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Deterrence will keep a lid on cyberwar, former spy chief says

Major sponsors of cyberwarfare forces are reaching a state of deterrence resembling the mutually assured destruction in nuclear weapons standoffs, former U.S. national intelligence director Dennis Blair said Tuesday.

Chinese hacker group among first to target networks isolated from Internet

An otherwise unremarkable hacking group likely aligned with China appears to be one of the first to have targeted so-called air-gapped networks that are not directly connected to the Internet, according to FireEye.

U.S. issues bogus, unenforceable ban of supercomputer chips for China

U.S. Department of Commerce uses bogus excuse to ban sale of Xeons for Tianhe-2 supercomputer, impacting nothing except Intel's sales.

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The 'Great Cannon' of China enforces Internet censorship

China is deploying an online tool that can be used to launch huge distributed denial-of-service attacks to enforce Internet censorship.

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Islamist hackers take French broadcaster TV5Monde off air

French-language TV network TV5Monde was hit by a crippling cyberattack Wednesday that disrupted broadcasting across its channels and also involved the hijacking of its website and social media accounts.

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In a mock cyberattack, Deloitte teaches business how to respond

Deloitte conducted a cyber incident war-game for the media on Tuesday to show how businesses should respond in the event of a cyberattack.

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Russian hackers accessed White House email

Hackers working for the Russian government were able to access President Obama's email system inside the White House, CNN reported Tuesday.

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Tech apocalypse! 9 doomsday scenarios

Far-reaching fallout awaits us at the littlest hack or glitch, thanks to our increasing reliance on hyperadvanced computing and vast communication networks.

Obama cyberattacker sanctions raise due process, attribution concerns

New U.S. government sanctions targeting the bank accounts of suspected cyberattackers raise questions about due process for people who feel they're wrongly accused and about how agencies will identify the source of attacks.

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Like Google, Mozilla set to punish Chinese agency for certificate debacle

The Mozilla Foundation plans to reject new digital certificates issued by the China Internet Network Information Center in its products, but will continue to trust certificates that already exist.


Update: Obama authorizes sanctions against hackers

President Obama signed an executive order allowing the U.S. government to impose sanctions on people, organizations and governments that conduct "malicious cyber-enabled activities" that harm the country.


Congress moves quickly on cyberthreat information sharing

Congress is moving forward quickly with legislation that would encourage private companies to share cyberthreat information with government agencies, despite concerns that two leading bills weaken consumer privacy...

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Pentagon aims to keep enemy from controlling its best weapons

Even if we keep our smartest weapons systems from being turned on us, we're still a little slow on the whole electronic warfare, thing, according to the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, tester.

China discloses cyberwarfare unit, no one surprised

It came as a shock to just about no one in the cybersecurity industry that China has a cyberware unit, which was acknowledged by the government there this week.

Anti-censorship group in China faces DDoS attack

An activist group working to end China's Internet censorship is facing an ongoing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that threatens to cripples its activities.

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Despite Snowden leaks, Internet use in the U.S. is largely unchanged

When it comes to using the Internet, numerous leaks illuminating the massive scale of government surveillance programs have not rattled Americans

Cyberespionage arsenal could be tied to French intelligence

A collection of Trojans used since 2009 to steal data from government agencies, military contractors, media organizations and other companies is tied to cyberespionage malware linked to French intelligence agencies.

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Police arrest man in UK over US Defense Department network intrusion

The intrusion resulted in the contact information of 800 DoD employees being stolen from a satellite communications system

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