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Judge Upholds Charges Against WikiLeaker Bradley Manning

June 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Manning is accused of the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history while deployed to Iraq as a military intelligence analyst, including installing unauthorized software onto government computers to extract classified information and transmitting the data to the whistle-blowing group WikiLeaks...

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Researchers: Flame Malware Shares Stuxnet Virus Module

June 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Despite the fact that Stuxnet has been the subject of in-depth analysis... the mysterious 'resource 207' from 2009 has gone largely unnoticed. But it turns out that this is the missing link between Flame and Stuxnet... Clearly, these two pieces of exploit code were written by the same programmer..."

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South Korea Moves to Improve Cybersecurity Posture

June 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"To the North, it is attractive to develop cyber capabilities as it does not cost much money to establish and maintain cyber units. Another reason is it is very difficult to trace down the origin of cyber attacks, which can be a good excuse when it is blamed for any cyber attack"...

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Attorney General Taps Federal Prosecutors for Stuxnet Leak

June 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

With the appointment of special investigators by Holder, the probe has widened to include the disclosure of the development of the Stuxnet virus, which infected systems that provided operations control for Iranian production networks, and was most likely produced to stifle Iran's nuclear weapons program...

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National Security Leaders Urge Passage of Cybersecurity Bill

June 11, 2012

“Given the time left in this legislative session and the upcoming election this fall, we are concerned that the window of opportunity to pass legislation that is in our view critically necessary to protect our national and economic security is quickly disappearing,” the letter states...

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Cybersecurity Center Kicks Off with Workshop

June 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The workshop’s goal is to introduce the center, which will bring together experts from industry, government and academia to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address the real-world needs of complex IT systems...

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Intel Executive Joins NIST Advisory Committee

June 08, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher has selected William M. Holt, senior vice president and general manager of Intel Corporation's Technology and Manufacturing Group, to serve on the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT)...

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Post-Stuxnet: Siemens Improves ICS-SCADA Security

June 07, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The introduction of our new Simatic CP and Scalance products only help to bolster Siemens' industrial security portfolio, but as we stress to our customers, there is no silver bullet to cybersecurity threats. Maintaining security is an ongoing process for plants and enterprises"...

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OTA Introduces Online Trust Index Measuring Website Security

June 07, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"OTA's work to recognize best practices for sites underscores the importance of focusing on security and privacy holistically. This year's honor roll recipients have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment towards consumer protection and to enhance the vitality of the internet"...

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FBI Opens Investigation into Stuxnet Attack Leaks

June 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The FBI is probing the source of recently leaked information regarding covert cyber operations conducted by the U.S. government, particularly the Stuxnet attacks. Stuxnet is largely considered to be a game changer because the virus affected kinetic damage on equipment the targeted systems controlled...

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DHS Secretary Napolitano Announces Cyber Workforce Initiative

June 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Today we face an increasing demand for the best and brightest in the cybersecurity field across industry, academia and government. DHS is committed to working with our partners... to develop the next generation of cyber professionals to protect against evolving cyber threats"...

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LinkedIn Hacked: Change Your Password

June 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Reports indicate that as many as 6.4 million passwords have been compromised. Though the passwords are in encrypted form, reports indicate that they are being cracked at a rapid rate, with somewhere near 300,000 passwords already revealed, putting those LinkedIn members' accounts at risk...

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EU-US Cybersecurity Awareness Meeting in Brussels

June 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The event is organized by the European Commission in co-operation with ENISA and the US Department of Homeland Security. The objective of the event is to bring intermediaries together in order to establish a reinforcing momentum in awareness raising and dissemination effort on topics pertaining to information security...

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W32.Flamer Used Spoofed Microsoft Digital Certificates

June 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"We have discovered through our analysis that some components of the malware have been signed by certificates that allow software to appear as if it was produced by Microsoft. We identified that an older cryptography algorithm could be exploited and then be used to sign code as if it originated from Microsoft..."

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Man Sentenced to Almost Five Years in Prison for Identity Theft

June 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Michael Garcia was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to 57 months in prison for fraud. Garcia accessed the computer servers of a law firm and an accountant firm without their knowledge or authorization and downloaded the personal information of more than 1,450 clients and employees...

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Online Trust Alliance Joins White House to Battle Botnets

June 01, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Results can only be achieved through a commitment of resources by both the public and private sector to aid in the detection, prevention, remediation and recovery from these threats and by users adhering to safe computing practices..."

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