hackers http://kplu.org en Hackers compromise AP Twitter account http://kplu.org/post/hackers-compromise-ap-twitter-account <p><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Hackers have compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The tweet, which said that there had been two explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama was injured, came after hackers made repeated attempts to steal the passwords of AP journalists.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:51:55 +0000 The Associated Press 8517 at http://kplu.org The cyber threat from China http://kplu.org/post/cyber-threat-china <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Are hackers from China stealing U.S. secrets?</span></p><p>China has denied these allegations for years. But a <a href="http://intelreport.mandiant.com/">recent report</a> by cybersecurity firm <a href="http://www.mandiant.com/">Mandiant </a>thoroughly documents the activities of a team in China that has apparently ransacked terabytes of data from U.S. corporations.</p><p>Our technology commentator, <a href="http://stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson, has been warning us about the growing cyber threat from China.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this month’s edition of The Digital Future, Mark tells </span>KPLU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dave Meyer the </span>Mandiant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> report is truly a “smoking gun".</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 8112 at http://kplu.org The cyber threat from China Cyber attacks are escalating http://kplu.org/post/cyber-attacks-are-escalating <p>Remember when we used to call the Internet the &quot;information superhighway&quot;? Today, that highway is starting to resemble the route Mad Max traveled in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Max_2">The Road Warrior</a>. You can&#39;t go out on it without inviting an attack. Hardly a week goes by without seeing news reports about another corporation being sabotaged by hackers ... <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/229997/sony_cyberattack_arrests_made_in_spain.html?tk=rel_news">Sony</a>, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/02/24/us-intel-hackers-idUSTRE61M4PX20100224">Intel</a>, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/china-rejects-google-allegation-of-massive-hacking-breach-as-fabrication/2011/06/02/AGMdsEHH_story.html">Google</a>, and<a href="http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/security/229700151"> Lockheed</a> are some of the more high profile victims.</p><p>For consumers, the biggest cyber threat is identity theft and stolen credit card numbers. But that&#39;s just the tip of the iceberg.&nbsp;This month on <strong><em>The Digital Future</em></strong>, <a href="http://stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher <a href="http://www.tapsns.com/aboutmark.php">Mark Anderson</a> looks at the huge increase in Advanced Persistent Threats: efforts by nation-states to steal information and technology.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 1931 at http://kplu.org Cyber attacks are escalating