Tag: cyber war

Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC

Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC

| October 13, 2012 | 3 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC. It seems the Iranian government has been busy retaliating after a barrage of recent cyber attacks targeting the computers within the country’s nuclear program.  First there was Stuxnet, a malicious piece of malware that targeted the actual control systems […]

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Russian Hackers Plan U.S. Cyber Bank Heist

Russian Hackers Plan U.S. Cyber Bank Heist

| October 13, 2012 | 1 Reply

Matt Egan Fox News – Business   Security professionals have recently learned that a cartel of Russian hackers is planning to launch a separate attack aimed at stealing money from about 30 U.S. financial institutions, an apparent attempt to piggyback and capitalize on the ongoing cyber attacks on U.S. banks. The emergence of Russian hackers […]

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6 Real Hacker Attacks Straight Out of the Movies

6 Real Hacker Attacks Straight Out of the Movies

| October 13, 2012 | 1 Reply

Danny Vittore Cracked.com   Hacker attacks: Hollywood thinks that computers run on black magic and hackers are wizards. In movies, computers can blow up houses, shut down highways, release plagues and make Matthew Lillard appealing to women. However, our collective groaning about how laughably unrealistic these movies are may have been premature, because sometimes the real […]

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Iran Cyberattacks Target Persian Gulf Gas and Oil Companies

Iran Cyberattacks Target Persian Gulf Gas and Oil Companies

| October 13, 2012 | Reply

CBS News   Iran Cyberattacks Target Persian Gulf . A former U.S. government official says American authorities firmly believe that Iranian hackers, likely supported by the Tehran government, were responsible for recent cyberattacks against oil and gas companies in the Persian Gulf and that they appeared to be in retaliation for the latest round of U.S. […]

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Estonian Government Threatened With Anonymous Cyber Attack

Estonian Government Threatened With Anonymous Cyber Attack

| October 11, 2012 | Reply

Mohit Kumar The Hacker News   Anonymous Hackers AnonSwedenOp posted a video on YouTube on October 8 where it threatened the Estonian government with a possible Anonymous cyber attack. “Estonian government had sacrificed its own people instead of helping its own people, Estonian government has channelled money to helping Greece that is much better off.” “Estonia says […]

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U.S. Bank Website Hackers Used Advanced Botnets, Diverse Tools

U.S. Bank Website Hackers Used Advanced Botnets, Diverse Tools

| October 3, 2012 | 10 Replies

Joseph Menn Reuters     (Reuters) – The Iranian hackers behind the cyber attacks on major U.S. banks have repeatedly disrupted online banking by using sophisticated and diverse tools that point to a carefully coordinated campaign, according to security researchers. The hackers, believed to be activists in the Middle East, were highly knowledgeable about the […]

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Anonymous #OpVendetta Starts November 5th in London

Anonymous #OpVendetta Starts November 5th in London

| October 2, 2012 | 2 Replies

  Infosecurity Magazine   Anonymous #OpVendetta Starts November 5th in London – This weekend saw a leaflet paperstorm in London, with masked anons handing out flyers proclaiming #OpVendetta slated for 5th November in London. Led by Anonymous UK and Ireland, it is, we are told, “the biggest Anonymous protest in the UK” yet seen. The name […]

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Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks

Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks

| September 27, 2012 | 1 Reply

Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek   Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks. The Iranian government Sunday criticized recent reports that Iran has been launching attacks against U.S. banks for the past year. “Iran has not hacked the U.S. banks,” Gholam Reza Jalali, the head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization, told the country’s semi-official Fars […]

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Chinese Hackers To Blame For Energy Industry Intrusion

Chinese Hackers To Blame For Energy Industry Intrusion

| September 26, 2012 | 3 Replies

  KrebsOnSecurity   Chinese Hackers To Blame For Energy Industry Intrusion. A company whose software and services are used to remotely administer and monitor large sections of the energy industry began warning customers last week that it is investigating a sophisticated hacker attack spanning its operations in the United States, Canada and Spain. Experts say […]

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How Future Criminals Could Hack Your Brain

How Future Criminals Could Hack Your Brain

| September 11, 2012 | Reply

  The Week   Future Criminals Could Hack Your Brain.  As brain-computer interfaces become more commonplace, researchers warn that the devices could open you up to a whole new threat: Mind-hacking “Brain-computer interfaces, or BCIs — sounds like a fictional cyberpunk creation, the stuff of virtual reality,” says DJ Pangburn at Death and Taxes. “Not […]

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