Russia’s Defense Ministry is starting a wide-ranging “head hunt” for young computer programmers to develop new software for the forces, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Thursday.
Young people will be recruited straight after college into “scientific research units” in the Russian Armed Forces to develop “a software product that the army will need within [...]
NetTraveler virus found in computers in diplomatic missions of over 40 countries, including Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, and Iran
Computers in diplomatic missions and government offices worldwide have again been struck by a major virus, according to cybersecurity experts at Kaspersky Lab. The NetTravel virus, which Kaspersky uncovered in recent weeks, has attacked computers [...]
Sun Tzu said, “Though the enemy be stronger in numbers, we may prevent him from fighting. Scheme so as to discover his plans and the likelihood of their success.” This is ideally applicable to cyberwarfare. China has conducted an ongoing, unrelenting campaign to penetrate our systems, both military and industrial. If that’s not “Scheme so as [...]
Today we bring you a special 3-part edition of The Current called: Reset: A New Cold War?
It has been more than two decades since the old Soviet Union collapsed, but there are fears that a new Cold War is brewing between Moscow and the West. From the dark world of espionage, to the gleaming [...]
Meanwhile, China recently issued a veiled threat to the United States about U.S. accusations of Chinese military cyber espionage. China told U.S. officials that continued U.S. public accusations of cyber espionage would render future bilateral discussions unproductive during recent U.S.-China talks following the release of a security firm’s report linking the Chinese military to cyber [...]
Days after cybersecurity firm Mandiant published an eye-popping report of state-sponsored cyber espionage by the China’s People’s Liberation Army, the Chinese have fired back. They’re not only denying that they are behind the attack, they also say that they’re actually the victim and that the United States of America is actually the biggest culprit of overseas hacking.
An unusually detailed 60-page study, to be released Tuesday by Mandiant, an American computer security firm, tracks for the first time individual members of the most sophisticated of the Chinese hacking groups — known to many of its victims in the United States as “Comment Crew” or “Shanghai Group” — to [...]
Forget The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Chinese hackers are on a digital espionage campaign targeting a vast array of pretty much any major American organization “with intellectual property to protect,” and now that there’s a rare human side to combatting the malware attacks, we know there’s not enough being done to stop the hackers yet.
A new intelligence assessment has concluded that the United States is the target of a massive, sustained cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening the country’s economic competitiveness, according to individuals familiar with the report.
The National Intelligence Estimate identifies China as the country most aggressively seeking to penetrate the computer systems of American businesses and institutions [...]
Russian hackers’ ‘Red October’ active for 5 years, infecting hundreds of ‘high profile’ targets including a ‘diplomatic institution/embassy’ in Israel
An extensive espionage-oriented hacking operation, dubbed “Red October,” has over the last five years targeted computers and mobile devices 69 countries, including at least one victim in Israel, and still remains active, according to