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Cyber Attack

Sony Hack Attacks Presage New Warfare: The Weaponization of Code

Alec Ross | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Alec Ross

What is important is that these hacks presage what is going to happen for years to come and at far greater cost than what is being imposed on Sony. The weaponization of code is the most significant development in warfare since the weaponization of fissile material.

Kathleen Miles

Security Experts Warn Of Potentially Dire Russian Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.30.2014 | World

Former U.S. security officials warned on Tuesday that Russia may use cyber warfare against the U.S. and Ukraine if tensions between the two sides cont...

Allied Cyber Forces? Yes Please.

Brian E. Finch | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Brian E. Finch

Often lost in the debate over surveillance and the actions of the National Security Agency is that cyber space is a potential battlefield where countr...

HACKED

Reuters | Timothy Heritage and Maria Tsvetkova | Posted 05.14.2014 | Media

By Timothy Heritage and Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Victories are hard to come by for Vladimir Putin's opponents, activists are ...

Cyber Attack On Bitcoin Exposes Currency's Vulnerabilities

Reuters | Emily Flitter | Posted 04.15.2014 | Technology

By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - A massive cyber attack from unknown sources that has been spamming bitcoin exchanges is highlight...

White House Offers Help To Industry On Cyberattack

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Whited House on Wednesday offered to help U.S. businesses protect their computer systems from cyberattacks that President Bara...

Cyberattacks Not Coordinated, Task Force Reports

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A multi-agency government task force looking into cyberattacks against retailers says it has not come across evidence suggesting t...

The Obsession With Negativity in the Cyber World

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Jennie Shulkin

The words we say online do have an effect, and we need to consider that when posting.

Beware: Cybercrooks Are Becoming More Sophisticated

Michael L. Berman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

More attacks, more malicious websites and more vulnerability on the part of the average computer user.

Report: More U.S. Retailers' Security Breached, Joining Target And Neiman Marcus

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business

By Jim Finkle and Mark Hosenball BOSTON/WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Target Corp and Neiman Marcus are not the only U.S. retailers ...

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...

NatGeo's American Blackout Presents Scary Portrayal of Powerless Nation

Aaron Sagers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

What does it mean to be powerless? That question is at the center of American Blackout, a new found-footage style suspense/horror movie from National Geographic Channel that imagines 10 days of a nationwide power outage caused by a devastating cyber-attack.

Anything and Everything Can Be Hacked

Brian E. Finch | Posted 10.15.2013 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

The 2013 Black Hat conference this past week proved once again that anything and everything can be hacked.

International Cyber Security at the UN: Between Doom and Hesitant Optimism

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 08.11.2013 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

Clearly, establishing a worldwide regulatory framework for Internet security will require staying power, juridical skill and a strong belief in the need to protect both the integrity of vital Internet resources and the lives of those threatened by cyber insecurity.

One Of The Largest Cyber Attacks Ever Is Happening Right Now

AP / The Huffington Post | By RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — A record-breaking cyberattack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the Web, experts sa...

Bank Hit With Cyber Attack

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co on Tuesday said its online banking website was experiencing an unusually high volume of traffic that it believes stems fr...

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...

Our Man in Peking

Francis Levy | Posted 04.09.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

In an article entitled "Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months," (NYT, 1/30/13), Nicole Perlroth describes a new universe which reads l...

Taxpayer Data Exposed In Cyberattack

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2012 | Technology

CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct 26 (Reuters) - As many as 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers used b...

We Have Been Warned

Gary Hart | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

How will you know when the "cyber Pearl Harbor" has occurred? When the lights and heat in your home go off. When you can't make a phone call. When no ATM works. When your flight cannot land.

Hackers Break Into White House Computers

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.01.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is acknowledging an attempt to infiltrate its computer system, but says it thwarted the effort and that no classif...

Another Bank Gets Hit With Cyber Attacks

Reuters | Rick Rothacker | Posted 11.25.2012 | Technology

By Rick Rothacker (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co on Tuesday became the latest bank to suffer problems with its website amid heightened co...

Banks Possibly Hit By Cyber Attacks

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Money

A financial services security group is warning about possible cyber-attacks on banks, citing "recent credible intelligence." The group, the Financial...

Gerry Smith

U.S. Lacks Adequate Defense Against Cyber Attacks, Experts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

States Unprepared To Defend Against Cyberattacks, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.03.2012 | Technology

While the nation has made strides in preparing for a wide range of potential disasters, state and local officials said they feel least prepared for an...