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    CIA Website Hacked; LulzSec Claims Responsibility

    The public website of the CIA went down yesterday evening as hacker group Lulz Security announced on Twitter it had launched an attack, Reuters reports. The site initially could not be accessed from multiple locations around the world, and service continued to be sporadic later in the evening. LulzSec, which promises “high-quality entertainment at your […] More

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    Business as Usual after Nasdaq Confirms Cyber Attack

    Exchanges and traders said they will continue normal business with Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. at today’s market open despite revelations that its systems had been hacked, Dow Jones reported. Nasdaq OMX in a statement Saturday confirmed that its computer network had been breached by unidentified parties who installed malware on a Web-accessible system called Director’s […] More

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    Iranian Cyber Army Takes Aim

    Following in the footsteps of the Pentagon's Cyber Command, Iran released plans to launch its own cyber policing unit, The Associated Press reported. Iran's Cyber Army, rumored to have Revolutionary Guard affiliation, begins its mission this month. The army will monitor the Net for traces of political opposition and cyber attacks. Calling it part of […] More

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    Richard Stiennon: Cyber War Has Already Happened

    Don’t call Richard Stiennon a cyberwar alarmist. While his new book, Surviving Cyberwar, is the latest in a series of recent books about the global online threat, he told The New New Internet he’s not just another voice in the “sky is falling” cyber chorus. Instead, Stiennon, who serves as chief research analyst at IT-Harvest, […] More

  • Jeff Carr: China 'Most Likely Candidate for Stuxnet's Origin' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jeff Carr: China 'Most Likely Candidate for Stuxnet's Origin'

    Swirling speculations about  possible culprits behind the Stuxnet worm have mostly focused on  Israel or the United States. But a cyber expert says there is another key suspect involved. In an post on Forbes The Firewall, cybersecurity expert and author Jeff Carr argues that discussions about the creators of Stuxnet never expanded beyond Israel and […] More

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    Jeff Carr: Cyber Terrorists Affected by Generational Gap

    The threat of cyber terrorism is relatively low, but not because adversaries lack the technical capabilities, according to Jeffrey Carr, author and a principal at GreyLogic Inc. “In our investigations, we see a lot of very highly skilled engineers that are part of an extremist religious organization that get involved in hacking of one type […] More

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