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  • Georgia Says Someone in U.S. Government Tried to Hack State’s Computers Housing Voter Data

    12/08/2016 6:42:19 PM PST · by bryan999 · 22 replies
    The secretary of state of Georgia is asking the Department of Homeland Security to explain what appears to be an attempted breach of the state’s computer systems that house its voter registration database by someone in the federal government. In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson dated Thursday, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp said the state had discovered an unsuccessful attempt to breach the firewall of state computer systems. The attempt occurred on Nov. 15 and was linked to an IP address associated with DHS, he said. “At no time has my office agreed to...
  • Obama orders review of cyber attacks on 2016 election: adviser

    12/09/2016 8:03:00 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-9-2016 | Jeff Mason
    U.S. President Barack Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco said on Friday. Monaco told reporters the results of the report would be shared with lawmakers and others. "The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process ... and to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders, to include the Congress," Monaco said during an event hosted by the...
  • U.S. Govt. Hackers Ready to Hit Back If Russia Tries to Disrupt Election

    11/04/2016 6:30:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | Nov 4 2016, | Ken Dilanian, William M. Arkin and Cynthia McFadden
    U.S. Govt. Hackers Ready to Hit Back If Russia Tries to Disrupt Election by Ken Dilanian, William M. Arkin and Cynthia McFadden U.S. military hackers have penetrated Russia's electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin's command systems, making them vulnerable to attack by secret American cyber weapons should the U.S. deem it necessary, according to a senior intelligence official and top-secret documents reviewed by NBC News. American officials have long said publicly that Russia, China and other nations have probed and left hidden malware on parts of U.S critical infrastructure, "preparing the battlefield," in military parlance, for cyber attacks that...
  • Cultural invasion, cyberattack should be defused by (Iranian) Civil defense

    10/27/2016 7:27:34 AM PDT · by tekrat
    A top Iranian military official said on Thursday that Iran's civil defense is fully ready to defuse the threat of cyberattack and cultural invasion. ... Mansourian (Commander of Iran's Civil Defense Organization) underscored that the cyberattack and cultural invasion should only be responded by the national civil defense system.
  • Internet Crashes Will Be Hard To Stop After Obama’s Internet Giveaway

    10/25/2016 9:50:25 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2016 | Eric Lieberman
    Someone successfully shut down many websites Friday, attacking a crucial part of the internet that has been made more vulnerable due to an Obama administration decision to surrender American control, according to experts. Websites like Twitter, Spotify, Reddit and many others were not working for a large portion of U.S. citizens Friday, after unknown hackers breached the servers of Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) host. Essentially the “yellow pages” of online addresses, DNS is the technical network that converts web address names into numbers. “We began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure....
  • NSA Whistleblower Says DNC Hack Was Not Done By Russia, But By U.S. Intelligence!

  • FOX News: The widespread cyber attack yesterday was "perpetrated by a government."

    10/22/2016 4:20:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 102 replies
    Fox News live moments ago
    FOX News: The widespread cyber attack yesterday was "perpetrated by a government." Yeah. Our own.
  • WikiLeaks The Obama administration should not have attempted to misuse its instruments [tr]

    10/21/2016 3:17:02 PM PDT · by Quicksilver · 76 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | WikiLeaks
    The Obama administration should not have attempted to misuse its instruments of state to stop criticism of its ruling party candidate.
  • West Coast now under web attack as East Coast recovers

    10/21/2016 2:04:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 107 replies
    Mercury News ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | Ethan Baron
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reportedly investigating. The attack raised fears that this could be a trial run for an attempt at a major disruption of the U.S. presidential election. While many of the websites affected by the first attack, which hit the East Coast, are back up, sites hosted on the West Coast, including Twitter and Recode, have been hit, and were unavailable for many as of 11 a.m. Friday. As of 11 a.m., Dyn’s online update about its response to the attacks said the company was continuing to “investigate and mitigate.” The outages appear to have resulted...
  • Cyber attack disrupts Twitter, Netflix, and Spotify service

