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Obama Expands War Powers; Can Unleash Cyberwar Any Time - American Free Press

Obama Expands War Powers; Can Unleash Cyberwar Any Time - American Free Press | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
American Free Press Obama Expands War Powers; Can Unleash Cyberwar Any Time American Free Press The very moment United States President Barack Obama authorized the “dropping” of an electronic bomb on Iran's nuclear industry he crossed a line into a...
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The very moment United States President Barack Obama authorized the “dropping” of an electronic bomb on Iran’s nuclear industry he crossed a line into a new kind of warfare that could have global consequences today and far into the future.

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Edward Snowden skips into Russia as Putin grants him asylum • The Register

Edward Snowden skips into Russia as Putin grants him asylum • The Register | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia.

Russia's decision to grant the former CIA technician temporary political asylum has allowed the 30-year-old to leave the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport - where he has been stuck in limbo for weeks following his flight from Hong Kong on 23 June.

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The lab fighting cybercrime: Russia's weapon in the war against hi-tech gangs

The lab fighting cybercrime: Russia's weapon in the war against hi-tech gangs | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
At the height of their power the five-strong Koobface gang in St Petersburg, Russia, were pulling in $10,000 a day with a multinational scam that conned thousands.
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At the height of their power the five-strong Koobface gang in St Petersburg, Russia, were pulling in $10,000 a day with a multinational scam that conned thousands. The men posted pictures online of themselves with their wives and girlfriends touring Europe's casinos in Spain, Nice, Monte Carlo and Germany.

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DHS to Launch Cybersecurity Marketplace | SecurityWeek.Com

DHS to Launch Cybersecurity Marketplace | SecurityWeek.Com | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Dozens of companies are vying for contracts to be part of the Department of Homeland Security's new shopping hub where federal, state, and local agencies can buy services to protect their computer networks.
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Dozens of companies are vying for contracts to be part of the Department of Homeland Security's new shopping hub where federal, state, and local agencies can buy services to protect their computer networks, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report.
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Five charged as Feds bust largest credit-card hack in history • The Register

Five charged as Feds bust largest credit-card hack in history • The Register | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
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Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say they've busted what could be the biggest credit card hacking fraud in US history, with companies such as NASDAQ, 7-Eleven, and Dow Jones falling prey to an Eastern European criminal gang.

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Why must political chiefs keep pushing the cyberwar alert button?

Why must political chiefs keep pushing the cyberwar alert button? | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
"There is a cyberwar going on", according to the UN's telecoms boss Hamadoun Toure. Cyber terrorism is capable of causing "mass destruction", says former director of the FBI Louis Freeh. Vladimir P...
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So far there seem to be no human casualties from this 'cyber war', no physical effects from cyber terror. So why all the hype?

Dire warnings of the threat from digital attacks seem to come in cycles. The last major surge was a few months ago, in the wake of a report claiming China's army hosted highly-organised cyber espionage gangs.

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Cyberwar is reality world must fight: UN official - InterAksyon

Cyberwar is reality world must fight: UN official - InterAksyon | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Cyberwar is reality world must fight: UN official
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“There is a cyberwar going on,” Hamadoun Toure, secretary general of the International Telecommunication Union, said during a cybersecurity debate at the Geneva Press Club.
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The international community must wake up to the reality of cyberwar and strive to find ways to stem it, the head of the UN’s telecommunications agency said Monday.

“There is a cyberwar going on,” Hamadoun Toure, secretary general of the International Telecommunication Union, said during a cybersecurity debate at the Geneva Press Club.

“Just like a conventional war, there are no winners, only destruction,” he warned an audience of reporters, diplomats and technology experts.

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Big banks plan drill to fend off cyber attacks this week

Big banks plan drill to fend off cyber attacks this week | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Its a war game, Wall Street style. Banks large and small are girding for an elaborate drill this week that will test how they would fare if hackers unleashed a powerful and coordinated attack against them.
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Approximately 50 organizations in U.S. including major banks such as JPMorgan Chase will be participating in a drill which involves a series of simulated cyberattacks on their systems to take their capability to handle cyberattacks to the test.

