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Hackers celebrate New Year's by breaching Philippine government websites Hackers celebrate New Year's by breaching Philippine government websites

The PrivateX hacker group breached two Philippine government websites, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) and the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), on New Year’s Day.
03 January 2012

Australian carrier Telstra suffers second data breach in a month

The Australian national carrier Telstra admitted that it had suffered a second data breach in less than a month.
03 January 2012

Saudi hackers publish personal data Israeli sports site subscribers Saudi hackers publish personal data Israeli sports site subscribers

Saudi hackers who claim they are members of Anonymous have breached the Israeli ONE sports website and leaked personal information on 400,000 subscribers.
03 January 2012

Raytheon goes on cybersecurity buying spree

Last month, US defense contractor Raytheon acquired two companies that supply cybersecurity products and services to the US military: Henggeler Computer Consultants and Pikewerks Corp.
03 January 2012

Japan’s cyber defense weapon: a virus

The Japanese Defense Ministry is reported to be in the process of developing a computer virus capable of tracking, identifying and disabling sources of cyber-attacks.
03 January 2012

Hackers in Space: How whitehats are fighting the Government

Whitehat hackers have come up with a dramatic solution to what they view as increasingly draconian government attempts to limit the freedom of the internet, such as SOPA: an independent satellite-based free internet.
03 January 2012

Facebook scams enrich criminals through affiliate marketing sites

Affiliate marketing sites are the final destination in three-fourths of all Facebook scams, according to a report by Israeli information security firm Commtouch.
02 January 2012

Critical infrastructure firms should update cybersecurity infrastructure, McAfee advises

Based on its assessment that cyberattacks against critical infrastructure will increase next year, McAfee advises critical infrastructure companies to upgrade their cybersecurity infrastructure.
02 January 2012

Online military gear supplier slow to notify about credit card breach

Special Forces Gear, which sells military gear online, apparently sat on a data breach involving credit card numbers for four months until outed by Anonymous spinoff LulzSec, which claimed responsibility for the attack.
02 January 2012

US-CERT warns about security flaw affecting millions of wireless routers

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about a vulnerability that exposes millions of wireless routers to brute force attacks.
30 December 2011

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