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  • Symantec: Cyber Espionage Group Used Tools Described in CIA 'Vault 7' Leak - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec: Cyber Espionage Group Used Tools Described in CIA ‘Vault 7’ Leak

    Symantec has found that a cyber espionage group dubbed “Longhorn” has used tools and protocols specified in the Vault 7 leak of alleged CIA hacking devices. The company said Monday Longhorn has used the tools and techniques to launch cyber attacks against an estimated 40 targets in 16 countries across the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa. WikiLeaks published more […] More

  • Pentagon to Develop Computer System to Prevent Another Wikileaks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 for five institutions’ work for […] More

  • Senator Urges Creation of Cybersecurity Panel - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 McConnell, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) […] More

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    Hacktivists 'Inj3ct0r Team' Claim Breaching NATO Server

    The “Inj3ct0r Team” — a self-described hacktivist group — says it has compromised a server belonging to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, IDG News Service reports. The files were posted on the MediaFire file hosting site under the name “NATO Tomcat 5.5 Servlet Backup.” A member of the Inj3ct0r Team told IDG News Service the […] More

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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 who calls himself “Ibom Hacktivist.” […] 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

  • Buy, Buy, Buy: Analyst Recommends Top Cyber Stocks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 stand to gain the most […] More

  • Pentagon Official: WikiLeaks Demonstrates Technology has Outpaced Policy, Law - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Official: WikiLeaks Demonstrates Technology has Outpaced Policy, Law

    The WikiLeaks incident highlights the need for laws and policies that address the unintended consequences of “technology at the intersection of national security,” the Pentagon’s lead communicator said last week. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Douglas B. Wilson told “This Week in Defense News” he is not sure how the Defense Department could […] More

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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 overstate the potential impact the […] More

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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 year, Sony filed for a […] More

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