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BAE Shifts Cyber Software Development to Malaysia InfoSec News (Apr 16)
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140415/DEFREG03/304150023/BAE-Shifts-Cyber-Software-Development-Malaysia

By Andrew Chuter
Defense News
April 15, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- BAE Systems Applied Intelligence business is moving the
center of its cyber software development activities to Malaysia as part of
a strategy that will see the Southeast Asian location emerge as a key
component of it growing security business, according to Richard Watson,...

White House Details Zero-Day Bug Policy InfoSec News (Apr 16)
http://www.darkreading.com/author.asp?section_id=314&doc_id=1204483

By Mathew J. Schwartz
Dark Reading
4/15/2014

NSA denies prior knowledge of the Heartbleed vulnerability, but the White
House reserves the right to withhold zero-day exploit information is some
cases involving security or law enforcement.

The White House and National Security Agency have strongly denied reports
that the NSA had known about the Heartbleed vulnerability in...

Korea - hackers' safe haven InfoSec News (Apr 16)
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/04/133_155401.html

By Kim Yoo-chul
The Korea Times
2014-04-15

Around 35 million of Korea's population of 52 million population use
mobile devices.

But with this rising connectedness comes increased vulnerability to
hacking; but so far, the country has failed to protect user information
from hacking and other cyber security attacks.

"It's fair to say Korea has emerged as a haven...

Hackers from China waste little time in exploiting Heartbleed InfoSec News (Apr 16)
http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/security-it/hackers-from-china-waste-little-time-in-exploiting-heartbleed-20140416-zqvkd.html

By Jordan Robertson
The Age - ITPro
April 16, 2014

For those who don't feel the urgency to install the latest security fixes
for their computers or change passwords, take note: Just a day after
Heartbleed was revealed, attacks from a computer in China were launched.

The software bug, which affects a widely used...

Hardware Giant LaCie Acknowledges Year-Long Credit Card Breach InfoSec News (Apr 16)
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/04/hardware-giant-lacie-acknowledges-year-long-credit-card-breach/

By Brian Krebs
Krebs on Security
April 15, 2014

Computer hard drive maker LaCie has acknowledged that a hacker break-in at
its online store exposed credit card numbers and contact information on
customers for the better part of the past year. The disclosure comes
almost a month after the breach was first disclosed by KrebsOnSecurity.

On Mar....

Heartbleed bug exploited to steal taxpayer data InfoSec News (Apr 15)
http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/heartbleed-bug-exploited-to-steal-taxpayer-data/

By Dan Goodin
Ars Technica
April 14, 2014

Underscoring the severity of the Heartbleed bug affecting huge swaths of
the Internet, hackers exploited the vulnerability to steal taxpayer data
for at least 900 Canadian citizens and an unknown number of businesses,
officials in that country warned Monday morning.

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) officials said...

Cosmetic surgeons targeted by hackers as personal details of 500, 000 people who made enquiries at top clinic are stolen InfoSec News (Apr 15)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2604805/Cosmetic-surgeons-targeted-hackers-personal-details-500-000-people-enquiries-clinic-stolen.html

By TANIA STEERE
Mail Online
15 April 2014

One of Britain's best-known and biggest providers of private cosmetic
surgery has been targeted by computer hackers, it was revealed last night.

Confidential personal details of nearly 500,000 people who made an enquiry
about surgery via Harley Medical...

Out in the Open: Inside the Operating System Edward Snowden Used to Evade the NSA InfoSec News (Apr 15)
http://www.wired.com/2014/04/tails/

By Klint Finley
Wired.com
04.14.14

When NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden first emailed Glenn Greenwald, he
insisted on using email encryption software called PGP for all
communications. But this month, we learned that Snowden used another
technology to keep his communications out of the NSA's prying eyes. It's
called Tails. And naturally, nobody knows exactly who created it.

Tails is a kind of...

Qualifying Cyber Command Staff Is Harder Than You Think InfoSec News (Apr 15)
http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/cyber-warrior-training-no-easy-task/82498/

By Aliya Sternstein
Nextgov.com
April 14, 2014

The Coast Guard Cyber Command aims to qualify a couple of service members
for what Pentagon officials have said will be a 2,000-member force within
the next two years.

It will take all the military services a lot of time and money to get
their members qualified for the force. For the Coast Guard, the task is...

HIPAA security risk assessment tool: Small provider needs InfoSec News (Apr 15)
http://healthitsecurity.com/2014/04/14/hipaa-security-risk-assessment-tool-small-provider-needs/

By Patrick Ouellette
Health IT Security
April 14, 2014

Though the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its
HIPAA security risk assessment tool a few weeks ago, it’s still unclear
how healthcare organizations will use the tool as part of their HIPAA
Security Rule compliance strategy. Most organizations realize the tool
isn’t...

Private crypto keys are accessible to Heartbleed hackers, new data shows InfoSec News (Apr 14)
http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/private-crypto-keys-are-accessible-to-heartbleed-hackers-new-data-shows/

By Megan Geuss
Ars Technica
April 12, 2014

Contrary to previous suspicions, it is possible for hackers exploiting the
catastrophic vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed to extract private encryption
keys from vulnerable websites, Web services firm Cloudflare reported
Saturday.

As recently as yesterday, Cloudflare published preliminary...

Israeli Hackers Expose 'Amateurs' Behind Anti-Israel Attack InfoSec News (Apr 14)
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/179572

By Ari Soffer
Israel National News
4/13/2014

Israeli hackers have gone on the offensive against their anti-Israel
opponents in revenge for the #OpIsrael hacking attack against Israeli
sites and servers.

After the failed "operation" by members of the "Anonymous" hacker network,
Israeli hackers from Israel Elite Force took the fight to them - robbing
them of their...

Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of AT&T Hacker 'Weev' InfoSec News (Apr 14)
http://www.wired.com/2014/04/att-hacker-conviction-vacated/

By Kim Zetter
Threat Level
Wired.com
04.11.14

A hacker sentenced to three and a half years in prison for obtaining the
personal data of more than 100,000 iPad owners from AT&T’s unsecured
website is about to go free, after a ruling today that prosecutors were
wrong to charge him in a state where none of his alleged crimes occurred.

Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer was in...

Banksy art work showing government agents spying on a phone box appears on side of Cheltenham house near to GCHQ InfoSec News (Apr 14)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2603782/Banksy-art-work-showing-government-agents-spying-phone-box-appears-Cheltenham-house-near-GCHQ.html

By Sam Creighton
Mail Online
13 April 2014

Mysterious street artist Banksy is thought to have unveiled his latest
creation, taking aim at the thorny issue of government surveillance.

The guerrilla graffiti artist is believed to be behind the image of three
trenchcoat clad agents eavesdropping on a...

Here's why it took 2 years for anyone to notice the Heartbleed bug InfoSec News (Apr 14)
http://www.vox.com/2014/4/12/5601828/we-massively-underinvest-in-internet-security

By Timothy B. Lee
Vox.com
April 12, 2014

What caused the Heartbleed Bug that endangered the privacy of millions of
web users this week? On one level, it looks like a simple case of human
error. A software developer from Germany contributed code to the popular
OpenSSL software that made a basic, but easy-to-overlook mistake. The
OpenSSL developer who approved...

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