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Cyber War Heats Up as Taliban Webite is Hacked

Cyber War Heats Up as Taliban Webite is Hacked

Al Arabiya News Reuters – Kabul Hackers have for the third time in less than a year crippled the main website of the Afghan Taliban, with a Taliban spokesman on Friday blaming Western intelligence agencies amid an intensifying cyber war with the insurgents. The unidentified hackers broke into the Taliban’s …

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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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Hacker Grandpa ‘Th3Raptor’ Shuts Down Al Qaeda

Hacker Grandpa 'Th3Raptor' Shuts Down Al Qaeda

Jana Winter Fox News   The hacker who calls himself “The Raptor” has a new flock of tech-savvy, eager veterans — including another military grandpa — ready to sign on to his campaign to disrupt the websites and online forums where Al Qaeda sympathizers congregate to push their hateful, anti-American propaganda. After …

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Anonymous Hackers Plan More China Site Attacks

Anonymous Hackers Plan More China Site Attacks

Melanie Lee Huffington Post   SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The activist hacker group Anonymous plans to launch further attacks on Chinese government websites in a bid to uncover corruption and lobby for human rights, a member of the group said on Monday. Anonymous, a loosely knit group that has attacked financial …

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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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Cyber Warriors Strike al-Qaeda Online

The new battlefront: Cyber warriors strike al-Qaeda online

Paul Koring The Globe and Mail   Cyber-warrior attacks have created havoc with al-Qaeda’s internet presence – taking out at least five major jihadi websites nearly two weeks ago – although the radical Islamic group has managed to get one of its main web forums back online. “The enemies of …

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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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DoD Unable to Stop Cyber Attacks?

DoD Unable to Stop Cyber Attacks?

Jared Serbu Federal News Radio   When it comes to defending the nation’s private networks from cyber attacks, the Defense Department still is mostly in after-the-fact “forensics mode,” the military’s top cyber official told lawmakers Tuesday. The Pentagon sees its job as defending the nation from foreign threats, a view …

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