What #U.S. Enemies Stand to #Gain – and #Lose – in #Cyber #War

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On Iranian and North Korean cyber activity: Those two actors are very different in their motivations and how they proceed. The Iranians view their cyber activities as proportional responses to things being done to them, things related to sanctions of various kinds. They also view their activities as part of…


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US #foreign policy prompted #Russia to become ‘masters’ of #cyberwarfare, #Blackstone’s Studzinski says

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Cyberwarfare is likely to be at the center of geopolitical disputes for a long time to come, strategists told CNBC.  When asked whether ever-improving ties between China, Saudi Arabia and Russia could be detrimental to the U.S. next year, John Studzinski, vice chairman at Blackstone Group, told CNBC: “They are a…


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2018 will be the #year of #cyberwar

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The cyberattacks of the past year can only hint at the coming weaponization of security flaws In 2017, the word “cyber” was doing a lot of work. We learned the details of Russia’s cyber campaign to hack, among others, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic Party. We saw the…


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Cyberwar is our era’s #Cuban missile #crisis. We need to #de-escalate, #now.

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Earlier this year, America’s most famous investor, Warren Buffett, characterized cyberattacks as a bigger threat to humanity than nuclear weapons, calling them “the No. 1 problem with mankind.” Buffett, who describes himself as a cyberthreats neophyte, was echoing the concerns of government officials and national security experts going back at…


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Five #Steps to Keep #North Korean #Hackers Out of Your #Network

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By now you’ve seen the warnings, or if you haven’t your CISO has. US-CERT and the FBI have issued warnings that the government of North Korea has been attempting a series of largely successful cyber-attacks against interests in the United States and elsewhere in the world. These attacks have the…


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9/11-STYLE ATTACK #North Korea #cyberwar targets #US aerospace amid fears of #HACKED #planes

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THE US Government has admitted that North Korea has targeted its aerospace industry in a shock revelation – amid growing fears that enemy states could hack into planes mid-flight to cause a devastating attack. The US Government issued an alert this week that recent cyber attacks from the North Korean…


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‘Cyber-bullying’ #PAC starts campaign #wars over Straus

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Raising the stakes for next year’s Republican state House primaries, a new political action committee aims to pick off Speaker Joe Straus’ soldiers and lieutenants in a proxy war. Conservative, free-market, and pro-life groups across Texas are praising the effort as the Nov. 11 candidate filing date approaches. “The New…


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Can #Government Help Win the #Cybersecurity Arms Race?

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It’s no longer cliché to think of cybersecurity as an arms race. Cyber-attackers and their victims have been scrambling for a leg up over each other for ages, so governments are noticeably ramping up their levels of intervention. And rightly so. The U.S. Defense Department is already working with executives…


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Clinton calls #WikiLeaks an arm of #Russian intelligence, warns #cyber #Cold War ‘just getting started’

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Hillary Clinton has accused WikiLeaks of being a “subsidiary of Russian intelligence” and slammed its founder Julian Assange as a “nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator.” In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Four Corners scheduled to air Monday (16 October) night, the former Democratic…


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Cyber cold war is just getting started, claims Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton embarked on a speaking tour of Britain with a message that the Brexit referendum was won on the basis of a big lie and warning that Vladimir Putin has been conducting a “cyber cold war” against the west. She urged more women to enter politics and praised those…


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Why the world should worry about North Korea’s cyber weapons

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North Korea’s hackers have been accused of carrying out some of the most audacious cyber attacks of the past few years, from siphoning millions of dollars to stealing state secrets. Analysts say cyber capabilities have become a key asset in North Korea’s war chest, used for a wide range of purposes…


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North Korean hackers have reportedly stolen secret US/South Korean war plans

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PRESIDENT Trump’s plans to fight North Korea are in peril after Kim Jong-un’s hackers ripped some 235 gigabytes of secret data. TOP secret war plans are among a host of classified military documents reportedly stolen by North Korean hackers in a ‘raid’ on a secure defence data centre last year….


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Cyber Warfare Is The Future – Has Our Power Grid Already Been Hacked?

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A report by internet security experts, Symantec, says that a hacking group called Dragonfly 2.0 has gained access to 20 power company networks. The American power grid has been hacked, but for some reason, the culprits restrained themselves from taking down the power like they did in Ukraine recently. The targets…


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The New Face Of War: Security In The Age Of Cyberwarfare

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One of the greatest national security threats the United States faces today is the one we are least prepared for: cyberwarfare. As demonstrated by the “WannaCry” cyberattack launched on May 12, 2017, no system is invulnerable to cyberattacks. While the United States government has responded to these attacks via executive…


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North Korean hackers with links to Kim Jong-un are targeting US defence contractors, report suggests

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North Korean hackers with links to Kim Jong-un could be launching a secret cyber attack against the US, according to security experts. Best known for the WannaCry ransomware attack, the illusive espionage group dubbed Lazarus Group now appears to be trying to access huge amounts of military information. They have…


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The Hacking Wars Are Going to Get Much Worse

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Reports this month that the United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari news agency, helping to incite a crisis in the Middle East, are as unsurprising as they are unwelcome. For years, countries — in particular Russia — have used cyberattacks and the dissemination of disinformation through social…


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Fighting Back: U.S. Options for Cyberattacks

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In the wake of the recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks, cyber warfare has once again made mainstream news headlines. With cyberattacks becoming increasingly common, it becomes important to understand the options the United States has in dealing with these kinds of attacks. Petya, though in many ways similar to…


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US plans to beef up Cyber Command, separate cyberwar operations from NSA

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The White House will soon announce its decision to strengthen the United States Cyber Command and separate cyber war operations from intelligence functions, according to insider reports. For many decades, the National Security Agency has been in charge of protecting America’s cyber network and combating online threats. But in 2009,…


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AI COULD REVOLUTIONIZE WAR AS MUCH AS NUKES

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IN 1899, THE world’s most powerful nations signed a treaty at The Hague that banned military use of aircraft, fearing the emerging technology’s destructive power. Five years later the moratorium was allowed to expire, and before long aircraft were helping to enable the slaughter of World War I. “Some technologies…


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Spying or Cyber War? How to Tell the Difference

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The idea of a hostile country hijacking computers deep inside the United States sounds frightening. But is it really so different from what countries—including the U.S.—have always done in the name of espionage? That was a question posed to Gen. Keith Alexander, a former director of the NSA, at Fortune’s…


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