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2011-06-16 12:00:00

John Neumann for RedOrbit.comThe Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is not laughing but someone is. The hacker group LulzSec is still busy breaking into highly public sites, defacing pages and causing general mayhem, Reuters is reporting. Lulz Security (LulzSec) is claiming responsibility for recent attacks on the US Senate, Sony Corp., News Corp. and the US Public Broadcasting System television network. The public website for the CIA appears to be the latest target. It initially could not be...

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2011-06-14 09:25:00

Lulz Security (LulzSec) - the shadowy hacker group that was behind recent security breaches at Sony, Nintendo and Fox News - has now set their sights on video game company Bethesda Softworks and the US Senate. US officials said they have ordered a security review after an apparent hack was made on the Senate website over the weekend. Martina Bradford, the deputy Senate Sergeant of Arms, said on Monday the incident had been "inconvenient," but had not compromised the security of the staff....

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2011-06-12 07:00:00

Less than a month after the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) managing director was arrested in New York, the agency was hit by what computer experts are calling a large and sophisticated cyber attack. The IMF, which manages financial emergencies around the world and is a warehouse of highly confidential information for many nations, told its staff and board of directors about the attack on Wednesday, but stopped short of making a public announcement. IMF spokesman David Hawley told...

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2011-06-10 13:45:00

Spanish police arrested three suspected computer hackers who belonged to a loose-knit international hactivist group that has attacked corporate and government websites around the world. Spain's National Police said the three were part of the Spanish section of the famous hacker group called "Anonymous."  Manuel Vazquez, chief of the police's high-tech crime unit, said all three are Spaniards between the ages 30 and 32. Vazquez said a computer server in one of their homes was used to...

2011-06-09 14:20:00

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to invite members of the media to attend the American Bar Association's June 13 event, "Cyber Warfare Law & Frontier Justice: What's the Law, Who's the Judge, and Where's the Authority?" A panel of cyber security thought leaders will address the torrent of legal and policy questions regarding authentication, intelligence gathering, counterstrike authority, and liability under domestic and...

2011-06-08 17:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Commerce Department released a report by its Internet Policy Task Force on improving the cyber security of information technology services that use the Internet. The report concentrates on information technology that provides a wide variety of online services to the public, but which is not considered so essential that it should be considered part of the nation's critical infrastructure. Rob Strayer, Director of the...

2011-06-08 11:45:00

MT. PROSPECT, Ill., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National data center service provider, CoreLink Data Centers, LLC (http://www.corelink.com) has released a white paper outlining numerous reasons why businesses, now more than ever, must take a more proactive approach to network security, specifically online security against cyber attacks that severely impact profitability. The white paper can be downloaded for free from CoreLink's website and is entitled "Top Five Things Every Business...

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2011-06-05 08:40:00

China accused the United States on Friday of launching a global "Internet war" with intentions of toppling Arab and other governments, redirecting the spotlight away from allegations of online attacks originating in China.The Chinese military accusations followed allegations this week that computer hackers in China had compromised the personal Gmail accounts of several hundred people, including government officials, military personnel and political activists.Google said it traced the origin...

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2011-06-05 08:30:25

The United States and Britain on Saturday called for increased cooperation from international agencies and governing bodies against threats to cyber security after more attacks were made on government and corporate systems.US Defense Secretary Robert Gates and British Defense Secretary Liam Fox emphasized that the problem needs urgent attention during an Asia-Pacific security forum in Singapore.Liang Guanglie of China, also in attendance at the forum, denies being the source of attacks on US...

2011-06-03 15:26:00

Cybersecurity Experts Share Thoughts on Growing Threats, Solutions UTICA, N.Y., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Cyber Summit presented by Utica College and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) stressed a growing need for law enforcement to be savvy when it comes to growing cyber threats on regional, national and global security. "Understand that you are a target for the hacking community," said Patrick Gray, senior security strategist for Cisco Systems. "You're on the...