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Federal Cyber News for 3/7/12

Federal Cyber News for 3/7/12

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March 7, 2012
FedCyber Wire
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  • Six alleged leaders of Anonymous have been arrested including key member of LulzSec Hector Monsegur aka Sabu, who was revealed to be an FBI informant. More here.
  • Anonymous has, however, begun to respond by defacing Panda Security’s PandaLabs website and vowed to continue. Panda Security claims that Anonymous did not breach its internal network. More here.
  • DHS  Assistant Secretary Greg Schaffer has left his federal cybersecurity position to return to the private sector. Schaffer is the fifth DHS cyber executive to leave since last summer. More here.
  • Investigators are looking into over 5,000 hacking and information security incidents at NASA over the last two years, including the theft last year of a laptop containing the command and control codes for the International Space Station. More here.
  • DISA experienced another Internet outage, its second in the last 4 months. More here.
  • Fake notifications from the US Securities and Exchange Commission have been sent out containing malicious links. More here.
  • The FCC is seeking public comment on when, if ever, it is acceptable to shut down mobile networks for public safety, as Bay Area Rapid Transit did last August. More here.
  • Similar to legislation in the European Union, the White House is advocating for privacy laws to protect consumers online from corporations. More here.