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Governments Mount Frontal Attack on Anonymous Hackers

- In a report released earlier this month, NATO gave the hacker group Anonymous a warning: “...the groups will be infiltrated and the perpetrators persecuted,” to which Anonymous responded, “Do not make the mistake of believing you can behead a headless snake.” The statement was followed by a number of hacks by the group of government Web sites and security systems, but it didn’t stop NATO countries from trying to make good on their promise.

Morning Security Brief: IMF Cyberattack, Stolen Passports, Disguised Insurgents, and More

- The IMF gets hacked. Interpol says aviation's biggest threat is stolen travel documents. NATO works to counter insurgents in their ranks. Documents shed light on Chiquita's ties to Colombian violence. Plus more.

Cyber Attacks Deemed an Act of War

- The Pentagon for the first time has declared that cyber attacks originating in other countries are an act of war, which clears the path for a military response.

Online Bullying

- Facebook.com’s antibullying initiative allows victims to report bullying to a trusted person within their social network, such as a teacher or older sibling. As part of the initiative, Facebook has gathered resources about bullying into one location.

Morning Security Brief: White House Announces Cybersecurity Plan, TWIC Fails a Test, and DHS Must Keep Accurate Records

- The Obama Administration launches its new cybersecurity plan, the government's port security credential is questioned, and the government can be held liable for keeping inaccurate computer records.

Canada Becoming Cyber Criminal Breeding Ground

- Canada is becoming a hotspot for cybercriminals.

Online Service Providers Must Strengthen Security to Counter Hackers

- Online service providers need to bulk up on security or risk a major loss of customers.

Social Media Attacks on the Rise

- Hackers are increasingly using social networking sites to spread malware, according to Symantec’s 2011 Internet Security Threat report.

China and Thailand Leaders in Dirty Computers

- More than 60 percent of computers in China and Thailand are infected with malware, according to a new report.

Morning Security Brief: Politics at DHS, Afghan Insurgency, and Federal Cyberattacks

- The Department of Homeland Security's own inspector finds political pressures in Freedom of Information requests. The Wall Street Journal examines the source of UN killings in Afghanistan, and the latest report shows sharp rise in cyberattacks against federal computers. And more.

Public-Private Partnerships Pay off in Cybersecurity

- A broad coalition of business, civil liberties, and internet security groups has issued a white paper supporting the continued use of public-private partnerships to fight cybercrime rather than go in a more government-led direction.

Cybercriminals Shifting Focus

- A new report on cybercrime finds that criminals are shifting focus from Windows-based computers to smart phones and non-Windows platforms.

Justice is Hard to Come By for Victims of International Cybercrime

- Significant legal hurdles make international cybercrime investigations and prosecutions extremely difficult.
 




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