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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Trident nuclear system to be updated to protect against hacking attacks

It’s a tough enough job protecting your home computer, or your business network, against the rising threat of malware and determined hackers… imagine if you were responsible for the security of Britain’s nuclear deterrent?

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

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US nuclear reactor safety regulators hacked three times in three years

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has hacked three separate times in the last three years, with at least two of the attacks believed to have been perpetrated by overseas hackers.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Stuxnet “badly infected” Russian nuclear plant, claims Kaspersky

Eugene Kaspersky has claimed that the Stuxnet virus – widely believed to have been built by the United States and Israel to disrupt Iran’s nuclear plans – managed to also infect the internal network of a Russian nuclear plant.

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Mossad hacked Syrian laptop before bombing nuclear facility

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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