27 Feb 2011

Exxon, Shell, BP outed as mystery hack attack victims

“Bloomberg News has identified six of the energy companies targeted in recent series of ‘coordinated covert and targeted cyberattacks’ and says the victims could face legal liability for choosing not to disclose them to shareholders. The roster includes Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Marathon Oil, ConocoPhillips, and Baker Hughes,

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17 Feb 2011

China hackers behind cyber attack: report

“China-based hackers have launched an unprecedented cyber-attack on the Canadian government, penetrating the computer systems of two key agencies and forcing them offline, CBC reported. Asked about the report, the Treasury Board issued a brief statement recognizing it had detected an ‘unauthorized attempt to access its networks,’ but did not

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01 Feb 2011

London Stock Exchange ‘under major cyberattack’ during Linux switch

“The London Stock Exchange’s new open source trading system may have been hacked last year, according to a report. The alleged attack came as the LSE began the switch over to the Linux-based systems, according to the dates referred to in the Times newspaper.” Source: London Stock Exchange ‘under major

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17 Dec 2010

U.S. code-cracking agency works as if compromised

“The U.S. government’s main code-making and code-cracking agency now works on the assumption that foes may have pierced even the most sensitive national security computer networks under its guard. ‘There’s no such thing as ‘secure’ any more,’ Debora Plunkett of the National Security Agency said on Thursday amid U.S. anger

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08 Dec 2010

‘Cyber-attack’ hits Mastercard site

“Credit card company Mastercard’s website is currently unavailable due to an apparent hacking campaign organised in response to the company’s refusal to handle donations to the WikiLeaks website. The attack, called ‘operation: payback’ has apparently been organised by internet freedom of speech activists, calling themselves ‘Anonymous’. Mastercard announced on Monday

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06 Dec 2010

Diplomats fear that China used Microsoft source code for cyber warfare

“One of the latest batch of leaked US embassy cables suggest that China is abusing its access to Microsoft source code by using the information to carry out cyber warfare. The latest cable released by Wikileaks, and uncovered by The Guardian, suggests that the Chinese government is using licensed access

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04 Dec 2010

Pakistani hackers shut India crime bureau website

“A group calling itself the ‘Pakistani Cyber Army’ has hacked into the website of India’s federal crime investigation bureau and left a warning message to Indian hackers, local media said Saturday. The website of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was penetrated as nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan have made

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03 Dec 2010

Cable: No Cyber Attack in Brazilian ’09 Blackout

“The Nov. 2009 blackout that plunged millions of Brazilians into darkness for up to six hours was not the result of cyber saboteurs, but instead an unusual confluence of independent factors that conspired to cause a cascading power failure, according to a classified cable from the U.S. embassy in Brazil.”

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30 Nov 2010

FBI Warns Of Mobile Cyber Threats

“The agency’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) said that creative criminals will be using scams called ‘smishing’ or ‘vishing’ to steal people’s personal information, such as bank account numbers, personal identification number (PIN) codes, or credit card numbers. “ (Source: FBI Warns Of Mobile Cyber Threats — Cybercrime — InformationWeek)

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29 Nov 2010

Iran admits cyber attack on nuclear plants

“Iran admitted Monday that its controversial uranium enrichment centrifuges had been affected by a malicious computer virus, as reported by Western diplomats last week. Hours earlier, car bombs killed a top Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran and wounded another. Both events may color a resumption of talks on nuclear issues

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