    10/21/2016 10:58:40 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 19 replies
    FOX NEWS TECH ^ | October 21, 2016 | Fox News Tech By Rob Verger
    The Internet services company Dyn was hit by a cyber attack Friday, disrupting web traffic on the east coast of the United States, the company reported on its website. A slew of major sites like Twitter, Netflix, and Spotify were affected by what was described as a DDoS, or a distributed denial of service attack, that caused widespread problems across the Internet.
  • US prepped for massive cyber assault on Russia

    10/15/2016 5:47:01 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 178 replies
    NY POST ^ | October 15, 2016 | Joe Tacopino
    The Obama administration is threatening to launch a vast cyber war against Russia in response to the country’s alleged interference with the presidential election. Vice President Joe Biden told NBC News Friday that “we’re sending a message” to Russian President Vladimir Putin and that the wide-ranging “clandestine” cyber operation will take place. “We’re sending a message,” Biden said during an interview with “Meet the Press” that will air on Sunday. “We have the capacity to do it. It will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact,” The vice president belittled...
  • Internet problems in Texas?

    10/15/2016 8:53:25 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 49 replies
    Internet going nuts | 15 October 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Anyone having internet outage issues in South Central Texas area?
  • The headline, “CIA plans cyber-attack on Russia”should say “Frightened Obama goes Dr.Strangelove”

    10/15/2016 6:06:48 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 40 replies
    vanity | October 15, 2016 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Okay, so now we are supposed to believe that Barack Obama, The Cowardly Lion is so worried about “The Russians” hacking the Democrats to pervert the outcome of the election that he is planning to plunge America into a nuclear war to stop them. Really? How very Dr. Strangelove of him! Whether The Cowardly Lion is bluffing or serious once again he has shown us exactly why he nor any other Democrat should ever be our Commander in Chief. If he is serious than this “leak” is yet another “telegraphing” of our intentions what would doom any action The Cowardly...
  • Hillary Corruption Led to Syria-Russia Crisis [aw!m vanity]

    10/15/2016 5:01:16 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 34 replies
    Big bold Drudge lines [*h*] ... CIA PLANS CYBER STRIKE ON RUSSIA 'DEFCON WARNING UPGRADE' MOSCOW READY FOR WAR Obama wants to not only wag-the-dog, but who knows? A cyber-war could disrupt internet communications -- time to blind Trump supporters. And it all boils down to their bribe money to take out the Syrian government. Obama and Hillary want you to think that Bashar Assad is the very devil. In many ways he is. Worst of all is his defense of Christians and Jews so far as the Establishment thinks. ISIS is cool -- they enslave Christians and Jews for...
  • U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System Against Cyberattacks - NYTimes.com

    08/03/2016 12:09:41 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | 08/03/2016 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System Against Cyberattacks - NYTimes.com http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/us-seeks-to-protect-voting-system-against-cyberattacks.html?referer=http://drudgereport.com/ By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS August 3, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing new steps to bolster the security of the United States’ voting process against cyberthreats, including whether to designate the electronic ballot-casting system for November’s elections as “critical infrastructure,” Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, said on Wednesday. In the wake of hacks that infiltrated Democratic campaign computer systems, Mr. Johnson said he was conducting high-level discussions about “election cybersecurity,” a vastly complex effort given that there are 9,000 jurisdictions in the United States that...
  • BREAKING! Clinton Campaign HACKED!

    07/29/2016 2:00:23 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 143 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 7/29/2016 | Reuters Top News
    BREAKING: Clinton campaign was also hacked in attacks on Democrats - sources tell Reuters.
  • Exclusive: Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats - sources

    07/29/2016 2:13:19 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 106 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Jul 16 | Mark Hosenball, Joseph Menn and John Walcott
    The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows reports of two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee and the party’s fundraising committee for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. The U.S. Department of Justice national security division is investigating whether cyber hacking attacks on Democratic political organizations threatened U.S. security, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.
  • FBI warned Clinton campaign of cyberattack by foreign government

    07/29/2016 1:08:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2016 | Victor Morton
    The FBI warned the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in March that its computers had been the object of a foreign-government cyberattack, Yahoo News reported Thursday evening. However, according to Yahoo News, when the FBI requested that the Clinton team turn over email logs and staff addresses, the campaign’s lawyers refused.
  • Anonymous Set to Take Down Trump on April Fool's Day