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North Korea blamed for hacking South Korean government websites

North Korea blamed for hacking South Korean government websites | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
The South Korean government is blaming neighbor North Korea for a hack on its President's website and other leading organizations last month.

The incident occurred on the 63-year ...
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The South Korean government is blaming neighbor North Korea for a hack on its President’s website and other leading organizations last month. The incident occurred on the 63-year anniversary of the start of the Korean war and left the Presidential site showing doctored images for hours before officials regained control and took it offline.

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How Edward Snowden Could End Cyber Warfare

How Edward Snowden Could End Cyber Warfare | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Edward Snowden's revelations about U.S. Internet surveillance have created a chance for countries to call a halt to a cyber war, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.
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GENEVA (Reuters) - Edward Snowden's revelations about U.S. Internet surveillance have created a chance for countries to call a halt to a cyber war, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.

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US, Israel in cahoots in cyber warfare

US, Israel in cahoots in cyber warfare | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
The United States is in league with its ally Israel in its cyber warfare across the globe, writes Jim W. Dean

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Successive American administrations threw away any negotiating leverage with endless blank check promises to arm Israel to the teeth so as to have conventional military superiority over all of its neighbors. This allowed Israel to concentrate its own money into an offensive nuclear capability. So you could quite accurately say that Israel's decades of aggression were “made in America.”

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another brutal regime taking advantage of the weak.........

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Defends Secret Surveillance for Security | SecurityWeek.Com

Angela Merkel defended the role of secret services in keeping populations safe, but also said she only learnt of the US-run PRISM surveillance program through media reports.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday defended the role of secret services in keeping populations safe, but also said she only learnt of the US-run PRISM surveillance program through media reports. In her most detailed comments yet on the snooping and spying claims made by fugitive former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, she also stressed that the United States remained "Germany's most faithful ally".
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Military Cyber-war wiped tens of thousands of PCs - myce.com

Military Cyber-war wiped tens of thousands of PCs - myce.com | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
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Military Cyber-war wiped tens of thousands of PCs
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Military Cyber-war wiped tens of thousands of PCs. 09 Jul 13 22:50 by Wombler with tags cyber-war, malware. Print this page.
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McAfee’s analysis very clearly points to military involvement inevitably linking this latest attack dubbed ‘Operation Troy’ with previous attacks such as ‘Dark Seoul’.

Commonalities in the code base indicate that this is the latest in a continued series of assaults aimed at obtaining military secrets, gathering intelligence, and eventually disabling military computers.

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HTTPS is vulnerable to BREACH exploit - feds lack easy solution - VR-Zone

HTTPS is vulnerable to BREACH exploit - feds lack easy solution - VR-Zone | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
According to the CERT (Computer Emergency Readiness Team), there is not an easy solution for the BREACH HTTPS vulnerability which was showcased on Thursday at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.
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According to the CERT (Computer Emergency Readiness Team), there is not an easy solution for the BREACH HTTPS vulnerability which was showcased on Thursday at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.

The exploit called BREACH, short for Browser Reconnaissance and Exfiltration via Adaptive Compression of Hypertext, manipulates data compression to pry out doses of information from HTTPS protected data, including email addresses, security tokens, and other plain text strings.

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Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy

Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge he faced — but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges Tuesday, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks.
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U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge he faced — but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges Tuesday, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks.

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UK 'losing war against cyber crime' - Evening Standard

UK 'losing war against cyber crime' - Evening Standard | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
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UK 'losing war against cyber crime'
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Committee chair Keith Vaz MP said: "We are not winning the war on online criminal activity. We are being too complacent about these E-wars because the victims are hidden in cyberspace.
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Despite being the preferred target of online criminals in 25 countries, the UK is still "complacent" towards e-crime as victims are "hidden in cyberspace", the Home Affairs Select Committee said.

