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Twitter has been hit by an embarrassing security breach.
A group claiming to be the Iranian Cyber Army managed to redirect Twitter users to its own site displaying a political message.
Twitter said the attack had been carried out by getting at the servers that tell web browsers where to find particular sites.
The site said it would start an investigation into what allowed the "unplanned downtime" to take place.
I'm not trying to be sarcastic but when government entities preach that they need to be in charge they need to point the finger at things like this, it's like the chicken and the egg really except the government came first so you KNEW there would be a breach coming.
I'd have felt much less sarcastic (and more secure) if the government came after to fix actual problems instead of predicting them.
Computerworld article [computerworld.com]
The FBI announces, via the Wall Street Journal, that they are looking into a massive breach "by russian hackers" at Citigroup. The FBI suggests it happened sometime between last summer and last year.
Citigroup however already issued a statement saying they have no idea what the FBI is talking about because there has been no breach, no funds missing.
The news story - [news.yahoo.com...]
The government predicted "cyber attacks" and now, according to the story, they may be fabricating them too? It begs the question... why?
"We had no breach of the system and there were no losses, no customer losses, no bank losses," Joe Petro, managing director of Citigroup's Security and Investigative services told the paper.
"Any allegation that the FBI is working a case at Citigroup involving tens of millions of losses is just not true," he said.
Either the FBI is lying or Joe Petro is lying or the Wall Street Journal is fabricating news. I'm concerned that such major entities can apparently be clueless. Just like wars can be created to justify spending cyber attacks can be created to justify spending, is that what's going on or is the net really about to go boom ?