Vol 36 03-Sep-12
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Toyota accuses an IT programmer of sabotaging IT network and stealing data.

A 35-year old Indian citizen who was working in the US for a contractor of Toyota has been accused of sabotaging applications on the car company's network and stealing data after he was fired from his job. Read More details at

Wired and Network World

Cyber Attacks against Aramco and RasGas

Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil producer, was subjected to a cyber attack which affected about 30,000 workstations on their network. This occurred around August 15th. A couple of weeks later an "unknown virus" has shutdown the entire computer network of the world's second largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer, the Qatar based RasGas, according to news reports. Read More details at

New York Times, Hacker News and Threat Post

Reuters hacked thrice during the month of August

Hackers first hit the agency's blogging platform at the beginning of August with claims that the Syrian rebel army was on the retreat. Two days later, the agency's tech news Twitter feed was taken over and pro-Syrian government messages were posted. And then on 15th August, the blogging platform was again hacked and a false post was made saying Saudi Arabia's foreign minister had died. Read More details at

BBC and TechWeek Europe

In Other News & Views:

Anonymous takes down Samajwadi Party's website
This seems to have been done in retaliation for the latter's stand in Parliament against social networking. Read more in this Techtree article.

FBI warns of Internet malware that locks computers, demands money for unlocking
The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an urgent warning about a major ransomware campaign which locks computers of users and then demands a fine for unlocking the same. Read details here.

Losing your phone can be a traumatic experience
Below is a nice article publised on ReadWriteWeb on "How to Find Your Stolen Mobile Device". Read Here.

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