Tag Archives: cyber security

IT Experts Prepare for 2011 Hacktivity Conference

Experts in the information technology industry are gearing up for this year’s Hacktivity conference, a two-day event in Hungary that highlights innovations and developments in IT security. The event features prominent representatives of the IT security industry, as well as presentations, workshops and the Central and Eastern European finals of …

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Microsoft Offers $250K Reward for Rustock Information

Microsoft recently announced it is offering a $250,000 reward for any information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of those involved with the Rustock spamming botnet. The bounty is part of Microsoft’s ongoing campaign against the authors of the infamous malware. Rustock, which is known as one of the …

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'Anonymous' Hacks NATO, Leaks Restricted Documents

Members of hacking collective Anonymous announced yesterday via Twitter they have breached the North Atlantic Treaty Organization system and accessed about 1 gigabyte of restricted material from the servers. “We are sitting on about one Gigabyte of data from NATO now, most of which we cannot publish as it would …

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FBI Nabs Alleged InfraGard Hacker

FBI agents yesterday arrested a 21-year-old man believed to have participated in a recent cyber attack on InfraGard, the bureau’s initiative with the private sector to fight terrorist threats against the nation. According to the criminal complaint, Scott Matthew Arciszewski, a University of Central Florida student, uploaded three files that …

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10 Cybersecurity Stocks to Look to in the Future

With a growing rate of publicized hacking incidents, the demand for information security has companies, governments and investors looking toward IT security providers for protection from network intruders. The industry has experienced a rapid growth within the market, and many companies are acquiring IT solutions to join in on the …

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US, India Sign Cybersecurity MOU

The United States and India signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to strengthen ties and promote information sharing between the nations’ organizations tasked with cybersecurity, the Department of Homeland Security announced. Signed in New Delhi by Jane Holl Lute, DHS deputy secretary, and R. Chandrashekhar, secretary of the India Department …

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Toshiba Discloses Hack Affecting Hundreds of Customers

Toshiba Corporation says unidentified hackers have pilfered records belonging to more than 7,500 of its customers from a U.S.-based server, according to The Register. “The hacked server's database included information on 7,520 of TAIS's customers, but did not contain such personal data as financial information or credit card and Social …

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US, Romania Bust Online Fraud Ring

A collaboration between U.S. and Romanian law enforcement agencies has disrupted an ongoing Internet fraud scheme conducted by several networks of organized cyber criminals, including more than a hundred recent arrests and searches in Romania, the FBI announced. According to U.S. court documents, conspirators in Romania would post items for …

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Senator Urges Creation of Cybersecurity Panel

A Republican senator is calling for the creation of a panel to draft legislation on cybersecurity and electronic intelligence leaks without having to work through numerous — and sometimes competing — committees of jurisdiction, AFP reports. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch …

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