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  • North Korea: No ‘physical reaction’ to new film

    12/24/2014 9:40:30 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    WP ^ | December 24, 2014
    North Korea: No ‘physical reaction’ to new film By Associated Press December 24 at 5:21 PM UNITED NATIONS — North Korea says it likely will have no “physical reaction,” just condemnation, to the release of the comedy film “The Interview,” which depicts the assassination of leader Kim Jong Un. A North Korea diplomat to the United Nations told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his country opposes the film’s release online and in over 300 U.S. theaters this week.
  • S. Korea: Deadline looms as hackers threaten to destroy control systems of nuclear facilities

    12/24/2014 5:36:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Arirang News ^ | 2014-12-24 | Connie Kim
    Deadline looms as hackers threaten to destroy control systems of nuclear facilities Updated: 2014-12-24 20:35:49 KST The investigation team is closing in on the hacker who is threatening to release thousands of nuclear reactor data. Authorities say they have traced the attack to multiple IP addresses in Shenyang, China. They haven't ruled out North Korea's involvement since the city is close to the border. Authorities believe the attack was planned for two years, and that more than one person is responsible. They had discovered earlier in the week that the Twitter ID being used by the hacker was registered in...
  • North Korea Internet hit by 2 more outages

    12/23/2014 1:51:03 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies
    WCNC ^ | December 23, 2014 | Doug Stanglin and Elizabeth Weise
    North Korea Internet hit by 2 more outages Doug Stanglin and Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY 2:07 p.m. EST December 23, 2014 North Korea's Internet service, which was out for almost 10 hours on Monday, went down two more times on Tuesday, including a 31-minute stretch, according to Dyn Research. The Manchester, N.H., company that tracks internet traffic and performance said "connectivity problems continue." The initial instability emerged Sunday followed by the full shutdown for nine and and a half hours on Monday. The two outages onTuesday included one that lasted from10:41 a.m. ET to 11:12 a.m.ET.
  • The Timid Generation: Try to imagine Franklin Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan caving in to North Korea.

    12/23/2014 6:13:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/23/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Aristotle thought courage the preeminent virtue. Without it, there could be no morality. Virtue becomes a mere abstraction, a high-sounding platitude that is easy to live by in one’s sleep.</p> <p>The present generation may be the most abjectly cowardly cohort in memory. When the Sony Corporation was victimized by North Korean–sponsored hackers upset over Sony’s new movie The Interview, it caved and withdrew the film. The Obama administration so far has offered no real support. Instead it blamed Sony for its appeasement. By joint inaction both Sony and the United States government sent the message that foreign dictators can determine what Americans see or read, as long as their targets are private citizens.</p>
  • North Korea's Internet still spotty

    12/23/2014 4:37:41 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | December 23, 2014 | Dana Ford
    North Korea's Internet still spotty By Dana Ford, CNN December 23, 2014 -- Updated 1037 GMT (1837 HKT) (CNN) -- [Breaking news update, posed at 535 a.m. ET] Internet service in North Korea is still intermittent, Dyn Research, a company that monitors Internet performance, announced on Twitter Tuesday morning. Service went down completely for about nine hours earlier, Dyn Research said.
  • North Korea's Internet back up after disruption

    12/22/2014 6:53:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | December 23, 2014 | Dana Ford
    North Korea's Internet back up after disruption By Dana Ford, CNN December 23, 2014 -- Updated 0246 GMT (1046 HKT) (CNN) -- North Korea's Internet was back up Tuesday after a more than nine-hour outage, according to Dyn Research, a company that monitors Internet performance. The disruption came amid an escalating war of words between the United States and North Korea over a massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures. "Usually there are isolated blips, not continuous connectivity problems. I wouldn't be surprised if they are absorbing some sort of attack presently," Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis at Dyn Research, said...
  • Attack Is Suspected as North Korean Internet Collapses

