Tag Archive | "national-security"


11 June 2009 | 5,955 views

FBI Unclassified E-mail Network Owned By Virus

If the FBI e-mail network can get owned by a virus, what hope does the average joe have when it comes to keeping their e-mail secure? It must be pretty serious too if it actually forced them to shut down the Internet facing e-mail network, it seems like it was down for at least a [...]

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12 May 2009 | 4,717 views

Ensuring Data Security During Hardware Disposal

After our recent story about the trading of BlackBerries for data theft the issue has emerged again this time more towards the secure disposal of data stored on PC hard disks. If a company or organisation has a decent data/information security policy in place (Like ISO27001 for example) they should have a secure destruction/disposal policy [...]

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21 September 2006 | 6,821 views

DOE Hit By Hackers and Covered Up

Ahah! More government cover-ups? This one was a while back too. Digging on those archives right now yah. A hacker stole a file containing the names and Social Security numbers of 1,500 people working for the Energy Department’s nuclear weapons agency, scary eh? The US government security really does scare me sometimes, their internal departments [...]

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10 July 2006 | 4,562 views

Next Up – Hacking Nuclear Powerstations!

Now this is a scary though, with the digitisation of the old analogue power stations and the accidental cross-over of networks (as we’ve seen before) people could soon be hacking nuclear power station control systems.. he nuclear power industry is going digital — replacing mechanical systems with more efficient, networked computer-controls. If that makes you [...]

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