Tag Archives: cyber security

GovConExec Magazine Launches Cloud Computing Issue

GovConExec Magazine Launches Cloud Computing Issue - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Executive Mosaic, publisher of The New New Internet and other news sites related to government contracting, announced today the release of its spring edition of GovConExec magazine, which focuses on cloud computing and the executives who are spearheading the move for government customers. In the latest issue, which marks GovConExec's …

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El Paso School District Website Pwned

A hacker identifying himself as TheSlayer compromised the El Paso Independent School District website late Tuesday night, causing the site to go off-line for 12 hours. El Paso Times reported the culprit posted “a vulgar” animated picture and a message on the district’s homepage saying “Owned by TheSlayer.” Officials said …

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Embattled Designer John Galliano Wins Cyber-squatting Case

Designer John Galliano, who was recently fired by fashion house Christian Dior for alleged anti-Semitic remarks, won a cyber-squatting case yesterday. An arbitrator ruled Galliano had trademark rights to his internationally recognized name and ordered the disputed galliano.fr to be transferred to him within 10 days, Reuters said. “It is …

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Man Spends 200K on Fake Online Girlfriend

Police in Illinois said a man “was in disbelief” when officers told him the online girlfriend he had had a 2.5-year online relationship with was not a real person, according to media reports. Chicago Sun-Times reports the 48-year-old man called investigators Wednesday to say he believed the woman, to whom …

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DHS Seeks Cyber Warrior Interns

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Every summer, high school and college students flock to the nation’s capital to advance their forthcoming careers by interning at nonprofits, federal agencies and news outlets. For aspiring cyber warriors desiring a career in government, the options have been few — until now. The National Protection and Programs Directorate, part …

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7-Member Eastern European Cyber Crime Ring Busted

Seven members of an organized crime group based in Romania have been charged with offenses arising from a scam that targeted Internet shoppers, according to the Justice Department. According to the indictments in this case, Sergiu Petrov, aka “Serogia,” 27, and Oleg Virlan, 32, both of Moldova, and Marian Cristea, …

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Filipino Politician Vows Passing Anti-Cyber Crime Law

Filipino Politician Vows Passing Anti-Cyber Crime Law - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Filipino politician and Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering Edgardo Angara has pledged to pass an anti-cyber crime law, which the Philippines currently does not have, ABS-CBN News reported. Angara’s committee today held a hearing on several anti-cyber crime measures pending in the Senate, including three …

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Team Kuwait Hackers Shut Down Israeli Websites

A number of Israeli websites were compromised over the weekend by a group that calls itself Team Kuwait Hackers and claims to be the best hackers in the world. Debbie Goldsmith, a director at the site Aardvark Israel, told The Jerusalem Post that instead of providing information about gap-year programs …

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Belarusian ID Thief Pleads Guilty

A Belarusian man who ran an online business that helped more than 2,000 identity thieves in 5,000+ instances of fraud has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and credit card fraud. Through Callservice.biz, Dmitry M. Naskovets helped other online scammers use stolen information by providing English …

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