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Ukraine Under Cyberattack

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2014 | Media

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

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...

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...

ADOBE HACKED

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.20.2014 | Technology

Adobe Systems Inc. said a cyberattack on its systems has exposed credit-card information of 2.9 million customers. The maker of Photoshop and other s...

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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...

South Korean Government Websites Shut Down

AP | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has issued a cyberattack alert after government websites shut down on the anniversary of the start of the Korea...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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'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...

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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 ...

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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...

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'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...

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U.S. Blames China And Russia For Stealing Secrets

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

The Chinese and Russian governments are aggressively stealing American military, technology and economic secrets by hacking into U.S. computer network...

REPORT: Top Chemical Firms Targeted In Giant Cyberattack

Posted 12.31.2011 | Technology

By Jim Finkle (Reuters) - At least 48 chemical and defense companies were victims of a coordinated cyber attack that has been traced to a man i...

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Senator Criticizes Pentagon For Cyber Confusion

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.26.2011 | Technology

Pentagon officials have acknowledged they must recruit more cyber experts to stop hackers from breaching their networks and stealing classified milita...

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Researchers Find New Malware That Resembles Stuxnet Worm

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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State Department Official Accuses Russia and China Of Vying For Greater Internet Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology

A top State Department official on Tuesday accused China and Russia of abandoning international talks on cybersecurity and seeking United Nations appr...