Posts Tagged cyber-terrorism

Islamist group warns of new cyber attacks on U.S. banks

From: Raw Story

DUBAI — An Islamist group on Tuesday said it will carry out new cyber attacks on US banking targets, according to SITE Intelligence Group, following similar attacks last week in response to an anti-Islam film.

In a statement a group of hackers calling themselves the “Cyber Fighters of Izz al-Din al-Qassam” said they planned to attack the website of Wells Fargo bank on Tuesday, that of US Bank on Wednesday and the PNC Bank on Thursday, SITE said.

Last week the websites of US banks Chase (a JPMorgan Chase affiliate) and Bank of America suffered a suspected cyber attack following threats against them by the same group.

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Russian Hackers Attack Illinois Utility

From: PopSci

The Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center released a “Public Water District Cyber Intrusion” report on November 10 that indicates that hackers may have had access to the system since September. Hackers using Russian IP addresses hacked the software vendor that makes the system. They were then able to access the vendor’s database of usernames and passwords, and used the stolen credentials for remote access to the SCADA system’s network. These vendors keep records of their customer’s access information for maintenance and upgrading the systems.

Two to three months before the discovery of the hack, operators noticed “glitches” in the remote access to the SCADA system. “They just figured it’s part of the normal instability of the system,” said Joe Weiss, cybersecurity expert and managing partner at Applied Control Solutions, who obtained a copy of the report. “But it wasn’t until the SCADA system actually turned on and off that they realized something was wrong.”

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GovSec 2011: March 29-30

The Government Security Expo and Conference
Tuesday – Wednesday, March 29-30, 2011
Washington D.C.

Gain valuable insights into key issues central to the protection of our nation through in-depth conference sessions and conference-only keynote addresses.

GovSec, The Government Security Expo and Conference, features an exposition with a full spectrum of physical, IT and cybersecurity solutions, alongside wireless and mobility communications equipment for federal, state and local governments.  GovSec is a one-of-a-kind event that unites thousands of professionals tasked with securing our homeland, from the decision-makers at the federal level to the first responders, firefighters and police officers responding to catastrophic events in their hometown and every government security professional in between.  Attendance to the exposition is free for government, military, law enforcement and first responders as well as industry — new this year!


GovSec is co-located with U.S. Law, the U.S. Law Enforcement Conference and Exposition for federal, state and local law enforcement.

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