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Alex Gibney's New Doc Is About A Computer Virus Gone Very Wrong

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.08.2016 | Entertainment

Alex Gibney never stops working. Last year, the Oscar-winning filmmaker gave us documentaries about Scientology, Steve Jobs and Frank Sinatra. This ye...

What You Don't Know About Cyberwar Could Kill You, Warns Zero Days

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

What if someone infiltrated our nuclear command and control so that if we pushed the button, nothing happened? Or if something did happen even without our pushing the button? What if Pakistan did this to India, or India to Pakistan?

The Growing Threat of Cyber-Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Despite the fact that cyber-attacks occur with greater frequency and intensity around the world, many either go unreported or are under-reported, leaving the public with a false sense of security about the threat they pose and the lives and property they impact.

Digital Warfare (VIDEO)

XPRIZE | Posted 06.10.2016 | Technology

In the future, what countries do with digital weapons may be more destructive than boots on the ground or drones in the sky.

The Business of Cybercrime

XPRIZE | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology

The competitions designed by XPRIZE touch the furthest reaches of human achievement in fields like health care, oceanography and space exploration. We are currently designing a prize competition in the field of cybersecurity.

Report: U.S. Tried Stuxnet-Like Campaign Against North Korea

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, May 29 (Reuters) - The United States tried to deploy a version of the Stuxnet computer virus to attack North Korea's ...

The End of Privacy (VIDEO)

XPRIZE | Posted 05.27.2016 | Technology

In this three-part video series, you'll hear from some of the giants in the Internet and cyber security fields as they relate stories of cybercrime becoming a worldwide business, privacy becoming an antiquated idea, the discovery of Stuxnet and the real possibility of cyber warfare.

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...

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...