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Muncie Cancer Agency Refuses To Pay Computer Hackers Ransom

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Muncie Cancer Agency Refuses To Pay Computer Hackers Ransom

(MUNCIE) – An Indiana cancer services agency says it will replace and rebuild its data after a computer hack demanding a ransom. Cancer Services of East Central Indiana-Little Red Door in Muncie says it was hacked January 11 and the …

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Hackers destroy computers at Saudi aviation agency

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Hackers destroy computers at Saudi aviation agency

ackers destroyed computers at six important Saudi organizations two weeks ago, marking a reappearance of the most damaging cyberweapon the world has ever seen.
Last time, it was used to destroy 35,000 computers at the oil company Saudi Aramco. U.S.

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A Cyber Agency for Cyber Terror

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A Cyber Agency for Cyber Terror

Cyber espionage in India is not a new concept but has been in existence for the last decade. It may be carried out by an insider or an outsider by exploiting the vulnerabilities in the cyber security of an organisation.

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Japan’s largest travel agency fears data leak impacts 8 million users

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Japan’s major travel agency JTB has admitted to a cyberattack which it fears has led to the theft of data belonging to 7.93 million users. In today’s day and age where major data breaches are heard of almost weekly, the odd eight million doesn’t sound too critical. However, in JTB’s case, the travel agency believes […]

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Is your agency a back door for cyber hackers?

Computer security concept. Virus in program codeCloud computing, mobility and the internet of things are megatrends that are reshaping the IT infrastructures of agencies of all sizes. This is particularly relevant when you consider the fact that agencies frequently store client data from some of the world’s largest brands and corporations. Many ad agencies seem to think that data protection and […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Australia government agency hacked, China denies involvement

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Australia government agency hacked, China denies involvement

Australia’s weather agency computers were hacked, and China could be the culprit, according to government sources. Large-scale cyberattacks hit the Bureau of Meteorology, compromising sensitive systems across Australia’s government, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported Wednesday. The data breach could “take years and cost hundreds of millions of dollars to fix,” according to government sources. Australian Strategic Policy Institute Executive Director Peter Jennings said there is evidence China was behind the cyberattack. “We certainly know that among the most active intelligence gatherers is Chinese intelligence…So what we understand of the Chinese attack on the BoM is entirely consistent with what we know of how Chinese intelligence operates,” Jennings said. China, however, has denied any links to the hacking. “As we have reiterated on many occasions, the Chinese government is opposed to all forms of cyberattacks,” Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said. “We have stressed that cybersecurity needs to be based on mutual respect.” The hackers could have accessed volumes of data at the weather agency, including environmental intelligence, and it was unclear if they were able to access a link to Australia’s Department of Defense. There is much speculation over the party responsible, but in 2013 U.S. security firm Mandiant […]

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NSA denies Report that Agency knew and exploited Heartbleed Vulnerability

The Bloomberg claimed that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) knew about the most critical Heartbleed flaw and has been using it on a regular basis to gather “critical intelligence” and sensitive information for at least past two years and decided to keep the bug secret, citing two sources ‘familiar with the matter’.In response to the above report, NSA has issued a ’94 character’ statement today denying the claims that it has known about the Heartbleed bug since two years and that it has been using it silently for the purpose of surveillance.”NSA was not aware of the recently identified Heartbleed vulnerability until it was made public,” the U.S. intelligence agency said on its Twitter feed.Heartbleed is one of the biggest Internet vulnerabilities in recent history that left large number of cryptographic keys and private data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers, from the most important sites and services on the Internet open for hackers. The bug resides in the “Heartbeat” feature of the most secured open source encryption protocol, OpenSSL, which is used by several social networks, search engines, banks and other websites to enable secure connections while transmitting data.A team of researchers from Codenomicon and Google Security researcher revealed the vulnerability this week that is in the wild since the new version 1.0.1f was released in March 2012. And just after the revelation, OpenSSL released the security Fix for the bug in its version 1.0.1g, but until then the Heartbleed bug made websites, email, instant messaging (IM), including some virtual private networks, on about half a million of the world’s widely trusted web servers, open to hackers.The birth of the most critical bug Heartbleed was due to a mistake done by a German programmer Robin Seggelmann over two years ago while working on a new Heartbeat feature in the OpenSSL.He submitted the code of OpenSSL with the heartbeat feature in an update on New Year’s Eve, 2011, and an “oversight” led to an error that unintentionally created the “Heartbleed” vulnerability.Yesterday he said it could be entirely possible that the government intelligence agencies had been making use of this critical flaw over the past two years.The fix was released just after, but the users’ data are vulnerable until the vulnerable websites didn’t implement it. You can only change your password immediately for those websites that are not affected, assuming that it was vulnerable before, just to make sure that you are now safe.Follow me on Google+, Twitter or LinkedIn or Contact via Email.

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Germany vows tougher control of spy agency after new revelations

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G ermany’s justice minister has called for tighter control of the national foreign intelligence agency, after media reported its spies had targeted the embassies of allied countries without the government’s express permission. Heiko Maas told the Rheinische Post newspaper in an interview to be published on Friday that a fundamental reform of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) was needed. “Parliament must get all the necessary means for an effective control of the intelligence services,” he added. The media reports were the latest in a controversy over German intelligence that has erupted since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed in 2013 a widespread U.S. surveillance program that included tapping Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone. Germany’s foreign intelligence agency is already under scrutiny after revelations earlier this year that its officials indirectly helped the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) spy on European firms such as defense manufacturer Airbus. The scandal has caused a political uproar in Germany, where privacy is an especially sensitive issue after the extensive surveillance by Communist East Germany’s Stasi secret police and by the Gestapo in the Nazi era. The latest reports are seen as an embarrassment for Merkel, who repeatedly commented on Snowden’s revelations of widespread U.S. espionage in Germany […]

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Former child abuse prosecutor to head Dauphin County youth agency

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A former child abuse prosecutor has been hired as the new administrator for Dauphin County Children and Youth Services.

Annmarie Kaiser will oversee improvements to the agency following the death of Jarrod Tutko Jr., a 9-year-old boy found who was severely neglected and malnourished before he died in a feces-covered bedroom just months after CYS caseworkers visited his Harrisburg home last year.

Kaiser spent six years in the state attorney general’s child abuse crimes unit. She also worked with CYS while employed as a prosecutor in the Dauphin County district attorney’s office. More recently, she was appointed a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board commissioner by Governor Tom Corbett in 2012.

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