said that a computer bug is to blame for a large number of rejected votes in the tallying of the presidential election.” Source: BBC News – Kenya election: Computer bug blamed for vote error

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07 Mar 2013

Hackers Pull Off $12,000 Bitcoin Heist

“A Bitcoin transaction services company says that hackers broke into one of its brokerage accounts last week, nabbing more than $12,000 worth of the digital currency. That attack knocked Bitinstant offline over the weekend. The company says that while it lost Bitcoins, no customers were affected by the hack.” Source:

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07 Mar 2013

SaaS integration challenges pose security risks

“Faced with difficulties integrating disparate software, companies end up bypassing security protocols and with data residing across various systems and locations. “ Source: SaaS integration challenges pose security risks | ZDNet

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07 Mar 2013

New UK.gov cyber-security standard puts MANAGERS in firing line

“The UK government is seeking to hear from businesses that would be interested in submitting evidence to help form a new ‘organisational standard’ for cyber security.” Source: New UK.gov cyber-security standard puts MANAGERS in firing line • The Register

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06 Mar 2013

Cassidian CyberSecurity and Netasq launch new approach

“Cassidian CyberSecurity and Netasq used their press briefing at the Cyber Defence Summit in Oman to highlight the real dangers posed to organizations and infrastructure in the Middle East region by APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats) and outline a 7 Step Approach, combining expertise, processes and new tools to combat these

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06 Mar 2013

Pentagon cyberdefenses weak, report warns

“A new report for the Pentagon concludes that the nation’s military is unprepared for a full-scale cyber-conflict with a top-tier adversary and must ramp up its offensive prowess.” Source: Pentagon cyberdefenses weak, report warns – The Washington Post

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05 Mar 2013

Pakistan Intelligence agency hacked by Indian hacker

“While the rest of the world engaged in cyber security conferences and Anonymous operations, an Indian patriotic hacker used the time to attack Pakistan Intelligence agency ISI. Hacker going by name ‘Godzilla’ today claimed to hack into one of the server belongs to ISI website (http://isi.org.pk) and gets all possible

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05 Mar 2013

FRANCE 24 Twitter accounts hacked by Syrian activists

“24 Twitter accounts were hacked for a few hours on Monday by online activists loyal to the Syrian regime. The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the attacks on their Facebook page. “ Source: FRANCE 24 Twitter accounts hacked by Syrian activists – INTERNET – FRANCE 24

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