22 Jul 2011

You hack, we shoot: Pentagon discusses armed counterstrikes to cyberattacks

“Lawmakers and some Pentagon officials argue that the US should shift cyberdefense from ‘How to build the next best firewall’ to an offensive message: Those who attack US computers risk ‘land-based attack’.” (Source: You hack, we shoot: Pentagon discusses armed counterstrikes to cyberattacks – CSMonitor.com.)

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21 Jul 2011

Sony insurer sues to deny data breach coverage

“One of Sony Corp’s insurers has asked a court to declare that it does not have to pay to defend the media and electronics conglomerate from mounting legal claims related to a massive data breach earlier this year.” (Source: Sony insurer sues to deny data breach coverage | Reuters.)

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20 Jul 2011

US signs cybersecurity agreement with India

“The U.S. and Indian governments signed an agreement on Tuesday in New Delhi to increase the sharing of information on cybersecurity and terrorism. The memorandum of understanding signed by Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute and Indian Department of Information Technology Secretary R. Chandrashekhar fulfills a pillar

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20 Jul 2011

Naked Adobe a hacker honeypot

“Some of the most exploited vulnerabilities out in the wild are for Adobe software, according to a report released by M86 Security software, despite the fact that the holes being exploited were patched by Adobe two years ago. The report examines the state of internet security over the past six

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19 Jul 2011

Narcos Operating In Cyber Space? Are Mexico Drug Gangs Drafting Hackers?

“Recent claims that computer programmers are being forcibly recruited by Mexican drug gangs, if true, suggest that the criminal groups may be upping their efforts to reap the potential profits of cyber crime. “ (Source: The American Backyard.NET: Narcos Operating In Cyber Space? Are Mexico Drug Gangs Drafting Hackers?.)

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19 Jul 2011

Cyber security: EU and US strengthen transatlantic cooperation in face of mounting global cyber-security and cyber-crime threats

“Today, as part of the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial in Gödöllo (Hungary), Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda, EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano reiterated their shared commitment to deepening cooperation to address

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14 Jul 2011

Hackers Gained Access to Sensitive Military Files

“The Defense Department suffered one of its worst digital attacks in history in March, when foreign hackers broke into the computers of a corporate contractor and obtained 24,000 sensitive Pentagon files during a single intrusion, senior officials said on Thursday. “ (Source: Hackers Gained Access to Sensitive Military Files –

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13 Jul 2011

Canadian intelligence warns of growing cyber-threat

“The Canadian intelligence service has singled out cyber attacks as one of the biggest threats facing Canada in its latest annual report. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), which is responsible for investigating threats to national security, said that politically motivated threats, or attacks against critical information infrastructure, are of

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13 Jul 2011

Anonymous attacks agri-giant Monsanto, leaking information on 2,500 employees

“Anonymous has launched what they portray as an opening salvo against international agricultural giant Monsanto. Calling their mission #OpMonsanto, they released the names, addresses, emails and phone numbers of over 2,500 Monsanto employees and affiliates.” Source: Anonymous attacks agri-giant Monsanto, leaking information on 2,500 employees | Naked Security

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12 Jul 2011

12 July will be biggest day in Anonymous’s history, hacker group warns

“Threatens attack on police over phone hacking and judges over Julian Assange’s proposed extradition Online hacktivist group Anonymous has said that it would reveal “explosive” secrets to embarrass Metropolitan police and judges in the UK, according to a report by the Guardian.” Source: 12 July will be biggest day in

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