Syrian Hackers Attack Media, Israeli Infrastructure

Anonymous backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have reportedly hacked the Twitter account of British broadcaster ITV and made a failed attempt to sabotage the water supply of Haifa in Israel. The attack on ITV last Friday took place just days after Twitter introduced its new “two-factor” authentication system in an attempt to...

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Is your company vulnerable to a DNS amplification attack? Maybe, but it’s in the hands of your Internet connectivity provider

In the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing more about a type of DDoS attack called a DNS amplification attack. In sending out a general alert about this type of attack, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) defined the problem as follows:   The basic attack technique consists of an attacker sending a DNS...

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Small Is Beautiful for Cyber Criminals

Hackers are increasingly targeting small companies for cyber-attack and the amount of malware directed at mobile operating systems is rapidly escalating, according to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report for 2012. The report, issued last month, said half of all targeted attacks last year were aimed at businesses with fewer than...

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Commission Calls For ‘Aggressive’ Anti-Hack Laws

A high-level commission into the theft of US intellectual property (IP) has made wide-reaching recommendations on tightening cybersecurity, including “aggressive” changes to the law to bring it  up to date with rapidly evolving computer crime. The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, chaired by former...

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Cyber Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Could Cause Disaster

Critical infrastructure in the US –  including the energy sector with its nuclear power facilities – is increasingly coming under cyber attack from hostile nations and a range of other hackers, with potentially disastrous consequences. The warning was issued earlier this month by Charles Edwards, deputy inspector general of the...

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