Is Russia unhackable? Kremlin computer networks can’t be cracked, claim officials

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The Kremlin’s state computer networks holding sensitive government data “can’t be hacked” because they are not connected to the internet, a Russian internet security official has said. Sergei Plugotarenko, director of the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC), a major internet watchdog, was responding to recent reports that US military…


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New Cyber Security Alliance aims to protect the city, county from hackers

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Southern Nevada’s cyber-space is about to get a lot more secure. On Thursday, the Southern Nevada Cybersecurity Alliance or SNCA will be launched during an inaugural meeting at the Innevation Center in Southwest Las Vegas. The subject of cyber security has been in the news a lot lately, from the…


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International Humanitarian Law and its Applicability to Cyber Warfare

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Cyberspace is the colloquial term used to collectively refer to the virtual space that now occupies a significant position in our day to day affairs. Enabled by the omniscient and omnipresent Internet, Cyberspace has gone from a simple method of interpersonal communication to a driving factor behind the global economy…


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Government to create Computer & Cybercrime Management Centre to deal with crimes like social media abuse & cyberterrorism

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Zimbabwe’s draft ICT legislation on cybercrime, electronic transactions, and data has drawn a lot of attention in the past month as an increasing number of citizens pay close attention the impact that these laws will have in their lives. At a recent workshop held to discuss the draft Computer Crime…


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A Cyber Agency for Cyber Terror

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Cyber espionage in India is not a new concept but has been in existence for the last decade. It may be carried out by an insider or an outsider by exploiting the vulnerabilities in the cyber security of an organisation. The real problem lies in the fact that cyber espionage…


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U.S. is also guilty of cyberspying

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U.S. is guilty of its own cyberspying Writer Eli Lake’s Opinion piece on the hacking of computers at the Democratic National Committee lists reasons to explain why the United States is treating this incident less sternly than cyberattacks by China, Iran and North Korea [“Why Russia gets away with hacking,”…


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Utilities look back to the future for hands-on cyberdefense

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The aftermath of the cyberattack in Ukraine on Dec. 23, 2015, produced two unexpected lessons that U.S. grid operators have started to take to heart. After cutting off power to nearly 250,000 homes and businesses in western Ukraine, the cyber terrorists delivered a final punch to the gut. The hackers…


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Turkey blocks WikiLeaks after mass e-mail leak

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The Turkish government has blocked access to the WikiLeaks Web site in the country after the whistle-blower organisation released nearly 300 000 e-mails from president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The country’s Internet watchdog, TIB, said an “administrative measure” had been taken against the Web site…


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War Stories From The World Of Cyber Security.

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Imagine you’re an employee whose boss is on her way to Thailand for work. You and the rest of the team bid her farewell, then two hours later, an email arrives in your inbox. I’m just about to board my flight to Thailand but before I go I need your…


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US finds no cyber threats, despite declaring “national emergency”

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A report said that not one malicious cyber-threat was found, and the federal government spent more money than it received in collected sanctions. Six months after issuing an executive order to handle the “national emergency” that the US faced amid the growing wave of cyberattacks, the Obama administration has yet…


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Cyber Justice Against Foreign Hackers

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A number of high-profile cases involving international cyber attacks on the U.S. have been unsealed for the public. The incidents, released by the Department of Justice, involve everything from hacking U.S. banks to online hoaxes regarding a terrorist attack, and hacking critical infrastructure sectors—including a defense contractor and a New…


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Weaponization of cyber by terrorists

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While non-state actors today are not on par with nation states as far as cyber capabilities are concerned, terrorist groups, criminals, hackers and the like could possess destructive capabilities enjoyed by a small circle of nations in the not-so-distant future. According to Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of the U.S. Cyber…


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A real threat on our internet liberties “The face of Tehran’s cyber warfare”

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Hackers find ways of controlling hardware and software through releasing malicious computer viruses, and likewise governments use ‘soft and hard means’ to quell internal dissident voices of those who choose to speak out against them. This is the hard-line taken by the Iranian regime in light of a zero-day cyber…


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US begins to engage cyber war against Isis

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The US has begun waging cyber warfare against Isis, defence secretary Ashton Carter has confirmed. As the Financial Times reports, Carter said he has issued orders to the US Cyber Command to launch online attacks against the fundamentalist group. Speaking to the paper, he said: “I have given Cyber Command…


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Islamic group hack six government websites in Thailand

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Bangkok: Six official websites of Thai government were hacked on Monday allegedly by an Islamic group from Tunisia which posted pictures of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar on the webpages. The Islamic group calling itself Fallag Gassrini & Dr Lamouchi, left messages saying: “Your sites have been hacked by…


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Is St. Louis under cyber attack? Probably not

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Is St. Louis at the center of a cyber attack from China? A company that monitors threats on the internet shows a large amount of traffic headed into the area from China.  They say this map posted online may be misleading.  There are a lot…


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Coast Guard Unveils New Cyber Strategy

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The Coast Guard’s leadership has outlined a new cyber strategy while renewing long-standing complaints that a lack of funding has hamstrung proven efforts to interdict drug trafficking. The leadership last week put forward arguments for increased support of a unique service with law enforcement authority under the Department of Homeland…


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Ministry of Defence fends off ‘thousands’ of daily cyber attacks

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Hacker hunt intensifies in trenches of U.S.-China cyberwar

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Security researchers have many names for the hacking group that is one of the suspects for the cyber-attack on the U.S. government’s Office of Personnel Management: PinkPanther, KungFu Kittens, Group 72 and, most famously, Deep Panda. But to Jared Myers and colleagues at cybersecurity company RSA, it…


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The ever-evolving cyber threat to planes

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Hackers and cyber-terrorists present an ever-evolving threat to airlines, with experts constantly testing for new vulnerabilities—including the fear that drones could be used to throw a plane off course. Most agree hacking a plane would be a near-impossible feat, but some professional hackers have claimed airline computer systems are riddled…


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