Some of WikiLeaks' Bank of America Data Destroyed, Ex-Spokesman Admits

".....Some internal Bank of America files obtained by WikiLeaks have been destroyed, according to a former close collaborator of Julian Assange, the whistleblowing website's founder.

In an email to Reuters, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who last year was fired by Assange as WikiLeaks' co-spokesman, confirmed that he had destroyed "roundabout" 3,000 submissions WikiLeaks received related to Bank of America...."



Antisec hackers hit another FBI affiliate

Dave Neal

"....HACKERS WORKING under the Anonymous-backed Antisec banner have leaked a slug of data from Vanguard Defense Industries (VDI)...."


Hackers Expose San Francisco Subway Police Data
David Kravets

"....No one is claiming immediate responsibility for Wednesday's hacking of the BART Police Officers Association's website and publicizing personal information of union members who patrol the San Francisco region's subway.

The hack exposed 100 names, addresses and passwords of union members. The union represents officers who were the subject of several protests following the July 3 shooting of a knife-wielding man. And BART — the agency who union members police — received national attention in recent days when it became the first government agency in the United States to disable mobile-internet and phone service to quell a protest...."




Hackers are winning the war against the US cyber security
Gladkov Vladimir

"....US cyber-security officials seem to be losing another battle in a war with international hackers' community. And this battle can be considered among the most critical. Randy Vickers – a US cyber security chief, who worked for the Department of Homeland Security, has unexpectedly resigned following a series of daring cyber-attacks on a number of Government agencies and institutions, including CIA, FBI and Senate. The very fact of a resignation of an official of such level demonstrates that US authorities are literally helpless before the face of an escalating threat of a cyber-war. While the alleged attackers - LulzSec and Anonymous describe themselves as groups of cyber-hooligans and anti-corporate activists, what could happen if the real terrorists would launch the attacks of the same scale?...."

Fighting China's Golden Shield: Cisco sued over jailing and torture of dissidents
Asher Moses

"....Cisco, one of the world's largest technology companies, is being sued by Chinese political prisoners for allegedly providing the technology and expertise used by the Chinese Communist Party to monitor, censor and suppress the Chinese people...."

Hackers breach website for SF transit agency police
Dan Goodin

"....Hackers breached the website belonging to a police union and posted sensitive personal information for more than 100 officers who work for a San Francisco regional transit authority...."

10 Most Costly Cyber Attacks in History

"....Cyber-attacks aren't just fuel for poorly made movies or something teenagers do for fun. They are a serious issue with real-world consequences for companies, consumers and nations (and while good web hosting is a undoubtedly a good protective measure, it's far from an impenetrable defense). A recent survey by the Ponemon Institute found that 59% of those surveyed had suffered a slew of attacks in the last year, with the average cost to businesses exceeding $500,000 when they added up expenditure, overheads, labor, revenue losses, business disruption and other costs. Of course, that's just the average outlay… Here are the most costly cyberattacks ever carried out. These victims wish it had only cost them a paltry half a million dollars....."


Advisory on Honeywell ScanServer ActiveX Control



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"… This ICS-CERT Advisory is an update to ICSA-11-103-01 – Honeywell ScanServer ActiveX Control, which was originally released on April 13, 2011...."



Software maker fingered in Korean hackocalypse
Dan Goodin

"....A devastating attack that exposed the personal information of 35 million South Koreans was perpetrated after hackers breached the security of popular software provider ESTsoft and planted malicious code on one of its update servers, it was widely reported Thursday...."


DDoS attack sends Hong Kong stock exchange back to paper
John E Dunn

"....The Hong Kong stock exchange has been forced to resort to using emails and newspaper adverts in order to communicate with investors after two days of sustained DDoS attacks against its news disclosure website...."


Hacker group's cyber war on US police 

".....A hacker group says it's "defaced and destroyed" websites at scores of US police agencies in retaliation for the arrest of suspects accused of hacking into the CIA, British crime agency SOCA, and Sony......"


AntiSec Attacks U.S. Law Enforcement Agency Web Sites, Releases 10GB Data

"....Hackers associated with the AntiSec and LulzSec groups launched a massive hack into the Web sites of as many as 77 law enforcement agencies in the United States, displaying the nerve and resolve to compromise sensitive government data...."

Coding error reveals RSA attackers operated from China
Zeljka Zorz,

"....A simple error message returned by a server to which a malware sample was trying to connect revealed to Dell SecureWorks researchers the origin of the RSA attack, says Joe Stewart, the company's Director of Malware Research...."

As targeted e-mail attacks proliferate, companies wince
Jeremy Kirk

"....The e-mails had the same structure and format as those sent around the company and were baited with text that appeared to refer to a supposed continuing discussion between executives. The messages looked authentic from a nontechnical perspective, just part of normal electronic communication within a company...."