Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Faceless cyber warriors [Vol-1]

The prevailing belief that USA's national Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an impenetrable and secure American facility was the past week when on March 2 and 3, media around the world reported how s have stolen employee credentials and gained access to "mission-critical" projects thus compromising USA's national security.
Central Florida News and other media reported that NASA's Inspector eral Paul martin has testified in a report before the Subcommittee on Investigation and Oversight, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, entitled 'NASA Cybersecurity: An Examination of the Acy's Informating Security', that more than 5,000 security brches happaned last yr in 13 major networks.
Despite spending over $1.5 billion annually on Information Technology (IT)-related activities, including $58 million fo IT security, 'In 2010 and 2011, NASA reported 5,408 computer security incidents that resulted in the installation of malicious software on or unauthorised access to its systems. These incidents spanned a wide continuun from individuals testing their skill to brk into NASA systems, to well-organised criminal enterprises for profit, to instructions that may have been sponsored by foreign lice services seeking to further their countries' objectives.'
Sources at the Kennedy Space Center said they had 973 'security events' in 2010 and 463 in 2011.
While most countries of the world have succumbed to attckas of s at numerous times, Bangladesh has for long been waiving away the importance of cyber security despite pledging a 'Digital bangladesh' to the entire nation in their election manifesto prior to the ninth parliamentary elections in 2008. As Bnagladesh's cyber properties were ravaged by alleged indian s on February 11, lding to a cyber war beteen Bangladesh and Indian s during mid February, the entire nation woke up on to the vulnerable state of country's properties on the internet.
The cyber war was initiated when news of Indian groups, Indishell, Hindustan Cyber Army (HCA) and Indian Cyber Army (ICA) five (5) Bangladesh ministry websites, were reported by bangladeshi media on February 11. The cyber assault triggered a wave of cyber attacks from Bangladeshi counterparts, Bangladesh Black Hat s (BBHH), Bangladesh Cyber Army (BCA) adn 3xp1r3 Cyber Army (3CA).
From February 11 till February 14, international media who covered the war claimed that over 400 Bangladeshi sites were by Indian s and over 20,000 Indian websites including government sites like the Border Security Force's (BSF) and numerous private websites were attacked by Bangladeshi s.
There was no significant destruction of data or financial loss reported on either side.

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by Syed Tashfin ChowdhurySource: New Age Extra

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