Tag: government

FBI Working 24/7 Tracking Hackers and Cyber Attacks

FBI Working 24/7 Tracking Hackers and Cyber Attacks

| October 28, 2012 | 1 Reply

Emil Protalinski TheNextWeb   The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is finally stepping up its game when it comes to tracking hackers. Maybe it was Anonymous that did it or maybe it was statements from the US Secretary of Defense two weeks ago, but either way, the FBI is now hunting hackers 24/7. You’re not the only one who was […]

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Hackers May Be Able To Manipulate Election Results

Hackers May Be Able To Manipulate Election Results

| October 19, 2012 | Reply

Ericka Chickowski DarkReading   Hackers May Be Able To Manipulate Election Results.  As the rest of the nation’s citizens sit on on pins and needles about who will win the presidential election — Barack Obama or Mitt Romney — information security pros are even more anxious in their wait to see whether this is the […]

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Hacked Pacemaker Used For Anonymous Assassination

Hacked Pacemaker Used For Anonymous Assassination

| October 17, 2012 | 1 Reply

Jeremy Kirk ComputerWorld   IDG News Service –  A hacked pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator could be manipulated for an anonymous assassination.  Pacemakers from several manufacturers can be commanded to deliver a deadly, 830-volt shock from someone on a laptop up to 50 feet away, the result of poor software programming by medical device companies. The […]

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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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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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Chinese Hack White House Military Network Holding Nuclear Codes

Chinese Hack White House Military Network Holding Nuclear Codes

| October 2, 2012 | 1 Reply

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Sources within the White House and U.S. military partially confirmed that Chinese attackers hacked the White House Military network.  The White House Military Office (WHMO), is in charge of the network that holds the commands for the President’s nuclear “Football”. A White House national security official stated the security breach […]

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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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