Cyberwarfare http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26631/all en UPDATE 1-Iran strengthened cyber capabilities after Stuxnet -U.S. general http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-iran-strengthened-cyber-capabilities-after-stuxnet-us- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Iran responded to a 2010 cyber attack on its nuclear facilities by beefing up its own cyber capabilities, and will be a "force to be reckoned with" in the future, a senior U.S. Air Force official told reporters on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-iran-strengthened-cyber-capabilities-after-stuxnet-us-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cyberwarfare Iran–United States relations Labor Nuclear program of Iran War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 04:15:27 +0000 5735945 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon to boost cybersecurity force fivefold - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/pentagon-boost-cybersecurity-force-fivefold-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The Pentagon has approved is a major expansion of its cybersecurity force to counter a growing threat of hacking and to conduct offensive operations against foreign foes, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing U.S. officials.</p> <p>The officials, who were not named because the plan is not yet public, said the move would increase the cybersecurity force fivefold, from 900 personnel to a total of 4,900 troops and civilians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/pentagon-boost-cybersecurity-force-fivefold-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cyberinfrastructure Cyberwarfare Military science Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 04:00:26 +0000 5740335 at http://www.globalpost.com Schmidt book labels China online menace: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/schmidt-book-labels-china-online-menace-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that in his coming book, Google chairman Eric Schmidt brands China an Internet menace that sanctions cyber crime for economic and political gain.</p> <p>"The New Digital Age" authored by Schmidt in collaboration with Jared Cohen, a former US State Department adviser who now heads a Google Ideas think tank, is due for release by Random House in April.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/schmidt-book-labels-china-online-menace-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cyberwarfare Entertainment Politics Technology AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:30:23 +0000 5743743 at http://www.globalpost.com Washington Post joins list of hacked US media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/washington-post-joins-list-hacked-us-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Washington Post disclosed Saturday that it had suffered a cyberattack and suspects Chinese hackers were behind it, joining Twitter and major US media outlets that have endured intrusions.</p> <p>The Post said in a front page story that the attack was detected in 2011. It said Post company officials would not comment on the circumstances, duration of the intrusion or apparent origin of the online attack.</p> <p>The paper quoted Post spokeswoman Kris Coratti as saying the paper worked with a security company to detect, investigate and resolve the situation "promptly" at the end of 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/washington-post-joins-list-hacked-us-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybercrime Cyberwarfare Hacking AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 16:00:58 +0000 5744039 at http://www.globalpost.com Hacking incidents ignite fears over China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/hacking-incidents-ignite-fears-over-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A string of cyberattacks on major US media outlets like the New York Times has intensified worries over Chinese hackers, who analysts say are probably linked to the secretive Beijing government.</p> <p>The attacks, part of a series of incidents traced to Chinese servers associated with previous intrusions, underscore an urgent need for Washington to pressure Beijing to rein in its digital warriors, experts say.</p> <p>Other security professionals argue it is hard to be certain the attacks stem from China or that the hackers acted at the behest of the government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/hacking-incidents-ignite-fears-over-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Cybercrime Cyberwarfare Entertainment Labor Law Technology AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 18:00:54 +0000 5744116 at http://www.globalpost.com US may use preemptive cyber strikes: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-may-use-preemptive-cyber-strikes-report-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A secret legal review has concluded the US president has the power to order preemptive cyber strikes if credible evidence suggests a major digital attack is imminent from abroad, a report said Monday.</p> <p>The New York Times, citing unnamed officials, said the finding will shape new rules on how military and intelligence agencies can defend US network infrastructure and mine foreign computer systems to detect attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-may-use-preemptive-cyber-strikes-report-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cyberwarfare Electronic warfare Entertainment Environment Health Military science Politics War AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:30:44 +0000 5745610 at http://www.globalpost.com US military review backs pre-emptive cyber strikes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-military-review-backs-pre-emptive-cyber-strikes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US military officers have endorsed the principle of pre-emptive cyber-strikes if the United States ever faces an imminent and large-scale digital attack, officials said Monday.</p> <p>No formal approval has been issued, but the conclusions of the review signal that President Barack Obama's administration is ready to embrace pre-emptive cyber attacks as part of military doctrine, officials told AFP.