Singapore Defence Ministry Offers ‘Bounty’ to Hack into Its Internet Systems

December 12, 2017 @ 08:50 AM

In a first for a Singapore Government agency, selected ‘white hat hackers from around the world will test major Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)s Internet-facing systems for vulnerabilities (or "bugs"), and will receive rewards (or "bounties") for doing so. The MINDEF's Defence Cyber Chief, Mr David Koh, announced the MINDEF Bug Bounty...

North Korea Accused of Stealing South’s Warship Documents, Denies involvement

November 1, 2017 @ 10:28 AM

About 60 classified documents were among 40,000 hacked from South Koreas Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in April 2016 allegedly by North Korean cyber groups. The documents included information on construction technology, blueprints, weapons systems data, and evaluations of the ships and submarines, a South Korean opposition lawmaker said Tuesday

Kaspersky Lab to Open Software Source Code for Independent Review

October 23, 2017 @ 12:59 PM

Cyber-security firm, Kaspersky Lab will provide the source code of its software including software updates and threat-detection rules updates for independent review and assessment as part of its Global Transparency Initiative (GTI). Kaspersky Lab today announced the launch of its GTI as part of its ongoing commitment to protecting customers from...

US National Guard Activates 138-member Cyber-security Task Force

August 19, 2017 @ 04:55 AM

The US Cyber Command activated a National Guard unit of 138 cyber specialists this week, said to be the largest mobilization of cyber forces from reserve units. The specialists of Task Force Echo, which will support the U

200 Vulnerabilities Spotted In USAF IT Domain By White Hat Hackers

August 12, 2017 @ 10:34 AM

More than 200 vulnerabilities to US Air Force IT domains were disclosed by white-hat hackers during a 24-day period earlier this year. The 207 vulnerabilities were found from May 30 through June 23 by US and international hackers in a federal bug bounty program involving the Air Force and HackerOne, a...

South Korean Military to End Surveillance of Innocent Civilians, Officers

July 23, 2017 @ 02:05 PM

South Koreas Ministry of National Defense (MND) plans to overhaul its cyber and security commands to end interference in domestic politics and surveillance of innocent civilians and military officers. The MND is proposing abolishing the security commands branch devoted to monitoring senior officers suspected of subversion and disloyalty, an unnamed official was quoted as saying by Korea Herald Sunday

Hackers Hit Organizations Worldwide Using US Security Agency Software Tool

May 13, 2017 @ 01:09 PM

Hackers using software tools developed by US National Security Agency have made cyber attacks Friday on many countries, disrupting global shipper FedEx, Britains health system and freezing computers at Russias Interior Ministry. Transmitted via email, the malicious software locked British hospitals out of their computer systems and demanded ransom before users could be let back in

Britain Invests $2 Billions To Defend Against Russian Cyber Attacks

November 5, 2016 @ 08:33 AM

UK is investing more than $2 billion on cyber attack and in recruitment of more intelligence officers, as the country is being warned by intelligence services of having increased chances of espionage tactics. The major infrastructure, such as air traffic control systems and electricity grids, could be targeted by what he called "hostile foreign actors", British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, said

Malware Called 'South China Sea RAT' Spied on Philippines, Other Targets

August 9, 2016 @ 02:48 PM

A malware known as NanHaiShu or “South China Sea Remote Access Trojan (RAT)” in Mandarin was discovered to have gathered intelligence related to the South China Sea arbitration case from the Philippines and organizations involved in assisting the South East Asian country which won an international arbitration case against China. Hackers believed to be from China have attacked government and private-sector organizations linked to the row over the key waterway, a Japan Times report said quoting an analysis by Finnish cybersecurity firm F-Secure

Many Takers for Snoop-Free Brazilian Submarine Internet Cable

February 25, 2016 @ 10:05 AM

Google and Facebook besides several unnamed corporations are interested in switching their internet traffic between Europe and South America to a new undersea cable that will bypass America being set up by the Brazilian telecom firm Telebras. The US$ 250 million cable project which was announced after the US spying of the Brazilian president and government was made public will earn money by selling communications bandwidth to entities who do not want their internet traffic to be routed through America, the Brazilian Communications Minister Andre Figueirdo said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday

Australian Defence Department ‘Hacked’ in Cyber Attack on Bureau of Meteorology

December 2, 2015 @ 10:28 AM

A massive cyberattack against Australias Bureau of Meteorology may have allowed hackers to access the nations defence department through a linked network. Potentially sensitive national security information could have leaked in the attack on the Bureau of Meteorology which owns one of Australias largest supercomputers, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported today Citing several unidentified sources the channel said that the “massive” breach may have compromised sensitive Australian government computer systems

Israel Using “Digital HUMINT” To Spy On Palestinian Troublemakers

October 22, 2015 @ 11:54 AM

Israeli intelligence officers are tapping into social media sites under a false names to connect with those about to stab, run down or shoot Israelis. Along with the undercover agents in the field, there is a new generation of Israeli “digital HUMINT” officers who are updated on the latest trends among the Arab youth and spread out in the same digital space as the users in the back alleys of Palestinian refugee camps