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BURAK BEKDİL - Super-cyber Turkey in Syberia

Jamie Shia, NATO’s deputy assistant secretary general for emerging security challenges, once said:
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Digital Crime Center to be Opened during 2015 in Singapore

One fresh center for Interpol would come up in Singapore during 2015 towards enhancing worldwide efforts for countering cyber-crime, it’s reported.
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Anonymous Continues Cyber-Attacks on Israeli Government Websites Knocking Mossad and IDF Offline

Anonymous Continues Cyber-Attacks on Israeli Government Websites Knocking Mossad and IDF Offline | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Anonymous wages cyber-war on Israel in protest at Gaza attack knocking hundreds of websites offline
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Anonymous continues to wage cyber-war on Israel in protest at its attack on Gaza knocking hundreds of government websites offline including those belonging to secret service Mossad and the Israel Defence Force (IDF).

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Leaked classified memo reveals U.S.-Israeli intel cooperation on Egypt, Iran - Diplomacy and Defense

Leaked classified memo reveals U.S.-Israeli intel cooperation on Egypt, Iran - Diplomacy and Defense | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Top-secret memo, published by Glenn Greenwald, describes deep exchange of information between NSA and IDF Unit 8200; takes pride in 'success stories.'
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After Mohammed Morsi became Egypt’s president in June 2012 with backing from the Muslim Brotherhood, the intelligence communities of the United States and Israel expanded their cooperation to keep an eye on what was happening in Egypt.

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UK and European SMBs shun cloud backup due to security worries

UK and European SMBs shun cloud backup due to security worries | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Almost 60 per cent of companies in Western Europe cited security as a major concern when it comes to backing up data in the cloud.
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Small and medium sized businesses [SMBs] in the UK and Western Europe are trailing US companies when it comes to backing up data to the cloud as security worries dog the uptake of cloud computing. Data from IDC showed that 93 per cent of companies in the US are backing up some kind of data to the cloud whereas the figure dropped to some 63 per cent in Western Europe and 57 per cent in Asia Pacific.

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Infosecurity - Israeli Defense Force in False Nuke Warning After Twitter Hack

Infosecurity - Israeli Defense Force in False Nuke Warning After Twitter Hack | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Syrian Electronic Army claims responsibility in latest account compromise.
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Pro-Assad hacktivist group the Syrian Electronic Army are claiming another victory in cyberspace after apparently hacking the official Twitter account of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and posting a message claiming a nuclear leak in the region.

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Former UK security minister calls for tighter surveillance law

Former UK security minister calls for tighter surveillance law | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Former security minister Pauline Neville-Jones has called for the law on internet surveillance to be tightened up.
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Former UK security minister Pauline Neville-Jones has called for the law governing mass internet surveillance to be tightened up. Her call comes after a challenge by privacy groups forced top UK counter-terrorism official Charles Farr to reveal a secret government policy justifying mass surveillance of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google users in the UK.

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Infosecurity - Anonymous Claims Victory in #OpWorldCup DDoS Blitz

Infosecurity - Anonymous Claims Victory in #OpWorldCup DDoS Blitz | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Hacktivist collective says it has targeted dozens of websites ahead of the tournament.
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Hacktivist collective says it has targeted dozens of websites ahead of the tournament. Online collective Anonymous claimed to have come good this week on warnings that it would be targeting the websites of FIFA World Cup sponsors with DDoS and other attacks ahead of the tournament’s opening in Brazil on Thursday.
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China making steady gains in cyber, military IT -- FCW

China making steady gains in cyber, military IT -- FCW | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Report to Congress warns that stolen U.S. intellectual property is bolstering Chinese capacity for "network-centric warfare."
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China has made steady gains in military IT and has stolen U.S. intellectual property related to “key national security technologies,” the Pentagon charged June 5 in an annual report to Congress.

