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Pentagon Investigates 'Anonymous' Threat against Quantico

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The Pentagon has requested an investigation into Anonymous’ reported cyber threat against the military base used to hold Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking secret government documents to whistle-blower site WikiLeaks and “aiding the enemy,” The Financial Times reported. Pentagon spokesman Col. David Lapan told AFP the probe …

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Top 50 Government CIOs Announced

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U.S. Cyber Command and NSA head Keith B. Alexander and White House cyber coordinator Howard A. Schmidt have been chosen among the top 50 government CIOs on InformationWeek Government’s compilation of technology leaders across federal, state and local agencies. But what exactly makes a top government CIO? Although there is …

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Nigerian Scam Bamboozles $1.5 Million from Senior Citizens

A total of 10 suspects have been charged for running a $1.5 million California-based 419 scam targeting mostly elderly people, according to media reports. Prosecutors said three defendants — Bright Amesi, Briceson Loving and Erika Fletcher — yesterday pleaded not guilty after being already charged by a federal grand jury …

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Naval Academy Adds Cybersecurity to Curriculum

The U.S. Naval Academy is changing its core curriculum for the first time in about a decade by adding two cybersecurity courses to meet the growing demands of educating a cybersecurity workforce, The Associated Press reported. Andrew Phillips, the academic dean and provost, told AP the school’s role has been …

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Stuxnet is Cyber 'Hiroshima'

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Snobbish protestations to the contrary, Stuxnet is a big deal in the cyber world. The little (computer) worm that targeted Iran's nuclear program and served as a middle-of-the-night, cold-sweat wake-up call for cybersecurity professionals the world over was not merely the opening shot in a cyber war, a recent Vanity …

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Anonymous Launches 'Operation Bradical'

Anonymous has declared it will go after those who are currently responsible for detaining Bradley Manning, and in a crowd-sourced document the collective identifies Defense Department Press Secretary Geoff Morell and Quantico’s Chief Warrant Officer Denise Barnes as targets and calls on members to uncover personal information on both, Forbes’ …

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Wash. State Man Found Guilty of Cyber Stalking Prosecutor

A 48-year-old man in Washington state was convicted last week of cyber stalking after sending a deputy prosecutor two angry emails, The Herald reported. James R. Swanson was found guilty of twice emailing a prosecutor after the lawyer declined Swanson’s request to file criminal charges against his now ex-wife. Jurors …

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Expert: 'Ludicrous' Price Tags on Cybersecurity Acquisitions

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The price of cybersecurity firms has been pushed to “ludicrous” levels by defense companies desperate to move into the fast-expanding market, according to an industry expert. Andy Stevens, the chief executive of Cobham, said he was “not even bothering” to pursue acquisition opportunities in cybersecurity because competitors were willing to …

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French Finance Ministry under 'Spectacular' Cyber Attack

The French Finance Ministry has been cyber attacked since December by hackers targeting the treasury and G20 documents, according to a French news outlet. Paris-Match magazine said between December and this weekend, the Ministry of Finance and the Economy had been the victim of “an unprecedented cyber attack,” with the …

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Report: Malware Continues to Threaten SCADA Systems

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A new report by the Security Incidents Organization has revealed that manufacturing and infrastructure security worldwide continues to be vulnerable to malware and cyber attack. John Cusimano, executive director of SIO, said the “Report on Cyber Security Incidents and Trends Affecting Industrial Control Systems Resulting from Malware Infections” details the …

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NERC Sets Up Cyber Task Force to Protect Power Grid

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The North American Electric Reliability Corporation is setting up a cyber-attack task force to evaluate and help protect the U.S. power grid in the event of an web assault, according to a release from the electric reliability organization. The 40-volunteer strong task force will identify opportunities to boost existing protection, …

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South Korea under DDoS Bombardment

Forty websites belonging to the South Korean government, agencies and businesses came under attack yesterday, including those of the presidential Blue House, the U.S. forces, the military Joint Chiefs of Staff, the ministries of foreign affairs, defense and unification, the intelligence agency, parliament and the tax office, AFP reported. Cybersecurity …

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