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Chinese cyberattack forces computer shutdown at National Research Council InfoSec News (Jul 29)
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/chinese-cyberattack-forces-computer-shutdown-at-national-research-council-1.1936483

By CTVNews.ca Staff
July 28, 2014

The federal government’s National Research Council was forced to shut down
its computers to stop cyberattacks from China, CTV News has learned.

Sources told CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife that Chinese hackers
had been trying to get into NRC computers for the past month.

On Monday, it...

Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms that Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense System InfoSec News (Jul 29)
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/07/hackers-plundered-israeli-defense-firms-that-built-iron-dome-missile-defense-system/

By Brian Krebs
Krebs on Security
July 28, 2014

Three Israeli defense contractors responsible for building the “Iron Dome”
missile shield currently protecting Israel from a barrage of rocket
attacks were compromised by hackers and robbed of huge quantities of
sensitive documents pertaining to the shield technology,...

Hacker Breached NOAA Satellite Data from Contractor's PC InfoSec News (Jul 29)
http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/07/hacker-breached-noaa-satellite-data-contractors-pc/89771/

By Aliya Sternstein
Nextgov.com
July 28, 2014

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite data was stolen
from a contractor's personal computer last year, but the agency could not
investigate the incident because the employee refused to turn over the PC,
according to a new inspector general report.

This is but one of the...

Hoffman, Scott’s autopsy records breache d: whistleblowers InfoSec News (Jul 29)
http://nypost.com/2014/07/27/medical-examiner-employees-have-seen-dead-celebrities-files/

By Susan Edelman
NYPOST.com
July 27, 2014

Employees in the city Medical Examiner’s Office have sneaked peeks at
graphic photos and autopsy reports in recent celebrity deaths, including
those of Mick Jagger girlfriend L’Wren Scott and actor Philip Seymour
Hoffman, whistleblowers say.

ME workers not involved in the high-profile cases, or not...

Ground Zero Summit 2014, New Delhi India | Call For Paper Open InfoSec News (Jul 29)
Forwarded from: GroundZero Summit CFP <g0s.cfp (at) gmail.com>

Ground Zero Summit 2014

13 - 16 November 2014, New Delhi, India

Ground Zero Summit (G0S) 2014 in its second year promises to be Asia's largest
Information Security gathering and proposes to be the ultimate platform for
showcasing researches and sharing knowledge in the field of cyber security. G0S
rationale: The increasing volume and complexity of cyber threats -...

Hackers conference celebrates one of the oldest tricks in the book: Picking locks InfoSec News (Jul 29)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/hackers-conference-celebrates-one-of-the-oldest-tricks-in-the-book-picking-locks/2014/07/25/c6ef22be-133d-11e4-98ee-daea85133bc9_story.html

By Anna Hiatt
The Washington Post
July 25, 2014

NEW YORK -- Babak Javadi is discussing his obsession with lock picking —
how successfully pressing each pin into place and feeling the lock
cylinder release is “so pleasant,” how quickly he fell in love...

As Kenya invests in technology, we need to find ways to deal with risks InfoSec News (Jul 25)
http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/technology-we-need-to-find-ways-to-deal-with-risks--/-/440808/2396320/-/3jknwt/-/index.html

By MATUNDA NYANCHAMA
Daily Nation
JULY 24, 2014

A few days ago, the Kenya Defence Forces Twitter handle was taken over by
hackers. The same happened to the Twitter handle of the defence forces
spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir.

Those familiar with the two accounts obviously noticed the change in tone
in the updates,...

Hackers hit the European Central Bank InfoSec News (Jul 25)
http://www.itpro.co.uk/security/22771/hackers-hit-the-european-central-bank

By Clare Hopping
ITPro.co.uk
25 July, 2014

Hackers targeted the European Central Bank on Monday, stealing personal
information data after requesting a ransom.

The hacker, whose identity is not known, stole 20,000 email addresses,
plus telephone numbers and addresses.

The details are said to belong to people who registered for ECB events and
although some of the...

How healthcare can learn from retail’s IT security mistakes InfoSec News (Jul 25)
http://healthitsecurity.com/2014/07/24/how-healthcare-can-learn-from-retails-it-security-mistakes/

By Patrick Ouellette
Health IT Security
July 24, 2014

There’s little doubt the healthcare industry’s perception of security and
compliance has changed to a serious one within the past few years. While
regulatory demands and business needs are certainly strong drivers, what
should healthcare organizations be focusing on as cybersecurity...

The CIA Fears the Internet of Things InfoSec News (Jul 25)
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/07/cia-fears-internet-things/89660/

By Patrick Tucker
Defense One
July 24, 2014

The major themes defining geo-security for the coming decades were
explored at a forum on “The Future of Warfare” at the Aspen Security Forum
on Thursday, moderated by Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron.

Dawn Meyerriecks, the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s
directorate of science and...

Israel to intensify cyber security as end of Ramadan approaches InfoSec News (Jul 25)
http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Israel-to-intensify-cyber-security-as-end-of-Ramadan-approaches-368891

By JPOST.COM STAFF
07/25/2014

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the IDF were prepared to operate
in the face of intensified threats of cyber warfare in the coming days
ahead of commemorative days in the Muslim world that fall on the last days
of the month of Ramadan.

Along with Israel's general cyber security activities, the...

Firm says vulnerability in Tails contained in I2P component InfoSec News (Jul 24)
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249939/Firm_says_vulnerability_in_Tails_contained_in_I2P_component

By Jeremy Kirk
IDG News Service
July 23, 2014

A vulnerability broker published a video demonstrating one of several
flaws it has found in the privacy-focused Tails operating system, which is
used by those seeking to make their Web browser harder to trace.

Exodus Intelligence of Austin, Texas, said its short clip shows how the
real IP...

Seven Arrested For Fleecing StubHub For $1.6 Million In Tickets InfoSec News (Jul 24)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2014/07/23/seven-arrested-for-fleecing-stubhub-for-1-6-million-in-tickets/

By Kate Vinton
Forbes Staff
7/23/2014

Seven alleged cyber criminals have been arrested as part of an
international cybercrime ring that hacked StubHub and laundered upwards of
$1.6 million dollars, the New York D.A.’s Office announced Tuesday. Two
of the alleged criminals were arraigned in New York today, with bail set
at $2...

The Barnaby Jack Few Knew: Celebrated Hacker Saw Spotlight as 'Necessary Evil' InfoSec News (Jul 24)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-23/the-barnaby-jack-few-knew-celebrated-hacker-saw-spotlight-as-necessary-evil-.html

By Jordan Robertson
Bloomberg.com
July 23, 2014

When celebrated computer hacker Barnaby Jack died suddenly a year ago at
the age of 35, headlines around the world touted the Steve Jobs-style
pizazz he brought to cyber-security conferences and his show-stopping
stunts such as breaking into ATMs and pacemakers. In hacker...

Wall Street Journal computers taken offline after cyber attack InfoSec News (Jul 24)
http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2356805/wall-street-journal-computers-taken-offline-after-cyber-attack

By Danny Palmer
Computing.co.uk
7/23/2014

Computers at The Wall Street Journal were taken offline after it was
discovered hackers had infiltrated networks at the brand, its publisher
Dow Jones & Co has said.

The computer systems, which contained Wall Street Journal's news graphics,
were hacked by an outside party and have been...

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