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Senate bill asks Obama administration to define cyber war

Senate bill asks Obama administration to define cyber war

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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.

British manufacturers urged to step up their cyber-security plans

British manufacturers urged to step up their cyber-security plans

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.

Cyber Warfare - Who are you going to call?

Cyber Warfare - Who are you going to call?

If your organization is connected to the Internet, you are very likely engaged in cyber warfare whether you like it or not.

'Bored' Filipino IT experts to be hired as white-hat hackers

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".

South Korea no 1 origin point for DDoS attacks

South Korea no 1 origin point for DDoS attacks

According to a new report by Imperva, South Korea serves as the most prolific point of origin for global DDoS attacks.

Educational network Janet hit with DDoS attacks

Educational network Janet hit with DDoS attacks

A wave of DDoS attacks were launched against the government-funded education network Janet yesterday morning.

U.S. cyber soldiers hitting ISIS hard

U.S. cyber soldiers hitting ISIS hard

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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.

Updated: Pentagon unclear on who will defend the U.S. against a cyberattack

Updated: Pentagon unclear on who will defend the U.S. against a cyberattack

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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.

South Korea blames north for attempted hack of government facilities

South Korea blames north for attempted hack of government facilities

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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.

U.S. Navy charts a new course to avoid cyberattacks

U.S. Navy charts a new course to avoid cyberattacks

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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.

Ukraine blames Russia for cyber-attack on airport

Ukraine blames Russia for cyber-attack on airport

Kiev warns more cyber-attacks likely after Black Energy malware found on server at country's largest airport.

Cyber-attack among World Economic Forum's top global risks

Cyber-attack among World Economic Forum's top global risks

The World Economic Forum's annual Global Risk report lists cyber-attacks as one of the biggest dangers in an ever more connected world.

NCA leads international cyber-crime exercise with FBI and Europol

NCA leads international cyber-crime exercise with FBI and Europol

Silver Shadow draws together authorities from eight countries to test response by US and European law enforcement to a large scale cyber-attack.

Comcast malvertising attack uses multiple tricks to target customers

Comcast malvertising attack uses multiple tricks to target customers

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Researchers at Malwarebytes spotted a malvertising attack targeting Comcast customers that combines an EK, phishing and a tech support scam.

China accused of cyber-attack on Australian Bureau of Meteorology

China accused of cyber-attack on Australian Bureau of Meteorology

China is being accused of a major cyber-attack on the computer system of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

Japanese minister warns of ISIS attacks in the near future

Japanese minister warns of ISIS attacks in the near future

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)

ISIS 'help desk' to support terror activities

ISIS 'help desk' to support terror activities

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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.

U.S. Air Force adds extra pay for cyberspace specialists

U.S. Air Force adds extra pay for cyberspace specialists

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The U.S. Air Force has added cyber warfare operations as a job position eligible for special duty pay.

Anonymous attacks two Japanese airports

Anonymous attacks two Japanese airports

In protest over the Japanese dolphin-hunting industry, Anonymous has launched DDoS attacks on two major Japanese airports.

U.S. and EU partner for security response exercise

U.S. and EU partner for security response exercise

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"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 issues workaround for Duqu malware

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Microsoft issued a temporary fix for a vulnerability in the Windows kernel used to spread Duqu, the so-called "son of Stuxnet" trojan.

"Nitro" attacks target 29 firms in chemical sector

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Hackers over the summer targeted at least 29 companies in the chemical sector during an attack campaign aimed at stealing intellectual property.

Recent attacks cost Energy Department at least $2M

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The attacks, which occurred at four department locations, were not described in detail, but were deemed "successful" for adversaries, according to the annual audit.

Duqu underscores trouble AV industry has in stopping threats

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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.

U.S. may have had inside knowledge of Libya radar bugs

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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.

Possibly breached GlobalSign to bring services back Monday

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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.

Chinese documentary depicts attack against U.S. target

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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.

Anonymous hacks Booz Allen Hamilton to leak info on 90K

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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.

Canada bureaus still troubled by Chinese breach

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Months after hackers invaded the computer systems of at least three federal government institutions employees are still feeling the effects.

Audit doubts FBI's ability to combat cyberthreats

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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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