    12/22/2014 4:10:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 22, 2014 | Nicole Perlroth and David E. Sanger
    North Korea’s already tenuous links to the Internet went completely dark on Monday after days of instability, in what Internet monitors described as one of the worst North Korean network failures in years. The loss of service came just days after President Obama pledged that the United States would launch a “proportional response” to the recent attacks on Sony Pictures, which government officials have linked to North Korea. While an attack on North Korea’s networks was suspected, there was no definitive evidence of it. Doug Madory, the director of Internet analysis at Dyn Research, an Internet performance management company, said...
  • Don’t Blame Sony – Blame Obama and the Tort System

    12/22/2014 2:28:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-22-2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    It's shameful that a company like Sony would go groveling to a deceitful, tyrannical, un-American thug, but this column is not about Sony’s sucking up to Al Sharpton. This column is about a tort system that is dedicated not to justice but to making lawyers richer, and it comes not only at the price of American prosperity but at the cost of our liberty as well. Certainly, Sony has a yellow streak as wide as Seth Rogen’s gut. Its creepy supplication to that race-hustling, MSNBC troll shows its true cowardly character, since Sharpton – unlike North Korea – doesn’t have...
  • Did China Help North Korea Hack Sony?

    12/22/2014 2:58:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2014/12/21 | Gordon G. Chang
    Did China Help North Korea Hack Sony? A “senior administration official” told CNN yesterday that Washington had asked Beijing for assistance in connection with the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a unit of Sony Corporation. “We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to share information, express our concerns about this attack, and to ask for their cooperation,” the official told the network. To enlist the Chinese to its side, the White House has avoided the ticklish issue of Beijing’s assistance to the Kim regime. So at the moment the Obama administration is blaming North Korea—and only North Korea—for the...
  • Hacking Collective Anonymous Says FBI Is Lying, "North Korea Is Not Source Of Hack"

    12/21/2014 3:27:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/21/14 | tyler durden
    Having confirmed unequivocally, in a statement by the FBI and reiterated by President Obama, that "the North Korean government is responsible" for hacking Sony, it appears the YouTube-less 'evidence' the FBI provided is being questioned by the hacking-collective 'Anonymous' and former Lulzsec hacker Sabu. As The Daily Beast reports, the hackers blasted, the North Koreans "don’t have the technical capabilities," and added "we all know the hacks didn't come from North Korea, and "all of the evidence FBI cites would be trivial things to do if a hacker was trying to misdirect attention to DPRK." Meanwhile, on Saturday afternoon, Guardians...
  • Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin's biggest critic

    12/21/2014 5:24:38 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 20 Dec 14 | Michael Birnbaum
    MOSCOW — In a sign of new limits on Facebook’s ability to serve as a platform for political opposition movements, Russian users appear to have been blocked from accessing a page calling for a protest in support of a prominent dissident. In 2011, Facebook was hailed by opposition movements during the Arab Spring and in Russia as a powerful new tool to spread information beyond the control of repressive governments. That may no longer be the case, at least not in Russia. Russian Internet regulators said Saturday that they had sent Facebook a “demand” that it block access to a...
  • N. Korea threatens ultra-harsh action on U.S. soil over hacking allegation

    12/21/2014 4:43:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2014/12/21
    N. Korea threatens ultra-harsh action on U.S. soil over hacking allegation 2014/12/21 21:26 SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened to carry out ultra-harsh military action on U.S. soil Sunday, one day after U.S. President Barack Obama vowed a proportional response against the North's alleged hacking attack into Sony Pictures. In a follow-up to the FBI's recent hacking accusation against Pyongyang, Obama vowed Friday (U.S time) to "respond proportionally," hinting at retaliatory action over the communist country's alleged hacking attack on the distributor of a controversial movie about North Korea, "The Interview." North Korea had been suspected of involvement...
  • North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion

    12/20/2014 5:49:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/20/2014 | BY JACK KIM AND STEVE HOLLAND
    (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. An unnamed spokesman of North Korea's foreign ministry said there would be serious consequences if Washington refused to agree to the probe and continued to accuse Pyongyang, according to the North Korean U.N. mission and its official KCNA news agency. The United States stands by its assertion that North Korea was to blame, a White House National Security Council (NSC) spokesman said on Saturday,...
  • Cyberattack on German steel factory causes 'massive damage

