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Tag: Cybersecurity

Traitor or hero whistleblower? Court-martial is set for Bradley Manning

(NBC News) Pfc. Bradley Manning says he was driven by an unquenchable thirst for information and wanted to show the world the truth about the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The military says he helped enemies of the United States. Now a judge will decide his fate. Manning,  a 25-year-old former Army intelligence analyst,…
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DNSimple Hit by Major DDOS Attack

(Softpedia) DNSimple, a hosted DNS service that allows users to easily manage their domains, is currently being hit by a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack. The first reports about a DDOS attack came from the company on May 31. Around one hour ago, DNSimple said it was experiencing a “significantly larger and sustained DDoS.”…read full…
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Android malware in pictures – a blow-by-blow account of mobile scareware

(Naked Security) Fake anti-virus, also suggestively known as scareware, tricks you into paying money by pretending to find threats such as viruses and Trojans on your computer. The scan to find the “threats” is free; the cleanup part is not. If you do pay up, the software then pretends to remove the non-existent threats so…
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‘Syrian Electronic Army’ fails to crack Israeli water system

(The Register) Attempts purportedly made by pro-Assad hacktivists to attack water systems in northern Israel have failed, recent reports reveal. The Syrian Electronic Army have more or less cornered the market in attacks on high-profile media accounts on Twitter over recent months with attacks on the BBC, The Guardian, AP and others. Two victims –…
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Cyber threats pose ‘stealthy, insidious’ danger: defense chief

(Reuters) – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday that cyber threats posed a “quiet, stealthy, insidious” danger to the United States and other nations, and called for “rules of the road” to guide behavior and avoid conflict on global computer networks. Hagel said he would address cyber security in his speech on Saturday to…
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Some companies looking at retaliating against cyber attackers

(LA Times) Frustrated by their inability to stem an onslaught of computer hackers, some companies are considering adopting the standards of the Wild West to fight back against online bandits. In taking an eye-for-an-eye approach, some of the companies that have been attacked are looking at retaliating against the attackers, covertly shutting down computers behind…
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New Infographic Portrays Motives And Methods Of The Three Most Dangerous Types Of Hackers

(Dark Reading) WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in manageable business security solutions, today released an infographic profiling three notorious, headlining categories of hackers posing the largest threats to today’s businesses. Between a recent breach that enabled hackers to steal money from ATMs, cyber espionage claims against China and denial of service (DoS) attacks on financial…
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Economic Crime Institute Board of Advisors Student Program

On Thursday, April 11, 2013, the Economic Crime Institute Board of Advisors will meet for its semi-annual Board of Advisors meeting. The day prior to the BoA meeting, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Board members will offer interactive career-oriented presentations to Junior and Senior Criminal Justice, Economic Crime Investigations, and Cybersecurity students. This is a unique…
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Utica College Cybersecurity Programs Earn Prestigious NSA Approval

Utica College’s cybersecurity and information assurance courses have been approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) in the college’s quest to become a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE), marking the first step in achieving the “gold standard” in education in the field. The approval validated that Utica College courseware meets all…
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The Economic Crime Institute of Utica College becomes participating member of NSTIC Identity Ecosystem Steering Group

On August 27, 2012, ECI’s executive Director, Ray Philo, became member representative of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC)’s Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG or Steering Group). As a participating member, ECI became a stakeholder for the Research, Development, Education and Innovation group. The IDESG is composed of private and public organizations…
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