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Cyber-war between U.S., China

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 20, 2013

Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank explains President Obama's cybersecurity policy after an executive order designed to combat cyber-terrorism was issued last week. Photo: Ann Heisenfelt, Associated Press

Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank explains President Obama’s cybersecurity policy after an executive order designed to combat cyber-terrorism was issued last week. Photo: Ann Heisenfelt, Associated Press

By James Temple

A prominent computer security firm has traced the activity of one of the world’s most sophisticated hacking groups to the gates of the Chinese military, underscoring critical weaknesses in both our cyber-defenses and trade policies.

Mandiant’s detailed 60-page analysis, first reported in the New York Times on Sunday, adds to the mounting evidence that Beijing plays a direct hand in ongoing espionage of U.S. corporations.

The Alexandria, Va., security firm explained that attacks from the group it calls APT1, or Comment Crew, originate in the same geographic location as the People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398, on the edge of Shanghai. The two groups also appear to share missions, capabilities, resources, tactics and technology infrastructure.

“It is time to acknowledge the threat is originating in China,” the company said.

China declined to do so, however, denying the allegations and labeling the report “unprofessional.”

But Mandiant’s analysis follows a string of reports linking corporate cyber-attacks to China in recent weeks, including ones aimed at the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington Post and others. The report is also consistent with the U.S. government’s own findings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Hacked: Japan Defense Industry’s First Cyberattack

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 20, 2011


Cyber war is very dangerous and this decade will face big problems with this war.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Hacker Group Anonymous Promises To ‘Kill’ Facebook Over Privacy (UPDATE)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 11, 2011


This is also part of cyber war.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Booz Allen Hamilton Hack Reveals Military Email Addresses

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 13, 2011


This is very dangerous.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Hackers Target Apple In Latest Security Attack

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 4, 2011


Be simple, nobody will touch you. That is the only way to be safe and not to be under pressure. Everywhere they are targeted who are highlighte­d, because with them they can have something with them.
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LulzSec Hackers Retire? Group Claims It’s Finished After 50 Days Of ‘Mayhem’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 26, 2011

The unpredictable hacker group known as Lulz Security may be throwing in the towel after 50 days of almost constant cyberattacks.

On Saturday, LulzSec posted what it claimed to be “our final release.” (They also tweeted a link to what may be their very last data dump.)

From the post:

For the past 50 days we’ve been disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just because we could. All to selflessly entertain others – vanity, fame, recognition, all of these things are shadowed by our desire for that which we all love. The raw, uninterrupted, chaotic thrill of entertainment and anarchy. It’s what we all crave, even the seemingly lifeless politicians and emotionless, middle-aged self-titled failures. You are not failures. You have not blown away. You can get what you want and you are worth having it, believe in yourself. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tony Blair’s personal details ‘hacked’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 25, 2011

Computer hackers appear to have accessed the personal details of Tony Blair after a document containing the former prime minister’s national insurance number was published online.

By Peter Hutchison

Computer hackers appear to have hacked into the personal details of Tony Blair after a document containing the former prime minister’s national insurance number was published online.

The file, which also included the names, addresses and phone numbers of Mr Blair’s contacts, was being tweeted by users on Twitter on Friday night.

The link first appeared on pastebin.com, a website that allows users to upload text.

Included in the file was the apparent address and phone number of Lord and Lady Irvine and the Labour MP, Denis MacShane.

It also included the contact details of several Blairs and Booths, the maiden name of Mr Blair’s wife, Cherie, and a number for a dentist. Read the rest of this entry »

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WikiLeaks backlash: The first global cyber war has begun, claim hackers

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 11, 2010

WikiLeaks backlash: The first global cyber war has begun, claim hackers

Mark TownsendPaul Harris in New York, Alex Duval Smith in Johannesburg, Dan SabbaghJosh Halliday

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Photograph: Lennart Preiss/AP

 

He is one of the newest recruits to Operation Payback. In a London bedroom, the 24-year-old computer hacker is preparing his weaponry for this week’s battles in an evolving cyberwar. He is a self-styled defender of free speech, his weapon a laptop and his enemy the US corporations responsible for attacking the website WikiLeaks.

He had seen the flyers that began springing up on the web in mid-September. In chatrooms, on discussion boards and inboxes from Manchester to New York to Sydney the grinning face of a Guy Fawkes mask had appeared with a call to arms. Across the world a battalion of hackers was being summoned.

“Greetings, fellow anons,” it said beneath the headline Operation Payback. Alongside were a series of software programs dubbed “our weapons of choice” and a stark message: people needed to show their “hatred”. Read the rest of this entry »

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