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    FBI Nabs Alleged InfraGard Hacker

    FBI agents yesterday arrested a 21-year-old man believed to have participated in a recent cyber attack on InfraGard, the bureau’s initiative with the private sector to fight terrorist threats against the nation. According to the criminal complaint, Scott Matthew Arciszewski, a University of Central Florida student, uploaded three files that damaged the server of InfraGard […] More

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    Sega Hack Impacts 1.3 Million Customers

    Japanese video game maker Sega has become the latest victim of ubiquitous cyber attacks in which information belonging to 1.3 million customers was swiped, Reuters reports. In a statement released Sunday, Sega said names, birth dates, email addresses and encrypted passwords of Sega Pass online network members had been compromised; credit card numbers appear to […] More

  • Government Official: Terrorists Lack Tech Skills to Pull Off Large-scale Cyber Blitz - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Government Official: Terrorists Lack Tech Skills to Pull Off Large-scale Cyber Blitz

    A senior counterterrorism official says terrorist groups do not yet have the technical skills to launch a major cyber attack against the United States, The Associated Press reports. Daniel Benjamin, State Department counterterrorism coordinator, said while insurgents are pursuing the emerging threat of such an attack, the majority of Internet-based assaults are carried out by […] More

  • Expert: FBI Taps Hackers to Be Informants - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Expert: FBI Taps Hackers to Be Informants

    The FBI and U.S. Secret Service have used the threat of prison to create an army of informers, resulting in nearly one in four hackers becoming a cyberspace snitch, according to experts who spoke to the Guardian. Eric Corley, who publishes hacker magazine 2600, told the U.K. newspaper he believes nearly 25 percent of hackers […] More

  • InfraGard Recruits More 'Volunteer Spies' in Long Island - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    InfraGard Recruits More 'Volunteer Spies' in Long Island

    With cyber crime and financial fraud soaring, more Long Island, N.Y., businesses are joining InfraGard, FBI's civilian watchdog that counters terrorism threats and protects critical infrastructure. Brendan Healy, president of the Long Island chapter of InfraGard, told Newsday the group has about 340 members, representing an increase of 16 percent this year. Those members include […] More

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