Make-or-break time for cybersecurity bill

Make-or-break time for cybersecurity bill
The Hill (blog)
“I strongly believe that Congress must pass a cyber security bill this year given the real and dangerous threat of a cyber attack on our country,” said Coats, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a statement. “While I am still reviewing the details of ...

Somalia: Dahabshiil denies Anonymous behind cyber-attack
Horseed Media
DAHABSHIIL, the international funds transfer company based in the Middle East, saysAnonymous was not responsible for the attack on its banking systems. A group claiming to be Anonymous published thousands of account numbers, names and details ...

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Dahabshiil denies Anonymous behind cyber-attack
Adelaide Now
A group claiming to be Anonymous published thousands of account numbers, names and details online and threatened it would commit "global internet destruction" if Dahabshiil did not publicly confess to aiding terrorism. The hackers claimed it had installed ...

Bahraini firms facing cyber attack threats
Trade Arabia
Bahraini businesses, which receive an average of 2000 to 3000 cyber threats per month, are unprepared in the event of a major IT security assault, according to experts in the kingdom. National carrier Gulf Air, which saw disruptions to its corporate website as ...

DOJ: Cyber bandit arrested for 2008 denial-of-service attacks on
The Capitol Column
A Russian man has been arrested for 2008 cyber attacks on, the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington announced Thursday. ...The first attack occurred on June 6 and the second attack took place on June 9.

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Russian hacker arrested for cyber attacks on
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald
A Russian man who is indicted in the Western District of Washington for cyber attacks on Seattle-based was arrested in Cyprus this week on an international warrant, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha, 25, of Moscow, was indicted in May 2011, for ...According to the indictment, Zubakha is alleged to have mounted a denial of service attack against Amazon on June 6, 2008 and again on June 9, 2008. In both instances, the attacks disrupted the ability of customers to ...

Iranian cyber team brings down Israeli websites
Press TV
An Iranian cyber security team has succeeded to bring down 220 Israeli websites. Sun Jul 22 ... An Iranian cyber team has launched a “massive” attack against Israel and successfully brought down a large number of important Israeli websites and servers.

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Adnoc team targets cyber crime defence
The National
"Frankly speaking, we are not any more today in the era where some young teenagers playing with their computers can attack," said Guy Meguer, the head of Middle East for Cassidian Cyber Security, part of the European defence conglomerate EADS.

Cybersecurity: Does Senate deal on legislation compromise defenses?
Alaska Dispatch
Key to the revamped version of the Cybersecurity Act is a public-private partnership – a multi-agency National Cybersecurity Council – chaired by the secretary of Homeland Security. It would assess risks and ... "The information-sharing provisions of this bill are now not only better than earlier versions offered in the Senate, but are vastly superior to those in the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed earlier this year in the House," Ms. Bradford Franklin said. Acybersecurity oped article by ...

Somalia: Hackers target Somali giant Dahabshiil
Garowe Online
The group said it had planted “cyber bombs” and warned Dahabshiil if they consulted IT experts that the group would detonate those bombs destroying the company. Dahabshiil while speaking to downplayed the cyber attack of its stations and ...

Police Arrests Russian Hacker Zubakha From Cyprus
Tech Gadgets Web
Russian hacker Zubakha A Russian Citizen who was convicted for cyber attack on the Seattle based Amazon.Com is arrested in Cyprus after the US Attorney Jenny A. Durkan issued an international warrant against him. His name is Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha ...

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Russian Arrested in Cyprus for Botnet Attacks Faces US Extradition
Mobile & Apps
Zubakha and an accomplice claimed credit for the cyber attacks in hacker forums, reads the indictment. ... According to the indictment, Logashov even went as far as calling and offered his services as a consultant to help stop the DDoSattack.

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Israel denies agents on Olympic security mission
... denies agents on Olympic security mission. Map of the London 2012 Olympic Park at the Olympics Security control room in east London. Israel says it is vigilant ahead of the Olympics in London but denies a report in Britain's Sunday Times that it has sent a team to hunt down militants preparing an attack on its athletes. Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak, pictured at the Cyber Security Conference in Tel Aviv last month, says Israel is vigilant in terms of intelligence and operationally ahead of the Olympic Games.

FRANCE 24 DDoS Attacker Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha Arrested In Cyprus
Daily Disruption
According to US officials, a Russian national accused of cyber attacks on the online retail giant in 2008 has been arrested in Cyprus. The Justice Department said authorities in Cyprus this week arrested Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha, 25, of Moscow ...

Hacker Arrested For Attacking Amazon
July 22, 2012- A Russian hacker was arrested in Cyprus last week for cyber attacks against, which is based in Seattle, Washington. The man, Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha, was arrested on a worldwide warrant after being indicted in May of 2011 for ...

