Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Military Space News .




CYBER WARS
WikiLeaks suspect offers guilty plea on some charges
by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) Nov 8, 2012


Russian media websites in hack attacks
Moscow (UPI) Nov 8, 2012 - The websites of some of Russia's major media outlets were subjected to "targeted attacks" by hackers, security experts said.

Russia's Kaspersky Lab anti-virus software firm said Thursday it had detected an attack in late October on the websites of Vesti TV, Interfax news agency, Gazeta.ru, Vzglyad and Ura.ru online publications.

Kaspersky Lab said the attacks lasted 30 to 90 minutes each day and were designed to steal server passwords, RIA Novosti reported.

All of the targeted websites have taken appropriate security action in the wake of the hacks, the lab said.

The software firm said there were similar attacks on media websites in March and in November 2011.

Kaspersky Lab announced in mid-October it is developing a new operating system for industrial users to protect them from malware attacks and hacks.

A US soldier accused of leaking a trove of secret files to WikiLeaks has offered to plead guilty to some but not all of the charges he faces in a pending court-martial, his defense lawyer said.

Bradley Manning, 24, "is not pleading guilty to the specifications as charged by the Government," his attorney, David Coombs wrote on his blog on Wednesday.

"Rather, PFC (Private First Class) Manning is attempting to accept responsibility for offenses that are encapsulated within, or are a subset of, the charged offenses," he wrote.

It was up to a military court to rule whether his plea was "legally permissible," and then government prosecutors would have to decide if they would continue to pursue all the charges against Manning, he said.

"PFC Manning is not submitting a plea as part of an agreement or deal with the Government," Coombs added.

The defense relayed the offer to a military judge at pre-trial hearings being held at Fort Meade, Maryland on Wednesday and Thursday.

By making the offer, Manning indicated he was ready to plead guilty to passing government information to WikiLeaks, though it was unclear if he would admit to passing all the files cited by prosecutors.

If the plea is deemed legal by the court, it could potentially simplify the trial, which is due to start on February 4, 2013, and possibly shield Manning from being convicted on more serious federal offenses related to computer fraud and the Espionage Act.

Manning had the option of being tried by a military jury but he informed the court he preferred to be tried by a judge only, according to Coombs.

Arrested in May 2010 while serving as an army intelligence analyst near Baghdad, Manning is charged with leaking classified military intelligence files on Iraq and Afghanistan and about 260,000 cables from the State Department.

The publication of the sensitive files by the secret-spilling WikiLeaks website caused huge embarrassment to Washington and angered US allies.

.


Related Links
Cyberwar - Internet Security News - Systems and Policy Issues






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





CYBER WARS
White Paper: Cyber Security and Mobility Highest Priorities for Government
Gaithersburg, MD (SPX) Nov 07, 2012
Lockheed Martin and its Cyber Security Alliance partners have announced the results of a collaborative cyber security survey in a new white paper titled "Cyber Security and Transformational Technologies - Keeping Systems and Data Safe". The survey found that 85% of government technology decision makers in federal, defense/military and intelligence agencies see cyber security as a high prio ... read more


CYBER WARS
Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

CYBER WARS
Russian FM says Syria rebels have 50 Stingers

Raytheon's Excalibur Ib demonstrates accuracy during flight tests

Syria rebels have US-made Stinger missiles: Russia

New TOW missile achieves 100th direct hit in latest testing

CYBER WARS
Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon

Sagetech, Arcturus Demonstrate Joint Manned, Unmanned Aircraft Operations using COTS NextGen ADS-B Tracking

Guided mortar rounds fired from small UAV

Japan to develop missile-detecting drone: report

CYBER WARS
Raytheon BBN Technologies' WNaN next generation network software selected for NIE 13.1 experiment

Raytheon announces Small Format Guard to secure data transfer for mobile and tactical forces

Pentagon to end exclusive deal with RIM's Blackberry

Space Systems Loral Selected by USAF to Develop Next Gen Protected Military Satellite Communications

CYBER WARS
Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navy's Next Generation Jammer

Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Enhance Combat Vehicle

Brazil's armored personnel carrier on way

Elbit To Supply Brazil Remote Controlled Weapon Stations

CYBER WARS
Putin fires defence minister in corruption scandal

Cameron in Saudi as Britain secures defence deal

U.K.'s BAE pins sales hopes on grumpy gulf

British PM in gulf to boost arms sales

CYBER WARS
Pentagon chief to visit Australia, Thailand and Cambodia

Battle-hardened Obama makes history once again

China's enigmatic 'princeling' Xi takes top spot

China says key Communist congress to last 7 days

CYBER WARS
Low-resistance connections facilitate multi-walled carbon nanotubes for interconnects

New discovery shows promise in future speed of synthesizing high-demand nanomaterials

Graphene Mini-Lab

Strengthening fragile forests of carbon nanotubes for new MEMS applications




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement