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Cyberwar

Russian Government is Protecting Cybercriminals for Political Actions, Author Alleges

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

SAN FRANCISCO -- While the threat of cyber terrorism is much discussed in government and the media, the biggest threat around Internet security are st...

Chertoff Suggests Special Ops Takeout Cyber-Attacking Servers?

Josh Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Rushing

Did Michael Chertoff, former director of Homeland Security, seriously suggest the possibility of responding with special forces to takeout the servers...

'Cyberwar': Richard Clarke On Why The Google Hacking Is A Sign Of Future Threats (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After news this morning that Google was hacked and that the Chinese government was possibly behind it, the threat of cyber attacks has become more sal...

Wikileaks Blows Whistle; Most Miss the Point

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barrett Brown

Wikileaks serves a singularly crucial role in keeping humanity informed about the doings of its institutions. It deserves far more attention that it has received.

Cyberwar Declared As China Hunts For West's Intelligence Secrets

Times Online | Michael Evans, Giles Whittell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Urgent warnings have been circulated throughout Nato and the European Union for secret intelligence material to be protected from a recent surge in cy...

White House Cyber Czar: 'There Is No Cyberwar'

wired.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Howard Schmidt, the new cybersecurity czar for the Obama administration, has a short answer for the drumbeat of rhetoric claiming the United States is...

Are We on the Brink of a Cyber-War?

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James D. Zirin

If accomplished by an enemy state, a doomsday cyber-attack would certainly be an act of war with more devastating consequences than any we have ever experienced.

The Chinese are in my Laptop!

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rory Fitzgerald

Yesterday I posted a piece about Tibet, criticizing China and saying the West should stand up for Tibetans. Within an hour of the piece going online, my normally reliable laptop began to play up.

When Cyber-Attacks Hit U.S. Energy Companies, We All Pay

John Yemma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John Yemma

The ongoing cost of cyber-spying is lost jobs and higher energy prices. An estimated $1 trillion was stolen via the Internet in 2008. And the cost could be much worse if relations between the US and China deteriorate.

Securenet: How to Combat Internet Attacks

Mark A. Shiffrin and Avi Silberschatz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mark A. Shiffrin and Avi Silberschatz

Just as public roads and public airspace need to be closed to securely transport the President, we need to create Securenet as a closed, secure kind of limited access information superhighway for infrastructure communications.

South Korea Leads Way In Cyber-Attacks

GlobalPost | Jiyeon Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- One day you wake up to find your personal life plastered all over the web -- photographs of your school days, anonymous comments...

Where Is Obama's Cyberczar?

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James D. Zirin

Why hasn't the president appointed a cyber czar to monitor and secure the electronic highway from attack? His staff said he is looking for just the right person, and that takes time.

Countries Prepping For "Cyber Cold War," According To McAfee Report

cnn.com | Elinor Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Major countries and nation-states are engaged in a "Cyber Cold War," amassing cyberweapons, conducting espionage, and testing networks in preparation ...

Jason Linkins

On Bush's Watch, U.S. Suffered Its "Electronic Pearl Harbor"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sunday's 60 Minutes featured a pretty terrifying report on the potential threat the United States faces from cyberterrorism. It's territory that the ...

Mike McConnell: An American Spymaster on Cyberwar

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

One of America's top spymasters, Mike McConnell, spoke with me recently at his office outside Washington.

Its Official! Pentagon Cyber Command Gets Ready to "Stand Up"

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

It seems to me that the Pentagon, the administration and the military industrial complex are all treating cyberspace like any other battle domain.

Iran's Revolution Will Be Twittered (and Blogged and YouTubed and...)

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leah Anthony Libresco

Social media hasn't only given Iranians a way to evade censorship and speak out; it has given them a way to mobilize attacks on Ahmadinejad's coalition, attacks that go beyond rallies.

Privacy May Be A Victim In Cyberdefense Plan

New York Times | THOM SHANKER And DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A plan to create a new Pentagon cybercommand is raising significant privacy and diplomatic concerns, as the Obama administration moves ahead on effort...

Stuart Whatley | Posted 03.02.2009 | World
Stuart Whatley

It is a case of perverse but predictable irony that the first administration to truly harness the Internet's full power likewise faces the greatest threat from it.