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Cyberwar or Cybervandalism?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Does hacking into a private entertainment corporation's computer files constitute an act of war? Against whom, exactly?

Stuxnet and the Dawn of Algorithmic Warfare

Jason Healey | Posted 06.16.2013 | Technology
Jason Healey

Though autonomous, destructive robots are a long-time, hackneyed science fiction plot, for some time, this new kind of warfare has been shifting from yesterday's movie to today's reality.

Gerry Smith

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

Sophisticated Computer Worm Rears Its Head Again

AP | Posted 02.24.2013 | Technology

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian semi-official news agency says there has been another cyberattack by the sophisticated computer worm Stuxnet, this ti...

The New 'miniFlame' Computer Virus Burning The Middle East

Reuters | Joseph Menn | Posted 12.15.2012 | Technology

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The security company that has discovered some of the most sophisticated spying software uneart...

3 More Computer Viruses Made By The U.S. Government?

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 11.17.2012 | Technology

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the United States may have developed three previously ...

Gov 2.0 and Cyberwar Mashup

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Digital bullets might be replacing real bullets but when whole systems like water, electricity, or transportation go down due to hacking, cyberwar or cyber economic espionage; the effect could be the same.

Oh Great. New Supervirus Targets Banks

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology

Security researchers on Thursday said they discovered a new computer virus that infected about 2,500 computers across the Middle East and appeared to ...

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012: Are We Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Dave Aitel | Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology
Dave Aitel

CSA is much-needed right now to protect America's critical infrastructure systems from potentially devastating and costly attacks. Unfortunately, it's unlikely to overcome its political obstacles.

Iran Says It Has Detected 'Massive Cyber Attack' Against Its Nuclear Facilities

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

DUBAI, June 21 (Reuters) - Iran has detected a planned "massive cyber attack" against its nuclear facilities, state television said on Thursday, aft...

Hackers: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Pay 'Em Like Bankers

Adam Levin | Posted 08.15.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

So what's it worth to you to prevent world-wide economic collapse, or even a major interruption of essential services, like power or water? These are not hypothetical questions.

The Other Story About Iran and the Internet

Chris DeVito | Posted 08.13.2012 | World
Chris DeVito

The role that the Internet and social media played in both organizing and publicizing the events of 2009 was certainly not lost on the regime. This is clearly evidenced by the intense crackdown on Internet freedom that the regime has pursued since then.

Leaks & Winks: America at the Brink

Michael Brenner | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The flare-up over "kill lists," cyber war and the manipulation of information by our leaders has revealed deep seated flaws in our political culture and the mentality of our political class that are toxic to a healthy democracy.

Weapons of Mass Disruption -- The Super Cyber Wars Have Begun

Shelly Palmer | Posted 08.12.2012 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Huge stealthy computer viruses with capabilities that sound like the stuff of science fiction have been hard at work, collecting data and data and more data, waiting to strike. It is now clear we live in a world at war.


John Feffer | Posted 08.05.2012 | World
John Feffer

Listen to Washington and you'd think the U.S. was simply a healthy body under attack by foreign microbes in league with traitorous parasites within. But several major news stories paint a very different picture of the government's approach to cyber war.

U.S. Sources: Cyber-Attacks 'Bought Us Time' On Iran

Reuters | Andrea Shalal-Esa | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States under former President George W. Bush began building a complex cyber-weap...

Gerry Smith

U.S. Lacks Adequate Defense Against Cyber Attacks, Experts Warn | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.01.2012 | Technology

Since President Barack Obama took office, the United States, along with Israel, has launched a series of cyber attacks that have damaged Iran's nuclea...

Gerry Smith

'Flame' Malware Spying On Middle East Computer Users, Researchers Say | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.29.2012 | Technology

For at least the past two years, a large, complex piece of malicious software has infected hundreds of computers across the Middle East, stealing vict...

Gerry Smith

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

Gerry Smith

Cybersecurity Legislation Gaining 'Momentum' In Congress | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology

After introducing dozens of cybersecurity bills and holding months of hearings on threats from hackers, Congress is moving toward a vote on legislatio...

Joshua Hersh

After Iranian Nuclear Scientist's Death, Israel Is Silent -- With A Hint Of Satisfaction | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.12.2012 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel -- The death of yet another scientist working on Iran's burgeoning nuclear program Wednesday has started to make such killings look l...

Power Systems May Be Sitting Ducks For Hackers

AP | By JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 12.23.2011 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- When a computer attack hobbled Iran's unfinished nuclear power plant last year, it was assumed to be a military-grade strike, the ...

Gerry Smith

Researchers Find New Malware That Resembles Stuxnet Worm | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology

Security researchers say they have discovered a new piece of malware that closely resembles the sophisticated computer worm that sabotaged Iran's nucl...

Gerry Smith

'Cyber 9/11': Serious Risk Or Inflated Threat? | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.09.2011 | Technology

Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks, many lawmakers and intelligence officials say they fear the next such attack could be triggered with the click o...

Security Expert Warns We Could Lose It All Online

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology

Amidst the increasingly prevalent hacking attacks that are occurring around the globe, will we ever be able to enjoy a "safe" Internet? Mikko Hypp...