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Mandiant: 6 Types of Data Chinese Hackers Seek

Mandiant: 6 Types of Data Chinese Hackers Seek | InfoSecurity | Scoop.it
IT security provider Mandiant issues a comprehensive report documenting how a Chinese army unit has for years been hacking into the computers of businesses and (Mandiant: 6 Types of Data Chinese Hackers Seek http://t.co/7BjfaKZk)...
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How odd the hacking of news media doesn't fit the model laid out in this article. Hmm. /snark

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Successful hacker attack could cripple U.S. infrastructure, experts say

Successful hacker attack could cripple U.S. infrastructure, experts say | InfoSecurity | Scoop.it
A report tying the Chinese military to computer attacks against American interests has sent a chill through cyber-security experts, who worry that the very lifelines of the United States — its energy pipelines, its water supply, its banks — are...
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Mike Rogers quoted. Useful tool there. Also threats to infrastructure cited--didn't they get the memo about StuxNet?

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Security firm's report ties China's army to hacking attempts against ...

Security firm's report ties China's army to hacking attempts against ... | InfoSecurity | Scoop.it
The NY Times had first dibs on a preview of the 60-page study released today by computer security firm Mandiant, which "tracks for the first time individual members of the most sophisticated of the Chinese hacking groups ...
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Lockheed Martin "almost missed" hacker intrusion - The H

Lockheed Martin "almost missed" hacker intrusion - The H | InfoSecurity | Scoop.it
Lockheed Martin "almost missed" hacker intrusion
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Lockheed Martin "We almost missed it" said Steve Adegbite, Lockheed Martin's director for cybersecurity, of May 2011's hacker attack.
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Pants'd any way you look at it.

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Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can't Protect Us Anymore | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can't Protect Us Anymore | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | InfoSecurity | Scoop.it
You have a secret that can ruin your life. It’s not a well-kept secret, either. Just a simple string of characters—maybe six of them if you’re careless, 16 if you’re cautious—that can reveal everything about you.
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It's not that difficult to secure one's content with passwords. It just takes more discipline than most humans muster consistently.

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Chinese Military Group Linked to Hacks of More Than 100 Companies | Threat Level | Wired.com

Chinese Military Group Linked to Hacks of More Than 100 Companies | Threat Level | Wired.com | InfoSecurity | Scoop.it
A large and complex hacker group connected to China's military has been linked to hacks involving more than 100 companies in the U.S.
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More "ZOMFG! CHINEZE HACKERZ!" reporting. Jeebus.

 

What's stupid is that they haven't noticed the map looks a lot like the Red Dawn hack-snooping.

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Radio Update: Report says Apple hit by hacker - MarketWatch

Radio Update: Report says Apple hit by hacker - MarketWatch | InfoSecurity | Scoop.it
Radio Update: Report says Apple hit by hacker
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Radio Update: Report says Apple hit by hacker. 0 Comments. new. Portfolio Relevance. LEARN MORE. Want to see how this story relates to your portfolio?
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Alleged to be same hacker(s) that hit Facebook -- and on Friday, Facebook said it was the Chinese. 

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Facebook working with FBI to probe hacking attack | Firstpost

Facebook working with FBI to probe hacking attack | Firstpost | InfoSecurity | Scoop.it
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is collaborating in the investigation of a sophisticated attack by hackers on Facebook last month, which, according to the social network, has not compromised users' data.
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This story sounds fishy--if Facebook was hacked, there was a compromise. How can they say it wasn't? Or was something else hacked and reports are fuzzing the something?

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Burger King’s Twitter account Hamburgled, announces sale to McDonald’s

Burger King’s Twitter account Hamburgled, announces sale to McDonald’s | InfoSecurity | Scoop.it
BK's official Twitter account hacked by apparent fans of its arch-rival. (It seems the BurgerKing account has been hacked. It wasn't us, though: we'd never say nice things about McDonald's!
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Excellent example of what not to do with corporate social media--use insecure passwords.

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