Technology By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News 7 August 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter 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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44482380 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel What's it like being the victim of a live cyber-attack? What should you do to protect … [Read more...] about Cyber-attack! Would your firm handle it better than this?
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World A news report out of Britain about cyber games and modern warfare has launched a discussion in Russia over the diplomatic legacy of Ivan the Terrible. On Wednesday, Russia's deputy foreign minister Oleg Syromolotov told reporters that Britain has been Russia’s enemy since Ivan the Terrible, whose real name was Ivan IV Vasilyevich, ruled as Tsar of all Rus in the 16th century. The comments were made in response to a report in Britain's Sunday Times that claimed that the United Kingdom was preparing to launch an offensive cyber-attack against Russia that would turn off the lights in Moscow. “Great Britain has been Russia’s enemy since Ivan the Terrible," he told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency. “If they are making such declarations, then they will probably try it out, but we’ll defend ourselves and the response will be quite severe." Diplomatic relations between the two countries have been especially strained ever since the United Kingdom … [Read more...] about Russian Minister Says Britain Has Been Our ‘Enemy’ Since ‘Ivan the Terrible,’ Insists They’ll Respond to Cyber-attack Threats
Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Published 6:16 PM EDT Oct 9, 2018 Washington – Defense Department weapons programs are vulnerable to cyberattacks, and the Pentagon has been slow to protect the systems which are increasingly reliant on computer networks and software, a federal report said Tuesday. The U.S. Government Accountability Office said the Pentagon has worked to ensure its networks are secure, but only recently began to focus more on its weapons systems security. The audit, conducted between September 2017 and October 2018, found that there are “mounting challenges in protecting its weapons systems from increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.” Pentagon officials have acknowledged for years that the department, the military services and defense contractors are under persistent cyber probes and attacks, including from state actors seeking to steal data to gain an economic or technological advantage. The report doesn’t name potential attackers, … [Read more...] about Report: Pentagon systems vulnerable to cyber attacks
Geoff Pender Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 4:39 PM EDT Sep 26, 2018 Despite thousands of attempts to hack into it, Mississippi's voting data remains inviolate, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday. The real threat, Hosemann said, is people not voting or being misinformed from garbage info floating around in social media. "You're not going to lose your vote unless you don't go vote — unless you don't go get in your truck and go cast your vote," Hosemann said. Hosemann on Wednesday held a news briefing in advance of the Nov. 6 elections. He talked about cyber security, low voter turnout, a new vote in honor of a soldier program and other efforts to increase voter participation. Some highlights: Cyber attacks Hosemann said Mississippi, like other states, sees continuous attempts to hack into state and local voter data and systems — "thousands per month." But he said the state, working with Homeland Security, the FBI, National Security … [Read more...] about Hosemann: elections safe from cyber attacks; danger is not voting
(WTNH) - The numbers are staggering as the Connecticut government and the state's major utilities are being hit by cyber attacks at a rate of more than 10 million times a week.A special report concluded that, while state government and utilities continue to face more frequent and sophisticated penetration attempts, they are being met with "adequate defense capabilities.""These threats are real. Just to put it in perspective; at Eversource, we estimate that we get about a million knocks on the door from these threats every day," explained Senior Vice President of Eversource Jim Hunt.Related Content: Protect your computer from cyber attacksHunt added that the attacks are coming from foreign countries and not only threaten the electric grid, but also customers' personal information.The cyber security review says that despite the hacking attempts, there were no known cyber breaches during the past year. … [Read more...] about Officials: CT government, utilities deter more than 10 million cyber attacks per week