Cyber security review of the month juli 2012: #Iran, #Anonymous, #NSA, #Drone attacks and #cybercrime
CWZ CYBERWARZONE - This month has been a busy month like usual. Anonymous focused on the #opPedoChat operation and published several websites that contains harmful links. McAfee published a press release that they are working on a defense system to defend critical networks against Stuxnet. South Korean number 2 mobile company got hacked. The hackers that hacked the company were selling the stolen data.
EU seniors, Herman Van Romuy and EU Counter Terrorism head, Giles de Kerchove had their e-mail hacked. Apart from EU top officials, the hackers also targeted over 1,000 organizations, including law firms, energy companies, NGOs and, for unknown reasons, an Italian restaurant in Manhattan.
There is a fun job application free for programmers that are willing to program on a holiday resort island. The employer is looking for 12 programmers that are interested in the quest. The situation in the middle east also had it’s highlights. Reports came out that the Obama administration and the Israeli government had negotiated about attacking Iran. Later news came out that there was no negotiation.
The news published an drone attack which killed seven people in North West Pakistan. In reply to questions about the use of the assassination drones by his administration in a chat with web users on Google+ and YouTube, the U.S. president said, “a lot of these strikes have been in the FATA” -- Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
East Africa is working hard to control cybercrime in their area. East Africa is fast-tracking the implementation of joint initiatives to combat the rising challenge of cross-border cybercrimes that threaten peace and stability in the region. Government officials say the region is vulnerable to a range of online criminal activities, including financial fraud, drug and human trafficking, and terrorism.
Anonymous also focused on the #opAustralia operation. In this operation they leaked several GB’s of data from the AAPT. Iran successfully launched their High performance Computing Center. The Associate Dean of Kashan University in central Iran, Hossein Ebrahimpour said some measures were taken for designing and building the center three years ago and all efforts were made in this regard. DefCon was amazing like always. The National Security Agency was active on the DefCon meeting. They were searching for new age hackers to join their cyberarmy. China had an amazing crackdown on cybercriminals. China successfully arrested 10 000 suspects and 600 criminal gangs.
Iranian news published that Iran is capable of disarming any cyber attack. Japan had an trojan in their networks for over 2 years. Japan's Finance Ministry has admitted that sensitive government documents might have been leaked due to sophisticated Trojan malware that infected systems over the past two years. The Madi virus had its run in Iran and Richard Stiennon published his latest book.
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