Anonymous accuses NSA of fear-mongering

Anonymous accuses NSA of fear-mongering
The loose-knit online collective Anonymous is going after another US government entity, but not with the hacks, attacks and other assaults on par with their usual Internet infiltrations. Instead, Anonymous is saying that the National Security Agency ...


Scared of Anonymous? NSA chief says you should be
CNET (blog)
Anonymous has so far plied its trade in "hactivist" exploits. But according to the director of the National Security Agency, it might soon turn its focus to US infrastructure. According to the Wall Street Journal, citing sources, Gen.

Anonymous Could Shut Down U.S. Power Grid, Says NSA Director Gen. Alexander...
International Business Times
Alexander has yet to address the public over his concerns he has spoken out about the emerging ability of cyber hackers to disable or even damage computer networks in the past. The NSA Director pointed to the growing strength and numbers of Anonymous, ...

International Business Times

Anonymous hackers could disrupt US power grid, official warns
New York Post
WASHINGTON -- The director of the National Security Agency warned that the hacking group Anonymous could have the ability within the next year or two to bring about a limited power outage in the US through a cyber attack. Gen.

New York Post

Unique malware samples broke the 75 million mark in 2011
Network World
By Ellen Messmer, Network World The number of unique malware samples broke the 75 million mark in 2011, McAfee notes in its fourth-quarter threats report for 2011, which also looks back at annual global trends in malicious code activity.

Hackers nip at LA police canine group
Hackers today released names, addresses and phone numbers of more than 100 officers whose information was pilfered from the Web site of the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association. LACPCA President Tony Vairo confirmed to CNET that the group's ...

Hackers attempt to break into Andhra Pradesh government websites
PTI, Updated: February 21, 2012 15:13 IST Hyderabad: Hackers attempted to break into different websites of Andhra Pradesh government departments even as a security audit was being conducted at the State Data Centre maintained by Wipro.

Government Fears Hackers' Attack on Electrical Grid
By Kendra Srivastava | Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:47 pm The Anonymous hacking collective may attack US power grids, warns the National Security Administration, suggesting federal agents will watch hackers even more closely in the future. NSA chief Gen.


Senators Clash Over Cybersecurity Legislation
Government Technology
Dissatisfied with a cybersecurity bill introduced earlier this month in the Senate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said late last week that he and other senators would introduce alternative legislation. The bipartisan Cybersecurity Act of 2012 first was...

Government Technology

Cell Phone Hackers can Track a Physical Location Undetected
Scientific Computing
Using a cheap phone, readily available equipment, and no direct help from a service provider,hackers could listen to unencrypted broadcast messages from cell phone towers. Cellular networks leak the locations of cell phone users, allowing a third ...

McAfee Q4 Threats Report Shows Malware Surpassed 75 Million Samples in 2011
MarketWatch (press release)
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb 21, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- McAfee today released the McAfee Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2011, revealing that malware surpassed the company's estimate of 75 million unique malware samples last year.

McAfee: Malware samples exceeded expectations in 2011
ZDNet (blog)
By Rachel King | February 20, 2012, 9:01pm PST Summary: The latest report from McAfee only reinforces findings that mobile malware and malicious sites are reproducing at a dangerously rapid pace. The number of malware samples discovered worldwide ...

Spam continues to dip but malware marches merrily on
by Lance Whitney February 21, 2012 9:31 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Spam reached its lowest level in years last quarter, but malware surpassed security firm's estimates for the year, says McAfee. Spam may be down, but cybercriminals are keeping busy ...

NSA chief: 'Anonymous' hackers pose threat to U.S. power grid
The State Column
Anonymous is a group of highly skilled computer hackers, known for having committed cyber attacks on some of the most high profile companies in the US recently. They are known for wearing the Guy Fawkes mask, popularized by the 2005 film “V for ...

Hackers try breaking into AP government websites
Now IBNLive reports that hackers attempted to break into different websites of the Andhra Pradesh government, even though a security audit was being conducted at the State Data Centre, which is maintained by Wipro. Although the hackers weren't...

Co-Founder of Trust Guard, Dave Brandley, on Zappos Website Security Breach
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Dave Brandley issues a statement in response to Zappos website security breach, and voices concern that despite the apparent threat hackers pose, customers and business owners are still not taking proper measures to protect data.

Cyber Security Policy Framework to Be Tabled Soon
By Francis Hweshe, 19 February 2012 The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster announced on Sunday that a cyber-security policy framework would be tabled before the Cabinet soon. In addition, it said that the finalisation of specific ...

Besieged By Hackers, EA Tries To Stymie FIFA Phishing Scams
Giant video game publisher EA and its most popular video games are rich targets for hackersand scammers, but the company is determined to fight back and protect its users, EA's number two executive tells Kotaku. Gamers should also try hard to protect ...

