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Three suspects have been arrested for allegedly being part of an eastern European criminal organization that uses malware to steal money from ATMs.
Researchers at Trend Micro analyze a cyber-espionage campaign that has targeted military, government and media organizations.
Microsoft has become aware of targeted cyberattacks leveraging a new vulnerability (CVE-2014-6352) that affects most supported Windows releases.
Attackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Windows to spy on NATO, the European Union, the Ukraine, and private energy and telecommunications companies, according to cyber-intelligence firm iSight Partners.
Taiwan's premier warned of increasing cyber attacks from China, the island's highest-ranking official to denounce attempts to "steal government secrets" despite warming cross-strait relations.
China is waging an aggressive cyber-war against the United States which costs American business billions of dollars every year, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a National Authority for Cyber Defense to oversee the protection of both military and civilian systems.
Researchers at Malwarebytes noticed earlier this week that the websites of The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post had been serving malicious ads as part of a malvertising campaign that appears to involve several threat actors.
Russia is considering measures to protect its cyberspace from the "unpredictable" West, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said.
Beijing strongly denied a US congressional panel's claim that Chinese government-linked hackers had launched dozens of cyberattacks on American defense contractors, saying the charges were "fabricated out of thin air".

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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James McFarlin's picture
Does a dangerous threat lie with ISIS’s possible use of cyber weapons against American critical infrastructure, financial system or other targets? Will such attacks be attempted and do the capabilities exist within ISIS to do so?
James McFarlin's picture
Creative disruption, where a paradigm shift in thinking replaces an existing order, may be an elusive concept but its power as a driving force of human behavior cannot be denied.
James McFarlin's picture
One can only hope our nation’s alarm clocks wake up and stir our national leaders’ imaginations before a cyber incident of the magnitude of 9/11 results in the need for a “Cyber Strikes Commission Report.”
Tal Be'ery's picture
Defenders should use their "Strategic Depth" to mitigate attacks not on the perimeter but deeper within their network where they can leverage on their strategic advantage.
Jeffrey Carr's picture
The term “Tipping Point” is controversial because it has been so widely misused and loosely applied; two abuses that I often see in the cyber security marketplace.
Eric Knapp's picture
Enemy infrastructure is and always has been an important military target. The difference is that with increasingly automated and connected infrastructure, the ability for an enemy to target these systems digitally has increased, putting these systems at greater risk.
Mark Hatton's picture
I believe that no other nation can match the capabilities of the United States military, but at the same time, matching the level of resources and investment in cyber being made by nation states such as China could prove impossible.
Danelle Au's picture
The building blocks for a robust cybersecurity strategy are not uniquely different from security requirements for a traditional enterprise...
Oliver Rochford's picture
When the Chinese government states that it is not behind most of these attacks – it is possibly telling the truth. That the Chinese government has offensive cyber capabilities are not disputed. What is not a given is that all of this activity has been officially prompted or sanctioned.
Oliver Rochford's picture
It remains to be seen how the big powers will come to agree on the precise rules to govern cyber operations – currently the international legal status is uncertain, but the little players had better concentrate on improving old and developing new defensive measures.
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