Cyber Articles


Hagel Warns China of 'Cyber Intrusions'; China Responds By Saying, We Are 'Not Convinced'

10:11 AM, Jun 01, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had some words about the cyber threat from China while speaking today in Singapore. But a Chinese general, in the room for the speech, immediately responded by saying, "China is not convinced."

"Even as we seek to uphold principles in well-established areas, we must also recognize the need for common rules of the road in new domains," Hagel said, according to an official transcript of his remarks.

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Cybersecurity: Still at the ‘ Closing the Barn Door After the Horse Has Bolted’ Stage

12:21 PM, May 13, 2013

On May 6, the media was full of warnings about an immediately pending cyberattack called “OpUSA.” Homeland Security said “The attacks will likely result in limited disruptions and mostly consistent of nuisance-level attacks against publicly accessible web pages and possibly data exploitation.”

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What to Do About Cybersecurity?

9:07 AM, Mar 08, 2013

Since the hacking of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, etc., and the Mandiant revelations about China’s PLA Unit 61398, the media and Internet have exploded with talk of our reaching a “tipping point” in cybersecurity (or not, depending on the point of view). We’re, in fact, long past the “tipping point”: what Mandiant had to say about Chinese hacking was actually old news to those who follow things cyber.

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Obama Signs Cyber Security Executive Order

9:16 PM, Feb 12, 2013

At tonight's State of the Union Address, President Obama will announce that he has signed a cyber security executive order.

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Bride of Stuxnet

Webcraft as spycraft.
Jun 11, 2012

Last April, the Iranian Oil Ministry and the National Iranian Oil Company noticed a problem with some of their computers: A small number of machines were spontaneously erasing themselves. Spooked by the recent Stuxnet attack, which had wrecked centrifuges in their nuclear labs, the Iranians suspected a piece of computer malware was to blame. They went to the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union and asked for help.

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Biden Blames Israel First

2:05 PM, Jun 01, 2012

Elliott Abrams is rightly and eloquently outraged about this morning's New York Times article, which features Obama administration officials discussing sensitive and classified national security matters, for the sake of making the president look tough. The leakers—none of whom "would allow their names to be used because the effort remains highly classified, and parts of it continue to this day"—did no favor to our national security, or to efforts to stop Iran's nuclear program.

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The U.N. Excuse

10:28 AM, Jun 01, 2012

From the Washington Post: "Asked Thursday whether he could envision a situation in which the United States would take military action in Syria without U.N. authorization, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said, 'No, I cannot envision that because, look, as secretary of defense, my greatest responsibility is to make sure when we deploy our men and women in uniform and put them at risk, we not only know what the mission is, but we have the kind of support we need to accomplish that mission.'"

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Drones Hit by Virus?

3:02 PM, Oct 07, 2011

Noah Shachtman reports for Wired that "A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones."

 

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