Tag Archives: WikiLeaks

Pentagon to Develop Computer System to Prevent Another Wikileaks

The Pentagon is currently working to prevent another WikiLeaks situation within the department. Wired.com recently reported a group of military funded scientists are developing a sophisticated computer system that can scan and interpret every key stroke, log-in and uploaded files over the Pentagon’s networks. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency  awarded about $9 million …

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Senator Urges Creation of Cybersecurity Panel

A Republican senator is calling for the creation of a panel to draft legislation on cybersecurity and electronic intelligence leaks without having to work through numerous — and sometimes competing — committees of jurisdiction, AFP reports. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch …

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MasterCard Website Suffers Cyber Attack

A hacker claiming to be associated with Anonymous tweeted that the group had taken down MasterCard's site with a denial-of-service attack earlier today, The Washington Post reports. “MasterCard.com DOWN!!!, thats what you get when you mess with @wikileaks @Anon_Central and the enter community of lulz loving individuals,“ tweeted the hacker …

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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 …

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Buy, Buy, Buy: Analyst Recommends Top Cyber Stocks

With a booming market for developing capabilities that protect the U.S. networks and systems, government contractors are ramping up their efforts to get in on the action and make some cool cash from the emerging cyber threats. Guest blogging on CNBC.com, EarlyBird Capital analyst Alex Hamilton identified 17 companies that …

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Inside the Insider Threat

Our summer edition of GovConExec magazine will be arriving in offices and mailboxes in just a few weeks. For our sixth edition, we wanted to confront an emerging government contracting challenge — and marketing opportunity — head-on, the insider threat. When Bradley Manning's alleged WikiLeaks dump hit the front page, …

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FBI's Gordon Snow Testifies on Cyber Threats

Assistant director for the cyber division of the FBI, Gordon Snow, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on crime and terrorism this week to talk about how the bureau is responding to the ongoing threat of cyber crime terrorism. Snow discussed the overall cyber threat and said he couldn't …

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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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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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DoD Works to Prevent another WikiLeaks, Insider Threat

On the heels of the WikiLeaks debacle and growing concerns about the insider threat, the Defense Department has taken steps in preventing another massive leak of its classified information, a senior official told a Senate committee last week. After thousands of classified military documents were leaked and distributed online last summer, …

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Anonymous Goes after Copyright Collection Agency

Anonymous has cyber attacked the website of copyright collection agency BMI as part of Operation Payback, the collective’s ongoing war against copyright and anti-piracy enforcers. According to Rolling Stone magazine, BMI temporarily took down its website in response to the group’s denial-of-service attack and in a statement said the hackers …

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