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Google’s Vice President Says Chinese Hackers Won’t Stop

Google's Vice President Says Chinese Hackers Won't Stop

Yasmin Tadjdeh National Defense Magazine   Charleston, S.C. — The military, the government, the private sector and private citizens are underprepared for growing cyberthreats from Chinese hackers, said a top Google executive. “Security needs to be everybody’s concern, and it needs to be much more pervasive not only in the Defense …

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What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked

What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked

Elise Ackerman Forbes   What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked … My friend Mike’s Android phone had been acting strangely for awhile. In the middle of the night, the phone would come alive. It would meander down various menu paths, send texts that were gibberish and start playing …

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US to Scan Facebook and Twitter for Evidence of Bioterrorism

US to Scan Facebook and Twitter for Evidence of Bioterrorism

Liat Clark Wired Magazine – UK     The US department of Homeland Security has commissioned a one-year contract to investigate the efficacy of using social networks to identify instances of bioterrorism, pandemics and other health and security risks. It is paying Accenture Federal Services $3 million (£1.8 million) to scan the …

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CIA Mistress’ Email May Have Been Hacked By Anonymous

CIA Mistress' Email May Have Been Hacked By Anonymous

Zeke Miller Buzzfeed   Paula Broadwell’s personal email appears on a list of compromised accounts, hacked by Anonymous, stolen from the commercial intelligence firm Stratfor. A Yahoo email account belonging to former CIA Director David Petraeus’ mistress may have been compromised by the group Anonymous. The personal email account, which other …

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US Fighting Global Cyber Warfare

US Fighting Global Cyber Warfare

Michael Kling Money News   The Pentagon is striving to improve the military’s global cyber warfare capabilities — both offensive and defensive abilities — in an effort to prevent an electronic Pearl Harbor. The Army is interested in leading the cyber war effort through its new Army Cyber Command, according …

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The Jester’s OSINT Tools Include Maltego Creepy and Spokeo

The Jester's OSINT Tools Include Maltego Creepy and Spokeo

  Infosecurity Magazine   Jester (th3j35t3r) describes himself as a patriotic cyber activist. He spends his time trying to find and take down what he considers to be enemies of the USA, ranging from Wikileaks and Anonymous to militant Islamic websites. Jester’s identity is not publicly known. Many suspect that …

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Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

Five Week Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   For five weeks now some of the largest banks in the United States, including HSBC, Capitol One and BB&T, have been under a sustained cyber attack from unidentified hackers. The attackers are using denial of service (DOS) attacks to cripple access to the banks’ …

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Hackers May Be Able To Manipulate Election Results

Hackers May Be Able To Manipulate Election Results

Ericka Chickowski DarkReading   Hackers May Be Able To Manipulate Election Results.  As the rest of the nation’s citizens sit on on pins and needles about who will win the presidential election — Barack Obama or Mitt Romney — information security pros are even more anxious in their wait to …

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Hacked Pacemaker Used For Anonymous Assassination

Hacked Pacemaker Used For Anonymous Assassination

Jeremy Kirk ComputerWorld   IDG News Service –  A hacked pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator could be manipulated for an anonymous assassination.  Pacemakers from several manufacturers can be commanded to deliver a deadly, 830-volt shock from someone on a laptop up to 50 feet away, the result of poor software programming …

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