12 Nov 2012

U.S. Cyber Commander: Threats Are Relentless, Education Is The Key

“One of the federal government’s top security officers told government and private sector representatives Wednesday that working together to tackle cybersecurity is no longer a nice-to-have, but a necessity. “ Source: U.S. Cyber Commander: Threats Are Relentless, Education Is The Key

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09 Nov 2012

US finance agency probes data blunder

“The SEC, which oversees US financial markets, was forced to investigate when it found out that staff were not encrypting sensitive data. It feared that data had gone missing after realising unencrypted laptops were taken to a hacker conference.” Source:BBC News – US finance agency probes data blunder

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08 Nov 2012

Stuxnet Infected Chevron’s IT Network

“Stuxnet, a sophisticated computer virus created by the United States and Israel, to spy on and attack Iran’s nuclear enrichment facilities in Natanz also infected Chevron ’s network in 2010, shortly after it escaped from its intended target. Chevron found Stuxnet in its systems after the malware was first reported

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08 Nov 2012

U.S. commission fingers China as biggest cyberthreat

“A U.S. commission has confirmed what many experts already believed: China has become ‘the most threatening actor in cyberspace,’ due to a persistent bombardment of U.S. military systems and defense contractors. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is scheduled to release next month its annual report mandated by Congress.

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08 Nov 2012

Chinese ex-hacker says working for the government would be too boring

“Tao Wan now works at IBM, but said he was once an angry young man, a veteran of the hacking scene that burgeoned in China in the late 1990s. Wan channeled his youthful frustrations through the famed Green Army hacker group, of which he was a member before leaving to

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08 Nov 2012

Gaping hole in Google service exposes thousands to ID theft

“A security flaw accessible via Google’s UK motor insurance aggregator Google Compare has potentially exposed vast numbers of drivers to identity theft. The vulnerability, the existence of which has been verified by The Register, made it possible for comprehensive personal details – including names, addresses, phone numbers and job –

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07 Nov 2012

How a Coca-Cola Exec Fell for a Hacker’s E-mail Trick

“The e-mail seems preposterous on its face, but the fact it appeared to come from a legal executive at the company — and at a time that Coca-Cola was pushing energy-saving measures — led Etchells to open it and click on a link that purported to lead to a message

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06 Nov 2012

Colombia authorities bring down ‘cyber terrorist ring’

“A multinational police operation brought down 30 alleged cyber terrorists from seven different countries, including Colombia.” Source: Colombia authorities bring down ‘cyber terrorist ring’ – Colombia news | Colombia Reports

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05 Nov 2012

PayPal, Symantec and Others Hacked by Anonymous

“The websites of PayPal, Symantec and several other companies have been hacked. The Anonymous hacker collective has claimed responsibility for the cyberattacks, claiming on Twitter the hacks are part of a ‘November 5th protest.’” Source: PayPal, Symantec and Others Hacked by Anonymous

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04 Nov 2012

NBC Sites Hacked

“Multiple NBC sites, including its mobile landing page, the Saturday Night Live site, and the NBC Sports Rotoworld page have been hacked into. Several pages now have black starry backgrounds, including banners readings ‘hacked by pyknic.’ The banner also includes scrolling text reading, ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November.’ It

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