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Your Sex Toys Could Be Vulnerable To Cyberattack

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology

HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - It's not just computers and mobile phones that are vulnerable to cyber attack, according to software firm Trend Micro. As...

The U.S. Had A Cyberattack Planned If Iran Nuclear Dispute Led To Conflict

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics

BERLIN — In the early years of the Obama administration, the United States developed an elaborate plan for a cyberattack on Iran in case the diploma...

Did A Spy-Turned-Congressman Just Out His Role In Cyber War With Russia?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former CIA operative who now serves as a member of Congress indicated at a recent public event that the U.S. has engaged in "offensive...

Apple's iOS App Store Suffers First Major Malware Attack

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.21.2015 | Technology

Apple Inc. said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack ...

Hackers Launch Second Cyber Attack On Planned Parenthood

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology

Planned Parenthood said electronic traffic to its websites was snarled by computer hackers on Wednesday in the second cyber attack mounted against the...

11 Million Customers Hit In Latest Health Insurance Hack

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology

BOSTON, March 17 (Reuters) - Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday it was a victim of a cyberattack that may have exposed medical data and...

Dana Liebelson

Obama Cites Sony Hack To Push For More Information-Sharing With Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is citing the cyberattack against Sony to drum up support for cybersecurity legislation that would expand informa...

Kathleen Miles

China, Russia Are Becoming Aggressive As They Perceive U.S. Pulling Back, Robert Gates Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that China and Russia are becoming more aggressive as they perceive the U.S. pulling back fr...

Ukraine Under Cyberattack

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2014 | Media

(Reuters) - Ukraine's telecommunications system has come under attack, with equipment installed in Russian-controlled Crimea used to interfere with th...

Bank Warns 465,000 Customers About Cyber Attack

Reuters | David Henry and Jim Finkle | Posted 02.20.2014 | Technology

(Adds statements from Louisiana and Connecticut officials) By David Henry and Jim Finkle NEW YORK/BOSTON, Dec 5 (Reuters...

Gerry Smith

This Is Costing The U.S. As Many As 500,000 Jobs Per Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.25.2013 | Technology

Beginning in 2000, Chinese hackers began spying on Nortel Networks, one of the world's largest telecom equipment makers, breaking into executives' com...

North Korea May Not Be The One Behind All Those Hacks Against The South

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Researchers with U.S. security software maker Symantec Corp say they have uncovered digital evidence t...

Dealing With Spam and Cyberattacks: Control vs. Openness

Larry Magid | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

It's a scary thought and a reminder of how this "global village" we live in is so interconnected that we can no longer afford to ignore problems that affect "other people," because they can affect us, too.

Investigation Into Notorious DDoS Attack Finds Person Of Interest

The New York Times | Posted 03.30.2013 | Technology

Sven Olaf Kamphuis calls himself the “minister of telecommunications and foreign affairs for the Republic of CyberBunker.” Others see him as the P...

Report For NATO Justifies Killing Of Hackers In A Cyberwar

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.22.2013 | Technology

The U.S. government has taken a hard line on hackers lately, charging them with federal crimes that carry lengthy prison sentences. But a new repor...

Gerry Smith

Security Chief's Cyberwar Testimony Seen As Veiled Threat To Enemies

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology

As threats of a crippling cyberattack against the United States have mounted, the Obama administration has pushed repeatedly for stronger digital defe...

LOOK: Frightening Map Shows You Where Cyberattacks Are Happening RIGHT NOW

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 10.05.2012 | Technology

Ever wondered how many cyberattacks occur across the world every second? The non-profit Honeynet Project attempts to give you a sense of where and how...

Gerry Smith

Obama Drafts Executive Order To Prevent Cyber Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.12.2012 | Technology

Despite repeated warnings about the national security threats posed by hackers, Congress failed to pass legislation this summer to protect vital compu...

Gerry Smith

White House Announces New Efforts To Fight Botnets

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.30.2012 | Technology

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced new efforts to disrupt networks of infected computers that help cyber criminals send spam messages, co...

Gerry Smith

Iran Capable Of Launching Cyberattack Against U.S., Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.26.2012 | Technology

When American experts talk about cyber threats from other countries, they often cite elite hackers in China and Russia. On Thursday, some warned ag...

The Internet Privacy Debate Misses the Point

Scott Vernick | Posted 06.23.2012 | Technology
Scott Vernick

Let's put our daily conversations about information over-sharing in perspective and address what is by far the real danger to our security and national well-being.

Gerry Smith

'Extremely Partisan' GOP Impeding Progress On Cybersecurity Bill, Democrat Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.19.2012 | Technology

As the House prepares to vote next week on landmark legislation to protect the nation's computer systems, Republicans have stripped a key provision fr...

Gerry Smith

Internet Providers Agree to Fight 'Zombie' Computer Networks

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.22.2012 | Technology

Every month, about four million computers turn into zombies, according to researchers. Unbeknownst to their owners, who have accidentally clicked ...

Gerry Smith

Cybersecurity Bill Faces Uncertain Future In Fight Over Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- It is a scenario that many officials in Washington say keeps them awake at night: a cyberattack against critical infrastructure. Many la...

Gerry Smith

'WAKEUP CALL': Nortel Security Breach Exposes Broad Vulnerabilities

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.15.2012 | Technology

The long-term penetration of Nortel Networks' computer system by hackers raises the possibility that owners of the company's telecom equipment could f...