    03/31/2016 11:58:45 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 56 replies
    FoxBusiness ^ | 03/31/2016 | Elizabeth Chmurak
    In less than 24 hours, Anonymous will officially launch a cyber-attack on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. The hacker group declared “total war” on Trump on March 15 with a video posted on its YouTube channel, dubbed #OpTrump. In the video, Anonymous invites hackers and anyone with a computer to shut down the billionaire businessman’s websites, expose his private information, “dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand” on April 1. “Your inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States of America, you have shocked the entire planet with your appalling actions and ideas. You say what your audience...
  • Israel electric grid under severe cyberattack

    01/26/2016 12:16:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 1/26/2016, 7:27 PM | Gil Ronen
    "Israel is currently experiencing one of the most severe cyber-attack on the Israel National Electricity Authority. We discovered it yesterday; fortunately, The Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources and the Israel National Cyber Bureau are already handling it," said Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources at the third international Cybertech Conference in Tel Aviv Tuesday. [...] The minister went on to underscore the importance of defensive cyber technology: "We need cybertech to prevent such attacks. Cyber-attacks on infrastructure can paralyze power stations and the whole energy supply chain from natural gas, oil, petrol...
  • Malware Campaign Reportedly Prompts Large-Scale Blackout in Ukraine

    01/07/2016 6:41:44 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | 01/06/2016 | Sonal Patel
    Malware has apparently been used for the first time to prompt a large-scale power blackout. An attack was tied to a Dec. 23 blackout affecting about 1.4 million Ukrainians living in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, reported Ukrainian news media outlet TSN. However, Slovakian information security firm ESET later confirmed that the reported case "was not an isolated incident," and that other energy companies in Ukraine were targeted by cybercriminals at the same time. ESET said the attackers have been using the BlackEnergy malware family. "Specifically, the BlackEnergy backdoor has been used to plant a KillDisk component onto the targeted computers that...
  • Ukraine blackout is a cyberattack milestone

    01/06/2016 2:44:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    cnet ^ | 01/05/2016 | katie collins
    A massive power outage in Ukraine last month has been attributed to hackers targeting the electricity grid with malware. Security researchers say it is the first known instance of a blackout being credibly linked to the actions of malicious hackers. ... Attacks on energy sources are fairly commonplace, but have never before caused a blackout, John Hultquist, iSight's head of cyberespionage intelligence practice, told Ars. That makes it a milestone, he said. "It;s the major scenario we've all been concerned about for so long." ... As for who might be responsible for the attack, Ukraine has already pointed the finger....
  • The First Cyber Battle Of The Internet Of Things Era May Have Just Happened

    01/06/2016 5:56:34 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 5th, 2016 | Kalev Leetaru
    Just two months ago I wrote about how the Internet of Things will fundamentally reshape the future of cyber warfare, evolving the cyber threat from simple website defacements, denial of service attacks, and data breaches, to affecting the physical world. Two weeks ago an hours-long power outage in Ukraine may have offered a preview of this new world as hackers were claimed to have disabled a portion of the nation's power grid. On the evening of December 23rd, power was lost across multiple cities in Ivano-Frankivs'ka oblast in Western Ukraine, leaving nearly half the region in the dark for almost...
  • Obama held hostage: How Iran’s using the nuke deal as license to go wild

    11/07/2015 4:47:23 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 7, 2015 | Post Editorial Board
    President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry were convinced their one-sided nuclear deal would lead to better relations with Iran, but it’s already doing the reverse.Tehran has taken two more Americans hostage just this month — and followed up with a massive cyberattack on the US government, especially the State Department’s Office of Iranian Affairs.The kicker: Iran is holding the nuke deal hostage — threatening to junk it if Obama tries to punish the country for its fresh outrages.
  • Iran’s Military Launches Increased Cyber Attacks on Obama Administration Officials

    11/05/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | Morgan Chalfant
    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has in recent weeks launched increased cyber attacks on Obama administration officials, hacking into their email and social media accounts. U.S. officials believe that the hacks are related to the recent arrest of an Iranian-American businessman in Tehran. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has routinely conducted cyberwarfare against American government agencies for years. But the U.S. officials said there has been a surge in such attacks coinciding with the arrest last month of Siamak Namazi, an energy industry executive and business consultant who has pushed for stronger U.S.-Iranian economic and diplomatic ties. Obama administration personnel are...
  • Biggest Bitcoin Exchange OKCoin Suffers Cyber Attack; Price Plummets

