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Category: Cyber warfare


Cyber warfare, Network security

Bipartisan bill proposes new White House office to fight Chinese technology threats

January 7, 2019

Via: The Hill

A pair of senators on Friday introduced bipartisan legislation that would establish a new federal office focused on combatting Chinese and other foreign threats to U.S. technology, including supply chain risks and technology theft. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman […]


Cyber warfare, Network security

Obama security adviser: US leadership needed to defeat global cyber threats

January 3, 2019

Via: The Hill

Former Obama homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco in a new interview speaks critically of the Trump administration’s place on the global stage in defeating cyber threats. Monaco told former CIA Director Michael Morrell in an interview for CBS News’s “Intelligence […]


Cyber warfare, Network security

Top security officials issue stark warning of Chinese espionage efforts

December 13, 2018

Via: The Hill

Top security officials issued a stark warning about China’s espionage efforts against the United States on Wednesday, labeling the country as one of the greatest global threats to the U.S. economy and national security. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Future Cyberwar

August 27, 2018

Via: Schneier on Security

A report for the Center for Strategic and International Studies looks at surprise and war. One of the report’s cyberwar scenarios is particularly compelling. It doesn’t just map cyber onto today’s tactics, but completely re-imagines future tactics that include a […]


Cyber warfare

Russian police detained cybercriminals who broke into the accounts of 700,000 customers of popular Internet stores

June 27, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

The Administration “K” of the MIA of Russia, with the assistance of Group-IB, an international company specializing in the prevention of cyberattacks and the development of information security products, detained two cybercriminals who were breaking into and stealing the accounts […]


Cyber warfare

Chinese hackers stole 614GB of undersea warfare data from U.S. Navy contractor

June 11, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Hackers linked to the Chinese government reportedly stole 614 gigabytes of highly sensitive data from a U.S. Navy contractor, including plans related to a supersonic anti-ship missile meant to be usable by 2020 and other details about undersea warfare. The […]


Cyber warfare

Former GCHQ chief Hannigan warns of Russia’s aggressive approach to the cyberspace

June 11, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

According to former GCHQ chief, the recently discovered VPNFilter botnet is the demonstration that Russia appears to be live-testing cyberattacks. Former GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan has warned that the availability of hacking tools in the main marketplaces is rapidly changing […]


Cyber warfare, Hacker

Tech firms fret over push to legalize ‘defensive’ hacking

May 3, 2018

Via: The Hill

The debate around whether companies should be able to engage in “active cyber defense” is heating up. Often described by critics as “hacking back,” the controversial concept involves organizations employing a variety of techniques to prevent breaches or track down […]


Cyber warfare

Fancy Bear abuses LoJack security software in targeted attacks

May 3, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

LoJack for laptops is a security software designed to catch computer thieves, but it could be theoretically abused to spy on legitimate owners of the device. LoJack could be used to locate a stolen laptop, lock it or wipe its […]


Cyber warfare

Trump sends cyber warfare strategy to Congress

April 20, 2018

Via: The Hill

President Trump has sent to Congress a long-awaited report on U.S. policy for deterring and responding to attacks in cyberspace. The policy was sent to the House and Senate committees with oversight of the departments of State, Homeland Security, Defense […]