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.
According to a report obtained by The Verge, analysts from Florida-based Internet security firm Cymru have uncovered a massive foreign hacking enterprise that has somehow managed to steal more than a terabyte of data per day. Confirmed international targets include military and academic facilities in addition to a…
Randy Vickers, Director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), is outta there. With neither warning nor explanation, Vickers resigned from defending government and private sector networks from attack, Information Week reports. Which does explain his exit.