Former US General talks about cyber weapons

Former No. 2 uniformed officer in the U.S. military claims that the United States should be developing offensive cyber weapons so that they could use it whenever some foreigners hack their computer.

Four-star Marine Corps general who retired in August as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, James Wright says that the US must be open to developing cyber weapons since they got the capabilities. The US must also train people in order to make them credible of fighting this online threat so that the world will know that hacking is criminally liable, and the US will do something about it.


Nasdaq Attacker involved with espionage

Following the breach of Nasdaq’s Director’s Desk Web application last fall, the attackers left monitoring tools to eavesdrop on board directors’ communications.

According to an article in Reuters, the hackers responsible for breaching the Nasdaq stock exchange network last year had left remote-monitoring software, allowing them in spying on corporate directors.


Idaho Laboratory Analyzed a Complex Computer Virus

Hidden in the closed doors of a nondescript red brick and gray building of the Idaho National Laboratory is the malware laboratory where paid government cyber experts conducted test in the Stuxnet computer virus.

The malicious software targets extensively used industrial control systems created by German firm Siemens. Cyber experts believe that it first appeared and aimed mostly at Iran’s nuclear program and that its sophistication denotes that are coming from a nation state, possibly the United States or Israel.


Bart Website got Hacked by Anonymous

The website of BART website got hacked by the notorious group of hackers, Anonymous. The group apparently leaked the stolen data to the public.

The information of more than 2000 users printed on a website. It includes names, address, phone numbers and password. BART uses such information to inform their clients for contest, discount and events.