Hackers breach security at several U.S. defense contractors

Anonymous duplicate with data stolen Hackers have managed to breach the networks of several U.S. defense contractors, Reuters reported on Friday. Reuters received the information from a source with direct knowledge of the attacks. However, the source remained anonymous, as he was not authorized to discuss the security breaches. The hackers breached network security by creating duplicates of “SecurID” electronic keys from EMC Corp’s RSA security division. The hackers, in turn, learned how to create the duplicates using data stolen acquired during a successful attack on RSA that EMC publicly disclosed in March, the source added. It is unclear what[…]

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New Snowden documents show how GCHQ use DDOS attacks against Anonymous, Lulzsec

A new revelation coming from Edward Snowden’s leaked NSA documents, this time reported first by NBC News, points to a secret British division in its GCHQ spy agency. The division was tasked with performing cyber attacks on   the hacktivist Anonymous and LulzSec groups. The unit, known as the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG), used a DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) attack, a typical hacker weapon, against the groups. The documents, which publicized JTRIG for the first time ever, came from a PowerPoint presentation prepared for a 2012 NSA conference called SIGDEV. According to intelligence sources familiar with the operation, JTBIG concentrated DDOS attacks against[…]

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