Did Iran Launch a Cyber Attack on the BBC?

Did Iran Launch a Cyber Attack on the BBC?
Everyone knows that the Iranian government is no champion of a free press. But exactly how far is the Islamic Republic willing to go to keep voices and ...

BBC blames cyber-attack on Iran
TG Daily
The BBC has revealed that it was the target of a sophisticated cyber-attack believed to have originated in Iran. In a speech given yesterday to the Royal Television Society, director-general Mark Thompson said he believed the attack marked a ...

TG Daily

Iran may have committed cyber-attack on BBC
... 6:08 PM PDT Follow @darakerr Just days after watchdog group Reporters Without Borders named Iran as one of the "Enemies of the Internet," the BBC is now claiming to be the victim of acyber-attack possibly perpetrated by the Iranian authorities.

As tensions flare, Iran launches cyber attack on BBC
The Hill (blog)
By Justin Sink - 03/15/12 11:05 AM ET The BBC's Persian television station said Thursday that the Iranian government launched a "sophisticated cyber-attack" to tamper with the network's service, available to owners of illegal satellite dishes within ...

BBC hit with cyber attack pointing at Iranian involvement
The BBC has announced that it was the target of a sophisticated cyber attack. Thatattack has somehow been linked to Iran in the country's efforts to harm BBC's Persian news service. The Internet attack was apparently launched along with an attempt to ...


BBC Persian Service Victim of Cyber-Attack
The Epoch Times
By Jack Phillips The BBC, the largest broadcaster in the world, said that its Persian Service may have been the victim of a cyber-attack and suspects that the Iranian government may have been involved. BBC Director General Mark Thompson plans to give a ...

The Epoch Times

SecureNinja First to Launch Course Portfolio Alignment with National ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The goal of NICE is to establish an operational, sustainable and continually improving cybersecurityeducation program for the nation to use sound cyber practices that will enhance the nation'ssecurity. The NICE Strategic Plan identifies goals and ...

Stuxnet 'responsible' cyber attack
The top lawyer for US Cyber Command, Air Force Col. Gary Brown, has called the Stuxnet attack the model of a responsibly conducted cyber attack, according to a post on AOL Defense. At an event hosted by Catherine Lotrionte, the executive director of ...

Hack-attack! China's alarming cyber-warfare capabilities
Experts state that China demonstrates incredible prowess in the cyber-warfare arena, boasting the capacity to sabotage the US power grid, hack into the Federal Aviation Administration's flight database, and even crash its financial markets (or at least ...


Sound the alarm! Cyber attacks up eight-fold
Smart Grid News
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano went so far as to compare it to the months before the 9/11 attacks, when "there were all kinds of information out there that a catastrophic attack was looming." Napolitano said "the information on a cyber ...

Smart Grid News

BBC hack attack linked to Iran
The BBC's director general stops short of accusing Tehran, but speaks of strong links between the denial of service attack and the country. By Jennifer Scott, 15 Mar 2012 at 11:26 The BBC has fallen victim to another cyber attack, with all eyes looking ...


FOSE Announces Cybersecurity Conference Agenda
MarketWatch (press release)
VIENNA, Va., Mar 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- To protect against continually evolving cyberthreats and meet the growing digital needs of government, FOSE 2012 is highlighting the importance of cyber education and the latest cybersecurity innovations.

BBC Persian Service Possible Victim Of Cyber-Attack
If you're going to launch a full-scale attack, then do it in style - which is exactly what Iran is being accused of, after the BBC pointed fingers claiming the 'sophisticated cyber-attack' was committed by the Iranian authorities.

BBC says it suffered Iranian cyber attack
by Mat Bettinson The BBC has said that Iran is behind a "sophisticated cyber-attack" aimed at disrupting the BBC Persian Service. Beeb director general Mark Thompson is set to give a speech at the Royal Television Society in which he will describe a ...


BBC suspects Iranian Authorities behind Cyber Attacks
Social Barrel
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) suspects Iranian authorities might be responsible for sophisticated cyber-attacks against it, reports Reuters. According to BBC director-general Mark Thompson, cyber attacks are being executed against the...

