Cyber Warfare

DANIEL ZWERDLING, HOST: We’ve been talking about terrorism a lot this evening, and now we’re going to focus on what you might call a non-violent version, cyber warfare. Just last week, the Justice Department indicted seven hackers tied to the Iranian government. Officials said they broke into major U.S. banks a few years ago and […]

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U.S. politicians have long threatened America’s enemies with tanks, planes, submarines, and nuclear missiles. Last week defense secretary Ashton Carter leveled a new kind of threat at the Islamic State: hackers. It may signal the start of a new era in warfare and international relations. There have been leaks about how the U.S. government used […]

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Cybersecurity startups are setting their scopes on a potential goldmine of automated systems they hope will be more effective than hiring human enterprise security teams. There is growing concern across the board that we might be losing control over cybersecurity. The rapid changes in how we use technology to communicate and the increased number of […]

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America’s all-in reliance on the Internet comes with benefits but also a serious risk, one that federal prosecutors are detailing in charges against seven Iranian hackers who broke into a string of U.S. banks. Maybe just as troubling is one more target: a small flood control dam outside New York City. … read more at: […]

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In September 2012, US banking websites started picking up floods of fake traffic. It was a denial-of-service campaign, waged more or less weekly. It went on for month after month, always hitting in the middle of the week, during normal business hours. Under other circumstances, it could have been taken as a hacktivism campaign, akin […]

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The first nationstate warfare took place between soldiers on the ground, and then ships at sea. In the 20th Century, the battles moved into the skies. On Thursday, the Justice Department claimed Iran had attacked U.S. infrastructure online, by infiltrating the computerized controls of a small dam 25 miles north of New York City, heralding […]

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Gordon M. Goldstein is a managing director at the global technology investment firm Silver Lake Partners and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. When the widely respected national security mandarin Robert Gates was appointed secretary of defense in late 2006, his daily intelligence reports on the cascade of cyberattacks directed against the […]

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The hacking group Anonymous is urging its followers to launch a barrage of cyberattacks on April 1 to take down Donald TrumpDonald TrumpClub for Growth PAC endorses Cruz for president Trump, Clinton win Arizona primaries Cruz fires back at Trump’s threat to ‘spill the beans’ on his wife MORE’s websites and expose the “appalling” GOP […]

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