    12/20/2014 1:07:05 PM PST · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    It World ^ | 12/19/2014 | Loek Essers
    A German steel factory suffered massive damage after hackers managed to access production networks, allowing them to tamper with the controls of a blast furnace, the government said in its annual IT security report. . . . . . Due to these failures, one of the plant’s blast furnaces could not be shut down in a controlled manner, which resulted in “massive damage to plant,” the BSI said, describing the technical skills of the attacker as “very advanced.”
  • North Korea says it's not involved in Sony hack; proposes joint probe with US

    12/20/2014 3:07:45 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2014
    North Korea says it's not involved in Sony hack; proposes joint probe with US Published December 20, 2014 North Korea says it can prove it is not behind the massive Sony Pictures cyberattack that has led to several e-mail leaks, threats on movie theaters and the cancellation of the release of the movie “The Interview.” The country has also said it proposes a joint investigation with the U.S. on the attack and if the U.S. does not agree, North Korea warns of “grave consequences,” state media says. The announcement comes as a response to the FBI's statement saying it has...
  • Dangerous 'Misfortune Cookie' flaw discovered in 12 million home routers

    12/19/2014 9:29:02 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    PCWorld ^ | December 19, 2014 | By John E. Dunn
    Researchers at Check Point have discovered a serious security vulnerability affecting at least 12 million leading-brand home and SME routers that appears to have gone unnoticed for over a decade. Dubbed the ’Misfortune Cookie’ flaw, the firm plans to give a detailed account of the issue at a forthcoming security conference but in the meantime it’s important to stress that no real-world attacks using it have yet been detected. That said, an attacker exploiting the flaw would be able to monitor all data travelling through a gateway such as files, emails and logins and have the power to infect connected...
  • ‘Arrests Imminent’ In Sony Hacking Scandal, Insiders Suspected Of Helping North Koreans

    12/19/2014 1:13:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    RADAR ONLINE ^ | 12/19/2014
    The Sony scandal may be about to take a giant turn. An FBI source tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that arrests “are imminent” in the case that has rocked the major entertainment company over the past few weeks. Radar can reveal that the FBI has been busy interviewing former Sony IT employees, and while the law enforcement agency believes that North Koreans are responsible for the hacking crimes, they must have had help from the inside. Whoever did this had to have either been an insider or someone who had been an insider,” explains the source. “They knew where to go and...
  • #BREAKING New message to @Sony top execs from hackers:

    12/19/2014 8:17:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    CNN Twitter ^ | December 19, 2014 | Carol Costello
    #BREAKING New message to @Sony top execs from hackers: "very wise" decision to scrap movie from theaters via @CNN @brianstelter #SonyHack
  • George Clooney reveals top Hollywood names refused to sign petition supporting Kim Jong-un

    12/19/2014 6:23:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 19, 2014 | Darren Boyle
    Hollywood star George Clooney said fellow celebrities and industry figures did not want to sign a petition supporting 'The Interview' film featuring the assassination of Kim Jong-un as they were afraid of the consequences. Clooney said he wanted to see the film released on-line to undermine the threats of the hacking gang, who are believed to be supported by North Korean agents. Sony's computer systems were breached following a major hacking attack last month, which saw highly confidential material released as well as a string of embarrassing emails.
  • U.S. will respond to North Korea hack, official says

    12/18/2014 2:22:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/18/2014 | Pamela Brown, Jim Sciutto, Evan Perez, Jim Acosta and Eric Bradner,
    U.S. government officials are preparing to publicly blame North Korea for the Sony Pictures hack -- but haven't yet decided how to respond to the attack. The White House and other agencies are holding a series of high-level meetings to discuss the United States' range of options, a senior official in President Barack Obama's administration said. "We do think it's appropriate to respond," the official said. Those options could include new sanctions against North Korea, another source said. White House press secretary Josh Earnest wouldn't confirm that the Obama administration has pinned the hack on North Korea, saying it's still...
  • Someone Is Lying: North Korea Almost Certainly Did Not Hack Sony

