Tag Archives: Operation Aurora

Human Factor Missing in Cybersecurity?

There is too much of an emphasis in cybersecurity on “technical solutions,“ and not enough focus on the nitty-gritty unknowns of human behavor in cyberspace, says Eric Bonabeau, the founder and chairman of cutting-edge “idea-incubator“ Icosystem Corporation. “The extent to which research and development in cybersecurity has been skewed toward …

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Howard Schmidt: Cyber Threat 'Exaggerated'

You can barely turn a page in a newspaper–or on your e-reader–without getting bombarded with an impending sense of doom originating from cyber attacks and malicious hackers. However, according to White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, that threat has been overplayed–“exaggerated,” as the cyber czar put it in a recent …

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Return of the Aurora Attackers?

Researchers at Symantec say a new round of targeted web assaults appear to come from the same group responsible for last year’s attacks against Google and other major U.S. businesses. Writing on the Symantec Security blog, researcher Karthik Selvaraj said evidence collected on the new targeted attacks have  many of …

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Two Schools in China Implicated in Operation Aurora Attacks

In the latest news regarding the Aurora attacks, which targeted search engine giant Google and a number of other companies, two Chinese schools have come under suspicion of possible involvement in the attacks. Chinese computer science schools, Shanghai Jiaotong University and the Lanxiang Vocational School, both with ties to the …

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Hunting Down the Aurora Creator

Earlier this year, search engine giant Google announced it had been subjected to cyber attacks back in December and more than 20 other companies experienced similar attacks. The attacks, termed Aurora, now appear to have hit even more companies than originally reported, according to DarkReading.com. However, researchers may be closing …

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