Tagged: Cyberwar

Shellshock botnet targets Akamai, as well as US DoD networks.

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Attackers were quick to capitalized on the  Shellshock Bash command interpreter bug disclosed yesterday.  Constructing a botnet that is rapidly try to infect other servers, according to a security researcher. (more…)

Feds Threatened to Fine Yahoo $250K Daily for Not Complying With PRISM

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A secret and scrappy court battle that Yahoo launched to resist the NSA’s PRISM spy program came to an end in 2008 because the Feds threatened the internet giant with a massive $250,000 a day fine if it didn’t comply.
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U.S. to announce first criminal charges against China for cyberspying

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The Justice Department is charging members of the Chinese military with conducting economic cyber-espionage against American companies, U.S. officials familiar with the case said Monday, marking the first time that the United States is leveling such criminal charges against a foreign country.  (more…)

Iran’s Cyberwarfare Chief Gunned Down

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Two bullets to the heart have terminated the life of Iran’s chief of cyberwarfare, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Mojtaba Ahmadi, commander of Iran’s Cyber War Headquarters, was found dead in a wooded area near the town of Karaj, northwest of Tehran. “‘I could see two bullet wounds on his body and the extent of his injuries indicated that he had been assassinated from a close range with a pistol,’” reported the Telegraph, citing an eyewitness report posted on Alborz, a Web site that the newspaper said is linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
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Feds are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity

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Security researchers tonight are poring over a piece of malicious software that takes advantage of a Firefox security vulnerability to identify some users of the privacy-protecting Tor anonymity network.  (more…)