19 Oct 2012

HSBC websites fell in DDoS attack last night, bank admits

“Unconfirmed reports suggest that HSBC was targeted by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters as part of a current campaign (see Pastebin post*) to get the controversial Innocence of Muslims video removed from YouTube. The group also took credit for interrupting customer access to the websites of Capital One earlier

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19 Oct 2012

FBI.gov hacked, 294 plain text passwords leaked by The Hackers Army

“The official website server of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been hacked and the database has been leaked by The Hackers Army from Pakistan. The founder of The Hackers Army contacted us in an email about their latest hack, explaining why the hack was done, the founder said that ’ a

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18 Oct 2012

Hackers Exploit ‘Zero-Day’ Bugs For 10 Months On Average Before They’re Exposed

“Software vendors are constantly on the watch for so-called ‘zero day’ vulnerabilities–flaws in their code that hackers find and exploit before the first day companies become aware of them. But the term ‘zero-day’ doesn’t capture just how early hackers’ head-starts often are: Day zero, it seems, often lasts more than

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18 Oct 2012

Iran may hit U.S. with first cyberattack

“Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta’s pointed warning that the United States will strike back against a cyberattack underscores the Obama administration’s rising concern that Iran could be the first country to unleash cyberterrorism on America.” Source: Iran may hit U.S. with first cyberattack – Washington Times

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18 Oct 2012

Malware Is “Rampant” Across Medical Devices in Hospitals

“Medical technology is relying more and more heavily on computational power to streamline the healthcare process. But there’s a problem: computerized medical technology is increasingly vulnerable to malware infections, and nobody’s doing anything about it.” Source: Malware Is “Rampant” Across Medical Devices in Hospitals

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15 Oct 2012

The Scrap Value of a Hacked PC, Revisited

“A few years back, when I was a reporter at The Washington Post, I put together a chart listing the various ways that miscreants can monetize hacked PCs. The project was designed to explain simply and visually to the sort of computer user who can’t begin to fathom why miscreants

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15 Oct 2012

Rise In U.S. Hacker Attacks Against China

“ews last week that a U.S. government report alleged Chinese telecom companies were likely spying on U.S. firms comes at a time when Chinese companies are getting hacked into like never before.  Including from computer systems in the U.S.” Source:Rise In U.S. Hacker Attacks Against China – Forbes

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15 Oct 2012

Iranians used University of Michigan network in recent bank attacks

“Iranian hackers took over a University of Michigan computer network during a massive cyber attack on U.S. financial systems last week that continued following comments on the strike by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. According to reports by a leading Internet security-monitoring firm, the cyber attacks against Bank of America, JPMorgan

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15 Oct 2012

China busts 700 cybercriminal gangs

“A country-wide Web policing campaign led by China’s Ministry of Public Security has dealt a blow to 700 cybercriminal gangs in the country. In a statement Sunday, the Ministry of Public Security said since August, various police units in the country solved 4,400 Internet-related cases, busted 700 cybercriminal gangs and

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14 Oct 2012

U.S. Says Iranian Hackers Are Behind Electronic Assaults on U.S. Banks, Foreign Energy Firms

“Iranian hackers with government ties have mounted cyberattacks against American targets in recent months, escalating a low-grade cyberwar, U.S. officials say.” Source: U.S. Says Iranian Hackers Are Behind Electronic Assaults on U.S. Banks, Foreign Energy Firms – WSJ.com

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