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Cyber attacks hit Twitter and New York Times

Twitter and The New York Times were hit with cyber attacks, with credit quickly claimed by a group backing embattled Syrian strongman Bashar Al-Assad. The Times site remained out of service early Wednesday following the attacks that began Tuesday. The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), ironically, used Twitter to tout its…

Obama gets power to wage pre-emptive cyber warfare

A secret internal review has concluded that President Barack Obama can lawfully engage in pre-emptive cyber attacks in the event that the U.S. faces an imminent threat, according to The New York Times. The legal guidance was key to rules the administration hopes to adopt in the coming weeks to…

Iran moves websites to avoid cyber attacks

Iran has moved most of its government websites to local hosts to protect them from cyber attacks, the country’s deputy communications minister said on Thursday. Ali Hakim Javadi, who is also head of Iran’s technology organisation, said more than 90 percent of the websites had already been transferred as “it…

Cyber attacks could wreck world oil supply

DOHA (Reuters) – Hackers are bombarding the world’s computer controlled energy sector, conducting industrial espionage and threatening potential global havoc through oil supply disruption. Oil company executives warned that attacks were becoming more frequent and more carefully planned. “If anybody gets into the area where you can control opening and…

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