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European Smart Power Grid Targeted By Cyber Attack

European Smart Power Grid Targeted By Cyber Attack

Arthur Neslen EurActiv.com   A German power utility specialising in renewable energy was hit by a serious cyber attack two weeks ago that lasted five days, knocking its internet communications systems offline, in the first confirmed digital assault against a European grid operator. “It was a DOS (‘Denial Of Service’) attack with a botnet behind it,” Boris Schucht, the CEO …

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Meet A Cyber Spec Ops Warrior: th3j35t3r

Meet A Cyber Spec Ops Warrior: th3j35t3r ( The Jester )

Laura Walker SOFREP   The Jester is a lone-wolf patriot hacker who has been successfully waging a campaign of asymmetrical offensive cyber warfare in support of the United States for two and a half years. Among his known targeted attacks are numerous takedowns of jihadi recruiting websites, Wikileaks, the Westboro Baptist Church, (dragging 20 sites of theirs down for 2 months solid no …

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Secret Document Warns of Cyber Attack on Canada

Secret Document Warns of Cyber Attack on Canada

Andrew Mayeda and Hugo Miller Bloomberg News   A cyber attack on Canada may be on the horizon. Cyber attacks pose a greater risk to Canada’s economic prosperity than the government previously believed and the country lacks the tools to fight hackers, officials warn in internal documents obtained by Bloomberg News. “All new knowledge obtained indicates the problem is more …

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Hackers Have Backdoor Access US Weapons Systems Via Microchip

Hackers Have Backdoor Access US Weapons Systems Via Microchip

Mark Clayton Christian Science Monitor   A secret nanoscale “backdoor” etched into the silicon of a supposedly secure programmable chip could give cyberattackers access to classified US weapons systems, including guidance, flight control, networking, and communications systems, according to a new report by cybersecurity researchers in Britain. The Cambridge University study is apparently the first public documentation that such a serious vulnerability …

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End Of The World As We Know It – Cyber Terror Apocalypse Coming

End Of The World As We Know It - Cyber Terror Apocalypse Coming

BeforeItsNews.com   After his eponymously-named lab discovered Flame, “the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed,” Eugene Kaspersky believes that the evolving threat of “cyber terrorism” could spell the end of life on Earth as we know it. Doomsday scenarios are a common occurrence in 2012, but coming from a steely-eyed realist like Eugene Kaspersky, his calls for a global effort …

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FEMA Sponsored Cyber Attack Simulation on Critical U.S. Infrastructure

FEMA Sponsored Cyber Attack Simulation on Critical U.S. Infrastructure

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 such a massive event. This …

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US Government Used Stuxnet Worm To Target Iranian Nuclear Systems

US and Isreal Targeted Iranian Nuclear Systems With Stuxnet Worm

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   Stuxnet worm was discovered in June 2010. It initially spreads via Microsoft Windows, and targets Siemens industrial software and equipment. While it is not the first time that hackers have targeted industrial systems, it is the first discovered malware that spies on and subverts industrial systems, and the first to include a programmable …

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Hackers Bring Down ‘Britain’s FBI’ with Cyber Attack

Hackers bring down website of 'Britain's FBI' with cyber attack

Rick Dewsbury MailOnline   The Serious Organised Crime Agency’s website was temporarily shut down today after a cyber attack. It was the victim of a scam known as distributed denial of service (DDOS) whereby an internet address is flooded with bogus traffic, effectively making it unreachable. The actions can also jam other websites hosted by the same provider which is …

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Could ‘Bullet Time’ Stop a Cyberattack?

Could 'Bullet Time' Stop a Cyberattack?

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 an attack is likely and …

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DoD Using Cyber Teams Like Aircraft – For Offense and Defense

DoD Using Cyber Teams Like Aircraft - For Offense and Defense

Jason Miller FederalNewsRadio   The Defense Department for the first time is using cyber teams like they use aircraft — to attack and to defend. Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, said in a letter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that DoD is employing cyber teams to execute offensive and defensive missions. Previously, …

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