OS X Mountain Lion Gatekeeper: Can it Really Keep Malware Out?
International Business Times
Previously, Windows OS was criticized for being vulnerable to malware and virus attacks. And now, Apple has also acknowledged that Mac OS X is no longer immune to malwares. Hence, the emergence of Gatekeeper. There are three security settings in ...

International Business Times

Maryland signs memorandum of understanding with NIST in cybersecurity center
Washington Post
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Maryland and Montgomery County have signed a memorandum of understanding to create a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, US Sen.

M3AAWG to Aggregate First ISP Bot Stats in Support of FCC Cybersecurity Efforts
MarketWatch (press release)
The project is being developed in conjunction with the CSRIC Botnet Remediation Working Group 7, also chaired by O'Reirdan, as part of the FCC's private industry-government cooperative to enhance online security. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski ...

Report finds an average of 9300 malicious websites per day in fourth quarter 2011
Dark Reading
By Kelly Jackson Higgins The number of new malware samples hit 75 million worldwide last year even as PC malware counts declined, with mobile malware rapidly emerging, according to new data from McAfee Adam Wosotowsky, McAfee, senior anti-spam research ...

'Shylock' financial malware making a comeback
GMA News
Computer users in financial institutions may have to be more careful in the workplace, as a financial malware is making a comeback. Security vendor Trusteer noted a rise in infections by the malware, codenamed "Shylock" for its use of excerpts from ...

Hackers make attempt on government websites
Hackers made repeated attempts on Monday as well to tamper with websites but were unsuccessful since the internal security audit was done before making some of the sites operational on Sunday night. It was also found that the hacking attempts were made ...

Hackers Can Track Your Cellphone Without Your Knowledge
Tom's Guide
Apparently, there is no need for support from a cellular provider and open source software running on "commodity" platforms will give hackers or anyone else who wants to track cell phone user location access to exploit the vulnerability.

Grassley says cyber-security bill is a step backwards
Radio Iowa
Anyone who uses e-mail, the Internet or credit cards should be concerned about cyber-security, but Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says new legislation in Congress would be a step backward in keeping our accounts safe. Grassley, a Republican, says a ...

Greek Teen Arrested over Ministry Cyber Attack
by Naharnet Newsdesk 21 February 2012, 11:47 Greek police said Monday they had arrested an 18-year-old suspected of hacking into the justice ministry's website earlier this month, an attack claimed on behalf of online hackers group Anonymous.


Pa. tear gas plant targeted by hackers hit by fire
Beaver County Times
(AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania tear gas plant that's been targeted by protesters and computer hackers in recent months has also suffered its second fire since November. But Richard Edge, chief operating officer of Combined Systems Inc. in ...

Good News/Bad News: Spam is Down, Malware is Up
According to the latest Threats Report by Intel's online security firm McAfee (PDF), the overall amount of spam went down in the last quarter of 2011. One of the reasons for this, though, is that spammers have gotten a bit smarter and now use a more ...

Md. To Work With NIST On Cybersecurity Center « CBS Baltimore
By rakates
Maryland and Montgomery County have signed a memorandum of understanding to create a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
CBS Baltimore

Cyber Security Nightmare in the Netherlands | Tofino Industrial ...
By rahulsebos
The first two weeks of February have been exciting times in the Netherlands, with many cyber security incidents making headlines in the news. ... Cyber Security Nightmare in the Netherlands. Posted by rahulsebos on Feb 20 2012. The first ...
Practical SCADA Security by tofinosec...

Ally Bank Offers Free Anti-Malware Software
Recently I noticed Ally Bank was highlighting on its home page free anti-malware software.Malware is one ... When you're logged in, the security center will include a box on the left side that says "We're taking online security to the next level".
Bank Deals Blog

OLReporter: Minimizing Malware on your Computer
By OLReporter
Malware is software that infects computers by copying and transmitting itself to other users, monitoring and logging user keystrokes, gathering personal data, or “hijacking” the computer processor. This poses a security risk for the information ...

George Washington and Cybersecurity — Enterprise Strategy Group
By Jon Oltsik
As you may have noticed there's not much of an obvious direct link between George Washington and cybersecurity; but it's President's Day here in the US, so I figured something relevant might be good. While George Washington is revered as ...
Enterprise Strategy Group

got hit with "Strong Malware Defender" - Spiceworks Community
By Brentmhk
By: Brentmhk, Forum: Antivirus, I have a remote user (WinXP Pro) who got hit with "StrongMalware Defender" this morning. VIPRE blocked one process (C:\Documents and Settings\chayes.mydomain\Application Data\Strong Mal...

