Chinese military attempted to hack Missouri water plant 
World Tribune

The fear of U.S. infrastructure being vulnerable to Chinese military hacking attacks was further intensified after a tech publication revealed that the Chinese military attempted to hack a water plant in Missouri. Of all the cyber attacks tracked by a …

Hackers put a bull’s-eye on small business
PC World

Pamela’s company survived. Small business cybercrime Small businesses constituted 31 percent of targeted attacks in 2012. Not every company that gets hacked is so lucky. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, one in five small businesses …

Obama, tech executives met to discuss surveillance: report 
Reuters

WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama quietly met with the CEOs of Apple Inc, AT&T Inc as well as other technology and privacy representatives on Thursday to discuss government surveillance, according to a media report. Google Inc computer …

US Surveillance Programs Spur EU Efforts to Tighten Data Protection Rules 
Wall Street Journal

The recent disclosures of the scope of U.S. government surveillance programs are giving new impetus to European Union efforts to tighten data protection rules, a move that could raise regulatory hurdles in an already tricky market for U.S. Internet …

Second Hacker Sentenced In Sony Pictures Cyber Attack 
CBS Local

In 2011, LulzSec engaged in “a two-month rampage of cyber attacks against various corporate and government entities in the United States and the United Kingdom,” according to a sentence memorandum filed by prosecutors. %name Second Hacker …

Two arrests over Manchester firm cyber blackmail attempt 
BBC News 

Two Polish men have been arrested at Heathrow Airport by police investigating an attempt to blackmail a Manchester firm with a cyber attack. One of the company’s websites was taken offline after it was flooded with information by the attackers, police …

Woman accused of hacking computer system at ex-employer 
Atlanta Journal Constitution

After being fired, a Cobb County woman allegedly logged in to her former company’s website, modified the posting for her old job, and sent emails to job seekers, federal court documents show.

New Retail Breach Among 2013’s Biggest? 
BankInfoSecurity.com

A cyber-attack that hit Harbor Freight Tools and likely exposed card data processed at all 400 of its retail tool stores could rank among one of the biggest retail breaches this year, one card issuer says. In fact, the issuer, who asked to remain …

Cyber Hackers on Course for One Million Malware Apps 
Fox Business

Google’s (GOOG) Android mobile operating system is so besieged by cyber hackers’ malicious apps that the malware count is on track to hit the million mark by 2014, a new report from cyber analysts Trend Micro warns. In contrast, it took a decade for PC …

Decision to buy cyber insurance usually leaves CIO, CISO out of the loop: survey 
Network World

One finding in the report is that the CIO and IT security divisions have only a small influence on whether to buy cyber insurance, while the risk management, line of business leaders and chief financial officers seem to have the final word. Background …

White House outlines possible incentives for cybersecurity framework 
ZDNet

The framework follows up an Executive Order signed by President Obama earlier this year for increasing and improving the management of cyber risk. Thus, the list of incentives are being spun around three primary topics: information sharing, privacy …

Latvia to extradite hacking suspect to US 
KOMO News

RIGA, Latvia (AP) – Latvia’s government on Tuesday approved the extradition of a man accused by the United States of helping create a virus that affected over a million computers worldwide, including many at NASA, and that allowed hackers to steal …