Chinese hackers ‘targeted US aircraft carrier patrolling in South China Sea’ as legal battle raged over who should control the waters

Chinese hackers tried to steal information from a US aircraft carrier patrolling in the South China Sea when the country was under pressure to withdraw its claim over the waters. USS Ronald Reagan, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was on patrol in July when a Chinese-based group launched the cyber-attack. A…

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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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Is an FBI hack a Fourth Amendment search?

(You may not know this but) law enforcement has the capability to hack into computers using software (malware for you privacy advocates) called a Network Investigative Technique, or NIT. Several cases have recently come before federal judges arising from the use of NIT to track thousands of computers accessing one…

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China blamed in drone hack

China-based hackers have broken into the systems of a European drone company and a US subsidiary of a French energy management company. The attacks are both likely to be economically motivated and designed to help Chinese firms in the targeted sectors, according to security intelligence firm ThreatConnect. It alleges that…

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