cyberwar http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21092/all en Hackers target Israel's stock market, airline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120116/hackers-target-israels-stock-market-ai A hacker network that claims to be based in Saudi Arabia paralyzed the websites of Israel's stock exchange and the nation's airline, El Al.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120116/hackers-target-israels-stock-market-ai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cyberwar Israel Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Israel and Palestine Saudi Arabia Technology Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5687630 at http://www.globalpost.com Flame virus: How does it work? Where does it come from? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/flame-virus-how-does-it-work-iran-israel-cyber-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Experts say there is no doubt that the Flame virus, which targeted Iran's energy sector, was developed by a sophisticated government. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeb Boone </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>&quot;Flame&quot; &mdash; an incredibly sophisticated piece of malware &mdash; has become the best known computer malware since the Da Vinci virus from the 1995 film Hackers, making headlines as part of a refined, possibly state-sponsored, cyber-weapon used against Iran.</p> <p>But what exactly is Flame?</p> <p>Discovered by researchers at Russia-based Kaspersky Lab, a computer security company, the Flame is a worm that steals data and monitors the digital activity and correspondence of its victims. Not unlike the other fictional piece of malware, the Cylon virus of Battlestar Galactica, the Flame creates backdoors to access computers on a network and spreads through shared files or USB flash drives.</p> <p>The Flame differs from similar pieces of malware like keyloggers in its level of sophistication. While it can log the keystrokes used on a computer it infects, it can also monitor the computer&rsquo;s display, keep tabs on voice communication, and monitor the day to day workings of its host network. In short, Flame monitors almost everything that is done on the computer it infects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/flame-virus-how-does-it-work-iran-israel-cyber-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cyberwar The Grid Thu, 31 May 2012 14:43:00 +0000 Jeb Boone 5706318 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korean intelligence agency blamed for South Korea cyberattack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/130410/north-korea-cyber-attack-south-korea "It was a premeditated, well-planned cyber attack by North Korea," a South Korean spokesman told a press conference, adding that the strike had taken at least eight months to prepare.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/130410/north-korea-cyber-attack-south-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cyberwar Need to Know North Korea South Korea Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:04:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan and Geoffrey Cain 5808913 at http://www.globalpost.com Battlefront Internet http://www.globalpost.com/series/battlefront-internet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-report-short-desc"> <div class="field-label">Series Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>After two decades of relative peace on the web, security experts caution that internet warfare is all but imminent. GlobalPost examines the skirmishes, defenses and the "calamitous" threat that a small group of hackers could pose to American cities. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Warfare inevitably stalks human innovation — on the seas, to the skies — and now into cyberspace. </p> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Media</legend><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-singlecol-headerimage"> <div class="field-label">Single-column header image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_singlecol_headerimage" width="1024" height="683" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/battlefieldinternetsingle.jpg?1368814868" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sectionwideheaderimage"> <div class="field-label">Wide Header Banner:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_sectionwideheaderimage" width="940" height="191" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/banners/battlefieldinternetbanner.jpg?1368814871" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> cyberwar Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5840442 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korea on cyberattack alert as sites shut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/130625/south-korea-issues-cyberattack-anonymous-hacktivism Hackers claiming to belong to Anonymous shut down the websites of South Korea's government and two broadcasters, before targeting North Korean sites.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/130625/south-korea-issues-cyberattack-anonymous-hacktivism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cyberwar Need to Know China North Korea South Korea Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:22:55 +0000 Freya Petersen and Geoffrey Cain 5866508 at http://www.globalpost.com