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…

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 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

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

Israel's Dimona Nuclear Facility Splits Time as Cyberweapon Testing…

Stuxnet, the complex computer worm that nearly crippled Iran's still-functioning nuclear program, didn't just sprout from the ether. It was created, by Man, and was probably tested in Israel at the massive (and oft-unacknowledged) Dimona nuclear facility. » 1/16/11 2:00pm 1/16/11 2:00pm

Elite Military Hacker Squad Would Stop Wars With Bits, Not Bombs

Efforts to drag our military's cybersecurity into the 21st century are well underway, but John Arquilla, professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, wants more: A preemptive international hacker force, which would cripple enemies before they even become a problem. » 10/03/09 10:00am 10/03/09 10:00am