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Vice-minister says US cybersecurity gripes hypocriticalNews - China Daily Asia

Vice-minister says US cybersecurity gripes hypocriticalNews - China Daily Asia | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
China has criticized the United States for being hypocritical and hegemonic in cybersecurity and urged it to stop eavesdropping on other countries and individuals, said a senior Chinese diplomat, following a series of spats between the two countries involving cyberspace.
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China criticized United States for being  hypocritical and hegemonic in cybersecurity and urged it to stop eavesdropping on other countries and individuals.Li Baodong, vice-foreign minister, accused the US of having a double standard on the cyber issue, drawing lines out of its selfish interests.

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Infosecurity - China and UN Hold First Cybersecurity Talks, as State Media Slams US Tech Firms

Infosecurity - China and UN Hold First Cybersecurity Talks, as State Media Slams US Tech Firms | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Latest article claims Google, Yahoo, Apple and others all pose security risk because of involvement in NSA spy campaign.

The UN and China are set to hold their first bilateral talks on information and network security later this week, as Chinese state media claimed that US tech firms including Google, Apple, Yahoo and Microsoft could all pose a potential security threat to Middle Kingdomers.

Latest article claims Google, Yahoo, Apple and others all pose security risk because of involvement in NSA spy campaign.
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1,560 SingPass user accounts breached

1,560 SingPass user accounts breached | Cyber Development | Scoop.it

SINGAPORE — More than 1,500 SingPass accounts have been cracked, possibly exposing these users’ sensitive personal information, such as where they live and how much they earn.
Although no losses have been reported so far and there is no evidence at this point to suggest that SingPass’ system has been compromised, about one-quarter, or 419, of these users have had their passwords illegally reset, said the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) yesterday.

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More than 1,500 SingPass accounts have been cracked, possibly exposing these users’ sensitive personal information, such as where they live and how much they earn.
Although no losses have been reported so far and there is no evidence at this point to suggest that SingPass’ system has been compromised, about one-quarter, or 419, of these users have had their passwords illegally reset, said the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) yesterday.

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U.S. disrupts major hacking, extortion ring; Russian charged

U.S. disrupts major hacking, extortion ring; Russian charged | Cyber Development | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S.-led international operation disrupted a crime ring that infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe with malicious software used for stealing banking credentials

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S.-led international operation disrupted a crime ring that infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe with malicious software used for stealing banking credentials

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Turkey’s constitutional court rules against YouTube block

Turkey’s constitutional court rules against YouTube block | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Turkey’s constitutional court has ruled that a government block on YouTube violates laws on freedom of expression
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Turkey’s constitutional court has ruled that a government block on access to Google’s YouTube service violates laws governing freedom of expression.

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US cyber-army's cyber-warriors 'cyber-humiliated by cyber-civvies in cyber-games'

US cyber-army's cyber-warriors 'cyber-humiliated by cyber-civvies in cyber-games' | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
'They were pretty much obliterated' – report
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The US military held a series of online war games to pit reservist hackers against its active-duty cyber-warriors – and the results weren't pretty for the latter, we're told.

 
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China Hacking Iron Dome, Arrow Missile Defense Systems

China Hacking Iron Dome, Arrow Missile Defense Systems | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
"[The] Chinese have been doing that to all defense contractors in the West." — Uzi Rubin, former head of missile defense at Israel's Defense Ministry. For the future of the free world, the U.S. and the international community must put an immediate end to
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According to security expert Brian Krebs, writing in Krebs on Security, Chinese hackers have gained access to crucial information related to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system. Iron Dome has been successfully intercepting rockets fired by Hamas from the Gaza Strip into Israel, protecting the Israeli population from harm.

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North Korea's cyber threat increases

North Korea's cyber threat increases | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Few people would dispute the rapid pace with which advanced cyber capabilities are being developed around the world. North Korea remains a threat that is continually increasing its asymmetric capabilities, including cyber.
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Chinese Hackers Extend Reach to Smaller U.S. Agencies, Officials Say

Chinese Hackers Extend Reach to Smaller U.S. Agencies, Officials Say | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
American officials are mystified by the pedestrian nature of some of the new targets, among them the Government Printing Office.
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After years of cyberattacks on the networks of high-profile government targets like the Pentagon, Chinese hackers appear to have turned their attention to far more obscure federal agencies. Law enforcement and cybersecurity analysts in March detected intrusions on the computer networks of the Government Printing Office and the Government Accountability Office, senior American officials said this week.

