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Cyberespionage group apparently not linked to any previously known actor uses Windows and Android malware to target organizations in the Middle East [Read More]
NoMoreRansom, a project launched in 2016 by Europol, the Dutch National Police, Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security (now once again McAfee) has published its latest progress report. [Read More]
Researchers identified a backdoor linking the Russian-speaking Turla actor to Moonlight Maze, one of the earliest cyberespionage operations [Read More]
Russia-linked APT29 group uses a stealthy backdoor dubbed POSHSPY to maintain access to targeted systems [Read More]
Hackers stole the personal data of about 95,000 job seekers from McDonald's Canada recruitment website over the past three years. [Read More]
Germany's armed forces Saturday launch a cyber command, with a status equal to that of the army, navy and air force, meant to shield its IT and weapons systems from attack. [Read More]
WikiLeaks publishes information and source code for framework used by CIA to make analysis of its tools and attribution more difficult [Read More]
The Islamic State-affiliated Amaq news agency said that a server hosting its propaganda and news content had been hacked, and warned that visitors were prompted to download malicious FlashPlayer file. [Read More]
The method used by the Shamoon 2 malware to spread within a network is rudimentary, but efficient, Palo Alto Networks said [Read More]
Russia-linked threat group known as APT29 and Cozy Bear used domain fronting to disguise Tor traffic [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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Josh Lefkowitz's picture
It’s critical to recognize that there will always be virtual ways in which terrorists and other criminals can create threats that no border process or physical security program can stop.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Thomas Rid, Professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, joins the podcast to discuss the lack of nuance in the crypto debate and the future of global cyber conflict.
James McFarlin's picture
If there were any lingering doubts that cybersecurity is a geopolitical issue with global implications, such opinions were cast on the rocks by discussions this past week at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
James McFarlin's picture
The overall industry tone of caution around active defenses may be calibrated to defuse the notion rather than taking the argument, buying time for other alternatives to surface.
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.