LawFlash: Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Introduced >>> FERC Law ...
By Mary Ann Huntington
On February 14, a bipartisan group of senators introduced to the U.S. Senate the CybersecurityAct of 2012, under which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would assess the risks and vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure systems and ... As explained in the statement announcing the measure, “[t]he bill envisions a public-private partnership to secure those systems, which, if commandeered or destroyed by a cyber attack, could cause mass deaths, evacuations, disruptions to ...
FERC Law Updates from Morgan Lewis

Hackers target progressives' Web site | NK News
By admin
Cyber-Security ·. Hackers target progressives' Web site 통합진보당 홈피 해킹… 오열하는 저 여인은. Feb 21,2012. The Unified Progressive Party's Web site was hacked yesterday and its main page was covered with North Korean flags.
NK News

Hackers Find Cell Phone Location |
By gHale
The University of Minnesota research group showed access to a cell phone user's location information is easily accessible to another group — possible hackers. “It has a low entry barrier,” Foo Kune said. It is “attainable through open source ...

Ramstein comm squadron finishes cyber security inspection with ...
By Blackmere
Ramstein comm squadron finishes cyber security inspection with 'Excellent' – Published February 21, 2012. 2/21/2012 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- The 86th Communications Squadron here shined during the Command Cyber ...
Blackmere Consulting

New cybersecurity act could be costly for critical infrastructure vendors
By Ryan
Some Republican senators and the Chamber of Commerce call for the Senate to slow down its efforts to pass a new bill. Leaders in the US Senate are trying to fast-track new cybersecuritylegislation that will create costly new regulations.

A Cyber attack by US and Israeli hackers against the website of ...
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Crimevertising: Selling Into the Malware Channel — Krebs on Security
But there's a relatively new form of malware-based advertising that's gaining ... of other hackers, but that's probably unlikely to happen as long as malware ...

Microsoft India retail site hit by 'cyber attack' - Yahoo! News
News: Microsoft said on Monday it was investigating an attack by hackers on its Indian retail ...Full Story »Philips investigates possible cyber security breach ...

NSA Reportedly Concerned About Anonymous Power Grid Attack
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The National Security Agency (NSA) is apparently concerned thatAnonymous will try to take down the nation's electrical grid via a cyberattack, according to a new report. Anonymous, however, says the claims are just fear-mongering.

Anonymous calls NSA a bunch of idiots; confesses mean things it actually ...
Keith Alexander, the commander of the National Security Administration should learn that if he's going to go around making accusations and warning top US officials about cybersecurity risks, according to members of one cybersecurity risk.

Official: Anonymous May Be Able to Disable Power Grids by Next Year
Anonymous, the loosely affiliated group of “hacktivists,” have had a wide array of targets: The Boston and Oakland Police Departments, the FBI, Scotland Yard and the Greek government, just to name a few. Targets are selected because of a perceived ...

'Anonymous' hackers threatens US power grid, official warn
Fox News
Power outage from a cyber attack? It's possible, officials say -- in as little as a year or two.AP Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet The director of the National Security Agency warned that the hacking group Anonymous could have the ability ...

NSA: Anonymous may take down US power grid in two years
By Kevin Fogarty Add a new comment February 21, 2012, 2:12 PM — The FBI often seems to treat cybersecurity and the Anonymous hacktivist collective nothing more sinister than an annoyance distracting the bureau from its primary mission of chasing ...

Could Anonymous Really Knock Out the Power Grid?
Keith Alexander's reported concerns that the Anonymous hacking group might try to attack the North American power grid, experts consider such a scenario to be extremely unlikely and Anonymous spokemen dismiss the whole idea as "ridiculous.


Anonymous gets NSA's attention, promises regular Friday attacks
By Kevin McCaney The hacktivist collective Anonymous, whose website attacks have often been viewed by security experts as annoyances rather than serious threats, could be stepping up its game. Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security ...

NSA: Anonymous Could Cause Power Outages Through Cyberattacks
By Jamie Condliffe
Anonymous already has a diverse set of tactics, including showing up to awards ceremonies. But the NSA is worried that its cyberattacks could bring about power outages across the US.

U.S. government concerned about Anonymous causing blackouts ...
By Meghan Kelly
But cyber security is a huge issue for the government as Anonymous continues to “attack for good,” with the expectation of exposing corruption. Anonymous routinely attacks the government on what it calls “F**k FBI Friday,” and recently ...

John McCain | GOP Alternative | Cybersecurity Bill | The Daily Caller
By Joshua Peterson
McCain promises GOP alternative to 'super regulator' cybersecurity bill | Lieberman responds: 'It feels like Sept. 10, 2001'
The Daily Caller

Three Greek Anonymous hackers arrested for defacing Government ...
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Three Greek Anonymous hackers arrested for defacing Government Sites. THN Magazine and The Hacker News is Most Comprehensive resource in providing news related to Information Technology, Cyber security, infosec, Hacking threads, ...
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Prison » Scary NSA Propaganda: Anonymous ...
By admin
“While he hasn't publicly expressed his concerns about the potential for Anonymous to disrupt power supplies, he has warned publicly about an emerging ability by cyberattackers to disable or even damage computer networks,” writes Siobhan Gorman. It's not easy to disrupt the ...Anonymous is being used as an excuse by the government as it rolls out increasingly draconian surveillance programs under the aegis of “cyber security” and terror prevention. Anonymous' “electronic civil ...

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