Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Hacker Groups Attacks US Senate WebSite

US Senate Hacked! “We Don’t Like The U.S. Government Very Much” LULZ Security The video states some reasons in significant rise of hack attack by Lulz Security on US information assets including critical assets (US senate) which is a growing threat to national security. Leon Penetta warned in last week hearing that next Pearl Harbor […]

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In cyberspy vs cyberspy, China has the edge

By Brian Grow and Mark Hosenb WASHINGTON: As America and China grow more economically and financially intertwined, the two nations have also stepped up spying on each other. Today, most of that is done electronically, with computers rather than listening devices in chandeliers or human moles in tuxedos.And at the moment, many experts believe China […]

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NSA publish list of recommendations for Keeping Networks Secure

‘Best Practices for Keeping Your Home Network Secure’ is a new guide published by the National Security Agency. This document provides home users directions for keeping their systems secure and protected. Users are faceing lots of security issues now a days, and trying to apply all the required security measures is complicated due to the […]

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Phishing emerges as major corporate security threat

Source: Computer World The successful use of phishing emails to breach secure organizations like Oak Ridge National Laboratory and RSA are stark reminders of the serious threat posed by what some experts have dismissed as as a low-tech method of attack. Oak Ridge, a U.S. Department of Energy-run research lab, this week disclosed it had […]

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Federal Cyber Attacks Rose In 2010

Federal Cyber Attacks Rose 39% In 2010 Cyber attacks on the federal government increased in 2010 over the previous year, even though the total number of cybersecurity incidents was down overall, according to a new report from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). There were 41,776 reported cyber incidents of malicious intent in the […]

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Security 2020: Reduce Security Risks This Decade

  Security 2020: Reduce Security Risks This Decade Identify real security risks and skip the hype. After years of focusing on IT security, we find that hackers are as active and effective as ever. This book gives application developers, networking and security professionals, those that create standards, and CIOs a straightforward look at the reality […]

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Stuxnet virus could target many industries

Image via Wikipedia By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press A malicious computer attack that appears to target Iran’s nuclear plants can be modified to wreak havoc on industrial control systems around the world, and represents the most dire cyberthreat known to industry, government officials and experts said Wednesday. They warned that industries are becoming increasingly […]

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Incidence Of Cybertheft Surpasses Incidence Of Physical Theft

Image by mie_journal via Flickr Fraud-related losses rose 20 percent to $1.7 billion in the past year, Kroll study says Incidence of theft of information and electronic data at global companies has overtaken physical theft for the first time, according to a study released yesterday. According to the latest edition of the Kroll Annual Global […]

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DHS Cyber security Watchdogs Miss Hundreds of Vulnerabilities on Their Own Network

Image via Wikipedia By Kevin Poulsen @wired.com The federal agency in charge of protecting other agencies from computer intruders was found riddled with hundreds of high-risk security holes on its own systems, according to the results of an audit released Wednesday. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, or US-CERT, monitors the Einstein intrusion-detection sensors […]

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FTC Says Scammers Stole Millions, Using Virtual Companies

Image via Wikipedia 100% Internet Credit Card Fraud Protected by Robert McMillan The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has disrupted a long-running online scam that allowed offshore fraudsters to steal millions of dollars from U.S. consumers — often by taking just pennies at a time. The scam, which had been run for about four years, according […]

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U.S cybersecurity policies update

Image via Wikipedia By Greg Masters The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a defense bill that contains an amendment aimed at regulating the information security responsibilities and practices of federal agencies. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif., updates the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and establishes […]

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The Smart Grid needs to get smart about security

Image via Wikipedia by Larry Karisny While following the Connectivity Show in Santa Clara California, I thought I should follow-up on the at Greentech Media’s annual Smart Grid conference in Palm Springs last week. I wanted to focus this article on Smart Grid security so I thought I should find some clear explanation of where […]

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U.S. businesses face skimming fraud increase

Image by TheTruthAbout… via Flickr City woman victim of skimming; Credit card number used for purchases at store in Florida.(City): An article from: Winnipeg Free Press By Angela Moscaritolo – SCMagazineUS.com U.S. banks are grappling with a recent increase in skimming attacks, which are being carried out by Eastern European gangs aiming to steal consumer […]

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Man sentenced for hacking restaurant card data

Image via Wikipedia By Alan J. Liddle WASHINGTON (April 1, 2010) Albert Gonzalez, the mastermind of payment card data thefts from Boston Market and Dave & Buster’s and a participant in the hack of a credit transaction processor serving thousands of restaurants, has been sentenced to two 20-year prison terms, the U.S. Justice Department said. […]

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Pop-Up Security Warnings Pose Threats

Image by Travelin’ Librarian via Flickr Malware: Fighting Malicious Code By FBI NPO The FBI warned consumers today about an ongoing threat involving pop-up security messages that appear while they are on the Internet. The messages may contain a virus that could harm your computer, cause costly repairs or, even worse, lead to identity theft. […]

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