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Cyber attacks outpace global response, U.S. warns

VIENNA (Reuters) – The technical sophistication of cybercriminals is swamping the world’s ability to cope, a top U.S. official warned on Friday, demanding an accelerated cross-border campaign to combat the security threat. “Most countries don’t even have a legal framework that really governs cyber. It is such a new phenomenon in…

US military computer networks vulnerable: general

WASHINGTON – The US military has made huge strides in hardening its computer networks against cyberattack but more remains to be done, the Pentagon’s top cyberwarrior said Wednesday. “I would give us today probably a ‘C,’ going up,” General Keith Alexander said when asked during a House Armed Services Committee…

Cyber raids ‘threaten British, US stock markets’

LONDON — Stock exchanges in Britain and the United States have enlisted the help of the security services after finding out they were the victims of cyber attacks, The Times newspaper reported on Monday. The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is investigating a terrorist cyber-attack on its headquarters last year while…

Family group demands Florida’s governor-elect stop selling porn

A conservative Christian group wants Florida’s Republican governor-elect to stop selling “pornography” to Latinos. The Christian Family Coalition (CFC) is calling for Rick Scott to divest in the website QuePasa which has a partnership with Playboy Mexico. Scott reportedly owns shares of QuePasa worth about $6-8 million — nearly 15…

Top US cyberwarrior: ‘Remote sabotage’ a real and pressing concern

The top US cyberwarrior said Thursday that Pentagon networks are probed over six million times a day and expressed concern about a rise in “remote sabotage” attacks on computer systems. General Keith Alexander, head of the newly created US Cyber Command, also said developing a real-time picture of threats to…

Google ‘no longer willing’ to censor Chinese searches

UPDATE (at bottom): Google appears to have already turned off Chinese filters Internet search giant Google dropped a bombshell on Chinese authorities Tuesday with the announcement that the firm is “no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn,” the company’s portal in China. In a lengthy explanation posted…

‘Iranian Cyber Army’ briefly takes Twitter offline world-wide

Popular microblogging site Twitter was briefly shut down overnight, its home page replaced with an image claiming the site had been hacked by the “Iranian Cyber Army.” The website’s official blog acknowledged the disruption but gave no details as to how the site had been disrupted and who was responsible.…

Twitter hacked by ‘Iranian Cyber Army’

Popular microblogging site Twitter was briefly shut down overnight, its home page replaced with an image claiming the site had been hacked by the “Iranian Cyber Army.” The website’s official blog acknowledged the disruption but gave no details as to how the site had been disrupted and who was responsible.…

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