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  • Raytheon's Thomas Kennedy: Threats Target Nat'l Defense, Infrastructure Amid Increased Connectivity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: Threats Target Nat’l Defense, Infrastructure Amid Increased Connectivity

    Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO at Raytheon, has said nation states, cyber criminals and “hacktivists” pose a threat to infrastructure, businesses, individuals and national defense, The Financial News and Daily Record reported Friday. Kennedy noted at the Davis Leadership Forum at Jacksonville University in Florida that current cybersecurity vulnerabilities exist in more than information technology […] More

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    State Department's Harold Koh Says Cyberattacks Are Subject to International Law

    State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh said since cyberattacks are subject to international law, they are a justifiable cause for war, Fierce Government IT reports. Koh added that since it is clear that international law applies to cyberspace, new treaties for cybersecurity aren’t necessary. Speaking at an event hosted by the Cyber Command, Koh said […] More

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    Anonymous Creates Social Network after Google+ Rejection

    After being blocked by Google+ for violating community standards, members from hacktivist collective Anonymous have decided to go into the business of online connecting and launch their own social hub. The developer behind the project, Presstorm, who according to its website engages in investigative journalism, reportedly set up AnonPlus.com after Anonymous' Google+ page and the […] More

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    European Police Continue Pursuit of 'Anonymous' Hackers

    Police in Italy and Switzerland this week raided more than 30 homes as part of an overall effort to crack down on high-profile cyber attacks claimed by hacktivist collective Anonymous, The Wall Street Journal reports. Since last December, police have nabbed more than 40 individuals in Europe with alleged ties to Anonymous. In the U.S., […] More

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    Sony, Hacker 'GeoHot' Settle in PS3 Jailbreaking Case

    Sony announced today it has reached a settlement with PlayStation 3 hacker George “GeoHot” Hotz, who agreed to a permanent injunction, Ars Technica reported. “Our motivation for bringing this litigation was to protect our intellectual property and our consumers,” Sony’s general counsel Riley Russell said in a statement. “We believe this settlement and the permanent […] More

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    Anonymous Wages War on Sony

    Infamous hacktivist collective Anonymous has turned its eye to Sony, with denial-of-service attacks in retaliation for the tech giant’s lawsuit against a PS3 hacker who is accused of violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and for allegedly contributing to copyright infringement. Earlier this year, Sony filed for a […] More

  • Hacktivist 'the Jester' Takes Credit for WikiLeaks DoS Attack - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hacktivist 'the Jester' Takes Credit for WikiLeaks DoS Attack

    A hacker known as the Jester claimed responsibility for the DoS attack that left WikiLeaks.org crippled for hours on Sunday, shortly before the site began posting its largest-to-date release of classified U.S. diplomatic cables, according to CNN. The cyber vigilante, who describes himself as a “hacktivist for good,” tweeted he took the site down “for […] More

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    Green Hackers Hit EU Climate Exchange Website

    The website for the European Union Climate Exchange was hacked in political protest against carbon credits by hactivists late last week. The landing page of ECX.eu was hit with digital graffiti decrying the market-based approach to carbon emissions. A group of anonymous hackers calling themselves Decocidio claimed responsibility for the attack. The hack included links […] More

  • More Must Be Done to Prepare US for Cyber Attack - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    More Must Be Done to Prepare US for Cyber Attack

    The United States has experienced a widespread cyber attack, infecting telecommunications and other IT structures throughout the U.S. infrastructure. The attacks have left the U.S. telecom and IT infrastructure virtually disabled throughout the country. While this is fortunately just a war game, the results are equally scary. Today, the Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a mock […] More

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    Palestinians Hack Jewish Paper in Protest

    Over the weekend, Palestinian hackers defaced the website of the Jewish Chronicle in protest over the Israeli’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, according to an article on The Register.co.uk. The hackers, who called themselves the “Palestinian Mujaheeds,” posted a Palestinian flag and rants against Israel’s security stance in English and Turkish. The hacked website also […] More

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