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China Has Hacked Every Major US Company

China Has Hacked Every Major US Company

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 and cyberterrorism advisor for the …

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NSA Director Fingers China in Recent RSA Intrusion

NSA director fingers China in recent RSA intrusion

Jason Mick (Blog) Daily Tech   NSA: China is Destroying U.S. Economy Via Security Hacks NSA director fingers China in recent RSA intrusion and subsequent data thefts, U.S. oblivious its at war Well, no more hemming and hawing about, it’s official — the Chinese hacked EMC Corp. (EMC) subsidiary RSA and stole the secrets of its proprietary security algorithm according to the chief of …

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DoD Unable to Stop Cyber Attacks?

DoD Unable to Stop Cyber Attacks?

Jared Serbu Federal News Radio   When it comes to defending the nation’s private networks from cyber attacks, the Defense Department still is mostly in after-the-fact “forensics mode,” the military’s top cyber official told lawmakers Tuesday. The Pentagon sees its job as defending the nation from foreign threats, a view that’s probably not too controversial. But in the 21st century, …

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Pentagon Sees North Korea Cyber Threat as Major Concern

Pentagon Sees North Korea Cyber Threat as Major Concern

Paul Eckert (Reuters) Khaleej Times   WASHINGTON – North Korea has added sophisticated cyber attack capabilities to its arsenal of threatening weapons and this year is rife with opportunities for military provocations from Pyongyang, senior U.S. defense officials said on Wednesday. The officials told the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee that North Korea’s large conventional military, nuclear weapons programs, …

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“LulzSec Reborn” Hacks Military Dating Site

"LulzSec Reborn" Hacks Military Dating Site

  RT   The hacking group LulzSec Reborn may have resurfaced after a short lull. The group claims to have attacked a military dating website. In its announcement on the pastebin.com website, the group said it has leaked 170,937 military emails from MilitarySingles.com website. “There are emails such as @us.army.mil ; @carney.navy.mil ; @greatlakes.cnet.navy.mil ; @microsoft.com ; etc..,” the hackers said. …

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TH3J35T3R: Don’t Dox The Man, Dox The Actions

TH3J35T3R: Don’t Dox The Man, Dox The Actions….

    Krypt3ia   Preamble: Over the last few years, Jester has been out there making waves and headlines. I have been watching all of this with a jaundiced eye and think that its once again time I sit down and put my thoughts on paper, so to speak, about his antics. Recently, he had been pretty quiet until I …

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Anonymous Promises to Take Down the Internet

Anonymous Promises to Take Down the Internet

Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com   They’re back. The FBI’s Lulzsec promises hijinks on April Fool’s Day. On Saturday, the supposed hacktivist group infiltrated – and we can presume created – by the U.S. government released a YouTube video promising more mayhem. “Lulzsec will start targeting governments, corporations, agencies, and quite possibly the people watching this video. We are here for the lulz, the …

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We Just Built Skynet in the Desert, Now What?

We Just Built Skynet in the Desert, Now What?

Dominic Basulto BigThink.com    Ten years after 9/11, the National Security Agency (NSA) is close to putting the finishing touches on what will be the single biggest spy center in the country. According to James Bamford of WIRED, this new one million-square foot spy complex in the Utah Desert will actually be capable of monitoring, intercepting and de-encrypting just about any message …

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Fight Censorship With Low Orbit Server Stations

Fight Censorship With Low Orbit Server Stations

The Hacker News   One of the world’s largest BitTorrent sites “The Pirate Bay” is going to put servers on GPS-controlled aircraft drones in order to evade authorities who are looking to shut the site down. In a Sunday blog post, The Pirate Bay announced new “Low Orbit Server Stations” that will house the site’s servers and files on unmanned, …

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US Government Expects Major Cyber Attack

US Government Expects Major Cyber Attack

Pam Benson CNN – Security Clearance    The United States will soon suffer a catastrophic cyberattack if it doesn’t act now to prevent it, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warned Thursday. “The clock is ticking and winding down,” Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, said at a hearing on the security threats facing the United States. Speaking to the nation’s …

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