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Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks

Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks

Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek   Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks. The Iranian government Sunday criticized recent reports that Iran has been launching attacks against U.S. banks for the past year. “Iran has not hacked the U.S. banks,” Gholam Reza Jalali, the head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization, …

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Chinese Hackers To Blame For Energy Industry Intrusion

Chinese Hackers To Blame For Energy Industry Intrusion

  KrebsOnSecurity   Chinese Hackers To Blame For Energy Industry Intrusion. A company whose software and services are used to remotely administer and monitor large sections of the energy industry began warning customers last week that it is investigating a sophisticated hacker attack spanning its operations in the United States, …

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Privacy Tip: Assume Everything Online Could Be Public

Privacy Tip: Assume Everything Online Could Be Public

Gregory Ferenstein TechCrunch   Privacy Tip: Assume Everything Online Could Be Public The Internet collectively freaked out yesterday after rumors swirled that Facebook accidently began posting private messages to users’ public timelines, exposing all the nasty, salacious, and incriminating messages that were thought to be securely hidden from view. Not …

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Social Network Hacking Part 1 – Disclosing Your Life Story

Hacking Social Networks Part 1 - Disclosing Your Life Story

David Pace, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martins, Ron Kelson, Benjamin Gittins The Malta Independent   Social Network Hacking Part 1 – Disclosing Your Life Story “Be social” is the buzzword of recent years. No matter whether we are at home, in the gym, at work, or elsewhere, we are haunted by the need to …

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Anonymous May Attack Energy Companies

Anonymous May Attack Energy Companies

Greg Quinn, Bloomber Business Insider   Canadian security agencies have warned energy companies such as Imperial Oil Ltd. their computers may be attacked by the Anonymous hacker group because of the industry’s work developing Alberta’s oil sands, government documents show. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, public safety department and Communications …

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Judge Orders Hand Over of Twitter User Data

Judge Orders Twitter to Hand Over User Data

  InfoSecurity Magazine   Judge Orders Hand Over of Twitter User Data.  On the same day that a New York judge ordered Twitter to hand over the tweets of Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris, Twitter launches its new Transparency Report. Malcolm Harris is one of around 700 protesters arrested …

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6000 Aussie Users Caught in DNSChanger Shutdown

6000 Aussie Users Caught in DNSChanger Shutdown.

James Hutchinson Secure Business Magazine   6000 Aussie Users Caught in DNSChanger Shutdown. The Australian Communications and Media Authority estimates 6000 Australian internet users could face disconnection when US authorities shut down rogue DNS servers on Monday. Up to four million users are believed to have been infected at the …

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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 …

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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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