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  • Experts Doubt Iran's Claims of being Cyber Attacked - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Experts Doubt Iran's Claims of being Cyber Attacked

    More than a week after Iran said it had been the victim of another cyber attack by foreign adversaries, computer security experts around the globe are voicing their skepticism about the country’s claims. After the Stuxnet incident last year, Iran claims it was recently hit with another cyber attack. The Iranian government said it suspected […] 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

  • Leader of Hacking Crew m00p Pleads Guilty - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leader of Hacking Crew m00p Pleads Guilty

    A Scottish man has pleaded guilty to offenses originating from his involvement as the leader of an international cyber crime ring responsible for infecting computers worldwide with Trojans, according to Softpedia. In 2006, U.K. authorities arrested Matthew Anderson, following an investigation into the hacker group called m00p. Prosecutors said Anderson, who used the aliases of […] More

  • Stuxnet, an Inside Job? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Stuxnet, an Inside Job?

    The Stuxnet worm blamed for infecting hundreds of thousands computers and critical infrastructure in Iran could have been an inside job, according to security experts. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, told V3.co.uk the malware could have been created by someone with detailed knowledge of Siemens’ computer systems, possibly a current or former employee. […] More

  • Stuxnet Worm Suspected of Targeting 'High-Value' Infrastructure in Iran - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Stuxnet Worm Suspected of Targeting 'High-Value' Infrastructure in Iran

    One of the most sophisticated and complex pieces of malware ever detected was probably targeting “high-value” infrastructure in Iran, BBC News reports. Some researchers claim the intricacy of Stuxnet indicates the malware could only have been created by a national government agency. Experts believe the malware to be the first of its kind to target […] More

  • NBA Star Accused of 'Hacking' Phone, Voicemail of Former Employee - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NBA Star Accused of 'Hacking' Phone, Voicemail of Former Employee

    Basketball star-turned-one-time-rapper Shaquille O’Neal has been accused of hacking the phone of a former employee and lover as well as destroying evidence by throwing a laptop into a lake–all of which the NBA star denies. Shawn Darling, who worked as a personal computer consultant for O'Neal from 2007 to 2009, claims O'Neal hacked into his […] More

  • Dude, Where is My Virtual Sofa? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dude, Where is My Virtual Sofa?

    If theft in the real world was not bad enough, thieves are now stealing virtual objects. Finnish police are investigating several hundred cases of theft, with some individuals reporting the loss of up to 1,000 euros worth of virtual furniture and other items, BBC reports. Habbo Hotel, a virtual world where users meet friends and […] More

  • 2010 Sees Upswing in Arrests, Prosecution of Cyber Criminals - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    2010 Sees Upswing in Arrests, Prosecution of Cyber Criminals

    F-Secure yesterday released the first part of its 2010 security review, which notes a significant success in arresting and prosecuting cyber criminals around the world, a development the company hopes will be a permanent move for law enforcement to identify, seize and prosecute cyber criminals. Before the Internet, drug trafficking, money laundering and smuggling were […] More

  • The Chinese Are Coming: Cyber Espionage Targets Government Contractors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    The Chinese Are Coming: Cyber Espionage Targets Government Contractors

    U.S. government networks are consistently probed for vulnerabilities by hackers and foreign intelligence agencies. The difficulty of attribution combined with the ease of access and decreased physical risk makes cyber espionage a favorite tool of more advanced intelligence services. Foreign governments seek information for U.S.-based networks for a variety of reasons, including intelligence gathering and […] More

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