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Cyber attack News

Norway's massive cyber-attack the work of one lone teenager

Bergen - Recently we heard that Anonymous Norway had taken responsibility for what was thought to be the country's biggest-ever network attack. However, police now have in custody a 17-year-old hacker, who claims he was the one that did it.

Anonymous Norway claim massive cyber-attack on Norwegian banks

Oslo - A massive cyber-attack was launched Tuesday, simultaneously affecting many of the top banks and financial institutions in Norway. Dubbed the country's biggest-ever network attack, responsibility has already been claimed by Anonymous Norway.

eBay suffers cyberattack, forces password change

Internet trading giant eBay announced on Wednesday that it had been hit by a cyber attack, prompting the company to issue a statement requesting their clients change their account password for security reasons.

Op-Ed: UK banking cyber-attack test draws attention

During the last few years, there has been increase in security issues affecting stock markets and investors. Cyber criminals now pose a larger threat to corporate and personal information.

FBI warns of more credit card breaches

Washington - The FBI has warned retailers to be prepared for more cyber attacks like those that affected Target and Neiman Marcus as well as others over the last few months.

Cyber attack biggest threat to US, say security heads in new poll

Washington - Cyber-warfare is the most significant threat to the United States, say almost half the respondents, all leaders in the field of US national security, in a new poll, carried out by specialist defense publication Defense News.

Snapchat launches hurried update after attack

Snapchat is set to release a hasty updated version of its app after hackers downloaded usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts.

With military strike looming, FBI warns on possible cyber attacks

With the possibility of a US military strike on the Assad regime in Syria looming, the FBI warned that a hacking group operating out of Syria could intensify its efforts against American interests.

Op-Ed: United States is primary source of cyber-attacks

Cybercrime is an activity that is now affecting countries all around the world. As countries the world over have moved into an increasingly digital age, criminals have also evolved in line with technological advancements.

South Korea accuses North Korea of cyber attack

The South Korean government has accused North Korea of launching cyber attacks on its website for its presidential office, as well as other governmental agencies.

Op-Ed: North Korea, South Korea, United States incendiary rhetoric

New York - What is the value of careless, incendiary, unfounded accusations, and the value of extreme threats of hellish proportions?

Millions of cyber attacks launched against Israel

Jerusalem - As Israel continues to launch Operation Pillar of Defense against the Gaza Strip, a second front has been opened up against the Israeli state, this one however is in cyber space, where 5,000 Israeli officials have seen their personal information leaked.

U.S. officials: 'Iran's behind cyber attacks'

Defense Department and Pentagon officials believe that Iranian hackers are responsible for the recent rash of cyber attacks on financial institutions in the United States, as well as oil companies in the Persian Gulf.

Israel fends off 1000 attacks every minute from cyber terrorists

Tel Aviv - Israel's latest battleground is online as cyber terrorists try to strike a blow against public utilities, launching 1000 attacks every minute.

Cyber-attack in progress against WikiLeaks (video update)

London - For just over a week, WikiLeaks websites have been hammered by DDoS attacks. The websites are often not available, or are extremely slow to access.

Massive cyber attack in USA, Europe and Latin America

Leading cyber security company, McAfee, has issued a breaking news report that indicates that the U.S., European and Latin American financial systems are under a massive cyber attack.

'Nations must talk to halt cyber-terrorism' — Kaspersky

Tel Aviv - The man behind the company who discovered Flame, "the most sophisticated cyber-weapon yet unleashed", warns of a "cyber-terror apocalypse".

'Stop Cyber Spying Week' — counter-attack on CISPA

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) is once again in the news, but this time a major counter-attack is being planned to fight it.

Israeli fights back against Saudi credit card hackers

In retaliation to the Saudi credit card cyber attack, a 17-year-old Israeli hacker identified as Omer Cohen, nicknamed, "0xOmer," said that he's released hundreds of Saudi credit card numbers and a list of personal information.

US examines possible cyber attack on water system in Illinois

A preliminary state report suggests hackers may have caused a pump to fail at a water plant in Springfield, Illinois on Nov. 8.

Japan weapons maker faces cyber attack

The top weapons maker in Japan confirmed it was a victim of a cyber attack. The attack apparently targeted data on missiles, nuclear power plants and submarines.

Iran: Siemens in collusion with US and Israel on Stuxnet worm

Iranian authorities, frustrated by the effectiveness of the Stuxnet cyber worm in attacking their nuclear facilities, has accused Siemens, the German engineering conglomerate, of helping the US and Israel in orchestrating the cyber attack.

More than 500,000 websites compromised by cyber attack

A massive cyber attack on hundreds of thousands of websites which compromises security and then links to its suspicious website has been shut down by security researchers.

Op-Ed: 'Chinese hackers' knock Canadian government agencies offline

Ottawa - A cyber attack by hackers has forced Canada's Finance and Treasury departments offline. According to CBC, unattributed sources in senior government circles are saying the attacks were traced to servers in China.

Microsoft alert: pressing F1 key will cause cyber attack

Microsoft has issued a security advisory warning to users of Windows 2000 and XP operating systems to not press the 'F1' key if prompted by a dialog box. A March 9 fix is upcoming but users are advised to remain vigilant.

Australian Atheist websites knocked out by DOS attack

Somebody doesn’t like Australia’s atheists. Two websites, the Atheist Foundation of Australia and the Global Atheist Convention, were both knocked out in major cyber attacks yesterday and were still offline today.

The Case of the Uyghur Email Attacks Special

Uyghur human rights groups are receiving e-mail virus attacks as well as “impersonation attacks,” which claim to be from their organisations but are fake and aimed at embarrassing them or misrepresenting their work.

Cyber attack on U.S., North Korea suspected

Massive cyber attack on United States and South Korean government web sites looks to have originated in North Korea. Washington Post and other non-governmental sites also hit.

Terrorists Prepare for Cyber War

According to a top government official, terrorists are preparing for an Internet war, designed to take down systems and create havoc in financial markets and defense systems. The result may be of far greater consequence than bombing.

Pentagon - Hacker Penetrated Email Systems

Pentagon officials have taken up to 1500 accounts offline, as a hacker managed to penetrate one of the email systems. US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, said a variety of precautionary measures were being taken.
 

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