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US Defense Contractor left Sensitive Files on Amazon Server Without Password

US Defense Contractor left Sensitive Files on Amazon Server Without Password

May 31, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Sensitive files linked to the United States intelligence agency were reportedly left on a public Amazon server by one of the nation's top intelligence contractor without a password, according to a new report. UpGuard cyber risk analyst Chris Vickery discovered  a cache of 60,000 documents from a US military project for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) left unsecured on Amazon cloud storage server for anyone to access. The documents included passwords to a US government system containing sensitive information, and the security credentials of a senior employee of Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the country's top defense contractors. Although there wasn't any top secret file in the cache Vickery discovered, the documents included credentials to log into code repositories that could contain classified files and other credentials. Master Credentials to a Highly-Protected Pentagon System were Exposed Roughly 28GB of exposed documents included the privat
Iranian Hackers infiltrated US Navy computers

Iranian Hackers infiltrated US Navy computers

September 30, 2013Anonymous
The Wall Street Journal reported that Iranian hackers have successfully penetrated unclassified US Navy computers , the allegations were made by US officials that consider the attacks a serious intrusion within the Government network. " The U.S. Officials said the attacks were carried out by hackers working for Iran's government or by a group acting with the approval of Iranian leaders. The most recent incident came in the week starting Sept. 15, before a security upgrade, the officials said. Iranian officials didn't respond to requests to comment." US officials revealed that a group of Iranian state-sponsored hackers have repeatedly violated US Navy computer systems for cyber espionage purpose, despite no sensitive information has been leaked the event is considered very concerning. US Intelligence fears that such attacks could expose confidential information like the blueprints of a new cyber weapon. US officials added that Congress has been bri
Hackers Demonstrate Car Hacking using a laptop

Hackers Demonstrate Car Hacking using a laptop

July 27, 2013Mohit Kumar
Computer geeks already knew it was possible to hack into a car's computerized systems and finally, two U.S. hackers - Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, sponsored by the Pentagon's research facility DARPA recently demonstrated just how easy it is for malicious hackers to physically hijack a modern car using a laptop. Feeling exiting ... ? You should worry too..It's all very concerning. Because you may never drive your car again after you see how a couple of government funded tech guys were able to hack into, and take control of car's steering, dashboard, and even its brakes. Forget hacking accounts, computers or mobile devices, this new threat to our vehicles is thanks to the evolution of electronic control units being installed in most new cars. Charlie Miller , a security engineer at Twitter, and Chris Valasek, the Director of Security Intelligence at IOActive received an $80,000 grant from the US government in order to research these new vulnerabilities .
Chinese hackers access major U.S. weapon system Designs

Chinese hackers access major U.S. weapon system Designs

May 28, 2013Wang Wei
According to report published by for the Defense Department and government and defense industry officials, Chinese hackers have gained access to the designs of many of the nation's most sensitive advanced weapons systems. The compromised U.S. designs included those for combat aircraft and ships, as well as missile defenses vital for Europe, Asia and the Gulf, including the advanced Patriot missile system, the Navy's Aegis ballistic missile defense systems, the F/A-18 fighter jet, the V-22 Osprey, the Black Hawk helicopter and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The report comes a month before President Obama meets with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in California. The report did not specify the extent or time of the cyber-thefts, but the espionage would give China knowledge that could be exploited in a conflict, such as the ability to knock out communications and corrupting data. For the first time, the Pentagon specifically named the Chinese government a
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