30 Aug 2012

Judge dismisses BancorpSouth defense in online theft suit

“A federal judge has rejected BancorpSouth’s plan to use contractual agreements with customers as a shield against liability claims stemming from an online heist of some $440,000 that was illegally wire-transferred from the account of one of the bank’s commercial customers in March 2010. The customer, Choice Escrow and Title

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30 Aug 2012

Malware Campaigns Impersonating U.S. Government Agencies

“US-CERT is aware of multiple malware campaigns impersonating multiple U.S. government agencies, including the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Once installed on a system, the malware displays a screen claiming that a Federal Government agency has identified the user’s computer as being associated

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30 Aug 2012

Police.uk Hacked, Data and Accounts Leaked

“A hacker using the handle @0x00x00 has just leaked a load of data from police.uk which is the main police website for England and Wales http://www.police.uk/.” Source: Police.uk Hacked, Data and Accounts Leaked for #OpFreeAssange

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30 Aug 2012

Virus attack takes RasGas offline

“RasGas, the second largest producer of Qatari LNG after Qatar Petroleum, has been hit with an ‘unknown virus’ which has taken the company offline. A RasGas spokesperson confirmed that ‘an unknown virus has affected its office systems’ since Monday 27 August. RasGas confirmed the situation to suppliers by fax yesterday.

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30 Aug 2012

Huawei warns against using cyber laws to discriminate

“Chinese technology group Huawei Technologies has slammed the federal government over its exclusion from the National Broadband Network, and warned Labor against using its cyber-security crackdown to discriminate against companies based on the country they are from, according to The Australian.” Source: Huawei warns against using cyber laws to discriminate

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29 Aug 2012

United Airlines Computer System Glitch Grounds Flights, Angers Travelers

“United Airlines experienced a network outage Tuesday, grounding flights across the country and angering travelers. “ Source: UPDATE: United Airlines Computer System Glitch Grounds Flights, Angers Travelers

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29 Aug 2012

SEC Guidance on Cyber-Disclosure Becomes Rule for Google

“Securities and Exchange Commission guidelines on when companies should disclose cyber-attacks have become de facto rules for at least six companies, including Google Inc. and Amazon (AMZN).com Inc., agency letters show. The six companies were asked to break silence and tell investors in future filings that intruders had breached their

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28 Aug 2012

Disable Java NOW, users told, as 0-day exploit hits web

“A new browser-based exploit for a Java vulnerability that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on client systems has been spotted in the wild – and because of Oracle’s Java patch schedule, it may be some time before a fix becomes widely available.” Source: Disable Java NOW, users told, as

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28 Aug 2012

Oilsands a hacker target: RCMP

“Canadian security agencies have warned energy companies such as Imperial Oil their computers may be attacked by the hacker group Anonymous because of the industry’s work developing Alberta’s oilsands, government documents show. The RCMP, public safety department and Communications Security Establishment Canada all investigated threats against the industry between the

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28 Aug 2012

‘Degrade, Disrupt, Deceive’: U.S. Talks Openly About Hacking Foes

“There was a time, not all that long ago, when the U.S. military wouldn’t even whisper about its plans to hack into opponents’ networks. Now America’s armed forces can’t stop talking about it. The latest example comes from the U.S. Air Force, which last week announced its interest in methods

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