    12/18/2014 7:54:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/18/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Yesterday, moments before the North Korea "hacking" tragicomedy escalated into full retard mode with Sony pulling The Interview, or a movie that absent the attention would certainly be a flop, Wired released an article titled: "North Korea Almost Certainly Did Not Hack Sony" (title subsequently changed to the one below as can be seen in the URL alias "http://www.wired.com/2014/12/north-korea-did-not-hack-sony-probs"), which however, and for the better, retains its content as it is quite critical in debunking the latest government "certainty."
  • Snapchat CEO lashes out after Sony leaks

    12/17/2014 5:28:46 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/14 | Cory Bennett
    Snapchat CEO lashes out after Sony leaks By Cory Bennett - 12/17/14 05:25 PM EST Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said Wednesday that he was “angry” and “devastated” at the information leaked about his disappearing messaging app as a result of the Sony hack. Good chunks of Snapchat’s business plans were revealed Tuesday when the cyberattackers that hit Sony dumped Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton's email catalogue. Lynton sits on Snapchat’s board of directors and had numerous candid email exchanges with Spiegel about hiring practices, possible acquisitions and potential future products. “I felt like I was going to cry all morning,”...
  • Sony hacks: Sorkin says media are 'morally treasonous'

    12/17/2014 2:54:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 December 2014 | Anthony Zurcher
    Sony hacks: Sorkin says media are 'morally treasonous' By Anthony Zurcher Editor, Echo Chambers The messages read like something from a bad Hollywood film about Hollywood. The misbehaviour of egotistical studio executives, petulant stars and dictatorial directors seem almost too cliched to be true. But, apparently, they are. Major media outlets have been sifting through the voluminous trove of Sony Pictures emails made public by an anonymous group of hackers known as the Guardians of Peace for more than a week, picking out the particularly salacious details. The resulting stories have provided a candid look at the sometimes ugly, sometimes...
  • Sony Hackers Leak New Data, Threaten ‘Christmas Gift’ To Put Studio In ‘Worst State’

    12/13/2014 8:35:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    The Wrap ^ | December 13, 2014 | Linda Ge
    Sony Hackers Leak New Data, Threaten ‘Christmas Gift’ To Put Studio In ‘Worst State’ Movies | By Linda Ge on December 13, 2014 @ 2:53 pm Latest data dump, the seventh, related to Sony streaming site Crackle The Sony hacking continues to unfold as the group calling itself the Guardians of Peace have released another bundle of data obtained from the studio’s computer files, and issued another warning. “We are preparing for you a Christmas gift,” reads the message. “The gift will be larger quantities of data. And it will be more interesting. The gift will surely give you much...
  • Sony Hacking: North Korea Denies Involvement, Praises Attack(righteous deed by sympathizers)

    12/06/2014 9:25:00 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Variety ^ | December 6, 2014
    Sony Hacking: North Korea Denies Involvement, Praises Attack December 6, 2014 | 09:11PM PT Variety Staff North Korea has denied involvement in the ongoing cyber attack on Sony Pictures, according to a report from Agence France Presse. However, North Korea’s top military body told North Korea’s state-run news agency KCNA that the hacking is “a righteous deed” that may have been carried out by its supporters to protest Sony’s upcoming comedy “The Interview.” “The hacking into the Sony Pictures might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with the (North) in response to its appeal,” the National Defense...
  • In North Korea, hackers are a handpicked, pampered elite

    12/06/2014 1:04:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 5, 2014 | Ju-min Park and James Pearson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) SEOUL-Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121, defectors from the secretive state said as Pyongyang came under the microscope for a crippling hack into computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment. A North Korean diplomat has denied Pyongyang was behind the attack that was launched last month but a U.S. national security source said it was a suspect. Defectors from the North have said Bureau 121, staffed by some of the most talented computer experts in the insular state, is part of the General Bureau of Reconnaissance, an elite spy...
  • Network of Secret Chinese Military Attack US on Daily Basis: Costs trillions of $$, millions of jobs

    11/21/2014 11:25:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | Joshua Philipp
    An army is attacking the United States. Its war is being waged without bullets or fanfare. Denied by its government, these soldiers operate in shadows and in silence. Yet, glimpses of their operations are seen on a daily basis—hackers and spies attacking and stealing from U.S. businesses and the U.S. government. Until now, a complete view of their operations and of the military department that gives them their orders remained hidden. Yet, China’s spy and cyberoperations all share one thing in common: they’re all orchestrated under the People’s Liberation Army General Staff Department (GSD), the Chinese military’s top-level department dedicated...
  • China, Hacking and Murder

