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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Technology 24 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44236845 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Preparations for a cyber-attack on Ukraine have been thwarted by the FBI.It seized a website that was helping communicate with home routers infected with malware that would carry out the digital bombardment.More than 500,000 … [Read more...] about FBI acts to stop cyber-attack on Ukraine
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?
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’
video North Korea's Winter Olympics propaganda FBN's Stuart Varney on North Korea's branding push at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Unknown hackers targeted the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with a computer virus nicknamed the “Olympic Destroyer,” according to multiple U.S. cybersecurity firms. Continue Reading Below Cisco Systems’ (NASDAQ:CSCO) Talos Intelligence detailed the “Olympic Destroyer” computer virus in a blog post Monday. Cybersecurity firms FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) and Crowdstrike also confirmed details of cyberattack, Reuters reported. “Disruption is the clear objective in this type of attack and it leaves us confident in thinking that the actors behind this were after embarrassment of the Olympic committee during the opening ceremony,” Talos Intelligence said in the blog post. The cyber-attack, which Olympic organizers confirmed on Sunday, damaged digital … [Read more...] about Winter Olympics cyber-attack: ‘Olympic Destroyer’ virus targeted opening ceremony
Imagine if, after 9/11, the president had said that the World Trade Center and Pentagon could have been attacked by "China" or "lots of other people." Imagine if he had dismissed claims of Al-Qaida's responsibility as a "hoax" and said that he "really" believed Osama bin Laden's denials. Imagine if he saw the attack primarily as a political embarrassment to be minimized rather than as a national security threat to be combated. Imagine if he threatened to fire the investigators trying to find out what happened. Imagine, moreover, if the president refused to appoint a commission to study how to safeguard America. Imagine if, as a result, we did not harden cockpit doors. If we did not create a Transportation Security Administration and a Department of Homeland Security. If we did not lower barriers between law enforcement and intelligence. If we did not pass a USA Patriot Act to enhance surveillance. And if we did not take myriad other steps to prevent another 9/11. That's roughly where … [Read more...] about Trump is ignoring the worst attack on America since 9/11