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White-hat hacker fights cyber intrusions on NATO systems  06 June 2013 
Source: NATO - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cyber attacks around the world are becoming more frequent, alarming and complex. Our interconnected societies depend on new technologies, which are constantly being probed for vulnerabilities to exploit. NATO calls on the skills of cyber-security experts to assess its computer networks and takes measures to avert and defend against cyber attacks.
 
Hacker Adrian Lamo testifies at WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning’s court-martial  06 June 2013 
Source: Washington Post - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The hacker who alerted federal authorities to the alleged leak of classified documents by Pfc. Bradley E. Manning testified Tuesday that the young Army analyst never indicated any desire to help U.S. adversaries by releasing the material.
 
Liberty Reserve shut down, founder arrested  29 May 2013 
Source: H Security - Posted by Alex   
US federal prosecutors have unsealed the indictment of seven men who were allegedly involved in the Costa-Rica-based digital currency and exchange service, Liberty Reserve. Authorities in the US had already seized the service's domain, effectively shutting down its web site
 
Holder Signed Off on Warrant Identifying Fox News Reporter as Criminal Conspirator  28 May 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on the controversial warrant application that the Justice Department used to obtain the personal emails of a Fox News reporter.
 
LulzSec Hackers Sentenced In London  17 May 2013 
Source: Information Week - Posted by Anthony Pell   
LulzSec Hacker "Topiary" famously tweeted: "You cannot arrest an idea." Perhaps not, but in the case of Topiary, revealed to be Jake Davis, now 20, you can be sentenced to 24 months in a "young offenders institute" for two counts of conspiracy to impair the operation of a computer, to be followed by a five-year serious crime prevention order that can restrict where he can travel and which jobs he'll be allowed to take.
 
How a Career Con Man Led a Federal Sting That Cost Google $500 Million  15 May 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Pooja Shah   
Whitaker began by explaining his business—how he started out selling HGH and steroids but eventually sent customers vegetable oil and protein powder instead. He also said that the Google employees he worked with knew that he was in Mexico, selling mainly to Americans in the US—and that they knew his business was illegal. Further, he stated, they helped him tailor his advertising to increase the number of clicks it received.
 
Tough Times at Homeland Security  15 May 2013 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Pooja Shah   
A new wave of cyberattacks is hitting American companies at a particularly vulnerable time for the Department of Homeland Security, the federal agency charged with fending them off.
 
Fed offensive fueling hacker underground, report says  15 May 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The U.S. government is contributing to the Internet's underground economy by scooping up hacker tools to incorporate into offensive cyber weapons, a report from Reuters says.
 
The US government might be the biggest hacker in the world  13 May 2013 
Source: RT - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The United States government is investing tens of millions of dollars each year on offensive hacking operations in order to exploit vulnerabilities in the computers of its adversaries, Reuters reports.
 
Intelligence Analysis and the Connect-the-Dots Metaphor  07 May 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The FBI and the CIA are being criticized for not keeping better track of Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the months before the Boston Marathon bombings. How could they have ignored such a dangerous person? How do we reform the intelligence community to ensure this kind of failure doesn't happen again?
 
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