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  • Intel Chief: US at Risk of Crippling Cyber Attack

    02/03/2010 9:12:41 AM PST · by Kartographer · 29 replies · 421+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 2/3/10
    The United States is at risk of a crippling cyber attack that could "wreak havoc" on the country because the "technological balance" makes it much easier to launch a cyber strike than defend against it, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair said Tuesday.
  • China Alarmed by Security Threat From Internet(China playing victim again)

    02/12/2010 7:22:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 237+ views
    NYT ^ | 02/12/10 | SHARON LaFRANIERE and JONATHAN ANSFIELD
    February 12, 2010 China Alarmed by Security Threat From Internet By SHARON LaFRANIERE and JONATHAN ANSFIELD BEIJING — Deep inside a Chinese military engineering institute in September 2008, a researcher took a break from his duties and decided — against official policy — to check his private e-mail messages. Among the new arrivals was an electronic holiday greeting card that purported to be from a state defense office. The researcher clicked on the card to open it. Within minutes, secretly implanted computer code enabled an unnamed foreign intelligence agency to tap into the databases of the institute in the city...
  • Cyber Attack on USA Expected Monday?

    02/11/2010 9:46:26 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 19 replies · 944+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-11-10 | Bob McCarty
    It was almost 9 p.m. in Tehran as I published this post, and people around the world are still trying to decide what Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's threatened "punch" against the West is going to be. Some influential Americans appear to think it might come as a cyber attack.
  • Google May Leave China Because of Cyberattacks (subject to Chicom hacking for stealing info)

    01/12/2010 3:39:47 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 692+ views
    WSJ ^ | 01/12/10 | JESSICA E. VASCELLARO
    Google May Leave China Because of Cyberattacks By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO Google Inc. said it is "reviewing the feasibility of our business operations in China" and may back out of China entirely, as it disclosed it had been hit with major cyberattacks it believes to have originated from the country. Google disclosed its thinking in a blog post Tuesday. In the post, Google said it detected a "highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China" in mid-December and that the attack resulted in "the theft of intellectual property from Google." The post said that Google believed...
  • Project Grey Goose and University at Albany SUNY to investigate major Power Grid blackouts...

    10/18/2009 5:53:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 555+ views
    INTELFUSION.net ^ | October 16th, 2009 at 10:40 am | Written by Jeffreycarr
    "Project Grey Goose and University at Albany SUNY to investigate major Power Grid blackouts caused by hackers" SNIPPET: "This is an open call for volunteers who wish to participate in a joint Project Grey Goose / University at Albany SUNY open source intelligence investigation into power grid blackouts caused by hacker attacks. The scope is global and includes the U.S. Interested parties should contact me from their work email address with an expression of interest, a brief bio, and your experience, if any, in SCADA systems in general or the power grid in particular. All respondents will be kept confidential....
  • Could The Feds Seize The Internet?

    09/02/2009 5:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 2,524+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: A Senate bill lets the president "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "nongovernmental" computer networks and do what's needed to respond to the threat. Didn't they just collect our e-mail addresses?We wish this was just a piece of the fictional "Dr. Strangelove" that fell to the cutting-room floor, but it's not. It is a real piece of disturbingly vague legislation sponsored by Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. Senate Bill 773 would grant the administration emergency powers (where have we heard that before?) in the event of a cyberemergency that the president would have...
  • Facebook Traces Web Havoc to Attack on Blogger [massive DoS attack on pro-Georgian LJ blogger]

    08/07/2009 1:11:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 939+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2009-08-07 | Jessica E. Vascallero
    Facebook Inc. is providing new details of how an attack aimed at a Georgian blogger Thursday disrupted its site and crashed others, including Twitter Inc. and LiveJournal Inc. The company rooted out the cause of the massive denial-of-service attack, said Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt, after noticing that the compromised computers that began flooding its site Thursday morning were directing traffic to the profile page of a single pro-Georgian blogger, who uses the account name "Cyxymu," the name of a town in the Republic of Georgia. The Cyxymu blogger couldn't immediately be reached. In a blog post Friday, Twitter co-founder Biz...
  • Profile of a real cyberwar

