Knowing a cyberattack’s going to occur before it actually happens is very useful—but it’s tricky to achieve in practice. Now MIT’s built an artificial intelligence system that can predict attacks 85 percent of the time.
A cyberattack on Polish airline LOT left ten flights canceled this Sunday, stranding around 1,400 people at Warsaw’s Chopin airport. The attack hit the airline’s ground computer system, which is used to make flight plans.
This is a bad week to be a federal employee, and it just got worse. The AP is reporting on a second brutal cyberattack on the federal government revealed this week, carried out by the same hackers who reported accessed the records of every single federal employee. This second hack focused on grabbing extremely…
Yesterday, an environmentalist faction of Anonymous took down a Hawaiian state government website and a site for the Thirty Meter Telescope project, a controversial effort to build the world’s second largest telescope atop Mauna Kea. You’ve probably never heard of Operation Green Rights. But that’s the point.
If you miss those great 1990s movies in which cyberspace runs amok, you'll get a kick out of this video of a real-life system for monitoring cyber-attacks. The new DAEDALUS (Direct Alert Environment for Darknet And Livenet Unified Security) cyber-alert system has been in the making for several years, but now the…
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.
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.
Everyone's favorite Italian grandmother and likely next Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made headlines last week when he cautioned that "there's a strong likelihood that the next Pearl Harbor we confront could be a cyber attack." That's fear-mongering nonsense.
Gholam-Reza Jalali, Iran's Commander of Civil Defense, claims that a new computer virus code-named "Stars" is attempting to compromise Iranian systems.
Stuxnet—which some experts consider the most advanced virus ever—appears to be focusing its attacks on Iranian nuclear plants. Now, the Pentagon and German intelligence are being accused of creating the virus to take down Iran's atomic facility.
Defense Tech has some interesting analysis of what happened with the North Korea's attacks on United States and South Korean government sites. Given Kim Jong Il's pathetic telecommunication infrastructure, their summary is both scary and kind of saddening.
Fun times ahead: The Neo-Soviets are at it again with their cyber wars, now launching a full scale attack on Kyrgyzstan to convince them that US military presence in their country is a bad thing. Prepare the ICBMs.
Last week, experts at a Sicilian conference on planetary emergencies warned us to expect certain doom from cyberattacks, an apparent time bomb that could come from any one of the billions of minds ticking away on Planet Earth. But according to Cybercrime and the Culture of Fear: Social science fiction(s) and the…