Massive Iranian cyber spying operation #Newscaster uncovered by iSight Partners. Targets in US, UK, Saudi, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan
BOSTON, May 29 (Reuters) – In an unprecedented, three-year
cyber espionage campaign, Iranian hackers created false social
networking accounts and a fake news website to spy on military
and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other
countries, a cyber intelligence firm said on Thursday.
ISight Partners, which uncovered the operation, said the
hackers’ targets include a four-star U.S. Navy admiral, U.S.
lawmakers and ambassadors, members of the U.S.-Israeli lobby,
and personnel from Britain, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and
Core Infrastructure Initiative funds 2 full-time OpenSSL developers and security audit of its code base. #Heartbleed
#Heartbleed Core Infrastructure Initiative says that besides helping OpenSSL it will support Network Time Protocol and OpenSSH
BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – EBay Inc initially believed that its customers’ data was safe as forensic investigators reviewed a network security breach discovered in early May and made public this week, a senior executive told Reuters on Friday.
EBay has come under fire over its handling of the cyberattack, in which hackers accessed personal data of all 145 million users, ranking it among the biggest such attacks launched on a corporation to date.
DENVER/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Washington is considering using visa restrictions to prevent Chinese nationals from attending popular summer hacking conferences in Las Vegas as part of a broader effort to curb Chinese cyber espionage, a senior administration official said Saturday.
The official said that Washington could use such visa restrictions and other measures to keep Chinese from attending the August Def Con and Black Hat events to maintain pressure on China after the United States this week charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. companies to steal trade secrets.