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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 said. “All staff were warned this morning” that “remote access to emails was no longer operational,” a spokesman for the …

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Code-stealing Programmer Sentenced to 97 Months in Prison

A former computer programmer has been sentenced to 97 months in prison for stealing proprietary computer code from Goldman Sachs. Last December, a federal court found Sergey Aleynikov guilty of theft of trade secrets and interstate transportation of stolen property charges. According to evidence presented at trial and at the …

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DISA Moves HQ to Fort Meade

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With 1,300 members of its workforce already relocated, the Defense Information Systems Agency has moved its headquarters from Arlington, Va.,  to Fort Meade, Md., which also houses the National Security Agency, according to The Washington Post. DISA Director Lt. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett said last week 600 more employees would …

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New UK Cyber Czar Appointed to Wrangle £650 Million Budget

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The U.K.’s Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey has announced the appointment of a “very senior military officer“ to spearhead the government's cybersecurity operations group. Speaking in the House of Commons earlier this week, Harvey reiterated the government's focus on cybersecurity, detailed in its Strategic Defence and Security Review, published last …

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Cyber Commander Sees DoD Cloud Shift

While U.S. Cyber Command’s Keith Alexander testified before Congress and advocated the Defense Department’s move to cloud computing, three companies announced a strategic alliance to address the security concerns that have impeded the progress of the commander's proposal, C4ISR Journal reported. Alexander, who also heads the National Security Agency, told …

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Michael Hayden: Cyber Threat Info Too Secretive

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Too much information on cybersecurity vulnerabilities is classified, and it is much easier to learn about kinetic threats from federal agencies than to learn about cyber threats, according to the former head of the CIA. Writing for the Air Force's Strategic Studies Quarterly, retired four-star Gen. Michael Hayden discussed the …

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No (Tax) Break from Cyber Crooks

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Death and taxes are commonly said to be two facts of life. But as more people file their taxes online, there is a third certainty to consider: cyber crooks. With tax season in full effect, cyber crooks have crafted legitimate-looking websites and emails with IRS-related content designed to lure hapless …

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Rwanda Police Warn of Hike in Cyber Crime

Police in Rwanda have warned that cyber crime is growing, cautioning citizens to be cautions of scammers and online fraud, according to Rwandan newspaper The New Times The Commissioner for Criminal Investigations Christophe Bizimungu said the crime rate has generally dropped over the past six years, mostly because of concentrated …

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