Wow. Bill Gertz reports for The Washington Free Beacon that Chinese hackers have broken “into one of the U.S. government’s most sensitive computer networks, breaching a system used by the White House Military Office for nuclear commands . . ..” Apparently the attack happened last month. The Chinese hackers targeted the White House Military Office. […]
On 9/30, The Washington Post ran a bunch of cyber related stories as part of its Capital Business section. Here’s Dan Beyers’ quick opening note on “why cybersecurity?” Take a look below . . . *** Abha Bhattarai reported for The Washington Post on hacking workshops. Specifically, The InfoSec Institute puts students through “60 hours […]
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The Associated Press reported on 9/30/12 in an article entitled “Iran touts domestic Internet as Gmail ban rankles” that Iran had blocked access to Gmail. A few hours later, the same link brings up an article entitled “Iran swipe at Web brings angry reply.” The second or updated article seems not to be well edited, […]
Cyber roundup (9/29): China targets Canada, cybersecurity scholarships, and defending the supply chain
Quiet night, a few older articles of note . . . *** Reuters, via The Huffington Post, reported on a new cyberexpolitation campaign against Canadian companies. These were apparently domestic energy companies. Two guesses as to who is probably behind the attack . . . *** PhysOrg’s Rob Lever on U.S. cybersecurity scholarships. Specifically, the […]
On 9/27, Sorcha Pollak wrote for Time on the power that governments still wield in cyberspace. First, a Brazilian court banned YouTube from carrying “The Innocence of Muslims.” The court ultimately decided that the “need to protect people from ‘actions that might incite religious discrimination’” trumped freedom of expression. Second, another Brazilian court issued an […]
Cyber Roundup (9/27): CyberComm says Chinese targeting Pentagon, Cyberwarfare emerges from the shadows, cyber bringing us back to the dark ages, social engineering, hackers breach Adobe, and much more . . .
Quite a few interesting articles tonight . . . On 9/27, Jim Wolf reported for Reuters on comments by Rear Admiral Samuel Cox, CyberComm’s director of intel, on efforts by the Chinese to penetrate Pentagon computer networks. Specifically, Admiral Cox said that “[The Chinese] level of effort against the Department of Defense is constant . […]
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The Washington Post reported that recent cyber strikes on major U.S. banks and companies, such as JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America, were initiated by Iran. The Post further stated that U.S. intelligence and other officials believe the strikes were issued in response to Western economic sanctions imposed on Iranian financial institutions in an effort to cease Iran’s […]
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On 9/25, John Reed wrote for Foreign Policy on how the U.S. military is taking steps to protect its nuclear arsenal from cyberattack. The article referenced a 2010 incident where the U.S. Air Force “lost contact with 50 intercontinental ballistic missiles” and “had a temporary interruption in our ability to monitor one of our missile […]
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Cyber Roundup (9/25): Iran sees cyberattacks as greater threat than actual war, the Arab Electronic Army, Twitter mercs, and more . . .
Quick survey of recent cyber news . . . *** On 9/25, Yeganeh Torbati reported for Reuters on an interesting comment from a Revolutionary Guard deputy commander. The article quoted said deputy commander as saying: “We have armed ourselves with new tools, because a cyber war is more dangerous than a physical war.” *** PCMag’s […]
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Too good, I just couldn’t resist. According to The Verge’s Brian Crecente, the Iran Computer & Video Games Foundation (such a thing exists?) sent a letter to the developer of the popular Angry Birds game. What, praytell, did that letter contain? An accusation that the ninth level contained a planet that looked like Iran. This […]
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