Chinese Hackers Have Been Caught Hijacking a Decoy US Water Plant

Chinese hackers have been harassing the US in a series of cyberattacks, but we've started trying to talk it out and cool this all down. But in the meantime, a security researcher has just revealed that he caught a team of Chinese hackers hijacking a fake water plant he set up. And aside from spotting the fake, they… » 8/03/13 12:54pm 8/03/13 12:54pm

How America Is Fighting Back Against Chinese Hackers

This week, United States and Chinese leaders sat down for a special cybersecurity working group, a rare but increasingly necessary opportunity to clear the air of rumors and untruths about each country's hacking practices. The talks went fine but also served to illustrate further how difficult a challenge the Pentagon… » 7/12/13 12:19pm 7/12/13 12:19pm

Obama's Now Picking Foreign Targets for a Future Cyberwar

What a week ol' Barry's been having in Washington! First, there was that scoop about the NSA spying on all the Verizon customers. Then, there was this PRISM scandal about how intelligence agencies are basically spying on everyone all the time. Now, there's news that he's making a hitlist of foreign countries to hit… » 6/07/13 5:23pm 6/07/13 5:23pm

China and the US Are Going to Sit Down and Talk About All This Hacking

China's been hacking up a storm recently, up to and including stealing sensitive, confidential weapon designs from the US. Things started coming to something of a head early last month, when the Pentagon finally directly accused China of being the perpetrator of all this cyber-trechery. Now, according to the New York… » 6/01/13 7:00pm 6/01/13 7:00pm

Watch a Chinese Hacker Launch an Invasion in Real Time

Are the Chinese after us? According to a new report, yes. Security firm Mandiant has detailed the exploits of a Chinese cyber espionage group it calls APT1. Mandiant claims to have evidence that APT1 has stolen "hundreds of terabytes of data" from 141 American organizations. Evidence that includes this video of an elite … » 2/19/13 4:40pm 2/19/13 4:40pm

Surgical Attack Tool miniFlame Joins the Big Happy Cyberweapon Family

We already know about the state-sponsored malware triplets Flame, Gauss, and Stuxnet, but now a new one is rearing its little head. Dubbed as "miniFlame" by Kapersky Labs, it's a lot less cute and more dangerous than it sounds. » 10/15/12 12:24pm 10/15/12 12:24pm

Say Hello To America's New Money-Minded Cyberweapon

Considering that Flame and Stuxnet have been gunning at Iran for a while, it should come as no suprise that there's another cyberweapon lurking in the shadows. This one's been dubbed 'Gauss' and it's harvesting bank account information. » 8/10/12 1:00pm 8/10/12 1:00pm

Iran Is Quitting the Internet Because It's Afraid of America

After being dominated by weaponized trojan horses on two different occasions, nuclear loudmouth Iran says it's had enough: it's unplugging from the Internet, hiding, and making its own. » 8/06/12 6:20pm 8/06/12 6:20pm

US Nuke Stockpile Control Systems Are "Under Constant Attack"

You may never have heard of the National Nuclear Security Administration but that doesn't mean foreign agents haven't. The agency tasked with protecting America's nukes and nuclear secrets has disclosed that its computer systems are attacked as many as 10 MILLION times a day. » 3/20/12 7:40pm 3/20/12 7:40pm

Duqu Framework's Mystery Language Identified as Custom C

When Kaspersky Labs revealed its analysis of the Duqu Trojan earlier this month they were stumped by a block of code that appeared to be a previously unseen programming language. With the help of the Internet, Kaspersky's identified the code, not as a new computer language, but rather, an old one. » 3/19/12 7:44pm 3/19/12 7:44pm

NSA Agents Will Make All Their Private Calls with a Fishbowl

The National Security Agency, America's eyes and ears, constantly deals with highly-sensitive data. Problem is, discussing that data over unprotected airwaves represents a huge security risk, often requiring agents to communicate in code. That's why the Agency has developed its own super-secure Android handset. » 3/01/12 12:00am 3/01/12 12:00am