Tag Archives: cyber security

DoD Works to Prevent another WikiLeaks, Insider Threat

On the heels of the WikiLeaks debacle and growing concerns about the insider threat, the Defense Department has taken steps in preventing another massive leak of its classified information, a senior official told a Senate committee last week. After thousands of classified military documents were leaked and distributed online last summer, …

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Anonymous Releases BofA Emails

Anonymous this morning released a series of emails it obtained from a former Bank of America employee who claims they reveal how a division of the bank sought to hide information on foreclosures, according to media reports. In the emails dating from November 2010, individuals who appear to be employees …

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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 The Associated Press, Gen. Ali Fazli, acting commander of the Basij, was quoted by state-owned IRAN paper as saying university …

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NATO Defense Ministers Tackle Cyber Threat

In a meeting yesterday in Brussels, Belgium, NATO defense ministers agreed on a policy to improve the alliance’s defenses against growing cyber threats, according to Defense News. A NATO official said the concept is the first step toward the approval of a new cybersecurity policy to update the existing  one, …

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James Clapper: China's Cyber Warfare Capabilities 'Formidable Concern' to US

China’s growing capabilities in cyber warfare and intelligence gathering are a “formidable concern” to the United States, the intelligence director told a Senate panel yesterday. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the Chinese have invested significantly in cyber warfare capabilities and “this …

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Anonymous Goes after Copyright Collection Agency

Anonymous has cyber attacked the website of copyright collection agency BMI as part of Operation Payback, the collective’s ongoing war against copyright and anti-piracy enforcers. According to Rolling Stone magazine, BMI temporarily took down its website in response to the group’s denial-of-service attack and in a statement said the hackers …

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EU Cyber Agency Cracks Down on Cyber Zombies

According to zombie lore, a surefire way to destroy one of the living dead is a shot to the head. Now, EU’s cybersecurity agency, ENISA, has published a study on botnets, also known as cyber zombies. But neutralizing these zombies may be more difficult than their horror-movie brethren. The report, …

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35K Chinese Websites Hacked in 2010

Tens of thousands of websites in China were attacked by hackers in 2010, including 4,635 government websites, according to a report released by the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China. The report, quoted by People’s Daily Online, said government websites are vulnerable to cyber attacks, and …

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Australia's Spy Agency Stands Up Cyber Espionage Team

Australia’s intelligence agency, ASIO, has created a unit to handle cyber attacks on security and business computer systems by foreign enemies, according to The Australian. Attorney-General Robert McClelland detailed the government’s worries about the cyber threat in a speech yesterday, saying the explosion of cyberspace has expanded infinitely the opportunities …

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Suspects Nabbed for Selling Fake Olympics Tickets Online

Five people were yesterday arrested in England as part of a police operation targeting illegal cyber crime associated with next week's launch of the London 2012 Olympic Games tickets, according to The Telegraph. Detective Nick Downing, chief inspector in charge of the so-called Operation Podium, said the aim was to …

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