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What Is Digital Currency

October 31, 2012 Added by:gaToMaLo r. amores

Bitcoins are being blamed as EVIL – but Swiss Banks account, Bermuda Shell Games, Luxemboug Shelter, The Cayman Cash or IRA tax-free, tax-exempt, lower Tax rates- tax-free trust – there are all kinds of tricks for the bankers to shelter their money...

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What Will the Impact of a Massive Attack in Cyberspace Be?

September 13, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

In every war, civilians are the victims. If and when a nation state unleashes their cyber forces against another, the initial blow will most likely be crushing. The economy will grind to an immediate halt, and without communications most of what we know will cease to exist...

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System D: Bitcoin’s Underground Economy

June 27, 2012 Added by:gaToMaLo r. amores

What is System D? It is a term that refers to a manner of responding to challenges that requires one to have the ability to think fast, to adapt, and to improvise when getting a job done. This can be applied to hackers and of course the Tor-Onion network. They are all System D and growing because of it...

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Cyber Black Market: The Underground Economy

June 18, 2012 Added by:gaToMaLo r. amores

On April 24 the FBI released a report on Bitcoin. At that time Bitcoins were going for $4.25. As of June 17 they were trading at $6.26. Traders will be taking a look at Bitcoin, and once they get a whiff of the virtual money, they will strike... and it looks like the commercial criminals are already doing it...

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Security: Back to the "Made in the USA" Tradition

May 23, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

The US government’s Department of Defense had, and may still have, issues with counterfeit components being procured and used in military weapons, vehicles and equipment. It’s a national security issue when the supply chains are compromised by weaknesses and scams...

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Dutch Military Intelligence Dives into Cyber

May 21, 2012 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

One of the most interesting facts extracted from the report is that the MIVD will focus the majority of its cyber warfare efforts in countering espionage. Given that this is probably the most tangible and widely represented cyber activity currently employed, this is a wise choice...

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Hard Power, Soft Power, and the Power of Digital Espionage

May 21, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

By combining the military, the economic, and the political aspects of soft and hard power, and the gray’s in between, China has become a force to be reckoned with. In order to better understand the mosaic, we need to re-tool some of the ideas we have preconceived for ourselves...

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US vs. China: Is the Cyber Warfare Gap Increasing?

May 21, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

"We continue to see China expressing interest in making investments to improve their capacity for operations in cyberspace, and that is something that we pay very, very careful attention to. There is the potential for these types of operations to be very disruptive..."

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FBI on Bitcoin: Cybercrime, Opportunity and Digital Choice

May 11, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The real danger of digital money, above the vulnerabilities in its processes, is the inability of governments to exert control over finances, which could lead to a distortion of the main mechanisms of economic control and taxation, bringing total chaos to the market...

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Russian Cybercrime: Not Just a Localized Threat

April 25, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The official estimates say that the global cyber crime market was worth $12.5 billion in 2011, and $4,5 billion of the market share is related to the Russian cybercrime market with $2.3 billion taking place in Russia alone. Compared to last year, the problem has doubled...

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China, Cyber Warfare and Challenges for the Future

April 09, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

China's growing presence in cyber space will result in an increase in cyber operations against the nation. Due to the imbalance between an aggressive cyber offense its weak cyber defense capabilities, it could be the origin of significant technological problems for China...

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CIOs See Growth in IT Budgets and Staff for 2012

March 27, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

After several years of stagnant or negative growth, most companies are now projecting a 3-4 percent increase in IT budgets and staffing for this year, which can be seen as acknowledgement that IT is critical if companies are to execute on their aggressive growth plans...

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Antivirus Ban for Iran: A Controversial Penalty

February 20, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Iran will be banned from the purchase of antivirus systems, a technological embargo with clear implications for the Stuxnet virus attacks and the need to prevent further infections to control systems for critical infrastructures, namely their nuclear programs...

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Nortel: From Bankruptcy to Industrial Espionage Victim

February 15, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The damage is incalculable if we consider the enormous amount of data that may have been lost. Information on technological solutions, business reports, and other sensitive documents were stolen for years, seriously compromising the intellectual property of the company...

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Senate Testimony: Cyber Security as a Strategic Concern

February 02, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Testimony offered before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence included threats to cybersecurity, the third item addressed, signifying that intrusions by state-sponsored China and Russia and independent actors like Anonymous and Lulzsec continue to be a concern...

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Cyber Threats: From Military to Economic

January 12, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Governments around the world are gearing up to cope with this massive technology call to arms. The awareness of the threat and risks are high and this made it necessary, despite the struggling economy, the allocation of large sums of money to prepare for the new emergency...

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