Dahabshiil Brakes silence on Hackers attack,but only in English
The Bank dismissed the Anonymous claim of hacking their servers “Following our initial investigation into the cyber-attack, we now believe that earlier reports attributing the action to a particular protest group were inaccurate and exaggerated” the Bank said in...


Malware... It's all about you...
Malta Independent Online
The attack vectors for malware are numerous, ranging from exploiting vulnerabilities in social network sites, exploiting vulnerabilities in mail clients and operating systems through spam email, infecting third-party websites so they distribute malware that can hijack your web browser or infect your computer simply .... To promote Maltese ICT, we encourage all ICT professionals to register on the ICT GM Skills Register to keep aware of developments, both in cyber security and other ICT R&D initiatives in Malta and Gozo.

Power Pwn: This DARPA-funded power strip will hack your network
ZDNet (blog)
BREAKING NEWS: Pwn2Own: $200000 prizes for zero-day attack. Topic: Security. Follow via: RSS · Email ... The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Cyber Fast Track program helped funded the development of the Power Pwn. Pwnie Express, which developed the $1295 gizmo, says it's "a fully-integrated enterprise-class penetration testing platform." That's great, but the company also ... Direct tackles rogue user permissions · Obama: Cyber attack serious threat to economy, national security ...

'Messiah' Virus Hits Computers In Middle East
Sky News
Malware named after a prophesied Islamic messiah has infected hundreds of computers in Iran and Afghanistan. 2:18pm UK ... The attack was carried out by unidentified hackers through servers based in Canada. They snared victims ... It temporarily forced the Pentagon to issue a blanket ban on thumb drives and contributed to the creation of a new military department called US Cyber Command. ...Mike Reavey, a senior director with Microsoft's security team, said the attacks were targeted and "highly sophisticated".

Panetta Places Press Under Government's Watchful Eye
The New American
McKeon later commented that he believes that the federal government was "actually doing pretty good" in managing its secrets, especially considering the fact that currently there are roughly 4 million people with some level of classified security clearance. ... Given the president's obvious pride in his remote control killing program and the apparent success of the cyber-attack on Iran, there is rampant speculation that the information that was given to the New York Times was less a leak and more an example of the ...

Washington admits surveillance violated Fourth Amendment
The Pentagon official at the top of the US Defense Department's cyber program says that an attackon the United States' computer systems is not just on the way but that America is now more vulnerable than ever. National Security Agency 19.06 ... While the DNI confirmed a fault, the director's office claimed it was in the country's best interest to publicize the issue, stating, "the public interest in disclosure outweighs the damage to the national security that might reasonably be expected from disclosure.” The news of the ...

3 steps to dodge the DDoS bullet [Computer News Middle East]
... most of us are vulnerable to a DDoS attack. Whether you're a Fortune 500 global enterprise, a governmental agency or a small- to mid-sized businesses (SMB) – we're all on the target list of today'scyber-thugs. Even security-savvy businesses with plenty of ...

New lab working on security shoe sole to ID people
PITTSBURGH (AP) - High-tech security? Forget those irksome digital eye scans. Meet the biometric shoe. A new lab is working to perfect special shoe insoles that can help monitor access to high-security areas, like nuclear power plants or special military ...

Dahabshiil Bank Brakes silence on Hackers attack, but only in English
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The Bank dismissed the Anonymous claim of hacking their servers “Following our initial investigation into the cyber-attack, we now believe that earlier reports attributing the action to a particular protest group were inaccurate and exaggerated” ...

An Israeli Assault on Iran: The Options «
By josephwouk
In the field of intelligence, senior members of Israel's security branches (the IDF, Directorate of Military Intelligence, and Mossad) meet regularly with their US counterparts for exchanges and updates. Diplomats, military personnel, intelligence .... There was also the case of an anonymous cyber-attackby the Stuxnet worm (allegedly produced by Israel) which caused heavy damage to Iran's centrifuges, which have since been repaired. What options do Israel and the West have in the ...

How to Select the Best Internet Security Suite?
As we keep mentioned, best security is defense and you should be ready for any kind of cyber attack. That's where these security suites come into picture, as they not only defend your system from those deadliest viruses but also offer more ...
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Senators revive cybersecurity bill, with changes | The Raw Story
A group of US senators has revived stalled cybersecurity legislation by offering compromises to address civil liberties concerns, an effort quickly endorsed by ...

Hack Back - When A Cyber Attack Victim Turns 'Digital Vigilante ...
This, of course, only pertains to the attacks the police know about. Internet security experts estimatecyber crime levels are much higher. Businesses in particular ...

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