    11/12/2014 11:01:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    Dr. Shane Truman Todd--Murdered not Suicide "Our country has been sold out for money and power, ...China has bought out our government." The press is reporting that Communist China has engaged in more computer hacking, this time of employee data at the U.S. Postal Service. But don’t worry. The Washington Post reports that the Obama administration has “strongly urged” China to “refrain” from hacking. Meanwhile, CNN is covering the “controversy” over whether Obama chewing gum at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing has offended some Chinese. No attention in the latest computer hacking scandal has been given...
  • 2nd Russian Hacker Group Accused of Targeting NATO

    10/28/2014 8:40:43 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Oct. 28 2014 14:56 | Matthew Bodner
    A U.S. security firm has claimed that a sophisticated, Russia-based hacker group is spying on NATO and former Soviet member states, most likely on the orders of the Russian government. In a report issued Tuesday, security firm FireEye said the group, which the firm dubbed APT28, has since 2007 conducted “long-standing, focused operations that indicate a government sponsor — specifically, a government based in Moscow.”
  • The highly sophisticated hacking of Sharyl Attkisson's computers

    10/28/2014 6:06:07 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 28, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    From the moment that Sharyl Attkisson met a shadowy source I’ll call Big Mac, she was plunged into a nightmare involving mysterious surveillance of her computers. They met at a McDonald’s in Northern Virginia at the beginning of 2013, and the source (she dubs him Number One) warned her about the threat of government spying. During their next hamburger rendezvous, Big Mac told Attkisson, then a CBS News reporter constantly at odds with the Obama administration, that he was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” by his examination of her computer and that this was “worse than anything Nixon ever did.” Attkisson’s forthcoming...
  • Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency bugged my computer {Sharyl Attkinson]

    10/27/2014 7:24:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | By Kyle Smith and Bruce Golding
    A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer. In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to have her laptop checked for spyware in 2013 was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” at what the analysis revealed. “This is outrageous. Worse than anything Nixon ever did. I wouldn’t have believed something like this could happen in the United States of America,” Attkisson quotes the source saying. She speculates that the...
  • China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud

    10/20/2014 7:36:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Yahoo / Reuters ^ | 10-21-2014
    Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. Using a method called a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) attack, unknown hackers interposed their own website between users and Apple's iCloud server, intercepting data and potentially gaining access to passwords, iMessages, photos and contacts, Greatfire.org wrote in its blog post. Greatfire.org, a group that conducts research on Chinese Internet censorship, alleged government involvement in the attack, saying it resembled previous attacks on Google Inc, Yahoo Inc and...
  • Cyber security Expert Gary Milefsky (flashlight app on smartphones)

    10/19/2014 5:43:12 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Unknown | Bret Baire via YouTube
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  • Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi

    10/18/2014 7:52:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Medium.com ^ | 15 Oct 2014 | Maurits Martijn
    We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they googled. In his backpack, Wouter Slotboom, 34, carries around a small black device, slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes, with an antenna on it. I meet Wouter by chance at a random cafe in the center of Amsterdam. It is a sunny day and almost all the tables are occupied. Some people talk, others are working on their laptops or playing with their smartphones. Wouter removes his laptop from his backpack,...
  • Jennifer Lawrence Speaks About Nude Photo Hack: 'It Is Not A Scandal. It Is A Sex Crime.'

