Posts Tagged ‘ cyber warfare ’

Citigroup hack nabs data from 210k customers

June 9, 2011
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PC World    

"Citigroup reported one percent, or an estimated 210,000, North American customers have been impacted by a security breach of the company's Citi Account Online Web portal. The Citigroup hack attack is the latest in a long string of reported security breach this year against various companies. ... The hack occurred in early May and the company only came clean when the Financial Times broke the story this morning ..." (06/09/11)

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Greece: Teen held over cyber attacks targeting US government

June 9, 2011
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MSNBC    

"An 18-year-old has been arrested and accused of hacking into websites of the U.S. government and the international crime fighting agency Interpol, Greek police said Wednesday. The two-year manhunt ended with the help of authorities in France and the United States, officials said. The investigation will examine whether the suspect had links to militants." (06/08/11)

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Chuck Schumer’s new war on Bitcoin

June 7, 2011
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Liberale et Libertaire
by dL  

"[U]nfortunately for Chuck, this ain’t Four Loco. Ordering the Feds to shutdown the website and 'seize the domain' was comedic display of Mussolini buffoonery. I suppose it’s sad that no one in the press corp[s] had the technical wherewithal to challenge Schumer’s stupidity, but it’s amusing that Schumer’s aide, the one that set up the TOR client to access the site, didn’t have the cojones to prevent Chuck from looking like a moron. But then again, I suppose it’s probably career suicide to stand between Schumer’s moral outrage and a TV camera." (06/06/11)

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LulzSec claims it hacked FBI-linked organization

June 6, 2011
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Computer World    

"Hacking group Lulz Security claimed it had hacked and defaced the web site of the Atlanta chapter of InfraGard, an organization affiliated to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, and leaked its user base. The group said that they had hacked the InfraGard site after NATO and U.S. President Barack Obama had raised the stakes with regard to hacking, by treating it as an act of war." (06/05/11)

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Sony hacked, again

June 2, 2011
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PC World    

"Just when it looks like Sony was finally recovering from the PlayStation Network hack, it happened again. This time, it wasn't PSN, but Sony Pictures: hackers may have compromised 1 million SonyPictures.com user accounts, stealing personal information including e-mail addresses and passwords, as well as street addresses, dates of birth, and more. On top of that, the hacker group posted a file containing information on 50,000 users." (06/02/11)

http://tinyurl.com/44msjwy  

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Pentagon in “final stages” of drafting Internet police state scheme

May 31, 2011
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Bloomberg    

"The U.S. Defense Department is in the ‘final stages’ of drafting a military strategy for cyber warfare, based on a White House decision that equates such attacks with armed assaults." (05/31/11)

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Evolutions in cyber-war

May 19, 2011
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Casey Research Casey Research
by Chris Wood  

"We’ve talked before about the new war that is waging -- a war that is not fought with guns, missiles, or human soldiers, but with code in cyberspace, using computers and the Internet. This war is being waged on all fronts -- by governments against governments, governments against corporations, organized crime and insiders against both, and even individuals against other individuals (which is more often dubbed cybercrime but that’s not a necessary distinction for our purposes). The point is that this war is pervasive, and we are all vulnerable to attack." (05/17/11)

http://www.caseyresearch.com/cdd/evolution-cyber-war  

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Cyberwar is harder than it looks

April 28, 2011
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Reason Reason
by Ronald Bailey  

"The Internet's vulnerability to attacks has been exaggerated." (for publication 05/11)

http://reason.com/archives/2011/04/27/cyberwar-is-harder-than-it-loo  

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