South Korean banks and media report computer network crash, causing speculation of North Korea cyberattack: March 20, 2013
SEOUL, South Korea – Computer networks at major South Korean banks and top TV broadcasters crashed simultaneously Wednesday, paralyzing bank machines across the country and prompting speculation of a cyberattack by North Korea.
Screens went blank at 2 p.m. (0500 GMT), the state-run Korea Information Security Agency said, and more than seven hours later [...]
The White House is being asked by attorneys to explain a top-secret presidential policy directive signed last month that may allow for the domestic deployment of the US military for the sake of so-called cybersecurity.
Lawyers with the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the office of US President Barack Obama in hopes if hearing more about an elusive order signed in secrecy in [...]
Oct 2, 2012
The White House has confirmed an attempted cyberattack on its computer systems, but says no harm was done, according to media reports.
The financial and banking industries are on high alert tonight as a massive cyberattack continues, with potentially millions of customers of Bank of America, PNC and Wells Fargo finding themselves blocked from banking online.
“There is an elevated level of threat,” said Doug Johnson, a vice president and senior adviser of the American Bankers Association. “The threat level is now high.”
“This is twice as large as any flood we have ever seen,” said [...]
When the US defaults on its debt to China, it triggers a devastating cyberattack. One family must band together to fight starvation and a new police state.
September 9, 2012
Power grid not at risk from cyber attack despite scary government propaganda.
Obama plans to violate the Constitution again and issue yet another executive order.
The latest EO would create a government program protecting vital computer networks from cyber attacks, according to Bloomberg. The Department of Homeland Security would establish cybersecurity standards that companies could “voluntarily adopt to better protect banks, telecommunication networks and the U.S. power grid from electronic [...]
From Liberty Blitzkrieg:
Our favorite Senator, Jay Rockefeller, the man who lamented the creation of the Internet, is actively urging President Obama to sign an executive order to achieve the same results as the Cybersecurity Act that Congress failed to pass.
It is beyond disgusting that a sitting senator would encourage the president to bypass the legislative branch (of which he is a member) and evade the checks and balances that exist [...]
Report suggests new worm hits Iran nuke plant, blasting AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’.
Information provided by F-Secure Security Labs today reveal that an Iranian scientist working for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) reported that a cyber worm affected two facilities (one in Natanz and another near Qom) with “some music playing randomly” at high volumes on workstations during the night: “I believe it was playing ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC,” reports the scientist. [...]
Internet security company Kaspersky Lab announced on Monday that it had uncovered a ‘cyber-espionage worm’ designed to collect and delete sensitive information, primarily in Middle Eastern countries.
Kaspersky called the malware, named “Flame,” the “most sophisticated cyber-weapon yet unleashed.” It said the bug had infected computers in Iran, the West Bank, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
The company also said that Flame contained a specific element that was used in [...]
By Ellen Nakashima and Joby Warrick, Updated: Monday, April 2, 11:36 AM
Al-Qaeda’s main Web forums have been offline for the past 11 days in what experts say is the longest sustained outage of the sites since they began operating eight years ago.
No one has publicly claimed responsibility for disabling the sites, but the breadth and the duration of the outages have prompted some experts to conclude the forums have been taken down in a cyberattack — launched perhaps by [...]
February 21, 2012
An article for Wall Street Journal subscribers reveals that NSA boss Gen. Keith Alexander believes the hacktavist collective Anonymous may soon have the capability to take down the power grid in the United States through a cyberattack.
Alexander has peddled his theory at White House meetings and in other private sessions, according to people familiar with the gatherings, WSJ reports. “While he hasn’t publicly expressed his concerns about the potential [...]
December 17, 2011
Members of the House Homeland Security Committee introduced a cybersecurity bill on Thursday that would establish a quasi-governmental entity to oversee information-sharing with the private sector.
Like the other cybersecurity bills offered by the House GOP, the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness (PrECISE Act) encourages private firms to share information on cyber threats but stops short of mandating new security standards for sectors deemed [...]
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A massive cyberattack that led to avulnerability in RSA’s SecurID tags earlier this year also victimized Google, Facebook, Microsoft and many other big-named companies, according to a new analysis released this week.
A list of 760 organizations that were attacked was presented to Congress recently and published by security analyst Brian Krebs on his blogMonday.
The list is the first glimpse into the pervasiveness of the attack that brought [...]
Nanhao Group is, in many ways, an ordinary technology company. Its staff make online scoring systems, exam-mark scanners and other educational hardware and software.
But many of its 500 employees in Hengshui, just south-west of Beijing, have a second job. Since 2005 Nanhao has been home to a cybermilitia unit organised by the People’s Liberation Army.
“All staff under the age of 30 belong to the unit,” said [...]
Controversial anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks said Tuesday it was fending off a cyberattack after being lambasted for releasing more supposedly confidential US diplomatic cables.
“WikiLeaks.org is presently under cyberattack,” the organization said in a terse message on microblogging service Twitter.
The message provided a link to a cablegatesearch.net website where digital copies of the political documents could be viewed.
More establishment dirty tricks try to stop Ron Paul 2012 momentum.
August 21, 2011
2012 contender Ron Paul drew more than $1.68 million dollars (and counting) during the Aug. 20 money bomb commemorating his 76th birthday, despite what the campaign says was a cyber attack against the official website. Warning about yet another dirty trick against the campaign, only a week out from the media blackout on Ron [...]
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Sixteen Individuals Arrested in the United States for Alleged Roles in Cyber Attacks
More Than 35 Search Warrants Executed in United States, Five Arrests in Europe as Part of Ongoing Cyber Investigations
WASHINGTON – Fourteen individuals were arrested today by FBI agents on charges related to their alleged involvement in a cyber attack on PayPal’s website as part of an [...]
SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- The website of the Brazilian Geographic and Statistics Institute, or IBGE, was out of service on Friday due to a cyberattack.
“This month, the Brazilian government will suffer the highest number of virtual attacks in its history. These attacks are a way of protest of a nationalist group that desires to transform Brazil into a better country,” said a message on IBGE’s website, claimed to have been [...]
The U.S. is creating a virtual version of the Internet–this one designed as a testbed to help the nation hone its defenses against cyberattacks, according to Reuters and other sources.
Known as the National Cyber Range, the virtual testbed would be set up by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the same agency that kicked off the Internet itself more than 40 [...]
WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund, still struggling to find a new leader after the arrest of its managing director last month in New York, was hit recently by what computer experts describe as a large and sophisticated cyberattack whose dimensions are still unknown.
The fund, which manages financial crises around the world and is the repository of highly confidential information about the fiscal condition [...]
TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sony CEO Howard Stringer faced harsh criticism of his leadership after the consumer electronics conglomerate revealed hackers may have stolen the data of another 25 million accounts in a second massive security breach.
Sony’s latest revelation came just a day after it announced measures to avert another cyberattack like that which hit its PlayStation Network two weeks ago.
The Japanese electronics company said [...]