    10/07/2014 7:37:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/07/2014 | Pamela Engel
    After remaining mostly silent since nude photos of her were taken from her phone and leaked online, actress Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out at length to Vanity Fair about the hack. "It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime," Lawrence told Vanity Fair. "It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these websites are responsible." "Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I...
  • FBI Director: China Has Hacked Every Big US Company

    10/06/2014 6:28:40 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    BI ^ | 10-6-2014 | James Cook
    October 6, 2014 James CookIn his first major television interview, the director of the FBI has warned that Chinese hackers have embarked on a widespread campaign of cyberwarfare against the US. Speaking to CBS' "60 Minutes," James Comey had the following to say on Chinese hackers: There are two kinds of big companies in the United States. There are those who've been hacked by the Chinese and those who don't know they've been hacked by the Chinese. When asked whether Chinese hackers were particularly good at gaining access to servers belonging to US companies, Comey said the hackers were not...
  • Hackers Have Found A Flaw In Macs And Are Using It To Control 17,000 Apple Computers ... Via Reddit

    10/03/2014 8:06:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/03/2014 | James Cook
    Criminals have discovered a flaw in OS X, the Mac operating system, and are using it to control thousands of Apple computers around the world. The Russian security company Dr. Web first discovered the software, known as "Mac.BackDoor.iWorm." We don't yet know how the software spreads, but Dr. Web has released information on the clever way it connects to the criminals who control the program. When a Mac is infected with Mac.BackDoor.iWorm, the program tries to make a connection to a command server. The iWorm reportedly uses Reddit's search function to find comments left by the criminals in a Minecraft...
  • 5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

    09/20/2014 5:21:39 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-20-14 | Joseph Pisani
    NEW YORK (AP) — Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and credit cards that customers swiped at its stores. Target, Michaels and Neiman Marcus have also been attacked by hackers in the past year.
  • Jennifer Lawrence Deserves Justice not Sympathy

    09/13/2014 11:13:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/13/2014 | John Nantz
    Storing indiscreet photos in the “Cloud”is stupid. Jennifer Lawrence and a long list of other Hollywood starlets, models, and personalities must certainly now agree. The dust has settled somewhat surrounding the criminal hacking of Apple’s iCloud and the subsequent theft of nude photos stored there by a naive group of female celebrities. It’s easy to see that a crime has been committed and any rational person must agree that the perpetrator ought to be brought to justice, on this point there really is no debate. However, this incident is pregnant with irony. In monotonous unity and with the tempo of...
  • This Site Says It Will Tell If Your Gmail Password Was Hacked [But is it legit?]

    09/11/2014 9:18:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/11/2014 | Julie Bort
    As you may have heard, Russian hackers have published the passwords for roughly five million Gmail accounts. This follows the publication of millions of passwords for two of Russia's largest email services, Yandex and Mail.Ru.Chances are, your account is not one of the hacked Gmail accounts, because that figure of five million represents only a fraction of the number of Gmail accounts that are active in the world. For instance, the Gmail app has been downloaded one billion times to Android devices. Even back in 2012, Gmail had 350 million users.But a group of programmers have decided to help you check...
  • US Companies Can't Protect Citizens? Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5 Million Patients Info

    08/20/2014 7:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2014 | BY SAMUEL SMITH
    One of America's largest hospital chains is the latest to fall victim to a group of sophisticated Chinese hackers who compromised 4.5 million patients' data including social security numbers in April and June. The cyber attack is the largest ever reported by a U.S. health care company and should serve as a warning to get more private companies to take their cyber protection more seriously. "Many companies are instituting anti-malware controls to detect malware prior to infection," said Kroll Cyber Investigations Managing Director Timothy P. Ryan in an email interview with The Christian Post. "Other companies are incorporating more robust...
  • Many home routers supplied by ISPs can be compromised en masse, researchers say

    08/11/2014 9:36:34 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 44 replies
    CSO ^ | 10 August, 2014 23:33 | Lucian Constantin (IDG News Service)
    Specialized servers used by many ISPs to manage routers and other gateway devices provisioned to their customers are accessible from the Internet and can easily be taken over by attackers, researchers warn. By gaining access to such servers, hackers or intelligence agencies could potentially compromise millions of routers and implicitly the home networks they serve, said Shahar Tal, a security researcher at Check Point Software Technologies. Tal gave a presentation Saturday at the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas. At the core of the problem is an increasingly used protocol known as TR-069 or CWMP (customer-premises equipment wide area network...
  • How to Use Your Cat to Hack Your Neighbor’s Wi-Fi

