Technology

Microsoft Advertising Campaign Criticizes Google’s GMail Over Privacy Concerns

February 7, 2013

“The campaign touts Microsoft’s email platform, Outlook.com, as much more privacy-friendly and amounts to a big bet for the Windows-maker: As people learn more about Google’s practices, they’ll flee to Microsoft in droves.”

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European Union Proposes New Rules Requiring the Reporting of Cyber Security Breaches

February 7, 2013

“Over 40,000 firms, including energy providers, banks and hospitals could be required to report cyber-break-ins under new rules proposed by the EU.”

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Defense Secretary Panetta Reiterates Impetus For Cyber Security

February 7, 2013

“The Pentagon set up a cyber command to practice both offense and defense on the computer battlefield. Now cyber command is expanding five-fold.”

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Federal Reserve Acknowledges Hackers Briefly Breached One Of Its Internal Websites

February 6, 2013

“The admission, which raises questions about cyber security at the Fed, follows a claim that hackers linked to the activist group Anonymous had struck the Fed on Sunday.”

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Hacktivist Group Anonymous Publishes Contact and Personal Information of 4,000 Banking Executives

February 5, 2013

“The Federal Reserve acknowledged the attack in a Tuesday statement.”

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Twitter Website Hacked; Approximately 250,000 Accounts Compromised

February 4, 2013

“The social network said in a blog post Friday afternoon that approximately 250,000 user accounts were potentially compromised, with attackers gaining access to information including user names and email addresses.”

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Chinese Government-Supported Hackers Infiltrated News Outlets to Monitor Media Coverage of China

February 1, 2013

“”Evidence shows that infiltration efforts target the monitoring of the Journal’s coverage of China, and are not an attempt to gain commercial advantage or to misappropriate customer information,” the statement read, according to The Journal.”

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Wall Street Journal: Computer Systems Infiltrated by Chinese Hackers

January 31, 2013

“A spokeswoman for Dow Jones & Co., the newspaper’s publisher, says the Journal completed a network overhaul to bolster security on Thursday.”

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Chinese Hacker Cyberattacks Have Infiltrated the New York Times Over the Last 4 Months

January 31, 2013

“According to the Times article, security experts hired by the newspaper said the methods used in the attack have been associated with Chinese military hackers in the past.”

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U.S. Defense Department Approves Massive Expansion of Cybersecurity Force

January 27, 2013

“The move, requested by the head of the Defense Department’s Cyber Command, is part of an effort to turn an organization that has focused largely on defensive measures into the equivalent of an Internet-era fighting force.”

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White House and U.S. Industries Resisting European Push for Internet Consumer Data Privacy

January 25, 2013

“Privacy advocates have embraced a bill before the European Parliament as their best chance to win a range of protections that have failed to gain political traction in Washington.”

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano: “Cyber 9/11″ Could Happen “Imminently”

January 25, 2013

“She urged Congress to pass legislation governing cyber security so the government could share information with the private sector to prevent an attack on infrastructure, much of which is privately owned.”

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Cuba Confirms Activation of Cuba’s First Hard-Wired Internet Connection to the Outside World

January 24, 2013

“Until now Cuba’s Internet has been strictly via ponderous satellite links, and out of reach for the great majority of islanders.”

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United States Ban on Unlocking Cell Phones to Take Effect on January 26th

January 24, 2013

“Unlocking a phone frees it from restrictions that keep the device from working on more than one carrier’s network, allowing it run on other networks that use the same wireless standard.”

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Federal Authorities Charge 3 Men For Creating and Distributing the ‘Gozi’ Banking Virus

January 23, 2013

“The malicious code, described as “one of the most financially destructive computer viruses in history,” was first discovered by American cyber security experts in 2007, but New York prosecutors said today the criminal operation continued until March 2012.”

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