    11/05/2015 8:10:12 AM PST · by Another Post-American · 14 replies
    Coin Telegraph ^ | 11/5/15 | Joseph Young
    The world’s largest bitcoin exchange OKCoin has suspended some of its services indefinitely, following a malicious cyber attack from unknown hackers. Due to an increasing number of complaints on bitcoin forums and panels including Bitcointalk.org and Bitcoin Reddit, OKCoin, which processes almost 40% of all bitcoin trades, announced to its users: “OKCoin is currently suffering from malicious cyber attacks and as a result, some services may be suspended, Sorry for the inconvenience.”
  • U.S. and China Seek Arms Deal for Cyberspace (what's in the deal?)

    09/19/2015 12:25:50 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 6 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 09/19/2015 | NY Times
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/world/asia/us-and-china-seek-arms-deal-for-cyberspace.html?referrer=
  • Mideast hackers target U.S. gas pumps

    08/12/2015 3:51:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-12-15 | John Siciliano
    Hackers from Syria and Iran are on the prowl to hold a neighborhood or city's gasoline supply up for ransom, or, worse, cause it to spill and explode, with Washington being high on the target list, according to a new report. The report, issued over the weekend by a group of digital security sleuths, found that a number of groups, including the notorious Syrian Electronic Army — known for hacking news groups — are looking for soft targets they can take control of easily through the Internet, and use to cause a variety of mayhem. The report shows that retail...
  • Cyber attacks 'as big a threat to new warships as missiles and torpedoes'

    08/06/2015 6:25:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06 August 2015 | Ben Farmer
    Hackers and cyber attacks pose as great a threat to Britain's hi-tech warships of the future as missiles and torpedoes, the man in charge of building the Navy’s new frigate has warned. Increasing levels of computer control and automation mean protecting vessels against electronic attack has become a focus of shipbuilding for the Navy. The new Type-26 Global Combat Ship, which is designed to be the workhorse of the Royal Navy when it is built, has been designed to protect its weapons, engines and systems from cyber warfare. Geoff Searle, head of the Type-26 programme at BAE Systems, said: “It...
  • Need new E-mail provider

    07/10/2015 9:08:47 AM PDT · by Cold Heart · 52 replies
    Vanity
    Lost phone service for days and internet has not returned for a month now. It's area wide and I believe it was a cyber attack. I now have a new internet provider that does not provide an e-mail address. Recommendations & reviews from Freepers for an e-mail service would be appreciated. Oh and I am now logged on:)
  • U.S. Cyber Attack? (Wall Street Journal Web Page Is Down)

    07/08/2015 9:16:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 99 replies
    07/08/15
    First United Airlines today now then The Stock Exchange Earlier I noticed this Morning Apple Music was down. Then Zero Hedge was down earlier. Now the Wall Street Journal is down.
  • Obama Ignores Another Red Line After Massive Chinese Cyberattacks

    06/29/2015 2:20:14 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/26/2015 | Staff
    Cyberwar: The damage done by Chinese hackers grows worse by the day, with news that they stole a treasure trove of blackmail-worthy material on those with high security clearances. What's Obama's reaction?
  • Union: Hackers Have Personnel Data on Every Federal Employee

    06/11/2015 1:06:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 11, 2015 | By KEN DILANIAN
    Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, charging that the cyberattack on U.S. employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged. J. David Cox, president of the American Federal of Government Employees, said in a letter to OPM director Katherine Archuleta that based on OPM's internal briefings, the hackers stole military records and veterans' status information, address, birth date, job and pay history, health insurance, life insurance, and pension information; age, gender, race data. "Based on the sketchy information OPM has provided, we believe that the...
  • ISIS Hackers Plan "Message to America" Attack Today (Cyber attack 2PM EST)

