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Anonymous Hackers Target CEOs in Operation Wall Street

Anonymous Hackers Target CEOs in Operation Wall Street

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Anonymous hackers have launched ‘Operation Wall Street’, a new protest started by the loosely organized hactivist collective against the US government, Wall Street and the financial services industry. The operation is a call to all Anonymous “members” and citizens of the world and seeks justice for the “innocent and exploited people being forced into homelessness” because of the “crimes of Goldman …

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Chinese Hackers Target Bloomberg Journalists in Latest Media Attack

Chinese Hackers Target Bloomberg Journalists in Latest Media Attack

Adam Taylor Business Insider   In next week’s Businessweek cover story, investigative reporters Dune Lawrence and Michael Riley take a deep dive on Chinese hackers, coming up with some fascinating details. It’s a big story given the recent accusations about Chinese hackers that have come from the New York Times and other news outlets, and Lawrence and Riley provide perhaps the most detailed …

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Anonymous Hackers Release Data for 4000 US Bank Officials

#OpLastResort : Anonymous Hackers Release Data for 4000 US Bank Officials

Jeb Boone Global Post   Anonymous hackers released user and personal information belonging to 4,000 US community bank executives, in an escalation in their online battle against the US Department of Justice. Anonymous released the security credentials for over 4,000 US bank executives on Monday, posting their user account information, passwords and personal information online as part of OpLastResort. OpLastResort …

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Chinese Hackers Attack NY Times Over Wen Investigation

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Over the past four months, Chinese hackers have penetrated computers belonging to the New York Times and its staff. The hackers appeared to be intent on hunting down and identifying newspaper sources involved in the investigation of a top Chinese leader. China’s Defense Ministry is denying any involvement in the attacks. Fox News: “Chinese …

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How Cyber Criminals Are Exploiting Our Swipe-n-Go Society

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Curtis Abernathy, a small business owner in Arizona, never expected to be caught up as the victim of an international ring of cyber criminals stealing identities online.  But that’s exactly what happened last week when he received a call from Bank of America’s security office. The bank’s security team took notice after Abernathy used …

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‘Red October’ Spy Network Goes Dark Hours After Being Exposed

'Red October' Spy Network Goes Dark Hours After Being Exposed

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   The command and control servers behind the ‘Red October’ espionage network started shutting down only hours after the campaign was exposed by Kapersky Lab last week. The Red October malware campaign targeted governments, embassies and scientific organizations around the world. According to researchers at Kapersky Lab, the spy network had been gathering data and …

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Fatal Cyber-Attacks ‘are Possible and Plausible’

Fatal Cyber-Attacks 'are Possible and Plausible'

James Hayes The Institute of Engineering and Technology   2013 could be the first year in which cyber-attacks lead to human deaths, a Web security expert has warned. Corey Nachreiner, director of security strategy at security management firm WatchGuard Technologies, argues that the accelerated proliferation of both networked devices and online threats over the next 12 months will create a …

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Chinese Hackers To Blame For One Third of Global Cyberattacks

China To Blame For One Third of Global Cyberattacks

Michelle Florcruz International Business Times   Though the story of computer network attacks by Communist spies sounds like a plot line from a Hollywood action film, a new report has found that one-third of cyberattacks actually originate in China. According to Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), a digital technology platform developer, China accounted for 33 percent of cyberattack traffic all over the …

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Anonymous Hackers Have Access to U.S. Government Classified Databases

Anonymous ‘Might Well Be the Most Powerful Organization on Earth’

Catherine Solyom NationalPost Anonymous hackers have keys to the kingdom … The world needs to be concerned. Christopher Doyon, a.k.a. Commander X, sits atop a hillside in an undisclosed location in Canada, watching a reporter and photographer make their way along a narrow path to join him, away from the prying eyes of law enforcement. It’s been a few weeks …

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U.S. Cyber Command Plans To Increase Workforce By 15%

U.S. Cyber Command Plans To Increase Workforce By 15%

Amber Corrin FCW.com   The Air Force plans to increase its Cyber Command workforce by 15 percent in 2014, according to the Defense Department. Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command, said he expects to receive orders next year from U.S. Cyber Command’s leadership to hire roughly 1,000 cyber specialists, mostly civilians. They would be added to the …

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