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Hackers Bring Down ‘Britain’s FBI’ with Cyber Attack

Hackers bring down website of 'Britain's FBI' with cyber attack

Rick Dewsbury MailOnline   The Serious Organised Crime Agency’s website was temporarily shut down today after a cyber attack. It was the victim of a scam known as distributed denial of service (DDOS) whereby an internet address is flooded with bogus traffic, effectively making it unreachable. The actions can also …

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‘The Unknowns’ Hacking Group Hits NASA and U.S. Air Force

'The Unknown' Hacking Group Hits NASA and Air Force

Liz Klimas TheBlaze NHGRHJJUWQGP A new hacking group with the name “The Unknowns” has targeted NASA, the European Space Agency, the U.S. Air Force, Harvard University and others but not as an outright malicious attack. The group has said it released information it hacked from these organizations to show them …

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Could ‘Bullet Time’ Stop a Cyberattack?

Could 'Bullet Time' Stop a Cyberattack?

Taylor Armerding ITWorld    Is a cyberattack by Iran against the U.S. a realistic threat? And if so, could it be defeated by a technique called “bullet time,” that slows Internet traffic just enough to give critical infrastructure defense systems time to respond? There is considerable disagreement over that, with …

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DoD Using Cyber Teams Like Aircraft – For Offense and Defense

DoD Using Cyber Teams Like Aircraft - For Offense and Defense

Jason Miller FederalNewsRadio   The Defense Department for the first time is using cyber teams like they use aircraft — to attack and to defend. Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, said in a letter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that DoD is …

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92,204,248 Government Websites Hacked in Three Years

92,204,248 Government Websites Hacked in Three Years

  GovernanceNow   As many as 133 government websites fell prey to hackers in the first three months of 2012, Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot has said. “As per incidents reported to and tracked by the Indian Computer Emergency Response team (CERT), a total number of …

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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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Stuxnet Planted by Iranian Double Agent

Stuxnet Planted by Iranian Double Agent

Richard Sale ISSSource.com   The Stuxnet virus that damaged Iran’s nuclear program was implanted by an Israeli proxy — an Iranian, who used a corrupt “memory stick.32,” former and serving U.S. intelligence officials said. In the continuing battle to hold off the Iranian nuclear program, Iranian proxies have also been …

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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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