Hackers linked to China’s government broke into one of the U.S. government’s most sensitive computer networks, breaching a system used by the White House Military Office for nuclear commands.
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Emerging details about the e-mails show how social engineering — long favored by con artists, identity thieves and spammers — has become one of the leading threats to government and corporate networks in cyberspace.
A shadowy but well organized hacker group in the Middle East has disrupted the electronic banking operations of America’s largest financial institutions in recent days.
Source: James Ball, The Washington Post
Supporters of the Syrian government hacked the Web site of Amnesty International, posting items that falsely accused the rebels of a string of atrocities.
The hackers clocked in at precisely 9:23 a.m. Brussels time on July 18 last year, and set to their task. In just 14 minutes of quick keyboard work, they scooped up the e-mails of the president of the European Union Council, Herman Van Rompuy.
Source: Ora Morison, The Globe and Mail
Talisman Energy Inc. is following through on a promise it made to shareholders earlier this year, selling off some of its interests in Britain to focus on higher-growth shale gas projects in North America and Southeast Asia.
Source: Andy Greenberg, Forbes
Chris Naegelin and his fellow researcher Charlie Vedaa have discovered vulnerabilities in the combination Wifi router and modem devices built by the manufacturer Arris and distributed by Internet providers.
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Since March of this year, EFF has reported extensively on the ongoing campaign to use social engineering to install surveillance software that spies on Syrian activists.
Jean-Pierre Lesueur is in many ways a typical 22-year-old computer geek, but he’s also the man who built Dark Comet — which was recently used by the Syrian government to steal information from the computers of activists fighting to overthrow it.
Source: The Sunday Guardian
Though hated & feared by governments all over, not much is known about hacktivist groups like Anonymous. A new book by Parmy Olson finally sheds some light, writes Oxblood Ruffin.