Electronic warfare http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29032/all en Wall Street Journal says also hit by Chinese hackers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/wall-street-journal-says-also-hit-chinese-hackers-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>The Wall Street Journal has become the second major US media organization to accuse Chinese hackers of targeting its computers in an apparent effort to spy on journalists covering China.</p> <p>The announcement on Thursday came a day after The New York Times said hackers, possibly connected to China's military, had infiltrated its computers in response to its expose of the vast wealth amassed by a top leader's family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/wall-street-journal-says-also-hit-chinese-hackers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Electronic warfare Entertainment Hacking Labor Law AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:30:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742679 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/twitter-hit-sophisticated-cyber-attack <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>Twitter said Friday it was hammered by a "sophisticated" cyber attack similar to those that recently hit major Western news outlets, and that the passwords of about 250,000 users were stolen.</p> <p>"This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident," Twitter information security director Bob Lord said in a blog post.</p> <p>Lord referred to an "uptick in large-scale security attacks aimed at US technology and media companies" as he told of Twitter detecting attempts this week to get unauthorized access to data in the firm's network.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/twitter-hit-sophisticated-cyber-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic warfare Hacking Labor Technology Twitter AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:30:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743817 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 <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 that the US president has the power to order preemptive cyber strikes if the United States discovers credible evidence of a major digital attack against it is in the offing, The New York Times reported Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-may-use-preemptive-cyber-strikes-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic warfare Politics Security War AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 06:31:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745030 at http://www.globalpost.com China Communist paper rejects hacking allegations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/china-communist-paper-rejects-hacking-allegations-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>The official mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday roundly rejected claims of hacking attacks from China by American media outlets, hinting instead at ulterior motives by the US.</p> <p>The People's Daily article echoed vehement government rejections last week after The New York Times and Wall Street Journal linked Beijing to cyberattacks and the Washington Post accused Chinese hackers of targeting it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/china-communist-paper-rejects-hacking-allegations-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cybercrime Electronic warfare Entertainment Hacking Human Interest Labor Law Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 07:15:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745066 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 Agence France-Presse 5745610 at http://www.globalpost.com Trade group wants U.S.-China action on cyber security threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/trade-group-wants-us-china-action-cyber-security-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>* U.S. companies "constant target" of cyber attacks</p> <p>* U.S, China urged to hold regular annual summits</p> <p>* Analyst optimistic Xi Jinping will bring in reforms</p> <p>By Doug Palmer</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - U.S. companies want the U.S. and Chinese governments to work together to address the growing problem of cyber attacks that threaten to undermine trade between the world's two largest economies, a U.S. business leader said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/trade-group-wants-us-china-action-cyber-security-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business China Electronic warfare Political geography Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745790 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 Agence France-Presse 5745878 at http://www.globalpost.com US Energy Department was hacking victim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-energy-department-was-hacking-victim <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 Department of Energy on Monday confirmed it was the target of a cyber attack in January, which stole employee and contractor data, but said no classified data was compromised.</p> <p>The agency, in a memo to staff released to AFP by a spokeswoman, said the "cyber incident that occurred in mid-January" targeted the agency's network and "resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of employee and contractor personally identifiable information."</p> <p>The agency, which manages the country's nuclear energy programs, said it had begun a probe with federal law enforcement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-energy-department-was-hacking-victim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic warfare Hacking Labor Law Military technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:16:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745884 at http://www.globalpost.com EU maps out new cyber-security plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/eu-maps-out-new-cyber-security-plan <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 European Commission on Thursday launched a new cyber-security plan, aimed at safeguarding vital information systems and bolstering the bloc's defences against a growing criminal threat.</p> <p>The plan calls on member states to set up specialised agencies to ensure the security of information networks and rapid intervention units to counter any cyber attack.</p> <p>These bodies should cooperate to improve the resilience of information systems, on which all aspects of life increasingly depend, and bolster overall defences against crime.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/eu-maps-out-new-cyber-security-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer crimes Electronic warfare Hacking Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:32:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749056 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama moves to defend infrastructure from cyberattacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-moves-defend-infrastructure-cyberattacks <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>Warning that cyberattacks pose a danger to US security, President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to better protect critical infrastructure from computer hackers.</p> <p>Obama, in his annual State of the Union speech to a joint session of the US Congress, said the United States is facing a "rapidly growing threat from cyber-attacks."</p> <p>"We know hackers steal people's identities and infiltrate private email," he said. "We know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-moves-defend-infrastructure-cyberattacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer crimes Electronic warfare Entertainment Environment Health Politics Security AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:45:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754101 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Obama executive order seeks better defense against cyber attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-obamas-executive-order-seeks-better-defense-against-cy <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>(Adds Obama's remarks, industry reaction)</p> <p>* Orders creation of voluntary cybersecurity standards</p> <p>* Calls for easier information sharing with private industry</p> <p>* Last year Congress failed to pass cybersecurity law</p> <p>By Alina Selyukh</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-obamas-executive-order-seeks-better-defense-against-cy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic warfare Entertainment Environment executive Hacking Health Labor Law National security Politics Security Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:37:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754604 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 Thomson Reuters 5755176 at http://www.globalpost.com As war changes, new U.S. medal honors drone pilots, cyber warriors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/war-changes-new-us-medal-honors-drone-pilots-cyber-warriors <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>* New medal is Pentagon's ninth highest, above Bronze Star</p> <p>* Unlike other combat medals, does not require acts of "valor"</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - In a nod to the changing nature of warfare, the Pentagon on Wednesday created a new medal recognizing combat contributions of people like drone pilots and cyber warriors who are reshaping the battlefield, even from thousands of miles away.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/war-changes-new-us-medal-honors-drone-pilots-cyber-warriors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic warfare Hacking Military technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:31:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755186 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon creates new medal for cyber, drone warriors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pentagon-creates-new-medal-cyber-drone-warriors <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 Pentagon unveiled a new medal on Wednesday to honor "extraordinary" troops who launch cyber attacks or drone strikes from their consoles, even if they do not risk their lives in combat.</p> <p>Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, announcing the new "Distinguished Warfare Medal," said it was time to recognize those who play a crucial role in modern warfare with hi-tech weapons far from the frontline.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pentagon-creates-new-medal-cyber-drone-warriors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic warfare Hacking Military technology Technology War AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:56:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755685 at http://www.globalpost.com Cybersecurity battle looms after Obama directive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/cybersecurity-battle-looms-after-obama-directive <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's order aimed at ramping up protection from cyberattacks will address only a small portion of threats and sets up a fresh battle in Congress over legislation.</p> <p>Obama acted this week after two failed attempts in Congress to pass measures to protect critical infrastructure from computer attacks.</p> <p>US administration officials and lawmakers acknowledge that the order creates no new authority and that legislation is needed to better safeguard networks for key systems such as power grids, banks and air traffic control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/cybersecurity-battle-looms-after-obama-directive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic warfare Entertainment Environment Hacking Health Politics Security Technology AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:31:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755973 at http://www.globalpost.com