25 Apr 2012

Equipment Maker Caught Installing Backdoor Account in Control System Code

“A Canadian company that makes equipment and software for critical industrial control systems planted a backdoor login account in its flagship operating system, according to a security researcher, potentially allowing attackers to access the devices online.” Source: Equipment Maker Caught Installing Backdoor Account in Control System Code | Threat Level |

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25 Apr 2012

Al-Qaeda Seeks Cyber-Attack Skills, U.S. Official Says

“Al-Qaeda operatives are seeking the capability to stage cyber attacks against U.S. networks, the intelligence chief of the U.S. Cyber Command said. While it’s ‘accurate today,’ that the terrorist group isn’t close to having such a capacity, ‘how fast that can change is my concern,’ Rear Admiral Samuel Cox said

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24 Apr 2012

Nissan hit with major cyber attack

“Nissan has confirmed that it recently suffered a major cyber attack. As of now, the car manufacturer isn’t certain who executed the operation or what information may have been extracted.” Source: Nissan hit with major cyber attack | TG Daily

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23 Apr 2012

Suspected cyber attack hits Iran oil industry

“Iran is investigating a suspected cyber attack on its main oil export terminal and on the Oil Ministry itself, Iranian industry sources said on Monday. “ Source: Suspected cyber attack hits Iran oil industry | Reuters

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23 Apr 2012

Palace websites attacked by ‘Chinese networks’

“The dispute between China and the Philippines over Scarborough Shoal continued to spill over into cyberspace with Philippine government websites being attacked by ‘Chinese networks’ on Monday.” Source: Palace websites attacked by ‘Chinese networks’ | ABS-CBN News

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21 Apr 2012

Internet may drop for hundreds of thousands in July due to hacker malware

“Unknown to most computer users, the problem began with international hackers running an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers worldwide. In response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But here’s where the problem kicks in –

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20 Apr 2012

Cybercriminals Check In At Hotel Point-Of-Sale Systems

“Cybercrime gangs are increasingly finding hotel point-of-sale systems hospitable to attack: Researchers have spotted a new remote access Trojan (RAT) tool for sale in underground forums that targets hotel computers at a global hotel chain. “ (Source: Cybercriminals Check In At Hotel Point-Of-Sale Systems – Dark Reading.)

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19 Apr 2012

Google warns 20,000 websites they could be infected with malware

“In a message sent this week, Google said some pages of the website may be hacked. “Specifically, we think that JavaScript has been injected into your site by a third party and may be used to redirect users to malicious sites,” the Google Search Quality team said. The team said

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19 Apr 2012

Chinese Espionage Campaign Targets U.S. Space Technology

““China’s continuing efforts to acquire U.S. military and dual-use technologies are enabling China’s science and technology base to diminish the U.S. technological edge in areas critical to the development of weapons and communications systems,” the report released yesterday found. “Additionally, the technologies China has acquired could be used to develop

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17 Apr 2012

Homeland Security chief contemplating proactive cyber attacks

“Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday she would consider having tech companies participate with the government in “proactive” efforts to combat hackers based in foreign countries.” (Source: Homeland Security chief contemplating proactive cyber attacks – San Jose Mercury News.)

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