    05/11/2015 6:57:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 158 replies
    Vocativ ^ | May 11, 2015 | Gilad Shiloach
    A group of hackers affiliated with ISIS are threatening to carry out a cyber attack—dubbed “Message to America”—against a number of targets 2 p.m. EST today. The targets were not identified on ISIS forums and social channels but the hackers are promising something “surprising” that “will frighten America”.
  • US concerned China behind cyberattack on US sites

    05/08/2015 2:06:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2015 4:29 PM EDT | Matthew Pennington
    The United States voiced concern Friday over a report that China manipulated international Internet traffic intended for a major Chinese Web service company and used it for a cyberattack on U.S. sites. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke’s comments follow complaints from anti-online censorship group Greatfire.org that Chinese authorities carried out denial-of-service attacks in late March that intermittently shut down San Francisco-based Github, a U.S.-based computer-code sharing site that hosts some of Greatfire’s data. Greatfire.org said it was a direct target of similar attacks earlier that month. […] The Chinese Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for...
  • Obama Signs Order Creating New Cyber Sanctions Regime

    04/01/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 1, 2015
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals and entities overseas who engage in malicious cyberattacks and cyber spying. "Cyber threats pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States," Obama said in a statement after signing an executive order creating the sanctions regime. The order gives the U.S. the authority to sanction individuals, though no specific penalties were announced. Obama said the sanctions would apply to those engaged in malicious cyber activity that aims to harm critical infrastructure, damage computer systems, and steal...
  • Cyber Attack on Frontpage

    03/25/2015 1:33:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Frontpagemag.com
    The enemies of freedom never rest — and neither do we. Every day Frontpage tells the truth about the leftists and jihadists who want to take away our freedom. And they will do anything to silence us.
  • Timing: The State Department target of ‘worst ever’ cyber attack

    03/11/2015 12:29:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2015 | Noah Rothman
    At one point in Hillary Clinton’s slightly less than marathon press conference on Tuesday, the former secretary of state insisted that there were no security breaches of her personal “homebrew” email server. How could she possibly know this? The secretary of state’s emails represent a high-value target for cyber hackers operating out of foreign intelligence agencies, and a breach is unlikely to leave a trace of any activity that the layman or even a cyber-intelligence professional would notice. Just ask the State Department. “Overlooked in the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, is the fact...
  • Air Traffic Control At Serious Risk of Cyberattacks: Report

    03/06/2015 5:30:16 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/05/2015 | John Merline
    A common plot device in action movies is for terrorists to seize control of the air traffic control system, so they can crash plans into the ground or into each other. It's always seemed a bit far-fetched, until this week.
  • Health Insurer Anthem Hit by Hackers

    02/05/2015 7:49:41 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/04/15 | By Anna Wilde Mathews and Danny Yadron
    Anthem Inc., the country’s second-biggest health insurer, said hackers broke into a database containing personal information for about 80 million of its customers and employees in what is likely to be the largest data breach disclosed by a health-care company. Investigators are still determining the extent of the incursion, which was discovered last week, and Anthem said it is likely that “tens of millions” of records were stolen. The health insurer said the breach exposed names, birthdays, addresses and Social Security numbers but doesn’t appear to involve medical information or financial details such as credit-card or bank-account numbers, nor are...
  • Massive Data Breach At Health Insurer Anthem Reveals Social Security Numbers And More

    02/05/2015 5:38:51 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2-5-15
    Today, Anthem Inc., the second largest health insurer in America revealed that hackers broke into the company’s servers and stole social security numbers and other personal information. This is a massive data breach with the potential to expose the information of nearly 80 million Anthem customers and has the potential to be the largest health care related data breach in history. The company notes that accounts associated with Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Amerigroup, Caremore, Unicare, Healthlink, and DeCare were all part of...
  • North Korea goes completely offline: Report

    12/22/2014 1:57:53 PM PST · by Colehill1999 · 220 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12-22-14 | Everett Rosenfeld
    North Korea is having major Internet problems, just days after President Barack Obama promised a proportional response to the devastating hacks against Sony. The country, which the FBI accused last week of the cyberattack, is suffering a total Internet outage that experts at DYN Research said is out of the ordinary, as first reported by North Korea Tech. According to the research firm, North Korea's Internet connectivity grew steadily worse beginning Sunday night, and then went completely offline Monday morning. "I haven't seen such a steady beat of routing instability and outages in KP before," Doug Madory, director of Internet...
  • Report of North Korea Internet outage

