Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Hiawatha Bray Globe Staff July 30, 2018 A few weeks ago, the director of national intelligence warned that US computer systems are so vulnerable that the nation may be facing a “cyber 9/11.” Then the US Department of Homeland Security revealed that Russian hackers could get inside the nation’s utilities and turn off the lights in much of the United States.What next? How about some payback, targeting the attackers who target us?Some cyber security experts and lawmakers argue that tougher passwords and thicker firewalls alone won’t protect America’s digital assets, because any defense can be breached. Instead, they want the US government, and even private companies and individuals, to go on the offensiveby using the hackers’ own methods against them. Advertisement “You try to go about hacking the hackers,” said … [Read more...] about As cyber-attacks on the US rise, is the answer to hack back?
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Rosie Perper, provided by Published 12:49 am, Thursday, April 26, 2018 Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images A North Korean-linked hacking group has been tied to a series of cyberattacks spanning a wide range of industries across 17 countries. A new report found that a major hacking campaign, dubbed Operation GhostSecret, used a variety of tools and malware programs associated with the reported North Korean state-sponsored cyber unit Lazarus. The cyber offensive was thought to have only targeted Turkish financial institutions in early March. Lazarus has been suspected of masterminding malware for several high-stakes hacks, including the 2014 attack on Sony Pictures and last year's global WannaCry attack. A new report by McAfee Advanced Threat Research found a major hacking campaign, dubbed Operation GhostSecret, sought to steal sensitive data from a wide range of industries including critical infrastructure, entertainment, finance, health care, and … [Read more...] about North Korean-linked hackers stole data from 17 countries in an ongoing cyber attack that’s far bigger than we thought
The United States and Britain on Monday accused Russian Federation of launching cyber attacks on computer routers, firewalls and other networking equipment used by government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators around the globe.Hackers backed by the Russian government exploited "large numbers of" routers and switches around the world since 2015.The Kremlin did not immediately respond to a request for comment late on Monday.The attack focused on governments, businesses, "critical infrastructure", and internet service providers. They did not identify any victims or provide details on the impact of the attacks. Last month the Trump administration blamed Russian Federation for a campaign of cyber attacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the USA power grid.According to Reuters, US and British authorities told reporters this week that Russian-financed computer experts have been waging a cyber war against the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations … [Read more...] about United Kingdom and U.S. accuse Russian Federation of cyber attack that compromised global networks
Britain\'s come forward with a promise of redemption for convicted hackers - the country\'s cyber defense unit\'s looking for reinforcements from the ranks of its former enemies. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on duration: 2:18 published: 03 Nov 2013 updated: 03 Nov 2013 views: 9449 Russian cyber attackers are targeting Britain thousands of times each and everyday, the former head of GCHQ has told LBC. Subscribe to LBC: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToLBC LBC: Leading Britain\'s Conversation DAB Digital Radio | 97.3FM FM London duration: 1:36 published: 14 Mar 2018 updated: 14 Mar 2018 views: 690 This cyber security course will enable you to prepare a defined and managed approach when responding to a data breach or cyber attack of an information asset. The content is intended for anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of incident response or are responsible for helping … [Read more...] about UK carries out cyber-attack on Islamic State
Japanese video game developer Sega announced Sunday that hackers broke into its database and stole the personal information of more than one million customers. The breach, CBS News Correspondent Elaine Quijano reports, is just the latest in a string of cyber-attacks on corporations, government contractors, and even the CIA. Last week, computer hackers forced a shutdown of the CIA's public website for more than two hours. It claims no sensitive information was at risk, but Internet security experts say it was still a huge embarrassment for the for the government's top spy agency.Games company Sega becomes latest hacking victimLulSec offers to help Sega "destroy" hackersJim Stickley, co-founder of TraceSecurity, a cyber security company, told CBS News, "It's never a good thing when you're the CIA and your website has data talking about a hacker. " While the attack was deemed harmless, the same can't be said of the breach of government contractor Lockheed Martin last month. That's when … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo String of cyber attacks threat to U.S. security?