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The FedCyber Wire

Cyber attack deprives millions of online ID

“More than 10 million Dutch citizens were unable to use their official online signature to pay bills and taxes because of a cyber attack, officials said Wednesday. The national DigiD system ‘is no longer accessible since Tuesday evening because of a DDoS attack,’ the interior minis [...]

Islamic group expands targets in bank DDoS attacks

“An Islamic group that launched a third wave of high-powered distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against U.S. banks in March has started targeting other financial organizations, including credit card companies and financial brokerages, security experts say.” Source: Islamic grou [...]

Huawei Quits U.S. Market

“Huawei is getting out of the U.S. market, says a story by the Financial Times. According to the FT story, Eric Xu, executive VP, said, ‘We are not interested in the U.S. market any more.’ Xu’s remarks came during a gathering of analysts on Tuesday. Huawei will service existi [...]

Chinese Hackers Seek Drone Secrets

“A notorious cyber-espionage gang is being blamed for a set of recently discovered spear-phishing attacks that aim to steal information relating to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones.” Source:Chinese Hackers Seek Drone Secrets – Security – Attacks/breache [...]

India: Ten Nigerians arrested for online scam

“An attempt to cheat people through an online fraudulent lottery scheme has landed ten Nigerians behind bars. Andhra Pradesh’s Crime Investigation Department arrested the ten on charges of defrauding a person from Nizamabad district of Rs2.7 million (Dh181,700). One of the accused had approa [...]

The Reality of Single Actor Attacks

Kevin David Mitnick, former most wanted hacker and reformed security consultant Editor’s note: Timothy Coleman is a prolific writer and analyst who publishes frequently on topics of interest to operational technologists as well as strategic technology thinkers. Olivia Wilson is an award winnin [...]

Algerian Hacker Details Cyber Attack on Israel

“An Algerian hacker using the handle ‘Ismail-man54’ said that thousands of Arab and Muslim hackers opposed to Israel participated in the recent attack on 90 Israeli websites. He also said that the attack had been planned since November 2012, with the goal of wiping Israel off the electroni [...]

Obama Boosts Pentagon Cyber Budget Amid Rising Attacks

“The Obama administration plans to boost U.S. spending on computer network security, including a 21 percent increase at the Pentagon, after reports of rising cyber attacks and electronic theft of secrets linked to China.” Source:Obama Boosts Pentagon Cyber Budget Amid Rising Attacks R [...]