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Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

Antone Gonsalves CSO   The malware business growing around Google Android — now the leading smartphone operating system — is still in its infancy. Today, many of the apps built to steal money from Android users originate from Russia and China, so criminal gangs there have become cyber-trailblazers. Sophos and …

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‘The Unknowns’ Hacking Group Hits NASA and U.S. Air Force

'The Unknown' Hacking Group Hits NASA and Air Force

Liz Klimas TheBlaze NHGRHJJUWQGP A new hacking group with the name “The Unknowns” has targeted NASA, the European Space Agency, the U.S. Air Force, Harvard University and others but not as an outright malicious attack. The group has said it released information it hacked from these organizations to show them …

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Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets & DDoS Attacks

Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets and DDoS Attacks

  The Hacker News   DDOS attacks against the financial sector almost tripled during the first quarter of this year, according to DDoS mitigation specialist Prolexic. The firm also reported a 3,000 per cent quarter-on-quarter increase in malicious packet traffic targeted at the financial services sector, compared with the final quarter …

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When Online Hacking Poses Real-World Dangers

When Online Hacking Poses Real-World Dangers

Steve Henn NPR   There are a couple interesting Anonymous stories out there in the ether today. First, the news. The group claims to have hacked a number of Chinese government websites. Last month, Anonymous China launched its own Twitter account. It was endorsed by the YourAnonNews account, which is …

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Anonymous Says It Hacked Chinese Government Sites

Anonymous Says It Hacked Chinese Government Sites

The Associated Press NPR   BEIJING (AP) — China was struggling Thursday to restore several government websites that international hacking group Anonymous says it attacked in an apparent protest against Chinese Internet restrictions. On a Twitter account established in late March, Anonymous China listed the websites it says it hacked …

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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,” …

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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 …

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Cyber Threat From China

Siobahn Gorman Wall Street Journal   WASHINGTON—China almost certainly would mount a cyberattack on the U.S. in the event of a conflict, and the U.S. has no clear policy to determine how to respond appropriately, a congressional advisory panel is set to warn on Thursday. In a lengthy report analyzing …

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