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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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FBI Investigating Classified Stuxnet Cyberattack Leak

FBI Investigating Classified Stuxnet Cyberattack Leak

Ms. Smith NetworkWorld   The FBI is investigating who spilled national security secrets, this time about Stuxnet and the classified cyberattack program the U.S. launched against Iran nuclear facilities. Senator Feinstein has called for Capitol Hill hearings into the leak since ‘disclosures of this type endanger American lives and undermine …

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Anonymous Releases Twitter Identities of Suspected Pedophiles

Anonymous Releases Twitter Identities of Suspected Pedophiles

Matt Liebowitz MSNBC – Security News   Anonymous hacktivists are in the midst of a campaign to name and shame suspected pedophiles who allegedly use Twitter to prey on and harass underage children. Named #TwitterPedoRing, the operation began yesterday (June 4), and has already seen data dumps of hundreds of …

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NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 2

James Bamford Wired.com (Threat Level)   Continued from: NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1 For the first time, a former NSA official has gone on the record to describe the program, codenamed Stellar Wind, in detail. William Binney was a senior NSA crypto-mathematician largely responsible for …

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Cyber Attack ‘Flame’ on Middle East was State Sponsored

Cyber Attack 'Flame' on Middle East was State Sponsored

Eric Blair Activist Post   New malware said to “dwarf Stuxnet in size and sophistication” has reportedly hijacked computer systems in Middle Eastern countries including Iran, Israel, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Researchers believe the malware known as “Flame” has been stealing and deleting massive amounts of information …

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NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1

James Bamford Wired.com (Threat Level)     The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s …

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