    08/05/2009 9:54:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 629+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.com - Commentary ^ | Wednesday, August 5, 2009 | By Aaron Mannes and James Hendler
    Profile of a real cyberwar Beware the mayhem of malware on the march By Aaron Mannes and James Hendler | Wednesday, August 5, 2009 The denial-of-service (DoS) attacks that started on July 4 garnered typical headlines about cyberwar, but in fact, from a technical standpoint, those "attacks" may be the opposite of real cyberwar. A much less noticed report in Israel's leading daily, Ha'aretz, on Israel's operations against Iran's nuclear program may give greater insight into how cyberwar actually will work. It is no secret that several countries, including the United States, China, Russia and Israel, have examined cyberwar capabilities....
  • Olympics- Cyber attack seen as emerging threat for London 2012

    07/28/2009 1:52:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies · 883+ views
    REUTERS.com ^ | Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48am EDT | Avril Ormsby
    LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Olympic organisers are "very alive" to the threat of a cyber attack on the London 2012 Olympics, made more challenging because of its evolving nature, senior Interior Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Ticketing systems, the transport network and hotel bookings as well as security are among potential targets. Olympic security officials are also planning for the possible diversion of aircraft to protect airspace around the venues from terrorist attacks, the officials said. The greatest threat to security at the Games is international terrorism, the government's latest "Safety and Security Strategy" report said.
  • An avoidable catastrophe--"Securing the Modern Electric Grid from Physical and Cyber Attacks"

    07/21/2009 8:13:32 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 32 replies · 1,003+ views
    Center fo Security Policy ^ | Jul 20, 2009 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    Amidst all the congressional to-ing and fro-ing associated with the President's controversial health care, cap-and-trade and "hate crimes" initiatives, it would be easy for most legislators to overlook a hearing the House Homeland Security Committee has scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. If Congress fails to address the subject of that hearing, however, it literally will not matter whether the government addresses any of those other, disproportionately prominent agenda items. The title of the hearing - "Securing the Modern Electric Grid from Physical and Cyber Attacks" - fails to communicate the magnitude of the danger, and the imperative for urgent corrective action....
  • N. Korea: `NK Cyber Warfare Unit Masterminding DDoS Attacks`(did practic run first)

    07/11/2009 3:55:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 841+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 07/11/09
    `NK Cyber Warfare Unit Masterminding DDoS Attacks` JULY 11, 2009 09:20 The North Korean military`s cyber warfare unit is believed to be responsible for this week`s massive cyber attacks on major South Korean and U.S. government and civilian Web sites. South Korea`s National Intelligence Service said this to lawmakers yesterday. Park Sung-do, second deputy director of the service, told an unofficial meeting with members of the National Assembly’s intelligence committee yesterday morning that a research center called "No. 110," under the Reconnaissance Bureau of the North Korean People’s Army is believed to have masterminded the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The...
  • PCs Used in Korean DDoS Attacks May Self Destruct

    07/10/2009 10:03:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1,497+ views
    WP ^ | 07/10/09 | Brian Krebs
    PCs Used in Korean DDoS Attacks May Self Destruct There are signs that the concerted cyber attacks targeting U.S. and Korean government and commercial Web sites this past week are beginning to wane. Yet, even if the assaults were to be completely blocked tomorrow, the attackers could still have one last, inglorious weapon in their arsenal: New evidence suggests that the malicious code responsible for spreading this attack includes instructions to overwrite the infected PC's hard drive. Update: This is already happening. Please be sure to read the updates at the end of this post. Original post: According to Joe...
  • S. Korean Intelligence: Cyberattack, the Work of N. Korean Military (KPA Recon Bureau)

