Report: Holiday Hackers Attacked At Least Three Other Major Retailers

If you thought you dodged a bullet during Target and Neiman Marcus' holiday data breaches, you might want to sit down. According to a Reuters report published early this morning, at least three other well-known U.S. retailers were hacked, too. » 1/12/14 10:00am 1/12/14 10:00am

You Just Missed a Massive, Destructive (Fake) Cyberattack

What would happen if an army of hackers put America's power grid in its sights and pulled the trigger? How fast would the country descend into darkness? Would there be anarchy in the streets? Would people die? According to a war game carried out across the country this week, the answer is not necessarily good news. » 11/15/13 3:20pm 11/15/13 3:20pm

China Can't Stop Hacking the World's Only Superpower

It's been almost a year since The New York Times, working with cybersecurity firm Mandiant, outed the Chinese military for being behind an ongoing series of hacking attacks aimed at the United States. Articles were written. Meetings were held. Defense budgets was boosted. Did it stop the hackers? Not a chance. » 11/07/13 1:05pm 11/07/13 1:05pm

Hackers Figured Out How to Hijack Shipping Vessel Tracking Systems

A team of white hat hackers recently figured out how to break into the navigation technology used to track 400,000 shipping vessels worldwide. With this kind of access they could hypothetically make it appear as if a fleet of mystery ships was about to invade New York City. This is not good. » 10/18/13 10:20am 10/18/13 10:20am

Chinese Mercenaries Are Hacking into American Networks

Cybersecurity firm Symantec took a major swipe at Chinese hackers on Tuesday, when it revealed the details of the group that's behind some of the best-known attacks on the United States. Unlike earlier reports, however, Symantec's report isn't about the Chinese military. These are hackers-for-hire. » 9/17/13 1:13pm 9/17/13 1:13pm

The Anonymous Internet Is Under Attack

Last week left cybersecurity nerds scratching their heads after traffic to Tor, the free software suite that enables anonymity online, quintupled in less than a week. It was obviously too good to be true, and now we know why. A Russian botnet is threatening to bring the whole network down. » 9/05/13 12:00pm 9/05/13 12:00pm

Plan X: How the Army Will Make Cyberattacks as Easy as a Video Game

If you've seen a movie at all in the past 20 years, the word "hackers" probably brings to mind something along the lines of sweaty nerds hunched over keyboards as they pour through Matrix-style lines of code. The Pentagon's newest project, though, could turn that stereotype on its head—and make sending out deadly… » 5/28/13 10:36am 5/28/13 10:36am

What It's Like to Be a Chinese Military Hacker

All-black stealth suits, fingers flying across keyboards, screams of unintelligible jargon at Matrix-style lines of code. These are the things that generally come to mind when you hear the phrase "foreign military hacking unit"—or at least the mind of anyone who's seen a movie in the past 10 years. But as the Los… » 3/13/13 10:34am 3/13/13 10:34am

The Chinese Army Is Hacking the United States From This Building

To no one's real surprise, the culprit behind all the hackings against the United States is the Chinese Army. Specifically, they're known as the 'Comment Crew' or 'Shanghai Group' (two rather non-intimidating names if you ask me) and they're in P.L.A. Unit 61398, a 12-story office tower located just outside of… » 2/18/13 11:04pm 2/18/13 11:04pm

U.S. Government Investigates Google's Hacking Accusations While China…

After word dropped that hundreds of U.S. Government officials were involved in a Gmail phishing scheme originating from China, many fingers have been pointed in many directions. China says blaming them is unfair, while the U.S. says it's now investigating. » 6/02/11 3:36pm 6/02/11 3:36pm