A witch hunt against a long-established major player in the infosecurity space should be something that brings the industry together. It’s ghastly to see how McAfee is behaving.
The truth is that there are hackers all over the world, and many governments and intelligence services will be getting their hands dirty.
One likes to assume that the US Navy is planning to use the exploits to test and harden its own systems, rather than potentially exploit the computer systems of others.
But in this day and age, who knows…
North Korea’s nuclear programme was allegedly targeted by an American-sponsored malware attack.
But, unlike Stuxnet in Iran, it failed.
CNN is claiming that hackers, backed by the Russian government, have hacked into parts of the White House computer system.
The FBI has privately warned US energy and defence firms to be on the lookout for a sophisticated attack against their computer systems by sophisticated Iranian hackers.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
IT security staff have spent the last few weeks fighting hackers in the White House, after a computer network was breached.
But can we tell who was behind the attack?
Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
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.
Barack Obama’s website may still be up and running, but no-one has paid for his SSL certificate to be renewed.
Authorities in the United States have charged two men in connection with a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack that crippled websites such as Amazon.com in June 2008.
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.
A fake CNN webpage is being linked to from Facebook users’ status updates, claiming that World War III has begun.
But the real story is the malware waiting to infect your computer.
The FBI is investigating claims that the USA and English bids to host the 2018 soccer World Cup competition had their email accounts targeted by hackers.
The successful Russian bid has denied that it participated in any dirty tricks.
A fundraising drive by US presidential hopeful Ron Paul was disrupted this weekend by an internet attack against his website.
US Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is put on the spot.
Did the US write the Stuxnet worm or not?