The British Army is Creating a Battalion of "Facebook Warriors"

Warfare is a constantly changing landscape, from the weapons that are used to the battlefields they're fought on. Amidst mountains of Snowden leaks from the NSA and GCHQ, it's no longer a mystery that the digital warfare is advancing quickly, and the British Army just upped its digital artillery. » 2/01/15 11:18am 2/01/15 11:18am

​How to Explain the Sony Hack to Your Relatives

The holidays are a time for eggnog and presents and bizarre credulous rituals involving an old elf-man and his pack of flying caribou. It's also a time to cuddle up by the hearth and begrudgingly explain the latest technology news to your relatives. This week's edition: The Sony hack. » 12/22/14 2:37pm 12/22/14 2:37pm

The Tiny Model Town Where the Military Trains for Cyber Warfare

In an undisclosed location in New Jersey, there's a tiny little town that's used as a training grounds to prepare the military for cyber warfare. No, tinier than that. Think more like model train sized. It's called CyberCity, and WNYC's New Tech City recently paid a visit. » 12/17/14 10:23am 12/17/14 10:23am

Report: Sony Leak Traced to a Bangkok Hotel

According to Bloomberg, the source of the huge Sony Pictures leak has been traced to a five-star hotel in Thailand's capital. Leaching off of the St. Regis hotel's high-speed wi-fi, the hackers, currently believed the work of the North Korea-linked group DarkSeoul, carried out their devastating and embarrassing » 12/07/14 1:59pm 12/07/14 1:59pm

A Beginner's Guide to Cyberwarfare

Simply put, cyberwarfare is the use of hacking to conduct attacks on a target's strategic or tactical resources for the purposes of espionage or sabotage. » 9/29/14 1:36pm 9/29/14 1:36pm

The Stuxnet Worm Had an Evil Secret Twin

It's been over three years since the discovery of the Stuxnet worm, but new revelations continue to trickle out from the cybersecurity community. Actually, this latest one is more of a torrent than a trickle: Turns out Stuxnet had an evil secret twin. » 11/20/13 10:41am 11/20/13 10:41am

A Cyber Attack Against Israel Shut Down An Entire Road Last Month

Hackers managed to infiltrate and shut down an enormous tunnel system in Israel last month, causing massive traffic jams for eight hours, according to the AP. Though their sources indicate that the attack didn't come from a state actor, this first strike opens up a whole new world of cyber warfare. » 10/28/13 10:20am 10/28/13 10:20am

Leaked Documents Detail the Cyber Operations of US Spy Agencies

The Washington Post has some more documents that reveal the offensive cyber-operations of US spy agencies. The cyber campaign is even broader and more aggressive than we first thought and uses movie-appropriate code names like GENIE, TAO, TURBINE and The ROC. Apparently, US spy agencies launched 231 offensive… » 8/30/13 10:51pm 8/30/13 10:51pm

Overseas Hackers Have Been Snatching More Than 1TB of Data Per Day

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… » 2/27/13 12:17pm 2/27/13 12:17pm

Cyber-Espionage Platform Red October Is Already Pulling Its Tendrils…

Earlier this week, a sophisticated, capable, and seemingly freelance cyber-spying operation called Red October burst onto the scene. Well, it's probably been around for years, but we all only just found out about it. Now, it's already disappearing. After having the light shined on it, it's darting back into the… » 1/19/13 11:00am 1/19/13 11:00am

Meet Red October: The Global Cyber-Espionage Ring That Spent 5 Years in…

There are plenty of cyberweapons floating around out there, like Stuxnet, Flame, and that whole gang. Now, Kaspersky has turned up a cyber-espoinage operation its dubbed "Red October," and it's up there in the big leagues. But unlike its cohorts, it doesn't look state-sponsored. This is a freelance job, and it's… » 1/14/13 1:20pm 1/14/13 1:20pm

Obama Has Signed a Secret Directive to Stymie Cyber Attacks

Obama has signed a highly secret directive which will allow the military to act more aggressively when it comes to stopping cyber attacks striking the US. » 11/15/12 3:49am 11/15/12 3:49am

Obama Ordered Devastating Cyberattacks Against Iran

In June of 2010, a security firm in Belarus called VirusBlokAda reported the first known citing of what we know now as Stuxnet. It was, simply put, the most advanced malware of all time. Its target? Iran. Its origin? Unknown. Until now. » 6/01/12 9:01am 6/01/12 9:01am

The Future of the US Military: Drones, Computer Viruses, and Outer Space

Now that we're both out of Iraq and money, the US government has to make some very important decision about how it'll kill its enemies in the future. Obama and his generals have weighed in: cheap war is getting techier. » 1/05/12 7:20pm 1/05/12 7:20pm

Army's Internet War Chief Says Online Attacks Could Cause Damage Close…

When we think "cyber attacks," we usually think of something along the lines of LulzSec or Russian botnets—mostly disruptive, and only destructive in the abstract. But General Keith Alexander, head of US Cyber Command, says IRL mayhem's coming. » 9/14/11 9:53am 9/14/11 9:53am

China Slips and Reveals Its Own Cyberattacks on State TV

In a direct contradiction to China's official line about their never attack nations or groups online, Chinese state television CCTV briefly displayed footage showing their military students training for cyberattacks. Just enough to get then in trouble. Oops! » 8/24/11 5:40pm 8/24/11 5:40pm

Operation Shady Rat Is The Largest Cyber Attack Ever Uncovered

If it wasn't true before, it's definitely true now. Hacking isn't just for giggles, it's a major threat to international security. » 8/03/11 12:31am 8/03/11 12:31am

The Pentagon Suffered One of the Most Damaging Cyberattacks in US…

The US Department of Defense just revealed that they lost 24,000 files to "foreign intruders" in March. Though they wouldn't specify on details, they acknowledged it was "one of the most damaging cyberattacks to date on the US military". » 7/14/11 3:53pm 7/14/11 3:53pm

The Pentagon Has a Secret List of Cyber-Weapons

The US military is not only prepared to retaliate when the country faces a cyber-attack, it has an approved list of cyber weapons ready to deploy when hackers come knocking on the door. » 6/02/11 1:46am 6/02/11 1:46am