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December 21, 2014
Hackers may have exploited Sony's weakest link: humansW/LLL
San Francisco (AFP) Dec 19, 2014
Hackers who forced Sony Pictures to abort release of a comedy about North Korea likely slipped past the entertainment titan's defenses by exploiting a weak spot - humans. That suspicion prevailed on Thursday among cyber security specialists piecing together clues about an attack that led Sony to cancel the release of "The Interview," a movie about a fictional CIA plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. The attack, branded by White House officials as "a serious national security matter," ... read more

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British energy sector acknowledges cyber threats
While keeping a tight lid on details, the British government confirmed Friday its energy department was aware of targeted computer-related attacks. ... more
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Cyberattacks to worsen in 2015: McAfee researchers
A series of spectacular cyberattacks drew headlines this year, and the situation will only worsen in 2015 as hackers use more advanced techniques to infiltrate networks, security researchers said Tuesday. ... more
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Online freedom declines, amid NSA effect
Internet freedom suffered this year as a growing number of countries stepped up efforts to spy on users and censor online postings, a global survey showed Thursday. ... more
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N. Korea denies carrying out hack attack on Sony Pictures
North Korea denied Sunday involvement in a brazen cyber attack on Sony Pictures, but praised it as a "righteous deed" potentially orchestrated by supporters furious over a Hollywood comedy depicting a fictional CIA plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong-Un. ... more
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Cyber Norms Key to Global Security
Establishing standards to better identify and understand cyber threats is a critical global security issue, the head of the US Navy's Cyber Command told Sputnik. "I think the issue right now i ... more
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Iran hackers penetrate key world networks: researchers
Iranian hackers have managed to penetrate and steal information from governments and companies around the world since 2012, posing a grave security threat, researchers say in a new report, ... more
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Sony slams 'malicious' hack attack, mum on N. Korea
Sony Pictures denounced Wednesday a "brazen" cyberattack it said netted a "large amount" of confidential information, including movies as well as personnel and business files. ... more
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Hacker group targets company financial info
A hacker group has tapped into email accounts of executives in more than 100 companies that could give them lucrative access to market-moving information, a US security firm said Monday. ... more
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Cyberspying tool could have US, British origins
A sophisticated cybersespionage tool has been stealing information from governments and businesses since 2008, researchers said Monday, and one report linked it to US and British intelligence. ... more
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Stealthy spy software snooping for years: Symantec
Computer security firm Symantec on Monday said it uncovered stealthy software wielded as part of a years-long spying campaign, most likely by a nation state. ... more
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China arrests man who photographed base for 'foreign spy'
A Chinese man was arrested for selling pictures of an aircraft carrier base to a foreign spy, the latest young Internet user to be targeted by overseas intelligence agencies, media said. ... more
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China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Thursday demanded a greater role for Beijing in shaping the global Internet, calling for "order" online as he failed to address his government's censorship of content it deems politically sensitive. ... more
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Top China official urges stronger Internet management
A top Beijing official called for stronger management of the Internet Wednesday at a government-organised conference condemned by rights campaigners as a Chinese attempt to promote its online controls globally. ... more
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Amnesty feels 'chill' from China Internet meeting
Rights group Amnesty International on Tuesday described a major Chinese-organised Internet conference as chilling, calling it an attempt to have a greater say in the rules that govern the web. ... more
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US State Department network shut after cyber breach
The US State Department said Monday it shut down its unclassified computer network over the weekend after evidence emerged that it could have been hacked. ... more
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US spies on mobile phones from the sky: report
US justice officials are scooping up mobile phone data from unwitting Americans as part of a sophisticated airborne surveillance program designed to catch criminals, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. ... more
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Cyberattack hit US weather service: report
Cyberattackers believed to have been working from China broke through defenses of the US weather service recently, according to a Washington Post report. ... more
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Americans wary of snooping from government, advertisers
Americans are worried about being tracked - both by the government and by online marketers. ... more
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U.S. Central Command adopts GenDyn software for secure info sharing
U.S. Central Command is now using the new version of cyber-defense software from General Dynamics C4 Systems for sharing classified information. ... more
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Hackers target CEOs in 'Darkhotel' scheme
Hackers have developed a scheme to steal sensitive information from top executives by penetrating the Wi-Fi networks of luxury hotels, security researchers said Monday. ... more
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US mulls new tactics to stem wave of cyberattacks
As hacking attacks reach epidemic proportions, the US cybersecurity community is looking at new ways to step up defense, including counterattacking the hackers themselves. ... more
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US eyes cyber 'deterrence' to stop hackers
The US military is looking to flex its muscles in cyberspace as a "deterrence" to hackers eying American targets, the nation's top cyber-warrior said Tuesday. ... more
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'Major' hacking attack in US looms: expert survey
Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade. ... more
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Cyber-security center launched in Wales
A new cyber-security center has been officially launched in Britain by Alert Logic for its expanding European customer base. ... more
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