Cyberattack News, Articles and Updates
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced The Cyber Act of War Act of 2016 bill this week asking the Obama administration to develop a set of guidelines for the U.S. military to follow in response to a cyberattack.
To face the growing number of cyber-threats as part of their efforts to get ready for the 4th industrial revolution, British manufacturers are being urged to step up their cyber-security planning.
If your organization is connected to the Internet, you are very likely engaged in cyber warfare whether you like it or not.
In order to better improve and ensure cyber-security of government websites, Philippine senator Ralph Recto plans to recruit "bored" Filipino hackers to serve as "cyber-commandos".
According to a new report by Imperva, South Korea serves as the most prolific point of origin for global DDoS attacks.
A wave of DDoS attacks were launched against the government-funded education network Janet yesterday morning.
The U.S. Cyber Command is taking the information security fight to ISIS hacking into the computers of individual fighters and interrupting the terror group's encrypted communications.
If the U.S. military normally has one thing down pat it's knowing who is in charge at any given time. However, when it comes to handling a massive cyberattack on the country, the Pentagon is not quite sure who should be issuing orders.
Tensions are running high on the Korean peninsula this week with South Korea's intelligence agency accusing its northern neighbor of an attempted cyberattack, while Pyongyang threatened to launch nuclear attacks against the south and United States.
The U.S. Navy may not be going back to the age of wooden ships and sails, but to defend against cyberattacks the Navy is stepping back from its current level of hyper connectivity and instead looking at ways to limit which systems are networked at any given time.
Kiev warns more cyber-attacks likely after Black Energy malware found on server at country's largest airport.
The World Economic Forum's annual Global Risk report lists cyber-attacks as one of the biggest dangers in an ever more connected world.
Silver Shadow draws together authorities from eight countries to test response by US and European law enforcement to a large scale cyber-attack.
Researchers at Malwarebytes spotted a malvertising attack targeting Comcast customers that combines an EK, phishing and a tech support scam.
China is being accused of a major cyber-attack on the computer system of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.
Following two weeks after the terrorist attacks in Paris, cabinet minister, Taro Kono, of Japan stated in an interview that his country is at risk of cyber-attacks by Daesh (ISIS)
The jihadist extremist militant group ISIS reportedly is taking the technological angle of its efforts seriously enough to create a "help desk" to teach recruits tricks that will allow them to communicate and pull off attacks.
The U.S. Air Force has added cyber warfare operations as a job position eligible for special duty pay.
In protest over the Japanese dolphin-hunting industry, Anonymous has launched DDoS attacks on two major Japanese airports.
"Cyber Atlantic 2011" aimed to clarify how the two nations can best communicate about cyber incidents that occur on government systems or critical infrastructure.
Microsoft issued a temporary fix for a vulnerability in the Windows kernel used to spread Duqu, the so-called "son of Stuxnet" trojan.
Hackers over the summer targeted at least 29 companies in the chemical sector during an attack campaign aimed at stealing intellectual property.
The attacks, which occurred at four department locations, were not described in detail, but were deemed "successful" for adversaries, according to the annual audit.
The slowness by which an offspring of Stuxnet was discovered may be further proof that attackers have a significant leg up on the security community.
News that the U.S. was considering a cyberattack to disable Libya's radar system may indicate knowledge of the same flaws Israel is believed to have used against Syria in 2007.
Portsmouth, N.H.-based certificate authority (CA) GlobalSign plans to be back fully operating on Monday after temporarily suspending the issuance of SSL credentials due to claims from a hacker linked to attacks on Comodo and DigiNotar. In a Monday post to Pastebin, a hacker claimed responsibility for the major attack on DigiNotar and said he has access to four other CAs, including GlobalSign. "We are adopting a high-threat approach to bringing services back online and we are working with a number of organizations to audit the process," the company said in a news release. GlobalSign is still investigating the hacker's claims, but said it believes CAs are facing an "industry-wide" attack.
A Chinese military documentary appears to offer a rare glimpse of an actual state-sponsored hacking tool being used to attack a U.S. website affiliated with the dissident Falun Gong religious movement.
The Anonymous hacking collective on Monday released tens of thousands of military credentials, in addition to details on alleged questionable business practices at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton.
Months after hackers invaded the computer systems of at least three federal government institutions employees are still feeling the effects.
The FBI must bolster its information sharing and cybersecurity expertise to effectively investigate and combat the most serious cyber intrusions, according to a new audit.
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