cyberattacks

cyberattacks

Cybersecurity report: All countries lag behind the bad guys

www.networkworld.com
The U.S. and U.K. are relatively well prepared for cyberattacks, compared to many other developed nations, but everyone has more work to do, according to a new cybersecurity study from McAfee and Security & Defence Agenda (SDA)....
Cybersecurity report: All countries lag behind the bad guys

Press Parrots Cybersecurity FUD From Former NSA Boss Without Mentioning Massive Conflict Of Interest

www.techdirt.com
Not this again. Nearly three years ago, we wrote about the growing hype around "cyberwar" in the US government -- much of it being pushed by one Michael McConnell. News reports love to cover McConnell's fear-mongering about how the internet is at risk. He used to always talk about "cyberwar"...
Press Parrots Cybersecurity FUD From Former NSA Boss Without Mentioning Massive Conflict Of Interest

Retired judge joins fight against DoJ's "outrageous" Megaupload seizures

arstechnica.com
Abraham David Sofaer Abraham David Sofaer Abraham David Sofaer, a former New York federal judge, recently was presenting a paper at the National Academy of Sciences about deterring cyberattacks when he learned the feds had shut down Megaupload, seizing its domain names, in a criminal copyright infringement case. Troubling...
Retired judge joins fight against DoJ's "outrageous" Megaupload seizures

LinkedIn aims to block hackers with two-factor login

www.computerworld.com
Add LinkedIn to the list of Internet companies trying to make themselves safer from cyberattacks by adding two-step authentication....
LinkedIn aims to block hackers with two-factor login

The internet in pieces | Misha Glenny

www.guardian.co.uk
Harried by cyberattacks, Iran is making good on a vow to build its own web. Others could followNew evidence that Iran is following through on its dramatic plan to move large parts of its networked computer systems off the web reflects how the global struggle for the internet has reached a new...
The internet in pieces | Misha Glenny

Director Of National Intelligence Admits That There's Little Risk Of A 'Cyber Pearl Harbor'

www.techdirt.com
We've been pointing out for years that all the talk about "cyberattacks" and "cybersecurity" appear to be FUD, mostly designed to scare up money for "defense" contractors looking for a new digital angle. And yet, we keep seeing fear-mongering report after fear mongering report insisting that we're facing imminent threats...
Director Of National Intelligence Admits That There's Little Risk Of A 'Cyber Pearl Harbor'

Eastern European cybercriminals trump Asian counterparts, researchers say

www.computerworld.com
Despite an increasing number of successful cyberattacks launched by East Asian hackers against companies and government institutions around the world, Eastern European cybercriminals remain a more sophisticated threat to the global Internet, security researchers say....
Eastern European cybercriminals trump Asian counterparts, researchers say

Spam drops, but targeted cyberattacks on the rise

news.cnet.com
Symantec's new Threats Report shows a small decline in spam and a huge rise in the number of targeted attacks. [Read more]...
Spam drops, but targeted cyberattacks on the rise

Hacker rift: Anonymous takes offense at WikiLeaks

www.csoonline.com
A rift has developed between WikiLeaks and the hacker collective Anonymous, threatening a partnership that the rebel groups have leveraged in their self-described campaigns against government secrecy and corporate malfeasance. How broad the disillusionment within Anonymous towards WikiLeaks is hard to determine, because of the amorphous structure of the...
Hacker rift: Anonymous takes offense at WikiLeaks

Iran blamed for cyberattacks on U.S. banks and companies

www.washingtonpost.com
Iran has recently mounted a series of disruptive computer attacks against major U.S. banks and other companies in apparent retaliation for Western economic sanctions aimed at halting its nuclear program, according to U.S. intelligence and other officials. Read full article >>...
Iran blamed for cyberattacks on U.S. banks and companies

Today's Scuttlebot: Utilities Under Attack and Social Media Report

bits.blogs.nytimes.com
The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Wednesday, selections include an effort to create new ways to market books using technology, utilities reporting widespread cyberattacks and a veteran technology analyst going to work for Apple....
Today's Scuttlebot: Utilities Under Attack and Social Media Report

Anonymous calls for Internet blackout to protest CISPA

www.pcworld.com
Hacking group Anonymous asked websites to black out their front pages on Monday, in protest against legislation in the U.S. that would allow online companies and government agencies to more easily share personal information.The protest against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), meant to start from 6...
Anonymous calls for Internet blackout to protest CISPA

Cyberattacks on banking websites subside -- for now

www.computerworld.com
The wave of cyberattacks against a half-dozen U.S. financial institutions has subsided this week, but the recent demonstration of force shows a careful honing of destructive techniques that could continue to cause headaches....
Cyberattacks on banking websites subside -- for now

