Anonymous Declares Cyber War on Israel, Downs Mossad Site, Many Others

They're Back. Anonymous has launched a full-frontal assault on the Israeli government's web presence over recent events in Gaza. It's alleged that the attacks escalated after the death of Tayeb Abu Shehada, 22, a Palestinian protestor shot wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. Here's the running tally of downed sites: » 8/04/14 8:52am 8/04/14 8:52am

How Darpa's Using the Oculus Rift to Make a Cyberwarfare Battlefield

Wired just published a in-depth piece on how Darpa is "weaponizing" the Oculus Rift for cyberwar. But does this mean that soldiers are about to start firing at each other in virtual reality? No, of course not. But it's an interesting development for a piece of technology dreamt up for games (in which you often shoot… » 5/23/14 2:00pm 5/23/14 2:00pm

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… » 2/19/13 4:40pm 2/19/13 4:40pm