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Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

| May 18, 2012 | 6 Replies

Antone Gonsalves CSO   The malware business growing around Google Android — now the leading smartphone operating system — is still in its infancy. Today, many of the apps built to steal money from Android users originate from Russia and China, so criminal gangs there have become cyber-trailblazers. Sophos and Symantec on Wednesday released their […]

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‘The Unknowns’ Hacking Group Hits NASA and U.S. Air Force

‘The Unknowns’ Hacking Group Hits NASA and U.S. Air Force

| May 5, 2012 | Reply

Liz Klimas TheBlaze NHGRHJJUWQGP A new hacking group with the name “The Unknowns” has targeted NASA, the European Space Agency, the U.S. Air Force, Harvard University and others but not as an outright malicious attack. The group has said it released information it hacked from these organizations to show them just how vulnerable their systems […]

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Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets & DDoS Attacks

Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets & DDoS Attacks

| April 17, 2012 | 4 Replies

  The Hacker News   DDOS attacks against the financial sector almost tripled during the first quarter of this year, according to DDoS mitigation specialist Prolexic. The firm also reported a 3,000 per cent quarter-on-quarter increase in malicious packet traffic targeted at the financial services sector, compared with the final quarter of 2011. China leads the […]

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When Online Hacking Poses Real-World Dangers

When Online Hacking Poses Real-World Dangers

| April 7, 2012 | Reply

Steve Henn NPR   There are a couple interesting Anonymous stories out there in the ether today. First, the news. The group claims to have hacked a number of Chinese government websites. Last month, Anonymous China launched its own Twitter account. It was endorsed by the YourAnonNews account, which is kind of the unofficial clearinghouse […]

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Anonymous Says It Hacked Chinese Government Sites

Anonymous Says It Hacked Chinese Government Sites

| April 7, 2012 | Reply

The Associated Press NPR   BEIJING (AP) — China was struggling Thursday to restore several government websites that international hacking group Anonymous says it attacked in an apparent protest against Chinese Internet restrictions. On a Twitter account established in late March, Anonymous China listed the websites it says it hacked over the last several days. […]

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China Has Hacked Every Major US Company

China Has Hacked Every Major US Company

| March 29, 2012 | 3 Replies

Darlene Storm ComputerWorld   Gloom and doom is the predicted forecast, but that is in regard to U.S. cybersecurity instead of the weather. Four top government cybersecurity officials have basically come out to say America is getting her hiney kicked in cyberattacks by nation state hackers. “Your government failed you,” testified Richard Clarke, a former cybersecurity […]

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NSA Director Fingers China in Recent RSA Intrusion

NSA Director Fingers China in Recent RSA Intrusion

| March 29, 2012 | 1 Reply

Jason Mick (Blog) Daily Tech   NSA: China is Destroying U.S. Economy Via Security Hacks NSA director fingers China in recent RSA intrusion and subsequent data thefts, U.S. oblivious its at war Well, no more hemming and hawing about, it’s official — the Chinese hacked EMC Corp. (EMC) subsidiary RSA and stole the secrets of its proprietary security […]

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Cyber Threat From China

Cyber Threat From China

| March 11, 2012 | 1 Reply

Siobahn Gorman Wall Street Journal   WASHINGTON—China almost certainly would mount a cyberattack on the U.S. in the event of a conflict, and the U.S. has no clear policy to determine how to respond appropriately, a congressional advisory panel is set to warn on Thursday. In a lengthy report analyzing Chinese cyber-capabilities and the threat […]

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