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Worldwide Internet slows after massive spammer cyberattack

Mar 27, 2013
Internet users around the world have been noticing sluggish responses from even sophisticated computer systems such as Netflix after what's being called the 'world's largest cyberattack.'
Posted In: cybercrime, spam, cybersecurity

Can a company 'hack back' to retrieve stolen secrets?

Mar 13, 2013
Corporations and the U.S. government team up to go on the offense against hackers.
Posted In: hackers, hacking, cybersecurity

Who pays the bill for a cyber war?

Mar 13, 2013
The Obama administration has identified its own global war on terrorism: cyber attacks. What are the spending implications of raising this alarm?
Posted In: cybersecurity, cyberterrorism, cyberwar

Cybersecurity in Obama's Situation Room

Mar 13, 2013
President Obama is meeting at the White House this morning with corporate CEO's to talk about cybersecurity. Obama told ABC News that computer attacks are ramping up, including some that are state sponsored.
Posted In: cybersecurity, Obama, Jamie Dimon

Power grid is vulnerable to cyber and physical attack

Feb 22, 2013
Cyber attacks are in the news, but physical sabotage to large transformers would probably cause more damage to the nation's electric grid.
Posted In: cyberterrorism, cybersecurity, power grid

Don't freak out (yet) about 'scary' Chinese cyber attacks

Feb 19, 2013
The New York Times reported that China is sponsoring cyber espionage on the United States. Kim Zetter from Wired talks about whether this should scare us or not.
Posted In: hacking, cybersecurity, China

Report alleges Chinese military group behind U.S. hacking

Feb 19, 2013
The American computer security firm Mandiant is releasing a report today that claims cyber attacks in the U.S. are linked to hackers inside a Chinese military group.
Posted In: cybersecurity, China, hacking

A Presidential step toward cybersecurity

Feb 14, 2013
President Obama's executive order for increased sharing between government agencies and large infrastructure companies endeavors to help bypass Congress in a fast-moving Internet attack.
Posted In: Obama, State of the Union, Tech, cybersecurity, cyberwar

How to avoid email hackers in two easy steps

Feb 11, 2013
Marketplace Tech contributor Chester Wisniewski of the computer security firm Sophos says change your password and lie.
Posted In: Tech, cybersecurity, passwords, hacking

The Human Brain Project and Recruiting More Cyberwarriors

Jan 29, 2013
The European Commission is giving $1 billion to the Human Brain Project, an effort to build a computer model of the human brain. The Pentagon wants to nearly quintuple the size of its cyber command. Experts acknowledge the seriousness of cyber threats, but disagree on the necessity of 4,000 new hires at a time of tight budgets. Plus, an academic journal on driverless cars gives a vision of the future, and it’s not all defensive driving.
Posted In: Pentagon, cybersecurity, cyberterrorism, neuroscience

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