Cyberwarfare

Smashing Security #127: I do love the Dutch

Israel strikes back at Hamas’s hacking HQ, a new sextortion email comes with a twist, and Carole saves the world with some help from hacked Roomba vacuum cleaners.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Malicious Life’s Ran Levi.


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Fighting cyber attacks with nuclear weapons

The Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review, which is being considered by the White House, proposes the option of deploying nuclear weapons in the event of an enemy launching a crippling cyber attack against key infrastructure.


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‘Now the cyber is so big’ says Donald Trump

“You know cyber is becoming so big today. lt’s becoming something that a number of years ago, a short number of years ago wasn’t even a word. Now the cyber is so big.”

Hear what I think in my latest video.


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Who does China blame for a third of all cyber attacks against it? The USA

A few years ago, in what we call the BS era (“Before Snowden”), there were frequent accusations levelled against China for attempting to hack into foreign countries’ computer systems and steal information.

Now the boot is on the other foot.


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Why I’m not worried about 
cyberwarfare… yet

Computer security veteran Philip Le Riche shares his thoughts on the possibility of cyberwarfare.


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China is still hacking the Wall Street Journal, claims Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch claims that the Wall Street Journal is still being troubled by hackers, after a week of Chinese hacking revelations.


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US Department of Energy hacked, employees’ personal information stolen

The US Department of Energy has been hit by a “sophisticated cyber attack” in the last few weeks, which resulted in the personal information of several hundred employees being compromised.

Was China behind the attacks, or not?


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USA blamed for spy malware planted on French president’s network

A sophisticated state-sponsored hack into the offices of the French presidency took place earlier this year, according to newspaper reports.

And which country is alleged to have planted malware on computers at the Elysee Palace? None other than the United States.


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State-sponsored cybercrime on “industrial scale” says MI5 chief

One company lost £800m as a result of hostile state cyber attack, says British Security Service chief.


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European aeronautical supplier’s website infected with “state-sponsored” zero-day exploit

In what has all the hallmarks of a state-sponsored attack, the website of a European aeronautical parts supplier had been hacked, and had a zero-day Microsoft security vulnerability planted upon it.


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Google: “State-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account”

Google has said that it will start to proactively warn internet users when it suspects that “state-sponsored attackers” have attempted to break into accounts.


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Stuxnet: How USA and Israel created anti-Iran virus, and then lost control of it

The Stuxnet virus was created by the USA to target an Iranian nuclear facility, but accidentally escaped into the wider world, claims the New York Times.


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Flame worm – Iran claims to discover new Stuxnet-like malware

Iranian authorities claim to have discovered another targeted cyberattack against the country – the Flamer worm (also known as Flame).


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Will the UK Cyber Security Strategy make a difference?

The British government has today published its Cyber Security Strategy detailing how it plans to protect national security and the public from internet threats, and (hopefully) support the British economy at the same time.


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Hackers targeted US government satellites, Congressional report claims

It sounds like the stuff of James Bond – foreign hackers managing to gain unauthorised access to US satellites as they orbit 700 km above the Earth, and interfere with their controls.

But, according to a US Congressional Report, it’s not fiction..


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UK will make cyberwarfare strikes, says Foreign Secretary William Hague

Britain is prepared to use the internet to strike computer attackers and enemy nations who launch cyberwarfare attacks on the UK’s infrastructure and businesses.

Foreign Secretary William Hague takes his gloves off, and talks cyberwarfare with the tabloid press.


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