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Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: Threats Target Nat’l Defense, Infrastructure Amid Increased Connectivity

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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 …

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Anonymous Creates Social Network after Google+ Rejection

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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More Must Be Done to Prepare US for Cyber Attack

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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 …

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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 …

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