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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Foreign spies behind Bureau of Meteorology hack

It’s official. Foreign spies compromised Australia’s government networks last year, and they got at us through our weather division. The Australian Cyber Security Centre has confirmed that a 2015 attack on servers at Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology was conducted by a “foreign intelligence service.” The attack saw two computers on…

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Hacking the Pentagon for patriotism and profit

The Defense Digital Service is charged with using private-sector talent and best practices to improve critical Defense Department systems — and hopefully modernize DOD’s IT mindset in the process. Hack the Pentagon, a bug-bounty program that was tested this past spring, did both. DOD partnered with HackerOne, a San Francisco-based…

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Hackers accessed US state voting systems

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has said that hackers managed to gain access to state voting systems, but that there’s no evidence that any data was manipulated in the process. The suggestion that someone is hacking the US presidential election to influence the outcome is one that refuses…

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