Social Barrel

NIKSUN Releases New NetDetectorLive Alpine
MarketWatch (press release)
PRINCETON, NJ, Mar 15, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NIKSUN(R), the world leader in real time cyber security and network monitoring solutions, is pleased to announce the release of its all new NIKSUN NetDetectorLive Alpine 4.2 appliance for fast "on-the-fly" ...

BBC Implies Cyber-Attack on Its Persian Service Came From Iran
BBC's Persian service, which provides Farsi-language TV, radio and online news, appears to have suffered a cyber-attack that officials are saying most likely would have been issued by Iranian authorities. Reuters reports that the news service's ...


OMB: 78% of Agencies Gave DHS Cyber Data
OMB sends the report in advance of rollout of the Federal Information Security Management Act. These positive figures support the bill's intention to strengthen US cyber capabilities through following guidelines and replicating practices.

Mobile banking security bypassed in fiendish malware blag
By John Leyden • Get more from this author Cyber-crooks are blagging SIM cards that allow them to circumvent mobile-based banking security measures and swipe cash from punters' accounts.Security biz Trusteer has uncovered two elaborate techniques that ...

BBC Persia under attack
by Chris Newbould on Mar 15, 2012 The BBC's Perisan service has been the victim of a 'sophisticated cyber attack' following a campaign against it by Iranian authorities, claims director general Mark Thompson. Thompson also reported attempts to jam ...


Extreme Networks 40 Gigabit Network Employed for Cyber Security Initiative
Sacramento Bee
The Summit X670 switch's 40GbE ports are able to transport traffic at up to 160 Gbps speeds, allowing the ability to vary testing sessions, without stopping, and alter variables such as malwareand session size. About the Applied Physics LaboratoryThe ...

BBC points to Iran over recent cyber attacks, satellite jams
Rapid tv news
Cyber attacks are thought to be the latest attempt to undermine BBC Persian television broadcasts in Iran, according to the corporation's director general Mark Thompson. In a speech to the Royal Television Society tonight (14 March) Mr Thompson will ...

Gov`t braces for cyber attacks by N. Korea during summit
Issued by the Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, INFOCON consists of five levels, with five being the safest, that are raised one notch every time the probability of a cyber attack increases. INFOCON was elevated to Level 4 soon after North Korea ...

Solera Networks Helps Students 'Defend Their Networks' in Collegiate Cyber ...
Technology Digital (press release)
LAUREL, MD--(Marketwire - March 14, 2012) - Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition -- Solera Networks, the leading advanced Security Intelligence and Analytics company, announced its sponsorship of the 7th Annual CyberWatch Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber ...

Cyber leaders needed: Top corporate execs should step up, says FBI expert
Infosecurity Magazine
... head of security at Cisco, used his keynote to emphasise the importance and power of the network. Senior level corporate management needs to provide more leadership on cybersecurity, advised Shawn Henry, top cyber intrusion expert at the FBI.

Boards need to wake up to cyber threats
Post Online
Company Directors must wake up to cyber threats or they risk litigation from all sides, according to Francis Kean of Willis Group Holdings. By Amy Ellis Speaking at a Willis-hosted cyber liability conference in London this week, the executive director ...

Post Online

State Rep. Matheney Applauds Creation of Cybersecurity Council
Mary Brigid Matheney, R-98, announced the passage of House Bill 331, creating the Cybersecurity, Education and Economic Development Council. The council's purpose to study the state's cyber security operations and determined how they can be improved ...

BBC believes it has been attacked by Iran
by Alistair Lowe on 15 March 2012, 10:53 BBC Director, Mark Thompson, is expected to officially announce that a "sophisticated cyber-attack" had been launched on the BBC and has been linked to Iran's efforts to disrupt the BBC Persian Service.

Azerbaijan arrests 22 suspected of plotting to attack US, Israeli Embassies
BAKU, Azerbaijan — Authorities in Azerbaijan have arrested 22 Azeri citizens suspected of spying for Iran and plotting to attack Western embassies and companies, the National Security Ministry said on Wednesday. Only on msnbc.com Nelson-Atkins Museum ...

