List/Grid Tag Archives: hacking

Ralph Langer: Stuxnet Virus a Two-Part Threat

Ralph Langer: Stuxnet Virus a Two-Part Threat

The virus allegedly created by Israel and the U.S. to infiltrate Iran’s nuclear facility in 2012 could be more dangerous than initially believed, Ralph Langer writes for Foreign Policy. Langer calls… Read more »

Microsoft Pools Forensics, Legal Pros at Cybercrime Hub; David Finn, Richard Boscovich Comment

Microsoft Pools Forensics, Legal Pros at Cybercrime Hub; David Finn, Richard Boscovich Comment

Microsoft has opened a new center for online forensic experts, security engineers and legal technology professionals to collaborate and develop anti-hacking measures, Reuters reported Thursday. Joseph Menn writes the Cybersecurity… Read more »

Verizon Finds Financial Cybercrime Top 2012 Data Breach Type; David Small Comments

Verizon Finds Financial Cybercrime Top 2012 Data Breach Type; David Small Comments

A new Verizon report says financially motivated cybercrime accounted for 75 percent of all data breaches in the world in 2012, followed by state-affiliated cyber espionage activities at 20 percent. The… Read more »

Report: South Korean TV Networks, Banks Targeted by North Korean Hackers

Report: South Korean TV Networks, Banks Targeted by North Korean Hackers

Three South Korean television networks and two major banks were recently hacked prompting the country’s Army to raise its alert level, according to a Reuters article. An investigation into the… Read more »

Kroll's Michael DuBose: Corporate Insiders Could Steal Trade Secrets

Kroll's Michael DuBose: Corporate Insiders Could Steal Trade Secrets

The recent hacking allegations against China are potential distractions from the threat of corporate insiders stealing trade secrets and proprietary data, according to Kroll Advisory Solutions white paper released Tuesday…. Read more »

Kevin Mandia: Hackings On US Traced To China Military Unit

Kevin Mandia: Hackings On US Traced To China Military Unit

Cyber attacks on U.S. corporations, organizations and government agencies are largely coming from a 12-story tower in Shanghai that is home to a Chinese army unit, a U.S. computer security… Read more »

Report: Spear Phishing Attack Hits White House

Report: Spear Phishing Attack Hits White House

A senior administration official revealed last Monday that the White House endured a spear phishing attack against its non-classified computer systems, Margaret Chadbourn reports for Reuters. The official stated that… Read more »

Report: Journalist Falls Victim to iCloud Hacking

Report: Journalist Falls Victim to iCloud Hacking

Potential security flaws of Apple’s iCloud service were recently exposed following the hacking of a Wired technology journalist’s account. Mat Hanon recounted details of the hacking that compromised his Twitter… Read more »

Gordon Snow: Cyber Attacks on Mobile Devices to Climb

Gordon Snow: Cyber Attacks on Mobile Devices to Climb

The FBI expects cyber attacks on smartphones and tablet computers to increase in the near future, a top FBI official said, according to AOL. Gordon Snow, assistant director in charge… Read more »

SRA Deals Smart Phone Security Suite, Plans Govt Comm. Across Devices

SRA Deals Smart Phone Security Suite, Plans Govt Comm. Across Devices

SRA International has spent the past few years helping develop a hardware-based system of security tools for the smart phones of its government customers. This week, it closed a transaction… Read more »

Did Hackers Shut Down Illinois Water Pump? Feds Looking Into It

Did Hackers Shut Down Illinois Water Pump? Feds Looking Into It

A water pump at a Springfield, Ill. utility failed Nov. 8. Usually this would be considered a technical difficulty, but this failure has raised eyebrows of the federal government. Joe… Read more »

IBM X-Force Says Mobile Vulnerabilities Are Here and Growing

IBM X-Force Says Mobile Vulnerabilities Are Here and Growing

IBM released the results of its X-Force 2011 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report finding that the security landscape is ridden with high-profile attacks, mobile vulnerabilities and more sophisticated threats such as “whaling.” The… Read more »

Nokia Developer Forums Hit By Cyberattack

Nokia Developer Forums Hit By Cyberattack

Nokia has suspended its developer forum website after it discovered a recent attack that resulted in members’ data being compromised. The database tapped by hackers included  member e-mail addresses and,… Read more »

Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking OneSky Jets' Computer Systems

Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking OneSky Jets' Computer Systems

A Goffstown, N.H., man has pleaded guilty to repeatedly hacking into his former employer’s computer systems and using that information to solicit new business for a competing company, the Justice… Read more »

Crazed Wi-Fi Hacker Gets 18-year Sentence for Harassing Neighbors, Threatening Joe Biden

Crazed Wi-Fi Hacker Gets 18-year Sentence for Harassing Neighbors, Threatening Joe Biden

A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for hacking into his neighbor’s wireless network to make threats against Vice President Joe Biden and disseminate child pornography,… Read more »

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