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Hacker Exploits Maine State Parks

Hacker Exploits Maine State Parks

Those who purchased passes to Maine State Parks online last year may have had their credit card information fall into the wrong hands, according to WCSH5.com. Maryland-based InfoSpherix, a subsidiary of… Read more »

EU Websites Hacked Hours Before Sensitive Summit

EU Websites Hacked Hours Before Sensitive Summit

Hackers yesterday broke into the European Commission’s websites, just hours from a sensitive summit of EU leaders debating the situation in Libya, the euro debt crisis and nuclear safety, officials… Read more »

Iranian Hackers Cyber Attack Foes

Iranian Hackers Cyber Attack Foes

Iranian hackers linked to the Revolutionary Guard’s paramilitary volunteer militia Basij have launched a series of cyber attacks on websites of the “enemies,” a state-owned newspaper reported today. According to… Read more »

French Finance Ministry under 'Spectacular' Cyber Attack

French Finance Ministry under 'Spectacular' Cyber Attack

The French Finance Ministry has been cyber attacked since December by hackers targeting the treasury and G20 documents, according to a French news outlet. Paris-Match magazine said between December and… Read more »

NERC Sets Up Cyber Task Force to Protect Power Grid

NERC Sets Up Cyber Task Force to Protect Power Grid

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation is setting up a cyber-attack task force to evaluate and help protect the U.S. power grid in the event of an web assault, according… Read more »

South Korea under DDoS Bombardment

South Korea under DDoS Bombardment

Forty websites belonging to the South Korean government, agencies and businesses came under attack yesterday, including those of the presidential Blue House, the U.S. forces, the military Joint Chiefs of… Read more »

China Denies Involvement in Cyber Attack against Canada

China Denies Involvement in Cyber Attack against Canada

China today rejected reports suggesting it was behind a January cyber attack on the Canadian government that breached the Treasury Board and Finance Department and forced their websites offline, according… Read more »

DOE Kicks Off Cyber Initiative with NIST to Protect Power Grid

DOE Kicks Off Cyber Initiative with NIST to Protect Power Grid

The Department of Energy has unveiled an initiative that seeks to bolster cybersecurity on the electric grid in cooperation with industry and government, as well as publicly and privately owned… Read more »

Business as Usual after Nasdaq Confirms Cyber Attack

Business as Usual after Nasdaq Confirms Cyber Attack

Exchanges and traders said they will continue normal business with Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. at today’s market open despite revelations that its systems had been hacked, Dow Jones reported. Nasdaq… Read more »

US, UK Stock Exchanges Seek Security Help after Cyber Attacks

US, UK Stock Exchanges Seek Security Help after Cyber Attacks

Stock exchanges in the U.K. and the United States have reportedly enlisted the help of security services after being assaulted by cyber attacks, according to The Times. The London Stock… Read more »

Officials: US 'Getting Better' at Finding Cyber Crooks

Officials: US 'Getting Better' at Finding Cyber Crooks

The federal government has made significant progress in identifying who is responsible for complex cyber attacks, a fundamental first step in determining whether the United States should retaliate and whom… Read more »

Industry CTO: Hedge Funds Unprepared for Cyber Attack

Industry CTO: Hedge Funds Unprepared for Cyber Attack

With details trickling in about how the Stuxnet derailed years of work on Iran’s nuclear program, some observers are asking what might happen if such a powerful weapon were unleashed… Read more »

Russia: Stuxnet Could Have Prompted 'New Chernobyl'

Russia: Stuxnet Could Have Prompted 'New Chernobyl'

A senior Russian diplomat says a recent cyber attack targeting Iran’s nuclear program with the Stuxnet worm could have triggered a “new Chernobyl,” The Associated press reported. Russia’s ambassador Dmitry… Read more »

Hackers Hit Brazilian Government Websites

Hackers Hit Brazilian Government Websites

Officials say hackers tried to take the Brazilian government’s website off the air a day after President Dilma Rousseff was sworn in, according to The Associated Press. The government said… Read more »

Study: DDoS Often Used as Tool for Protests, Civil Disobedience

Study: DDoS Often Used as Tool for Protests, Civil Disobedience

Security evangelist Sean-Paul Correll called the phenomenon “the future of cyber protests,” and a new report seems to substantiate his prediction of distributed denial of service attacks becoming a method… Read more »

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