Cyberspace looms as new international battlefield

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NATO experts have come up with a first-ever guide that seeks to adjust international law on the subject of cyberwars. Russia believes the very appearance of the document is potentially dangerous. The 300-page document recently published by the Cooperative Cyber Defense Center for Excellence (NATO CCD COE) has prompted a reaction from several Russian agencies, […]

Stratfor hacker faces jail after admitting cyber-attack

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A 28-year-old US man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to carrying out a cyber-attack on global intelligence firm Stratfor. “Anarchist and hacker” Jeremy Hammond – who said he was part of activist group Anonymous – was charged with stealing information from Stratfor in 2011. The data included details of more […]

FDIC: 2011 FIS Breach Worse Than Reported

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A 2011 hacker break-in at banking industry behemoth Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) was far more extensive and serious than the company disclosed in public reports, banking regulators warned FIS customers last month. The disclosure highlights a shocking lack of basic security protections throughout one of the nation’s largest financial services providers. Jacksonville, Fla. based FIS […]

Android Mobile Attacks Spreading Across The Globe, McAfee Finds

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Mobile attackers have been consistently targeting owners of Android smartphones and tablets in China and Russia, but McAfee said Monday that it is seeing signs of the mobile threat spreading to other parts of the world. Mobile device owners in South Korea, Italy and India suffered targeted attacks primarily aimed at Android devices, according to […]

Hackers Attack Turkish Govt. Sites in Support of Protests

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MOSCOW, June 3 (RIA Noosti) – A group of computer hackers known as Anonymous carried out early on Monday a series of cyberattacks on Turkish government websites in retaliation for violent police response to anti-government protests. Several Anonymous messages in its Twitter blog provide links to the sites, including those of President Turkish President Abdullah […]

Bradley Manning and us: a soldier for truth on trial

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“Manning confessed his leak to Adrian Lamo after reading about the ex-hacker in Wired. Lamo, pallid and twitchy, is a Judas straight out of Central Casting. He pumped Manning for information, claiming that their communications were protected because Lamo was both a journalist and a priest. Then, he turned Manning over to the FBI.”  America loves […]