BBC fears Iranian cyber-attack over its Persian TV service ...
By Mikhail Doroshevich
The BBC fears it suffered a lengthy cyber-attack by activists in Iran just 48 hours after it revealed a huge spike in audience for its Persian TV service. The corporation's headquarters in London were the target of a sustained online...
Information Policy

Cyber-attack on BBC leads to suspicion of Iran's involvement ...
By admin
“A “sophisticated cyber-attack” on the BBC has been linked to Iran's efforts to disrupt the BBC Persian Service. In a speech Director General Mark Thompson plans to say that the internet attackcoincided with efforts to jam two of the service's ...

Cyber Security — 2012 List of Tools to Create and Support Secure ...
By Continuity_Compliance
This posted cyber security tools list for 2012 provides some unique elements, such as;. Rather than listing the paid security solutions normally provided on other websites, this list offers cybersecurityrelated tools for FREE, and; This list is well ...
Continuity Compliance

BBC cyber-attack 'linked to Iran' - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ...
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Forums and Black Ops Forums · Help. Remember Me? ... US CyberCommand completes major cyber attack simulation, seems pleased with the resu. By News Reporter in forum In The News. Replies: 0 ...
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EPIC - Open Government Groups Oppose Cyber Security FOIA ...
The SECURE IT Act would create a new Freedom of Information Act exemptions for "cyber threat information" as well as for all information shared with a cybersecurity center. FOIA exemptions limit public access to government information.

Watchdog groups concerned with information-sharing provision of ...
By Edwin Rios
Dan Lundgren, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection andSecurity Technologies, pushed a bill that would create a privately run nonprofit clearinghouse for clearly defined cyber threat information.
Medill National Security Zone

Anonymous vs Vatican, thirst for justice or criminal act? | Security ...
By paganinip
In the absence of frauds or the disclosure of information that could undermine national security, which are differences between criminal behavior and civilian cyber protest? A DDoS attack is really far from a manifestation? It is only for the ...
Security Affairs

China Phishing Scams Pressure Students
By UMW Bullet
By ALISON THOET The University of Mary Washington network has recently been subject to cyber phishing, resulting in compromised email accounts and UMW twitter and Facebook messages, according to Justin Webb, acting vice president for information technologies and chief information ...Kaitlin Aquino, senior international affairs and Italian studies double major, is writing a memorandum on the Asian Question in the South China Sea for a Security and Conflict Studies course.
The Bullet

3/15/12: First Responder Wireless Network, NORTHCOM, and More
By AlexOlesker
More here. The DoD plans to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals through a. ... U.S. Northern Command is prioritizing cybersecurity and “consequence management in the event of a catastrophic cyber attack on this country.

March Madness could pose cyber security threat – FOXSports.com ...
By Blackmere
March Madness could pose cyber security threat – FOXSports.com. Published March 15, 2012. Who knew basketball could be a national security threat? According to a regional cybersecurity expert, the month of March introduces one of the ...
Blackmere Consulting

What if SOPA will happen. Another “what if” | FIRETOWN!
By firetown
Some claim Anonymous is really a CIA front to cause this division. Regardless: People will only support what they believe affects them directly. So a cyber attack would have to cause harm to enough people where it can be sold through the ...

How to Stop Stuxnet's Children | isssource.com
By gHale
Users Need to Push Security. Theft of process information for commercial espionage is nothing new. It has been around long before networks and cyber security showed up. Today, the profit potential for IP theft can be enormous. One consumer products company estimates that IP theft from its operations results in a nearly a ... information on their victim prior to actually creating their worm. Could the Duqu worm be a forerunner to a more destructive attack? Symantec certainly thinks so.

2012 Will See Organizations Alter at X-SecurePro.com
By Oliver David
Information security ought to and should be entrenched in daily company practices. There are many locations that businesses can concentrate their efforts to shore up their defenses against a cyber attack. 1st, companies need to be conscious ...

BBC fears Iranian cyber-attack over its Persian TV service | Media ...
Corporation suspects Iran government made sustained 2 March attack on London headquarters after spike in Persian TV audience. By Josh Halliday.

BBC suffers cyber-attack following Iran campaign | Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC has suffered a sophisticated cyber-attack following a campaign by Iranian authorities against its Persian service, director- general ...

BBC Suffers Iranian Cyber Attack, Says Mark Thompson
The BBC has been the victim of a "sophisticated cyber-attack" in an attempt to undermine its Persian Service which broadcasts to Iran, according to ...

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