    12/22/2014 12:18:55 PM PST · by OhhTee5 · 92 replies
    San Diego channel 10 reporting massive internet outage in North Korea
  • There Are Signs That Someone Has Launched A Cyberattack Against North Korea

    12/22/2014 12:19:28 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies
    BI ^ | 12-21-2014 | James Cook
    James Cook December 22, 2014 North Korea appears to be suffering from a cyberattack that has brought down the country's internet connection. North Korea Tech is reporting, via Vox, that there were frequent outages on North Korea's internet network over the weekend. This chart from Dyn Research shows that North Korean websites have been going through regular outages: North Korea internet outagesDyn Research/North Korea Tech Internet connection issues aren't definite proof that someone is trying to attack North Korea. The country's internet is only accessed by a handful of people, so it doesn't take much to force it offline. Officially...
  • Iranian hackers downed Adelson's casino empire

    12/12/2014 7:25:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2014 | Cory Bennett
    n February, Iranian hackers took down the computer system of gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson’s casino empire, wiping hard drives clean and shutting down email. Las Vegas Sands, the world’s largest gaming company, was devastated by the attack. But until a Bloomberg Businessweek report Thursday night, the company had never revealed the extent of the hack. Coming months before the recent hack on Sony Pictures, the hit on Sands is now believed to be the first major destructive cyberattack on a U.S. business, although there are likely others that have gone unreported. From the instant the offensive started, Las Vegas Sands...
  • Digital jihad: ISIS, Al Qaeda Seek A cyber caliphate To Launch Attacks On US

    09/14/2014 10:10:12 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-14-2014 | Jamie Dettmer
    Jamie DettmerFox News Jihadists in the Middle East are ramping up efforts to mount a massive cyber attack on the U.S., with leaders from both Islamic State and Al Qaeda - including a hacker who once broke into former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's Gmail account - recruiting web savvy radicals, FoxNews.com has learned. Islamic militants brag online that it is only a matter of time before they manage to pull off a highly disruptive attack on America’s infrastructure or financial system. In addition, Islamic State, the terror group that claims to have established a caliphate across Syria and Iraq,...
  • ISIS Seeks 'Cyber Caliphate

    09/11/2014 6:56:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    ISIS is hoping to carry out major attacks on the West that could wreak major havoc—and they could do it from anywhere in the world. Islamic State militants are planning the creation of a 'cyber caliphate' protected by their own encryption software - from behind which they will launch massive hacking attacks on the U.S. and the West. Both Islamic State and Al Qaeda claim to be actively recruiting skilled hackers in a bid to create a team of jihadist computer experts capable of causing devastating cyber disruptions to Western institutions. […] Large numbers of Islamic State fighters are young,...
  • Snowden reveals automated NSA cyberwarfare program

    08/13/2014 10:36:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    computer world ^ | 8-13-2014 | Grant Gross (IDG News Service)
    The NSA cyberwarfare program, called MonsterMind, uses software to look for traffic patterns indicating possible foreign cyberattacks, according to Snowden, quoted in a lengthy profile in Wired. MonsterMind could automatically block a cyberattack from entering the U.S., then retaliate against the attackers, according to the Wired story. Snowden, when he was working as an NSA contractor, was concerned that MonsterMind could lead to misdirected counterattacks. "These attacks can be spoofed," he told Wired. "You could have someone sitting in China, for example, making it appear that one of these attacks is originating in Russia. And then we end up shooting...
  • ebay wants users to change passwords due to cyberattack

    05/21/2014 7:19:22 AM PDT · by Rodney Dangerfield · 15 replies
    Streetinsider.com ^ | May, 21st, 2014 | N/A
    eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats. However, changing passwords is a best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users.
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Security Will Be Beefed Up...

    04/21/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:10AM BST 16 Apr 2013 | By Telegraph Sport, and agencies
    SNIPPET: "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say Russian sports officials said they will beef up security at forthcoming sports events and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the wake of deadly explosions at Boston's marathon that killed three people, and injured over 140 others." "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say" SNIPPET: "The World Athletics Championship takes place in Moscow on Aug 10-18, and the event is seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort...