18 Sep 2012

Cyber attack victims fear exposure

“European firms and governments are slowly taking cyber security seriously. But finding a balance between self-regulation and legislation may prove as big a challenge as the threat itself.” Source:Cyber attack victims fear exposure | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 17.09.2012

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17 Sep 2012

Cyber clues link U.S. to new computer viruses

“Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the United States may have developed three previously unknown computer viruses for use in espionage operations or cyber warfare.” Source: Cyber clues link U.S. to new computer viruses | Reuters

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17 Sep 2012

Java zero-day leads to Internet Explorer zero-day

“While looking around a compromised server that was being used to exploit Java vulnerabilities, a security researcher stumbled upon another exploit that he claims affects fully patched versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8.” Source: Java zero-day leads to Internet Explorer zero-day | ZDNet

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17 Sep 2012

Mexico hackers hit official websites in cyber protest

“Mexican computer hackers have taken over at least ten government and other websites in a political protest marking the country’s independence day. The hackers – calling themselves Mexican Cyber Protest – targeted websites of political parties, media organisations and government agencies.” Source: BBC News – Mexico hackers hit official websites

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15 Sep 2012

Foreign journalists in China targeted by malware attacks

“Foreign journalists in Beijing have been targeted by two very similar malware attacks in just over two weeks in the lead-up to China’s once-in-a-decade leadership transition. The emails – one appearing to come from a Beijing-based foreign correspondent and the other from a Washington-based think tank – both contained an

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14 Sep 2012

The cyber threats keeping DoD officials awake right now

“What threat to the banks, utility companies, and telecommunications companies that make up the ‘critical online infrastructure’ of the United States worries one of the Pentagon’s top cyber officials more than almost any other? You might think it is a strategic, Stuxnet on steroids-style cyber attack designed by a rival

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14 Sep 2012

Worldwide security spending will approach $86bn in 2016

“Worldwide spending on security is expected to touch the $60 billion mark in 2012, up 8.4 percent from $55 billion in the previous year, according to research company Gartner – this figure will approach $86 billion in 2016. ‘The security infrastructure market is expected to experience positive growth over the

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13 Sep 2012

A leader of hacker group Anonymous arrested in Texas

“A self-professed leader of the computer hacker group Anonymous was arrested by authorities in Dallas, officials said on Thursday. ‘He was arrested and brought in for booking about 11 p.m. last night,’ said Dallas County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carmen Castro.” Source: “A leader of hacker group Anonymous arrested in Texas |

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13 Sep 2012

China’s Cyberattack Fears To Spark Massive Defense Spending

“China’s concerns over the safety of its power infrastructure will result in astronomical security spending over the next decade, states the latest report by international business analysts GlobalData. The new paper* says that China’s cyber security market will expand remarkably in the coming years, from a valuation of $1.8 billion

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13 Sep 2012

Terrorists Pose Cyber Security Threat, Former Defense Secretary Says

“In a keynote today at the ISC2 Security Congress in Philadelphia, Gates – who served as defense secretary from 2006 and 2011 and is also a former director of the CIA – said the threat of cyber-war waged by nation-states in some ways is less problematic than the prospect of attacks from

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