Tag: infrastructure

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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FBI Investigating Classified Stuxnet Cyberattack Leak

FBI Investigating Classified Stuxnet Cyberattack Leak

| June 6, 2012 | 2 Replies

Ms. Smith NetworkWorld   The FBI is investigating who spilled national security secrets, this time about Stuxnet and the classified cyberattack program the U.S. launched against Iran nuclear facilities. Senator Feinstein has called for Capitol Hill hearings into the leak since ‘disclosures of this type endanger American lives and undermine America’s national security.’ It’s not […]

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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 | 14 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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10 Hacking Incidents That Made History

10 Hacking Incidents That Made History

| May 18, 2012 | 1 Reply

Joan Goodchild PC Advisor – UK   Hacking has been around for decades. Today’s crimes are often financially-motivated fraud. Here are ten hacking incidents that made history In our first Rogues Gallery, we looked at ten infamous social engineers — con men who exploited human weaknesses rather than technical vulnerabilities. But there have been computer and network hacks […]

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Could ‘Bullet Time’ Stop a Cyberattack?

Could ‘Bullet Time’ Stop a Cyberattack?

| May 5, 2012 | Reply

Taylor Armerding ITWorld    Is a cyberattack by Iran against the U.S. a realistic threat? And if so, could it be defeated by a technique called “bullet time,” that slows Internet traffic just enough to give critical infrastructure defense systems time to respond? There is considerable disagreement over that, with some experts saying both that […]

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Infected Users Get Legit Warning About July 9 ‘Internet Doomsday’

Infected Users Get Legit Warning About July 9 ‘Internet Doomsday’

| May 5, 2012 | 1 Reply

Suzanne Choney Technolog @ MSNBC   If you see this message [below] pop up on your computer screen in the days, weeks and months ahead, don’t panic: It’s legitimate and it’s meant to warn you about malware that could hurt your computer.   We recently told you about the “Internet doomsday” that could happen July […]

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Stuxnet Planted by Iranian Double Agent

Stuxnet Planted by Iranian Double Agent

| April 16, 2012 | 1 Reply

Richard Sale ISSSource.com   The Stuxnet virus that damaged Iran’s nuclear program was implanted by an Israeli proxy — an Iranian, who used a corrupt “memory stick.32,” former and serving U.S. intelligence officials said. In the continuing battle to hold off the Iranian nuclear program, Iranian proxies have also been active in assassinating Iran’s nuclear […]

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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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