    08/10/2014 8:37:05 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 55 replies
    W I R E D ^ | 08.08.14 6:30 am | By Andy Greenberg
    How to Use Your Cat to Hack Your Neighbor’s Wi-Fi It appears that wired.com cannot be posted per their copyright complaint. Ignore the clickable link, it only points back to the FR index page... The link has more info... and a few pics. :) http://www.wired.com/2014/08/how-to-use-your-cat-to-hack-your-neighbors-wi-fi/
  • Visit the Wrong Website, and the FBI Could End Up in Your Computer

    08/05/2014 10:18:32 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 58 replies
    W I R E D ^ | 08.05.14 6:30 am | Kevin Poulsen
    Apparently, the feebs have been using malware and the TOR network to snoop on quite a bit more information than one might have suspected. Use the following link here for more info: http://www.wired.com/2014/08/operation_torpedo/
  • SynoLocker demands 0.6 Bitcoin to decrypt Synology NAS devices

    08/05/2014 10:42:14 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    CSO ^ | on 04 August, 2014 09:53 AUS | Liam Tung (CSO Online (Australia)
    Synology network attached storage (NAS) devices, capable of storing terabytes of data, have been targeted by ransomware that encrypts victims’ files. Owners of Synology's NAS devices might want to unplug their storage boxes now to avoid being affected by ransomware that uses strong encryption to lock files on the brand’s machines and demands US$350 for the decryption key. The new attack on Synology kit comes within a year of Synology NAS devices being struck by fraudulent Bitcoin mining operators, with several owners on Sunday reporting that they had found a message from the “SynoLocker Automated Decryption Service” — when accessing...
  • This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil”

    07/31/2014 10:16:53 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 18 replies
    ars technica ^ | July 31 2014, 6:21am -0700 | Dan Goodin
    This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil” Per FR posting rules, ars technica can not be posted, so a link to the article referring to USB thumbdrives hacking computers is listed instead. Ignore the "source url", it just points back to the FR website. Article here: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/this-thumbdrive-hacks-computers-badusb-exploit-makes-devices-turn-evil/
  • Pittsburgh FBI cyber expert is ex-discount furniture salesman

    07/13/2014 10:07:18 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    trib live ^ | 7-13-2014
    “I was in private industry beforehand. But I've kind of always liked computers,” Mularski said during a recent interview. All 56 FBI field offices have cyber squads. Mularski chose Pittsburgh largely because of family considerations — he grew up in suburban White Oak, the son of a steelworker. “It kind of looked like cyber was the wave of the future,” Mularski said. “The majority of all my computer training was just on-the-job training at the bureau.” It has proved remarkably effective. Even before the Chinese and Russian cases made worldwide headlines, Mularski was making cyber waves. He infiltrated Dark Market...
  • The US Arrested an Alleged Russian Hacker — And Russia Is Pissed

    07/08/2014 10:08:18 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Vice News ^ | July 8, 2014 | 3:39 pm | Jordan Larson
    In the latest disagreement between Russia and the US, a 30-year-old Russian national has been arrested for allegedly hacking US retailers, gaining access to credit card information, and selling it. Roman Valerevich Seleznev was arrested while vacationing with his family in the Maldives; he was subsequently transported to Guam. In a statement on its website, the Russian Foreign Ministry denounced the arrest, referring to it as a “kidnapping” and “the latest unfriendly move from Washington."
  • Eyes on you: Experts Reveal Police Hacking Methods

    07/04/2014 3:51:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KWWL ^ | Jun 25, 2014 | Raphael Satter
    Law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the hacker's handbook, using targets' own phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally associated with cybercriminals, two computer security groups said Tuesday. Drawing on a cache of leaked documents and months of forensic work, two reports about the private Italian firm Hacking Team expose a global network of malicious software implants operated by police and spy agencies in dozens of countries. "This in many ways is the police surveillance of the now and the future," said Morgan Marquis-Boire, a security researcher with Citizen Lab and...
  • How to Hack a Car: Phreaked Out

    06/15/2014 5:39:24 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 5-29-14 | Motherboard
    These days, your car isn't a car - it's a rolling computer platform. You don't drive it as much as you give the computer commands and then let it carry them out. That's why the idea of hackers breaking into car computers is so terrifying. You have to see this video showing the scary reality of car hacking.