23 Nov 2012

Hacked Go Daddy sites infecting users with ransomware

“Users are getting infected with ransomware thanks to criminals managing to hack the DNS records of Go Daddy hosted websites. That’s not welcome news for the world’s largest domain name registrar, especially so soon after the recent denial of service attack. “ Source:Hacked Go Daddy sites infecting users with ransomware

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22 Nov 2012

As cyberwarfare heats up, allies turn to U.S. companies for expertise

“In the spring of 2010, a sheik in the government of Qatar began talks with the U.S. consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton about developing a plan to build a cyber-operations center. He feared Iran’s growing ability to attack its regional foes in cyberspace and wanted Qatar to have the means

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22 Nov 2012

Hackers attack web accounts of Israeli Vice PM Shalom

“Social-media accounts, including those on Facebook and Twitter, belonging to Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom have been hacked.” Source: BBC News – Hackers attack web accounts of Israeli Vice PM Shalom

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20 Nov 2012

French officials accuse US of hacking Sarkozy’s computers

“The United States used U.S.-Israeli spy software to hack into the French presidential office earlier this year, the French cyberwarfare agency has concluded, according to the newsmagazine l’Express. The magazine reported late Tuesday that the computers of several close advisers to then-president Nicolas Sarkozy – including Chief of Staff Xavier

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20 Nov 2012

Chinese intelligence was spying on NATO via facebook

” Facebook is proving to be a goldmine for intelligence agencies — and not just ones that Zuckerberg is openly collaborating with. Just recently, a fake profile was created by Chinese hackers (or, more likely, intelligence agents) claiming to be that of US Navy Admiral James Stavridis, NATOs Supreme Allied

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19 Nov 2012

How the SEC Almost Shut Down Wall Street

“Here’s a fun fact: Hackers, just like bankers, real estate agents and collectors of Star Trek memorabilia, attend conferences. Even better: they play games at the conferences. One of the games they play has attendees aggressively competing to access any device in the hall, thereby demonstrating prowess in obtaining sensitive

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19 Nov 2012

Anonymous leaks personal information of 5,000 Israeli officials

“Internet hacktivist group Anonymous has declared cyberwar on Israel, posting personal data of five thousand Israeli officials online. The group used their Anonpaste.me site to address a message to the Israeli government before linking to the page with names, ID numbers and personal emails of 5,000 officials. “ Source:Anonymous leaks

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19 Nov 2012

Small firms prove to be weak link to hackers

“Small businesses – those employing a few hundred people or less – are increasingly becoming the target of hackers. They may not think they have any data worth stealing but even the smallest company can be custodian to information that represents hard cash to criminal gangs: credit card details, customers’

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17 Nov 2012

Proof-of-concept malware can share USB smart card readers with attackers over Internet

“The malware installs a special driver on the infected computer which allows for the USB devices connected to it to be shared over the Internet with the attacker’s computer. In the case of USB smart card readers, the attacker can use the middleware software provided by the smart card manufacturer

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16 Nov 2012

Taliban Accidentally Reveal Identities of Their Mailing List Members

“In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference.He publicly CC’d the names of everyone on his mailing list. The names were disclosed in an email by Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official Taliban spokesperson, on Saturday. The email was a

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