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Recruit geeks to boost UK cyber-defence, says MP - E & T Magazine

IT geeks in army reserves could be the solution for the UK to defend the country against growing cyber-threats, a Conservative MP said today.
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Cyber-attacks on South Korean nuclear power operator continue - The Guardian

Cyber-attacks on South Korean nuclear power operator continue - The Guardian | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Firm says nuclear power plants are operating safely and are secure from attack, and it has stepped up its cybersecurity
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Cyberattacks used security software to cover their trail

Cyberattacks used security software to cover their trail | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
State-sponsored hacking attempts frequently rely on specially written software, but that's a risky move. Unless it's well-made, custom code can be a give
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Kogonuso: Tor Responds To The Cyber Attack On Its Network, Allegedly Executed By The Same Hacker Gang That Took Down Xbox Live And PlayStation Network

Kogonuso: Tor Responds To The Cyber Attack On Its Network, Allegedly Executed By The Same Hacker Gang That Took Down Xbox Live And PlayStation Network | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Tor Responds To The Cyber Attack On Its Network, Allegedly Executed By The Same Hacker Gang That T... http://t.co/mbYC5RhtiM
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How a North Korean cyber attack could cripple Britain

How a North Korean cyber attack could cripple Britain | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
GUY WALTERS imagines what would happen if North Korea successfully launched a full-scale cyber attack on Britain, bringing the nation to its knees.
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Would it be possible? Could this fictional story become true in UK or any other country? What do you think?

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A cyber conflict with North Korea is 'dangerous uncharted territory'

A cyber conflict with North Korea is 'dangerous uncharted territory' | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The U.S. and North Korea have long been locked in a cycle of escalating and deescalating tensions, but cyber conflict may be hard to predict.
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Obama Administration Aims to Create ‘Insider Threat’ Job Specialty to Plug Leaks

Obama Administration Aims to Create ‘Insider Threat’ Job Specialty to Plug Leaks | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The relatively new discipline blends together the roles of counterintelligence analyst, human resources professional and information security professional.
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North Korea internet 'totally down' as US cyber attack suspected - Telegraph

North Korea internet 'totally down' as US cyber attack suspected  - Telegraph | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The hermit country is suffering one of its worst ever internet outages and experts say it may be under attack as US officials decline to comment
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MN CD2 Nations release tool to share cyber incident information

MN CD2 Nations release tool to share cyber incident information | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Canada, Romania, and the Netherlands have decided to offer the Cyber Information and Incident Coordination System (CIICS) Software as a free six-month trial release to NATO Nations.

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Islamic State suspected of cyber-attack on Raqqa opponents - The Guardian

Islamic State suspected of cyber-attack on Raqqa opponents - The Guardian | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Isis suspected of being behind malware attack on citizen media organisation in northern Syrian city
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North Korea's Bureau 21 cyber-warriors trained up for secretive hacking unit - Daily Mail

North Korea's Bureau 21 cyber-warriors trained up for secretive hacking unit - Daily Mail | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Secretive state has been training up legions of hackers to join the elite Unit 21 which is waging an online war against South Korea and all of the regime's enemies across the globe.
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Sony Breach May Have Exposed Employee Healthcare, Salary Data — Krebs on Security

Sony Breach May Have Exposed Employee Healthcare, Salary Data — Krebs on Security | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

The recent hacker break-in at Sony Pictures Entertainment appears to have involved the theft of far more than unreleased motion pictures: According to multiple sources, the intruders also stole more than 25 gigabytes of sensitive data on tens of thousands of Sony employees, including Social Security numbers, medical and salary information. What’s more, it’s beginning to look like the attackers may have destroyed data on an unknown number of internal Sony systems.

 

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Has America Lost Its First Cyberwar? Sony Corporation Waves The White Flag - Seeking Alpha

Has America Lost Its First Cyberwar? Sony Corporation Waves The White Flag - Seeking Alpha | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Yesterday this author wrote a piece extolling the free publicity that Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) had received from its ensnarement by hackers.
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The Sony hack: What if it isn't North Korea?

The Sony hack: What if it isn't North Korea? | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The received wisdom that North Korea is responsible for hacking Sony Pictures Entertainment has taken over discussion so thoroughly that the Obama administration already has been chided for not taking firm action against the insular regime.
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How Should U.S. Respond to Sony Breach?

How Should U.S. Respond to Sony Breach? | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Seeking a measured response to an attack on a non-critical infrastructure company requires carefully balancing a strong message to North Korea with one that doesn't

Via Emilio
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South Korea nuclear operator says cyberattacks continue, reactors safe

South Korea nuclear operator says cyberattacks continue, reactors safe | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's nuclear power operator said on Sunday that cyberattacks on non-critical operations at the company's headquarters are continuing but the country's nuclear power plants are...
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What we know about North Korea's cyberarmy

What we know about North Korea's cyberarmy | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Snippets of information about the secretive regime's cyberops have leaked out over the years

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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South Korea Wants China's Help Investigating Hacking Attack on Nuclear Plants

South Korea Wants China's Help Investigating Hacking Attack on Nuclear Plants | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The cyber attack, which set off warning bells in Seoul, has been traced to IP address in Shenyang, China.

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Regin spying tool linked to NSA among first malware meant for espionage - Christian Science Monitor

Regin spying tool linked to NSA among first malware meant for espionage - Christian Science Monitor | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Security researchers turned up new evidence that Regin, the sophisticated surveillance malware linked to the NSA, may be one of oldest specimens of its ilk.
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S. Korea Ups Security After Cyberattack on Nuclear Plants - Voice of America

S. Korea Ups Security After Cyberattack on Nuclear Plants - Voice of America | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
South Korea has increased security around power plants after hackers penetrated their computer network and released sensitive documents online. Investigators cannot yet say if Pyongyang was involve...
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Obama: North Korea hack 'cyber-vandalism,' not 'act of war' - Washington Post (blog)

Obama: North Korea hack 'cyber-vandalism,' not 'act of war' - Washington Post (blog) | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The president also draws criticism from some Republicans over his overall response to the hack.
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Georgia, NATO hold cyber security training - AzerNews

Georgia, NATO hold cyber security training - AzerNews | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The Georgian Defense Ministry organized training on cyber security at its professional development center on December 17.
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The Guardians of Peace Aren’t Like Hackers We’ve Seen Before. They’re Cyberterrorists.

The Guardians of Peace Aren’t Like Hackers We’ve Seen Before. They’re Cyberterrorists. | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The Sony Pictures hack is important, and the Sony Pictures hack is terrifying. In a series of cyberattacks that were first noticed on Nov.

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Sony hack: North Korea's Unit 121 cyber attack centre in 60 seconds - Telegraph.co.uk

Sony hack: North Korea's Unit 121 cyber attack centre in 60 seconds - Telegraph.co.uk | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
North Korea’s shadowy Unit 121 is believed to behind ambitious cyber attacks on the US
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The Sony Hack, It's Still Not War Or Terrorism

The Sony Hack, It's Still Not War Or Terrorism | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
For more than a decade we have heard constant warnings about the coming of “cyber war” and “cyber terrorism.” The prophets of cyber doom have promised that cyber attacks are just around the corner that will be on par with natural disasters or the use of weapons of mass destruction. [...]
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Will Sony Hack Result In A Cyberwar Against North Korea - YouTube

Source: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBSThisMorning December 20, 2014 - CBS News national security analyst Juan Zarate weighs in on the subject from Washingt...
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