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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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?
Washington (CNN)The US government has accused Russia of remotely targeting the US power grid, as part of its newly unveiled sanctions on the country. The Department of Homeland Security released details Thursday of what it called a multi-stage effort by Russia to target specific government entities and critical infrastructure. The Trump administration announced extensive sanctions against Russia on Thursday morning, which included sanctions on the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm that produced divisive political posts on American social media platforms during the 2016 presidential election. According to the DHS, Russia accessed US government networks by initially targeting with malware small commercial third-party networks that were less secure. Russia has attempted to attack targets that include "energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors" since March 2016, DHS said. Read More Gaining access to the networks … [Read more...] about US accuses Russia of cyber attacks on power grid
Rosie Perper, provided by Published 8:07 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2018 Thomson Reuters A cyberattack on Germany's defense and interior ministry's private network is "ongoing," officials confirmed. A security breach that was "a very serious attack" was confirmed on Wednesday, but it was said to have been "brought under control." Local media reported Russian cyber espionage group Fancy Bear for the attack, but German officials have not confirmed the reports. A "serious" cyberattack on Germany's defense and interior ministry's private network is still ongoing, despite officials saying on Wednesday they were in control of an attack. Recommended Video: Now Playing: According to the Times newspaper in the U.K., British intelligence officials say Iran is responsible for the 9,000 email account hack. Media: Buzz 60 "It is an ongoing affair, an ongoing attack," Armin Schuster, who chairs the parliamentary committee overseeing intelligence services, said … [Read more...] about German officials warn cyber attacks on its government computers are ‘ongoing’