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Pentagon Releases First-ever Cyberspace Strategy

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The Defense Department today released its strategy for operating in cyberspace, its first unified plan that aims to address the multitude of cyber threats the nation faces on a daily basis. “It is critical to strengthen our cyber capabilities to address the cyber threats we’re facing,” said Defense Secretary Leon …

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Booz Allen Confirms Cyber Attack

Consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton has confirmed reports of hackers attacking the firm and extracting information that was posted online. The firm said it is conducting an investigation to determine the nature and the extent of the cyber attack that involved the theft of “certain data files.” “At this time, …

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Blackmail Email Scam Targets Physicians

The FBI’s cyber crime center is warning about an email scam that targets doctors and attempts to extort them, claiming that if they do not pay up, their reputation and business will suffer. Since March 5, 2011, the Internet Crime Complaint Center has received more than 50 complaints reporting extortion …

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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 Department announced. Lawrence R. Marino, 41, pleaded guilty to a one-count criminal information charging him with computer intrusion. In the …

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UK: Terrorists Use Facebook, Twitter for 'Cyber Jihad'

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The British government is warning about the threat of al-Qaida using online technology to plan attacks in pursuit of a “cyber jihad,” BBC News reports. According to U.K.’s updated counterterrorism strategy published Tuesday, terrorists’ use of social media to disseminate information and radicalize people is “commonplace,” and evidence shows extremists …

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BAE Systems: More Business after Sony Hack

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BAE Systems said its cybersecurity division is getting more business in the wake of the attacks on companies such as Sony Corp, Bloomberg reports. In the last half-year, there has been “a significant shift in the understanding of cyber threats within board rooms,“ Martin Sutherland, managing director at BAE Systems' …

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Kiplinger Warns Customers of Data Breach

A security breach at Kiplinger Washington Editors may have exposed the information of 142,000 customers, the company has warned. Kiplinger notified customers about the breach last week in an email, saying an “unidentified third party” had gained  unauthorized access to a database that housed customer information. The breach was discovered …

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Lebanese Gray Hat Hacker Targets Damascus University

A hacker who goes by the name Idahc defaced the homepage of Damascus University and posted a warning that additional government and Syrian education websites will be hacked, according to The Daily Star. Sunday afternoon, the self-described Lebanese gray hat hacker took to Twitter and posted a message that said,  …

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Booz Allen Wins Spot on $12B Veterans Affairs IDIQ

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Booz Allen Hamilton has been named a prime contractor on the Veterans Affairs Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology contract to support the VA’s modernization and transformation efforts. The firm is one of 14 contractors on $12 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity award. The contract has a five-year period of performance and enables …

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