    07/10/2009 5:56:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 621+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/10/09
    /begin my summary S. Korean Intelligence: Cyberattack, the Work of N. Korean Military (in a report to legislature) Ddos attacks on major institutions in S. Korea and U.S. were the operation by Institute No. 110 under Reconnaisance Bureau of N. Korean General Staff, according to Kookmin Ilbo on July 10. According to its report to Intelligence Committee at National Assembly, the N. Korean institute staged a mock Ddos attack on Korean Communications Commission and a provincial university last month. The institute develops hacking programs and runs undercover hacking units overseas, according to a lawmaker present at the intelligence committee. /end...
  • US officials eye North Korea in cyber attack

    07/09/2009 12:18:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 1,438+ views
    AP ^ | 07/09/09 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    US officials eye North Korea in cyber attack By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writer 2 hrs 36 mins ago WASHINGTON – U.S. authorities on Wednesday eyed North Korea as the origin of the widespread cyber attack that overwhelmed government Web sites in the United States and South Korea, although they warned it would be difficult to definitively identify the attackers quickly. The powerful attack that targeted dozens of government and private sites underscored how unevenly prepared the U.S. government is to block such multipronged assaults.
  • White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    07/08/2009 8:20:33 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 40 replies · 2,541+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | July 8, 2009 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The powerful attack that overwhelmed computers at U.S. and South Korean government agencies for days was even broader than initially realized, also targeting the White House, the Pentagon and the New York Stock Exchange. Other targets of the attack included the National Security Agency, Homeland Security Department, State Department, the Nasdaq stock market and The Washington Post, according to an early analysis of the malicious software used in the attacks. Many of the organizations appeared to successfully blunt the sustained computer assaults. The Associated Press obtained the target list from security experts analyzing the attacks. It was not immediately clear...
  • White House cyber attack: North Korea suspected...

    07/08/2009 12:34:31 PM PDT · by sdw2009 · 6 replies · 545+ views
    The powerful attack that overwhelmed computers at U.S. and South Korean government agencies for days was even broader than initially realized...
  • Government Web sites attacked; N. Korea suspected

    07/08/2009 7:25:35 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 12 replies · 563+ views
    AP ^ | Jul 8, 9:47 AM (ET) | By LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A widespread computer attack that began July 4 knocked out the Web sites of the Treasury Department, the Secret Service and other U.S. agencies, and South Korean government sites also came under assault.
  • N. Korea suspected to be behind cyber attack: source

    07/08/2009 2:56:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 536+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 07/08/09
    N. Korea suspected to be behind cyber attack: source SEOUL, July (Yonhap) -- North Korea appears to have orchestrated the recent cyber attack that disrupted dozens of South Korean Web sites, including that of the presidential office, parliamentary sources said Wednesday, citing informal reports by the top spy agency. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) suspects North Korea or its sympathizers may have been behind the Internet attack against major South Korean Web sites of government agencies, banks and Internet portals, which was first detected Tuesday evening, according to the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. The spy agency briefed...
  • COVERT RADIO SHOW - The Daily Blast [CYBERWARFARE;More]

    05/07/2009 2:57:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 262+ views
    COVERT RADIO SHOW http://covertradioshow.com # http://covertradioshow.com/podcast.cfm?pid=187 Covert Radio Daily Blast May 7 North Korea has hackers working round the clock on cyberwarfare. Could they have been behind recent attacks on the Alaskan Air Traffic Control system? Are we prepared for Cyber Warfare? Narco Traffickers are declaring war on our cops, and the latest in the coming war between Georgia and Russia.
  • Gates Presses to Boost Computer Network Security

    04/22/2009 3:29:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 402+ views
    By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 22, 2009 – Defense Department officials are working to reduce vulnerability to cyber-attack attempts that occur regularly and are likely to continue for the foreseeable future, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. “We are under attack virtually all the time, every day here,” Gates told CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric yesterday during an interview broadcast on the show. Attempts to attack DoD computer networks have more than doubled recently, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters yesterday. He declined to cite details, saying that to do so would only “make it...