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US Power Companies Face Constant Cyber Attacks
2013-05-23 12:50:40

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Tuesday, lawmakers warned that the United States´ power utilities face near constant cyber attacks on critical systems. Congressmen Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Henry Waxman of California disclosed their findings during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on cyber security. The two Democratic representatives issues the survey of utility companies, which revealed that the nation´s electrical grid...

Anonymous Threat Forces US Navy To Shut Down Wi-Fi Networks
2013-05-21 14:44:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week the hacker collective Anonymous began advertising another one of their “campaigns” to attack the US government as a form of protest. Taking to Twitter, the group said they planned to “disrupt activities” at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay in protest of the way prisoners have reportedly been treated there. In a preemptive move, the US military shut down their Wi-Fi networks at the base yesterday...

Attack On Google Netted Chinese Hackers With Counter Intelligence
2013-05-21 10:01:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2010, Google became one of the first companies to openly admit they had been attacked by Chinese hackers. This admission sparked an ongoing battle between the Chinese government and the American-owned search giant. At the time, Google said they had been hit with a sophisticated attack which resulted in some stolen intellectual property. On the heels of news about a reenacted Chinese hacking group yesterday, the Washington...

Hackers Fail To Plan, OpUSA A Dud
2013-05-08 09:14:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday was meant to be hell on earth for many US banks and government agencies. OpUSA, an operation against these high profile organizations, was meant to block access to critical websites and even bring a few websites down with DDoS (or Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. Yet Tuesday came and went with very little success for Anonymous´ OpUSA, save a few websites which had been merely defaced rather than brought down...

2013-05-07 23:27:09

According to a recent report, Chinese hackers just got their hands on some valuable information about weaknesses in the US infrastructure. Global Digital Forensics founder, Joe Caruso, took some time to talk about these kinds of vulnerabilities, how attackers target and compromise SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, long known to be a serious risk, and some steps that can be taken to mitigate that risk. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Last week, The Washington Free...

2013-05-02 23:22:53

Protecting an organization´s ESI (Electronically Stored Information) from sophisticated and advanced cyber threats can seem like a daunting mountain to climb, but according to Verizon´s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, US businesses need to spend a lot more time handling the simple threats first. Global Digital Forensics founder and CEO, Joe Caruso, weighs in on the report and the importance having at least the basics of cyber security very well covered before concentrating...


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