2018 will be the #year of #cyberwar

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

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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The Hacking Wars Are Going to Get Much Worse

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

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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AI COULD REVOLUTIONIZE WAR AS MUCH AS NUKES

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

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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