</p> <p>Under the proposed rules, a pre-emptive digital strike would usually require the approval of the president, they added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-military-review-backs-pre-emptive-cyber-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cyberwarfare Electronic warfare Entertainment Labor War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:15:58 +0000 5745878 at http://www.globalpost.com EU to order banks, energy firms to report cyber attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/eu-order-banks-energy-firms-report-cyber-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Draft EU law would affect 42,000 companies</p> <p>* Aimed at improving cyber security in vital sectors</p> <p>* Firms worry about cost, possible reputation damage</p> <p>By Ethan Bilby</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Around 42,000 firms in the European Union, including airports, banks and hospitals, would have to inform regulators whenever their computers are hacked, under a proposed EU law to be published on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/eu-order-banks-energy-firms-report-cyber-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer crimes Cyberwarfare European Union Labor Law National security Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:00:16 +0000 5748113 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Canadian officer who spied for Russia jailed for 20 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-canadian-officer-who-spied-russia-jailed-20-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Officer first to be charged under post-9/11 security law</p> <p>* Breach of secrecy angered allies such as United States</p> <p>* Spy shows no reaction when sentence pronounced (Adds details, background)</p> <p>By Eric Martyn</p> <p>HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb 8 (Reuters) - A Canadian naval officer who handed over secrets to Russia for more than four years, damaging Canada's relations with the United States and other key allies, was jailed for 20 years on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-canadian-officer-who-spied-russia-jailed-20-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cyberwarfare Espionage Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:30:04 +0000 5750535 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian navy officer sentenced to 20 years for spying http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/canadian-navy-officer-sentenced-20-years-spying-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Canadian navy officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday and ordered to pay a steep fine for leaking secrets to Russia.</p> <p>Sub-Lieutenant Jeffrey Delisle pleaded guilty in October to breach of trust and passing information to a foreign government, but it is still not known what if any damage the security lapse caused to Canada or the United States.</p> <p>Canada's Chief of the Defense Staff, General Tom Lawson, said Delisle's betrayal had struck at the "bedrock" of Canada and its allies' mutual defense, putting their intelligence sharing at risk.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/canadian-navy-officer-sentenced-20-years-spying-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cyberwarfare Espionage Jeffrey Delisle AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:15:47 +0000 5750571 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian navy officer sentenced to 20 years for spying http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/canadian-navy-officer-sentenced-20-years-spying-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Canadian navy officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday and ordered to pay a steep fine for leaking military secrets to Russia.</p> <p>Sub-Lieutenant Jeffrey Delisle pleaded guilty in October to breach of trust and passing information to a foreign government, but it is still not known what if any damage the security lapse caused to Canada or the United States.</p> <p>His sentence is the strongest punishment for espionage in Canada's history, said prosecutor Lyne Decarie, who was satisfied with the outcome.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/canadian-navy-officer-sentenced-20-years-spying-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cyberwarfare Espionage Jeffrey Delisle AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:15:50 +0000 5750618 at http://www.globalpost.com US is target of massive cyber-espionage: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/us-target-massive-cyber-espionage-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US intelligence community has concluded that America is the target of a massive cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening its competitiveness, The Washington Post reported late Sunday.</p> <p>Citing unnamed officials, the newspaper said the conclusion is contained in the National Intelligence Estimate, a classified report that represents the consensus view of the US intelligence community.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/us-target-massive-cyber-espionage-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cyberwarfare Hacking Intelligence Politics AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:30:09 +0000 5752276 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama signs executive order on cybersecurity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-signs-executive-order-cybersecurity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama signed an executive order on cybersecurity Tuesday that calls for voluntary reporting of threats to US infrastructure such as power grids, pipelines and water systems.</p> <p>The directive, which follows two failed attempts in Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation, allows the government to lead an information-sharing network but stops short of making mandatory the reporting of cyber threats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-signs-executive-order-cybersecurity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cyberwarfare Presidency of Barack Obama Security AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:15:26 +0000 5754046 at http://www.globalpost.com Cooperation seen as crucial in facing U.S cyber threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/cooperation-seen-crucial-facing-us-cyber-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - A day after U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on ways to better defend against cyber attacks, administration officials told a packed audience of industry insiders that no government agency can tackle the threat alone.</p> <p>The event on Wednesday at the U.S. Department of Commerce kicked off what is likely to be a lengthy new effort to upgrade U.S. defenses against cyber attacks. A previous effort stalled in Congress last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/cooperation-seen-crucial-facing-us-cyber-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cyberwarfare Electronic warfare Entertainment Environment Hacking Health Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:30:13 +0000 5755176 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Security experts say zombie TV warning exposes flaws http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-3-security-experts-say-zombie-tv-warning-exposes-flaws <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FCC orders broadcasters to change passwords on equipment</p> <p>* Experts say emergency equipment still vulnerable</p> <p>* Experts say hackers could prevent govt from issuing alerts</p> <p>By Jim Finkle</p> <p>Feb 14 (Reuters) - The zombie attack alert issued on a handful of U.S. TV stations this week is more serious than a mischievous hacker prank say cyber experts, who warn the incident exposes lax security practices in a critical public safety system.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-3-security-experts-say-zombie-tv-warning-exposes-flaws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cyberwarfare Entertainment Hacking Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:15:48 +0000 5756137 at http://www.globalpost.com