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UK divided on government role in cyberspace, survey shows

UK divided on government role in cyberspace, survey shows | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
UK citizens are divided on the role of government in cyberspace, a survey has revealed
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UK citizens are divided on the role of government in cyber space, a survey by business consultancy KPMG and Censuswide has revealed. While 76% of respondents said government needs to do more to protect their online privacy, and 55% said government should be responsible for keeping the internet running, 54% said the government should not interfere with the operation of the internet.

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India Scrambles on Cyber Security

India Scrambles on Cyber Security | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
One of the most targeted countries in the world, India is beginning to act on the cyber threat.
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First Major Mobile Banking Security Threat Hits the U.S.

First Major Mobile Banking Security Threat Hits the U.S. | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
A breed of malware targeting mobile devices called Svpeng had made its way from Russia to the U.S. The malware looks for specific mobile banking apps on the phone, then locks the phone and demands money to unlock it.
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Is mobile banking safe? It's a question that's been in the back of many people's minds ever since banks introduced apps in 2009. With roughly 102 million Americans using mobile banking, the potential for hackers, phishers and other types of cyberattackers to prey on mobile banking users is vast.
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Canadians joined crackdown to disband cyber-gang of hackers

Canadians joined crackdown to disband cyber-gang of hackers | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
A Russian computer hacker was accused Monday of leading a worldwide conspiracy that targeted hundreds of thousands of computers with malware, enabling his group to steal more than $100 million from business and other bank accounts.
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Canada have joined a group of authorities in more than 10 countries to disrupted a European-based band of hackers that implanted viruses on computers around the world, allowing them to seized customer bank information and steal more than $100 million from businesses and consumers.

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Government Advances Continuous Security Monitoring - InformationWeek

Government Advances Continuous Security Monitoring - InformationWeek | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
DOD, DHS expect smart technologies will defend networks against common attacks, free IT personnel to deal with more dangerous threats.
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US government efforts to protect computer networks with continuous data monitoring systems are beginning to make progress. By automating the detection and remediation of the most common types of cyber attacks, government official say they hope to free up the time and brain power of human IT personnel to work on the most pressing and dangerous online threats.

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Exclusive: How FBI Informant Sabu Helped Anonymous Hack Brazil

Exclusive: How FBI Informant Sabu Helped Anonymous Hack Brazil | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Exclusive documents obtained by Motherboard detail Hector Xavier Monsegur's leadership in attacks against Brazilian government and commercial websites.
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Hacker group Anonymous threatens cyber attack on FIFA World Cup sponsors

Hacker group Anonymous threatens cyber attack on FIFA World Cup sponsors | Cyber Development | Scoop.it

The hacker group Anonymous is preparing a cyber-attack on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil to protest the lavish spending on the soccer games in a country struggling to provide basic services, said a hacker with knowledge of the plan on Friday.

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The hacker group Anonymous is preparing a cyber-attack on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil to protest the lavish spending on the soccer games in a country struggling to provide basic services, said a hacker with knowledge of the plan on Friday.

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New Heartbleed attack leaves Android and Wi-Fi routers vulnerable | News | Softonic

New Heartbleed attack leaves Android and Wi-Fi routers vulnerable | News | Softonic | Cyber Development | Scoop.it

New Heartbleed attack leaves Android and Wi-Fi routers vulnerable. Long-term effects of the Heartbleed security bug are beginning to show themselves. A newly discovered vulnerability leaves Android and wireless...

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New Heartbleed attack leaves Android and Wi-Fi routers vulnerable. Long-term effects of the Heartbleed security bug are beginning to show themselves. A newly discovered vulnerability leaves Android and wireless...

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