Tag: cyberattack

Meet A Cyber Spec Ops Warrior: th3j35t3r

Meet A Cyber Spec Ops Warrior: th3j35t3r

| June 15, 2012 | 2 Replies

Laura Walker SOFREP   The Jester is a lone-wolf patriot hacker who has been successfully waging a campaign of asymmetrical offensive cyber warfare in support of the United States for two and a half years. Among his known targeted attacks are numerous takedowns of jihadi recruiting websites, Wikileaks, the Westboro Baptist Church, (dragging 20 sites of theirs down […]

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Secret Document Warns of Cyber Attack on Canada

Secret Document Warns of Cyber Attack on Canada

| June 10, 2012 | Reply

Andrew Mayeda and Hugo Miller Bloomberg News   A cyber attack on Canada may be on the horizon. Cyber attacks pose a greater risk to Canada’s economic prosperity than the government previously believed and the country lacks the tools to fight hackers, officials warn in internal documents obtained by Bloomberg News. “All new knowledge obtained […]

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Hackers Have Backdoor Access US Weapons Systems Via Microchip

Hackers Have Backdoor Access US Weapons Systems Via Microchip

| June 9, 2012 | 1 Reply

Mark Clayton Christian Science Monitor   A secret nanoscale “backdoor” etched into the silicon of a supposedly secure programmable chip could give cyberattackers access to classified US weapons systems, including guidance, flight control, networking, and communications systems, according to a new report by cybersecurity researchers in Britain. The Cambridge University study is apparently the first public documentation […]

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End Of The World As We Know It – Cyber Terror Apocalypse Coming

End Of The World As We Know It – Cyber Terror Apocalypse Coming

| June 8, 2012 | 4 Replies

BeforeItsNews.com   After his eponymously-named lab discovered Flame, “the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed,” Eugene Kaspersky believes that the evolving threat of “cyber terrorism” could spell the end of life on Earth as we know it. Doomsday scenarios are a common occurrence in 2012, but coming from a steely-eyed realist like Eugene Kaspersky, his […]

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FEMA Sponsored Cyber Attack Simulation on Critical U.S. Infrastructure

FEMA Sponsored Cyber Attack Simulation on Critical U.S. Infrastructure

| June 6, 2012 | 4 Replies

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   President Barack Obama and several senior U.S. officials participated in a FEMA sponsored cyber attack simulation on Tuesday.   The simulation focused on how the U.S.  government would react to cyber warfare  targeting the country’s critical infrastructure.  The exercise was designed in part to help pinpoint weaknesses in official policies and procedures following […]

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NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 2

NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 2

| June 2, 2012 | 8 Replies

James Bamford Wired.com (Threat Level)   Continued from: NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1 For the first time, a former NSA official has gone on the record to describe the program, codenamed Stellar Wind, in detail. William Binney was a senior NSA crypto-mathematician largely responsible for automating the agency’s worldwide eavesdropping […]

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Cyber Attack ‘Flame’ on Middle East was State Sponsored

Cyber Attack ‘Flame’ on Middle East was State Sponsored

| June 1, 2012 | 4 Replies

Eric Blair Activist Post   New malware said to “dwarf Stuxnet in size and sophistication” has reportedly hijacked computer systems in Middle Eastern countries including Iran, Israel, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Researchers believe the malware known as “Flame” has been stealing and deleting massive amounts of information since 2010.  They said it […]

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NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1

NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1

| June 1, 2012 | 12 Replies

James Bamford Wired.com (Threat Level)     The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s the heart of Mormon country, […]

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