Cyber attack led to Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) shutdown
Rahul Tripathi

"Three months ago, a 'technical snag' had hit operations at the state-of-the-art T3 terminal at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). It now turns out it was caused by a "malicious code" sent from a remote location to breach the security at the airport."


Cybercrimes continue to rise
Jo Timbuong

"Cybercrime is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide with more than a ­million people becoming victims every single day, according to the Norton Cybercrime Report 2011. The victims of cybercrime also paid dearly with a total loss of US$388bil (RM1.21bil) to ­cybercriminals in 2010."


Cyber Security and the UK's Critical National Infrastructure
Paul Cornish, David Livingstone, Dave Clemente and Claire Yorke

"…The United Kingdom National Security Strategy (NSS) and Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) released in October 2010 promoted cyber security to a Tier One risk to national security, and its high status was reinforced by the UK government's allocation of £650 million to cyber security and resilience."

"…The Centre for the Protection of Critical National Infrastructure and the UK Cyber Security Strategy include in their definition of critical national infrastructure (CNI) communications, emergency services, energy, finance, food, government and public services, health, transport and water."


Bad new world: Cyber risk and the future of our nation
Michael Assante

"...This new "face" of the cyber threat tears away at our notion of cyber security being confined to the "cyber" world. It elevates certain types of computer attacks to a higher-level of decision-making in a nation state and turns what was traditionally a law enforcement matter into one for the military and intelligence community."


Dutch Government Sets Sept. 28 Kill Date for DigiNotar Certs
Paul Roberts

"…The news sets an official date for the end of the government's support of DigiNotar, which had previously been a prime supplier of online credentials to the Dutch government. Following desertification, Adobe said that new certificates issued from DigiNotar certificate families will be flagged as invalid by most of its software, though certificates issued before next Friday would be considered valid."


SCADA industrial control software riddled with exploits
Italian researcher uncovers further worrying security flaws

John E Dunn

"An Italian researcher has published details of a new batch of unpatched vulnerabilities found in the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) products from seven different vendors."


Japan's defence industry hit by its first cyber attack

"Japan's biggest defence contractor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd , said on Monday hackers had gained access to its computers, with one newspaper saying its submarine, missile and nuclear power plant component factories had been the target."



Chinese hackers pledge to reject cybercrime
Michael Kan

"Two prominent Chinese hackers have released a convention calling for the rejection of cybercrime and are asking their peers to support it, as China is increasingly seen as the source of international hacking attacks and cyber theft."


Certificate hacker probably paid by Iran, say victimized firms
Gregg Keizer

"The CEO of a certificate-issuing company that was hacked in March is even more certain now that a wave of attacks against similar firms is backed by the Iranian government…"


Nations call on UN to discuss cyber security
Wu Jiao and Zhao Shengnan (China Daily)

"The permanent representatives of China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to the UN jointly sent the letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday, requesting him to circulate the International Code of Conduct for Information Security as a formal UN document of the 66th session of the General Assembly…"


British spy agency called in to crack BlackBerry encryption
Zack Whittaker

"… British intelligence service, MI5 has been drafted in to assist its sister service, GCHQ in cracking the BlackBerry encryption code, in order to find those responsible for disseminating messages which perpetuated riots in London earlier this month."


FBI: U.S. Firms Targeted In Online Sabotage Plot
"Wide range" of businesses hit in DDoS campaign

"… A wide range of U.S. businesses have been targeted in a campaign of electronic sabotage that appears to have been launched via malicious computer networks in Russia, according to the FBI."


Life After Anonymous – Interview with a Former Hacker
Jason Lackey

"… SparkyBlaze: Hacktivism is an interesting subject. I love hacking and I believe in free speech and anti-censorship, so putting both together was easy for me. I feel that it is ok if you are attacking the governments. Getting files and giving them to WikiLeaks, that sort of thing, that does hurt governments…"


Stolen information worth £300m recovered by GCHQ
Duncan Gardham

"…Details stolen from more than a million credit cards across Europe, worth an estimated £300 million, have been recovered by the GCHQ spy agency…" 
"William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, said the agency had joined forces with the Serious and Organized Crime Agency to obtain the information as part of the ongoing cyber war against foreign states and criminals."