Thursday, January 10, 2008

Network security and hacking

Cia Admits Cyberattacks Blacked Out Cities

The CIA on Friday admitted that cyberattacks have caused at least one power outage affecting multiple cities outside the United States.

Alan Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute, said that CIA senior analyst Tom Donahue confirmed that online attackers had caused at least one blackout. The disclosure was made at a New Orleans security conference Friday attended by international government officials, engineers, and security managers from North American energy companies and utilities.
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Personal Data Of 600,000 On Lost Laptop

A junior Royal Navy officer is facing a court martial after a laptop containing the personal data of 600,000 people, including serving personnel and thousands of people who have shown an interest in a military career, was stolen from his car.

The loss of the laptop was considered to be so serious that Des Browne, the Defence Secretary, will make a statement to the Commons early next week.

The Ministry of Defence said last night that the data included bank account and passport details, National Insurance and NHS numbers, and home addresses...Read more

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