How Cybercriminals Used Facebook And Amazon For A World Tour Of Theft

www.fastcompany.com
Hamza Bendelledj is believed to have stolen funds from 127 American banks over the past six years using the sophisticated Zeus botnet. A new report suggests it infected more than a third of the worlds IP addresses by hijacking trusted brands such as Amazon and by sending 1.5 fake...
How Cybercriminals Used Facebook And Amazon For A World Tour Of Theft
Why Your Internet Has Been Slow: Spam Dispute Sparks One of the Largest DDoS Attacks in Internet History
Obama administration considering options to escalate response to Chinese cyberattacks
Power company targeted by 10,000 cyberattacks per month

Intelligence chief offers dire warning on cyberattacks

news.cnet.com
James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, warns over cyberattacks as posing top threat [Read more]...
Intelligence chief offers dire warning on cyberattacks

‘Olympic Games’ Sounds Like the Manhattan Project of Cyber Warfare

betabeat.com
Obama in the Situation Room. (flickr.com/anhonorablegerman) Gather 'round, readers, it's Friday and that means it's time for a cyberwar spy thriller, courtesy of the New York Times. The paper of record has an excerpt of a new book that offers a thorough history of the top-secret origins of the Stuxnet worm, and...
‘Olympic Games’ Sounds Like the Manhattan Project of Cyber Warfare

Latest Leak: Obama Wants A List Of Countries To Cyberattack

www.techdirt.com
Another day, another leak -- and once again, it's not much of a surprise, but rather a confirmation of what's long been suspected. This time, it's that President Obama has ordered the US to draw up a list of "targets" for proactive cyberattacks, as revealed (yet again) by Glenn Greenwald...
Latest Leak: Obama Wants A List Of Countries To Cyberattack

Four former LulzSec members sentenced to prison in the UK

www.computerworld.com
Four British men associated with the LulzSec hacker collective received prison sentences Thursday for their roles in cyberattacks launched by the group against corporate and government websites in 2011....
Four former LulzSec members sentenced to prison in the UK

Cyberattacks against Lockheed have 'increased dramatically'

news.cnet.com
The company in charge of the U.S. government's cybercrime lab announces a steep surge in the pace and sophistication of cyberattacks. [Read more]...
Cyberattacks against Lockheed have 'increased dramatically'

House passes Cispa cybersecurity bill despite warnings from White House

www.guardian.co.uk
White House advisers warned they'd recommend president veto legislation in face of increased privacy concernsThe House of Representatives passed a controversial cybersecurity bill on Thursday in the face of warnings that it undermined privacy and a threat from White House advisers warning they would recommend President Barack Obama veto the...
House passes Cispa cybersecurity bill despite warnings from White House
‘Anonymous’ plans bigger and more serious attacks on Chinese government

LulzSec arrest in Australia

www.guardian.co.uk
Federal police charge IT worker, 24, with attacking government website and say he has claimed to be a leader of hacker groupAustralian police have arrested a man they say is affiliated with the international hacking collective LulzSec on a charge of attacking and defacing a government website.The 24-year-old senior IT...
LulzSec arrest in Australia

Daily Report: New Wave of Cyberattacks Against U.S. Corporations

bits.blogs.nytimes.com
Officials said the attackers' aim appeared not to be espionage but sabotage, and that the source of the attacks seemed to be in the Middle East....
Daily Report: New Wave of Cyberattacks Against U.S. Corporations

Today's Scuttlebot: Anonymous vs. North Korea, and Hijacked Webcams

bits.blogs.nytimes.com
The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Wednesday, selections include a children's car seat that electronically monitors the occupant and sends alerts to a smartphone, South Korea stepping up its efforts to deter cyberattacks and a virtual currency's...
Today's Scuttlebot: Anonymous vs. North Korea, and Hijacked Webcams

US Air Force Seeks to Enhance Its Cyberwarfare Capabilities

www.pcworld.com
The U.S. Air Force is openly soliciting technologies that would improve its capability of launching cyberattacks and gathering intelligence during cyberwarfare......
US Air Force Seeks to Enhance Its Cyberwarfare Capabilities

Pentagon accuses China of cyberattacks on U.S military, business targets

www.computerworld.com
Chinese cyberespionage activities are fueling a rapid modernization of the country's defense and high tech industries, the Pentagon said in an unusually candid assessment of China's military and security developments last year....
Pentagon accuses China of cyberattacks on U.S military, business targets

Pentagon creating teams to launch cyberattacks as threat grows

www.washingtonpost.com
The Pentagon's Cyber Command will create 40 offensive cyber-teams by the fall of 2015 to help defend the nation against major computer attacks and assist combat commands as they plan offensive capabilities, Gen. Keith Alexander testified to Congress on Tuesday. Read full article >>...
Pentagon creating teams to launch cyberattacks as threat grows
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?