Think tanks hit by hackers from China, other nations

Think tanks hit by hackers from China, other nations: "- American think tanks are key targets in a "furious wave of cyber-espionage" aimed at U.S. government and business by China and other countries, according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told USA TODAY that the hacking is part of a campaign by China and other nations to obtain valuable information on a number of fronts, from policy deliberations and pending litigation to national defense and private product development."

Cyber-Criminals Plan Massive Trojan Attack on 30 Banks
PC Magazine
Banks beware: A large-scale coordinated Trojan attack to launch fraudulent wire transfers may be headed your way. And it has nothing to do with the recent wave of denial-of-service attacks. A group of cybercriminals appear to be actively recruiting up ...

European Security Experts Join for Cyber Attack Simulation
The exercise was designed to test how the security experts would respond and cooperate in the event of a massive cyber attack against public and corporate computer systems in Europe. The planners of the exercise say that if the attacks were real, they ...


UK cyber security centre: Expert reaction
Computer Business Review
The UK is developing a new Centre for Global Cyber-Security Capacity Building in the United Kingdom, and we will be investing £2m a year to offer countries independent advice on how to buildsecure and resilient cyberspace, improving co-ordination and ...

Plot Behind Bank Cyber Attack Thickens
Fox Business
Security professionals investigating the cyber attacks that crippled the websites of U.S. banks last month have discovered the tools at the heart of the attacks are more complex than previously thought and have also been found in Saudi Arabia. The ...

SANS Institute Heads to Chicago for National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Sacramento Bee
BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, SANS Institute will be providing training October 27 – November 5 at SANS Chicago 2012. SANS Chicago 2012 offers budding and ...

EMC, National Cyber Security Alliance Unveil Online Risk Tool
Bank Technology News
EMC (EMC) and the National Cyber Security Alliance said Thursday they have introduced the Online Identity Risk Calculator, which measures people's exposure to threats that can accompany such activities as banking, buying, social networking, emailing ...

Internet governance and cyber-security conference in Toronto
Boing Boing
Robin Gross from IP Justice sez, "Public interest groups involved in ICANN will gather for the event, 'ICANN & Internet Governance: Security & Freedom in a Connected World' on Friday 12 October at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada.

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Killer Apps: Is the Pentagon and DHS' cyber info sharing program really shrinking?
Foreign Policy (blog)
The Pentagon's effort to exchange data about cyber threats with defense contractors -- dubbed the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) program -- has actually been losing participants since it was expanded to include the Department of Homeland Security ...

Lawmaker Cites New Cyber Threats to Financial Networks
Wall Street & Technology
Tweet. Email Print. October 05, 2012. WASHINGTON -- The head of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Thursday that significant new cyber threats to U.S. financial networks appeared to be emerging from an "unusual" source.

Friday Roundup: Cyber skirmishes, telework efforts, FISMA guidance and a ...
National Security Agency director and head of the U.S. Cyber Command Gen. Keith Alexander spoke at the same cybersecurity conference, on Oct. 4. AOL Defense reports that the general tried to find common ground with the Chamber of Commerce, which ...

An ORM PSA: National Cyber Security Awareness Month | Trackur
By Coretta Jackson
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a vital cyber security collaboration between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division, the NationalCyber Security Alliance, the ...

Kaspersky Lab and ITU Co-host Cyber-Security Debates at ITU ...
Topics will include national cyber-security in general, mitigating risks posed by major coordinatedcyber-attacks at the national level in particular, and ...

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