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Evade Government Surveillance Stay Anonymous Online

Evade Government Surveillance Stay Anonymous Online

| January 3, 2013 | 9 Replies

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Why stay anonymous online?  In today’s society there are people and automated devices that are recording your deepest, most private thoughts and activities. Each day we voluntarily divulge the most intimate details of our lives through social networking accounts, email, banking apps, online games and more. In addition, […]

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Cloudflare Selling Flak Jackets To Cyber Warriors

Cloudflare Selling Flak Jackets To Cyber Warriors

| December 13, 2012 | Reply

Gerry Shih Reuters – Sidney Morning Herald   When the Israeli army and Hamas trade virtual blows in cyberspace, or when hacker groups like Anonymous rise from the digital ether, or when WikiLeaks dumps a trove of classified documents, some see a lawless internet. But Matthew Prince, chief executive at CloudFlare, a little-known internet start-up […]

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United States Officials Warned of ‘Cyber 9/11’ Cyber Attack

United States Officials Warned of ‘Cyber 9/11’ Cyber Attack

| December 13, 2012 | 1 Reply

Cynthia Hodges The Examiner   Former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), John “Mike” McConnell said that United States officials have already been warned about a huge potential cyber attack that could have a tremendous negative impact on the country. In an interview with the Financial Times on Sunday, McConnell said the warnings should […]

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Education is Most Powerful Weapon in Cyber Warfare

Education is Most Powerful Weapon in Cyber Warfare

| December 13, 2012 | 1 Reply

Sue Talley Huffington Post   If you’ve seen recent headlines about cyber attacks and cyber warfare, you’ve had to consider some troubling questions: How real is the threat? How serious are the consequences? How prepared are we? In a recent speech, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta described a dire scenario–a “cyber Pearl Harbor”. He […]

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Team GhostShell Hacks Pentagon, NASA, Federal Reserve

Team GhostShell Hacks Pentagon, NASA, Federal Reserve

| December 12, 2012 | Reply

Ben Weitzenkorn Space.com   Members of the Anonymous-affiliated Team GhostShell hacking collective have published what they claim is stolen information for 1.6 million accounts linked to government agencies, including the Pentagon, NASA and the Federal Reserve. The hackers appear to have breached the database with a malicious SQL code injection, ZDNet reported, stealing passwords and […]

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Google’s Vice President Says Chinese Hackers Won’t Stop

Google’s Vice President Says Chinese Hackers Won’t Stop

| December 12, 2012 | 2 Replies

Yasmin Tadjdeh National Defense Magazine   Charleston, S.C. — The military, the government, the private sector and private citizens are underprepared for growing cyberthreats from Chinese hackers, said a top Google executive. “Security needs to be everybody’s concern, and it needs to be much more pervasive not only in the Defense Department or in the U.S. […]

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Anonymous Spokesman Barrett Brown Indicted For Sharing Link on IRC

Anonymous Spokesman Barrett Brown Indicted For Sharing Link on IRC

| December 12, 2012 | 1 Reply

DJ Pangburn Death and Taxes   Last week a federal grand jury indicted Barrett Brown, the former self-styled spokesman of Anonymous, on 12 charges relating to the Stratfor hack spearheaded by Jeremy Hammond. One of the charges pertains to Brown sharing a link related to the Stratfor hack. It seems that when Anonymous hacked the […]

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US to Scan Facebook and Twitter for Evidence of Bioterrorism

US to Scan Facebook and Twitter for Evidence of Bioterrorism

| November 17, 2012 | 3 Replies

Liat Clark Wired Magazine – UK     The US department of Homeland Security has commissioned a one-year contract to investigate the efficacy of using social networks to identify instances of bioterrorism, pandemics and other health and security risks. It is paying Accenture Federal Services $3 million (£1.8 million) to scan the networks’ for key words in […]

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CIA Mistress’ Email May Have Been Hacked By Anonymous

CIA Mistress’ Email May Have Been Hacked By Anonymous

| November 10, 2012 | Reply

Zeke Miller Buzzfeed   Paula Broadwell’s personal email appears on a list of compromised accounts, hacked by Anonymous, stolen from the commercial intelligence firm Stratfor. A Yahoo email account belonging to former CIA Director David Petraeus’ mistress may have been compromised by the group Anonymous. The personal email account, which other sources confirmed belongs to the […]

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US Fighting Global Cyber Warfare

US Fighting Global Cyber Warfare

| October 28, 2012 | 2 Replies

Michael Kling Money News   The Pentagon is striving to improve the military’s global cyber warfare capabilities — both offensive and defensive abilities — in an effort to prevent an electronic Pearl Harbor. The Army is interested in leading the cyber war effort through its new Army Cyber Command, according to Defense Tech, a military […]

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