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New Service from IID Helps Organizations Share Cyberattack Intelligence | SecurityWeek.Com

New Service from IID Helps Organizations Share Cyberattack Intelligence | SecurityWeek.Com | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Tacoma, Washington-based IID, announced a new information sharing solution, where Fortune 500 organizations can share data about the latest threats and ongoing attacks.
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Tacoma, Washington-based IID, announced a new information sharing solution this week, where Fortune 500 organizations can share data about the latest threats and ongoing attacks.
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US Military: Forget cold war; here comes cyber war - DigitalJournal.com

US Military: Forget cold war; here comes cyber war - DigitalJournal.com | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
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US Military: Forget cold war; here comes cyber war
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Strangely enough, the single most successful cyber attack in history is usually attributed to the United States.
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This year, the US government formally acknowledged that state-sponsored hacking (aka cyber ware or information warfare) is of greater national concern than “conventional terrorism.”

 
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ASX goes to war on cyber crime - Brisbane Times

ASX goes to war on cyber crime - Brisbane Times | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
ASX goes to war on cyber crime
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The Australian Securities Exchange has undertaken its own ''war games'', simulating cyber-attacks as part of efforts over the past year to shore-up defences against a growing threat.
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The Australian Securities Exchange has undertaken its own ''war games'', simulating cyber-attacks as part of efforts over the past year to shore-up defences against a growing threat.

 
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China tests cyber warfare skills on Taiwan

China tests cyber warfare skills on Taiwan | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Taiwan is the frontline in an emerging global battle for cyberspace, according to elite hackers who say it has become a rehearsal area for Chinese cyber attacks.
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Taiwan is the frontline in an emerging global battle for cyberspace, according to elite hackers in the island's IT industry, who say it has become a rehearsal area for the Chinese cyber attacks that have strained ties with the US. The self-governing island, they say, has endured at least a decade of highly-targeted data-theft attacks that are then directed towards larger countries.

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Soldiers forced to install app to stop leaks in Seoul | ZDNet

Soldiers forced to install app to stop leaks in Seoul | ZDNet | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
South Korea's defence ministry says it has ordered staff to install a smartphone application that restricts key functions like the camera in a bid to prevent military leaks, but 20 percent are refusing to do so.
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South Korea's defence ministry says it has ordered staff to install a smartphone application that restricts key functions like the camera in a bid to prevent military leaks, but 20 percent are refusing to do so.

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Israel’s Parliament Mitigates Major Cyberattack

Israel’s Parliament Mitigates Major Cyberattack | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
On Sunday, the internal cyber security staff of Israel’s parliament (The Knesset), with assistance from other experts, has managed to mitigate a...
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On Sunday, the internal cyber security staff of Israel’s parliament (The Knesset), with assistance from other experts, has managed to mitigate a major cyberattack.

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Could a terrorist cyber attack set off World War 3? - Mirror.co.uk

Could a terrorist cyber attack set off World War 3? - Mirror.co.uk | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
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Could a terrorist cyber attack set off World War 3?
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Could World War Three start with the click of a mouse in a bedroom in Kabul or an anonymous office block in Beijing?

That is the terrifying question faced by the West’s intelligence agencies every day, and it was thrown into sharp relief by yesterday’s revelation that Islamist terrorists attempted a cyber attack on the London Olympics.

 
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Hackers turn cyber-mercenaries

Hackers turn cyber-mercenaries | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
A British intelligence report says other nations are hiring hackers to launch attacks against their enemies.
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A British intelligence report says other nations are hiring hackers to launch attacks against their enemies, a trend it described as particularly worrying.

The warning over cyber-mercenaries came in an annual report published by Britain's Intelligence and Security Committee, a watchdog body of senior lawmakers that oversees Britain's spy agencies.

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Defcon Un-invites Feds From Conference | SecurityWeek.Com

Defcon Un-invites Feds From Conference | SecurityWeek.Com | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Citing tensions about electronic surveillance programs, Defcon has asked federal authorities to skip the conference this year.
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Conference organizers have uninvited U.S. government employees due to tensions tied to revelations about electronic surveillance activities by the NSA.
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