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FBI and Coffee: How to Spot Suspicious Activity

March 03, 2012

According to a flier issued by the FBI on how to spot suspicious activity, if you see someone paying for small items like a coffee with cash, it could be a sign that they are up to no good. Other such activities which could be deemed suspicious are...

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Don't Be Naïve about Anonymous or the Occupy Movement

February 22, 2012 Added by:Robin Jackson

If you are an information security professional, then I urge you to quit worrying about what conferences you're going to speak at and get serious about shoring up the defenses of every computer system that you are responsible for immediately...

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Social Media Monitoring: A Rubric for Control

February 21, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

We have become a watched commodity via all means of communication. Programs have been put together with the veneer of protecting us from another 9/11 and perhaps some of them were made with the best of intentions, but this idea of monitoring social media is half baked...

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Reflections on Suits and Spooks DC

February 16, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

We should re-assess which attacks should be investigated and which should be let go. The FBI and US-CERT are overwhelmed with tracking everything from probes against government networks to DDoS attacks to targeted attacks against the Defense Industrial Base...

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Difference Between Spreading Information and Enabling Crime

February 14, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Most people don't get prosecuted or charged for distributing or re-tweeting a link to an Anonymous pastebin dump. Where is the line drawn then, and why are some incidents bigger than others? The question ultimately goes to the contents of the cache of information...

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FBI Bitten by Operational Security

February 13, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Employees forward confidential calendar events and messages to personal calendars and personal email accounts. This may make their jobs easier but it can put their companies at risk. A recent security incident involving the FBI can teach us something about corporate security...

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KPN Hack: Why was Customer Notification Delayed?

February 13, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The login credentials were stored in plain text in the repository that had been exposed, and that is absurd. This is a failure of the basic security procedures that should be recognized internationally, and is an offense for which there should be heavy penalties...

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The Obama Administration’s Cybersecurity Proposal

February 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The President’s proposal would establish national standards, protect federal networks, and allow DHS to provide enhanced voluntary assistance to our private sector and state, local, tribal, and territorial government partners...

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Boston Police Offer Levity in Wake of Anonymous Hack

February 09, 2012

The Boston Police Department's Media Relation arm has produced a somewhat whimsical video response to the attack of their official website that occurred late last week. The department's website had been hacked and defaced by sympathizers of the rogue movement Anonymous...

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Department of Justice Misdirection on Cloud Computing

February 08, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The DOJ has been unequivocal that cloud users have no right to challenge government access to "non-content" information held by Cloud systems - their location, their contacts, their communications patterns and more. Lawyers call this the "third party problem"...

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Symantec: Emails Part of Law Enforcement Sting Operation

February 07, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

"The e-mail string posted by YamaTough was actually between them and... law enforcement. YamaTough actually reached out to us, first, saying that if we provided them with money, they would not post any more source code. At that point... it was a clear cut case of extortion..."

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Secret Service Hits $250 Million Cell Phone Cloning Ring

February 07, 2012 Added by:Headlines

U.S. Secret Service’s New York Field Office recently investigated a sophisticated operation in which information from the cell phone accounts of tens of thousands of people is stolen to support a black market in international calling...

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Intelligence Leaders Urge Congress to Act on Cyber Laws

February 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Among the greatest challenges in cyber security are knowing the perpetrator of a cyber attack in real time and finding capability gaps in the cyber supply chain – the entire set of key actors involved in the cyber infrastructure...

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Game Theory, Anonymous Causality, and 2012

February 05, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Over the last year we have seen an evolution within Anonymous and its various movements. The latest being the AntiSec movement, the more cohesive core of Anonymous, one that has a set group of leaders at its center, leaders with an agenda... Anarchy....

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Video: Anonymous Claims Hack of FBI Conference Call

February 03, 2012

"The conversation covers tracking of Anonymous and other splinter groups, dates of planned arrests and details of evidence held by police. Anonymous also published an email from the FBI, showing the email addresses of call participants. The FBI confirmed the intercept..."

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DDoS Attacks Against Government and Entertainment Websites Escalate

January 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Multiple websites appear to be under DDoS attack, including the DoJ's http://justice.gov, the Recording Industry Association of America's http://riaa.com, and music publisher Universal Music's http://universalmusic.com...

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