Cyber Warfare

Hardiman, a man-augmentation system built for the Navy, had thirty powered joints and could lift its own weight plus 1,500 pounds. The exoskeleton prototype mimicked natural human emotions and provided “feel” through touch sensors. Work was cancelled in 1971. Photo from “Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History” by Thomas Rid. Copyright ©2016 by Thomas Rid. […]

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Russia is meddling in the U.S. presidential election. From the email hack of the Democratic National Convention in July to the cyberattacks on Hillary Clinton’s campaign and recent reports of hacks at The New York Times and other media organizations, evidence is mounting that Moscow has launched a sophisticated effort to interfere with and disrupt […]

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The campaign teams of both Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and Gerindra Party gubernatorial candidate Sandiaga Uno claim that they have identified certain online commentators who frequently make offensive comments about their respective candidates. However, they denied they had hired people to comment positively on their candidates and negatively on their rivals on social […]

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Hardiman, a man-augmentation system built for the Navy, had thirty powered joints and could lift its own weight plus 1,500 pounds. The exoskeleton prototype mimicked natural human emotions and provided “feel” through touch sensors. Work was cancelled in 1971. Photo from “Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History” by Thomas Rid. Copyright ©2016 by Thomas Rid. […]

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Washington: The US Senate minority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, asked the FBI on Monday to investigate evidence suggesting that Russia may try to manipulate voting results in November. In a letter to the FBI director, James B. Comey jnr, Reid wrote that the threat of Russian interference “is more extensive than is widely known […]

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With a vigorous national debate underway on whether Sweden should enter a military partnership with NATO, officials in Stockholm suddenly encountered an unsettling problem: a flood of distorted and outright false information on social media, confusing public perceptions of the issue.  The claims were alarming: If Sweden, a non-NATO member, signed the deal, the alliance […]

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Washington: The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona’s voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the November 8 presidential election, according to a US official familiar with the probe. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Monday that investigators were also seeking evidence of […]

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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Four Corners’ Cyber War program, aired tonight, highlighted the personal, commercial and national threats posed by hackers and a general preparedness on all things cyber security. The program started by looking at hackers a this year’s DEF CON hacking conference and highlighted just how vulnerable any piece of technology connected to […]

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This is a tale of spies, a US$500 million (S$677 million) cyber arms heist, accusations of an attempt to manipulate a US presidential election and an increasingly menacing digital war being waged between Russia and the West. It begins with a clandestine online group known as The Shadow Brokers. There is no evidence that it […]

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