18 Dec 2012

Five-year plan in the works to revamp cyber security

“In its bid to meet the growing challenge of ever-increasing threat to the virtual world, the government has set in motion a five-year project to revamp the cyber security apparatus of critical sectors in the country. India has suffered 13,000 cyber incidents in the past one year alone. The National

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18 Dec 2012

China tightens ‘Great Firewall’ internet control with new technology

“China appears to be tightening its control of internet services that are able to burrow secretly through what is known as the ‘Great Firewall’, which prevents citizens there from reading some overseas content. Both companies and individuals are being hit by the new technology deployed by the Chinese government to

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14 Dec 2012

U.S. banks warned of cyberattack on accounts

“The U.S. financial services industry has issued a warning that a Russian cyber-gangster is preparing to rob American banks and their customers of millions of dollars. In addition, the computer security firm McAfee has reported that the cyber-criminal, who calls himself ‘Thief-in-Law,’ already has infected the hundreds of computers of

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14 Dec 2012

Qaeda-linked Syrian rebel group is feuding with WordPress on Twitter

“Jabhat al-Nusra, a Syrian rebel group whose name means ‘victory front’ and which the United States designates as a terrorist organization for its alleged links to al-Qaeda’s Iraq branch, is opening a new front in its war against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Its target: WordPress, the Web publishing platform that

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14 Dec 2012

Intruders hack industrial heating system using backdoor posted online

“Hackers illegally accessed the Internet-connected controls of a New Jersey-based company’s internal heating and air-conditioning system by exploiting a backdoor in a widely used piece of software, according to a recently published memo issued by the FBI. The backdoor was contained in older versions of the Niagara AX Framework, which

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12 Dec 2012

Facebook helps FBI bust cybercriminals blamed for $850 million losses

“Investigators led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and aided by Facebook Inc, have busted an international criminal ring that infected 11 million computers around the world and caused more than $850 million in total losses in one of the largest cybercrime hauls in history.” Source:Facebook helps FBI bust cybercriminals

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12 Dec 2012

Strategic Cyber Early Warning: A Phased Adaptive Approach for NATO

“In ‘Strategic Cyber Early Warning: A Phased Adaptive Approach for NATO,’ a paper from the Smarter Alliance Initiative, Jason Healey, director of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, and Leendert van Bochoven, NATO and European Defense leader at IBM, formulate steps for NATO to improve its cyber warning system. Both

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11 Dec 2012

Hackers Stole $ 1billion in Brazil

“A recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) reveals that about one third of companies in Brazil (32%) was victim of cyber attacks last year. The world average is lower: 23%. In Brazil, 8% of the companies attacked had losses greater than $ 5 million. In total, hackers stole $ 1 billion

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11 Dec 2012

Necurs Rootkit Spreading Quickly, Microsoft Warns

“Necurs, a nearly two-year-old rootkit, has been spreading quickly recently and was found on 83,427 unique machines during the month of November, according to researchers at Microsoft. Necurs is distributed through drive-by download and and may occur anytime a user visits an infected website, says Tim Liu, a researcher at

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11 Dec 2012

25-GPU cluster cracks every standard Windows password in <6 hours

“A password-cracking expert has unveiled a computer cluster that can cycle through as many as 350 billion guesses per second. It’s an almost unprecedented speed that can try every possible Windows passcode in the typical enterprise in less than six hours.” Source:25-GPU cluster cracks every standard Windows password in <6

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