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‘Bloodsucking Leech’ threatens servers

A new hardware vulnerability in Dell, HP and other servers poses risks to some 100,000 operating servers that are at risk of remote hacks that can steal passwords and install malicious software, according to researchers. The threat is posed by baseboard management controllers embedded in motherboards of most servers, according to a report by Ars Technica.… Read More

Indian Intelligence on Alert for Pak cyber attacks

Indian government security and intelligence agencies in charge of protecting cyber space recently intercepted a communication from cyber criminals who are planning to conduct attacks on Indian infrastructure in August. Terrorists in Pakistan are joining forces with cyber criminals from around the world in the targeting. Intelligence sources said there has been a sharp increase in cyber attacks emanating from Pakistan and China over the past several years. Intelligence from cyber forensic inquiries shows that Pakistan and China-based hackers are joining forces in the attacks. The intercepted communication stated that non-state cyber hackers, including “Pakistan…

Terrorists using Salafi search engine

Islamist terrorists are using a Google-based Salafist search engine to find Islamist websites, according to U.S. officials. The Salafist search engine has identified 51 web sites considered “credible” by the hardline Islamists, characterized as those who want to impose a strict form of Shirah law. The Salafi search engine is set up by Libyan Islamist Abu-Hurayrah Muhammad Bin-Najm. Among the 51 sites were names such as Heritage the Prophets; Understanding the Prophet’s teachings, Sheikh Mahir al-Qahtani; Paths of Peace for Salafi audio; General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta; Ansar al-Da’wah al-Salafiyah [supporters…