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South Korean Nuclear facilities hacked — Will there be a shutdown on Christmas?

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View image | gettyimages.com Continuing to strengthen the need for SmartFile by Cybergy Partners, Computer systems at Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP)—the operator of South Korea’s 23 commercial nuclear reactors—were hacked and information divulged via blog posts and posts on Twitter, according to the company. The first leaks on Dec. 15 were of…

A Timeline: Israeli and Saudi Arabian Hackers Cyber War

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Cyber acts have become more popular over the years. They have grown from the high school cyberbullies to the fully powered cyber wars between citizens of different countries, such as the war between the Saudi Arabians and Israelis. With all the war going back and forth, it is hard to keep track of all that happened. The first attack came when a…

Verizon Publishes 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report

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In 2012, the Verizon Data Breach report along with Mandiant (now FireEye) APT1 report (http://intelreport.mandiant.com/). found that geopolitical and foreign nation attacks were on the rise. There was a real threat to businesses and organization causing financial loss, intellectual property compromise, and destabilization in business and brand worthiness. Things have changed in this new Data Breach report. In the…

Deadly Cyberattacks Highlight the Need for a Cybersecurity Upgrade

It was Aug. 17, 2009 — just over four years ago. The location was Siberia, at the sixth largest hydro-dam in the world. It’s a place called Sayano-Shushenskaya. The tips of the turbine that the witness saw spinning moved at near-supersonic speed, generating 475 megawatts of power. That’s enough electricity to light up a city of more…

Controlling contagion by restricting mobility in a bioterrorist attack or an epidemic

Responding to an epidemic or bioterrorist attack with moderate travel restrictions could effectively control contagion in densely populated areas, according to a study published on Wednesday in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology study compared contagion rates in two scenarios, one with travel restrictions and one without the restrictions. Previous research showed…

Plugging Cyber Warfare Governance: Asia Should Act Now

In cyber space, a virtual realm with no natural or geographic borders, and constantly dynamic packets of data routed from one node to another, the world really is flat. It is also anonymous since identity verification is not yet required and can be masked through complicated routing patterns. A 2011 study, “Cyber security and cyber warfare: Preliminary assessment of…

Cyber Warfare Systems Market Expanding to US$19.4Bn by 2023

With the increasing importance of information and communication technologies both on and off the battlefield, new research forecasts continued robust global spending on cyber warfare systems until 2023, with the market expanding from US$11.1 billion in 2013 to US$19.4 billion by 2023 – a CAGR of 5.77%. This significant growth is further fuelled by a…

Cyberattacks from Indonesia just jumped from 1% to more than a fifth of the global total

In Akamai’s latest report (pdf), which looked at the first quarter of 2013, attacks from Indonesia jumped by a factor of 30 to account for over a fifth of all attacks. That makes it second only to China. No other country on the list came anywhere close in terms of growth. In addition, the Indonesia…

Hackers break into and take down Hospital VOIP system.

For nearly two days in March, ambulances and patients’ families calling the San Diego hospital heard nothing but busy signals. A hospital in San Diego became victim of a new kind of extortionist, one that took over the hospitals VOIP network shutting down the entire phone system of the hospital. No inbound or outbound calls, no…

UK Drops Fitness Requirements For Cyberwarfare Specialists

I guess this is truly the time of the hacker. When the UK military is dropping the physical fitness requirement if you have the right computer skills.  U.K. Defense Secretary Phillip Hammond explained that the military will be ”specifically be recruiting cyberreservists, who will not necessarily have to have the same levels of fitness or deployability as reservists in…

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