10 Aug 2011

GAO Report Examines State Department Cybersecurity Risk Software

“New software being used by the State Department to assess security weaknesses is helping improve real-time awareness of vulnerabilities, according to a Government Accountability Office report on information security.” (Source: GAO Report Examines State Department Cybersecurity Risk Software | Security Management.)

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10 Aug 2011

Hong Kong stock exchange halts trading after hack attack

“Hackers broke into the Hong Kong stock exchange news Web site today, forcing the exchange to suspend trading of seven companies, according to The Wall Street Journal. “ (Source: Hong Kong stock exchange halts trading after hack attack | InSecurity Complex – CNET News.)

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10 Aug 2011

Hacker group vows to ‘kill Facebook’

“Apparently, ‘Anonymous’ won’t be accepting your friend request.” (Source: Hacker group vows to ‘kill Facebook’ – CNN.com.)

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10 Aug 2011

Cyber Threat Resembles Pre-9/11 Terror Threat: Black Hat

“Government leaders don’t understand the gravity of the threat of cyber attacks or the implications, ex-CIA official tells Black Hat attendees.” (Source: Cyber Threat Resembles Pre-9/11 Terror Threat: Black Hat — InformationWeekCyber Threat Resembles Pre-9/11 Terror Threat: Black Hat – government Blog.)

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09 Aug 2011

Researchers warn of SCADA equipment discoverable via Google

” “You can do a Google search with your Web browser and start operating [circuit] breakers, potentially,” Parker, chief technology officer at security consultancy FusionX, told CNET in a break during the workshop on “Building, Attacking And Defending SCADA Systems in the Age of Stuxnet.”” Source: Researchers warn of SCADA

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09 Aug 2011

Hackers take aim at prison locks and other real-world targets

“Security professionals need to step back from the technology and look at how these real-world systems — from prisons to power plants — are designed, said Tom Parker, vice president of security services at FusionX, a computer security company. “We’re making the same mistakes over and over again,” he said,

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09 Aug 2011

Israeli Military Reportedly Plotting to Cripple Iran in Cyberspace

“Israel has set up a military cyber command to wage a computer war against Iran as senior officers become increasingly concerned that a conventional attack on Tehran’s nuclear sites could end in failure, London’s The Sunday Times reported.” Source: Israeli Military Reportedly Plotting to Cripple Iran in Cyberspace – FoxNews.com

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06 Aug 2011

Hacker group declares cyber war on US police

“A hacker group on Saturday claimed it has ‘defaced and destroyed’ websites at scores of US police agencies in retaliation for the arrest of suspected peers accused of hacking into the CIA, British crime agency SOCA, and Sony.” (Source: AFP: Hacker group declares cyber war on US police.)

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05 Aug 2011

Hershey hacked by attacker who changes recipe rather than steal data

“A hacker managed to penetrate the website of confectionary giant Hershey and change a recipe.” (Source: Hershey hacked by attacker who changes recipe rather than steal data – SC Magazine UK.)

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03 Aug 2011

Ex-CIA official sounds alarm about hackers’ next targets

“The former director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center raised concerns Wednesday about an impending ‘code war’ in which hackers will tamper not just with the Internet but with technology that runs real-world infrastructure.” (Source: Ex-CIA official sounds alarm about hackers’ next targets – CNN.com.)

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