UK confirms cyber warfare against ISIS

The UK government on Friday confirmed the use of cyber “offensive” against Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists for the first time since the dreaded terror group swept through large swathes of land in Iraq and Syria in 2014. UK defence secretary Michael Fallon told a conference on ‘Waging war through advanced…

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Australian Bureau of Meteorology hack linked to China

Amidst growing cyber warfare and fears of worldwide hacking activities increasing, a report has been published on the breach of the Australian government’s department computer system. An official report revealed on Wednesday that the Bureau of Meteorology’s system was under attack from malicious software that stole unknown number of documents….

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Time to get real about Russia cyber war

The Obama administration is “confident” that Russia was behind recent compromises of emails about upcoming US elections USA TODAY Trump denies, Obama delays and the media enables in the face of unprecedented attacks on U.S. democracy. Our democracy is under attack by Russia, but almost no one is treating the…

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Calls for Canada to develop cyberwar capabilities

Canada’s spy agencies and military should be upgraded to better carry out offensive cyber warfare attacks against “foreign adversaries,” a strategy paper published in July by a Canadian military think tank argued. Titled “Canada and Cyber Warfare,” and written by retired Major General John Adams for the Canadian Global Affairs…

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Obama Threatens Cyber War on Russia at G20

Obama warns Russia to ‘act responsibly’ warning that US has ‘more [cyberwarfare] capacity than anyone, both offensively and defensively’ President Barack Obama took a hardline during discussions with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 Summit parroting the theory of Hillary and the Democrats that Moscow…

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Bisiness rivals commit most cyber crimes

BENGALURU: Even as India makes its mark in the digital world, it’s increasingly evident that business competitors commit the highest number of cyber crimes in the absence of strict corporate data protection laws and lack of expertise among investigating agencies. From just 3% in 2014, the number of business competitors…

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Cyberwar: Real threat and opportunity

We have had a number high profile cybersecurity stories recently. The first was a cyber attack against the Democratic National Committee files, again, that was blamed on the Russian government hacker group. The second was more evidence that the Stuxnet worm that infected Iran’s nuclear centrifuges was built by our…

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