Cyber Warfare

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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In early 1998, Defense Department computer networks came under attack. The offensive was codenamed Moonlight Maze, and it came—for the first time that anyone knew—from a foreign power. Moonlight Maze marked the first skirmish in what would soon emerge as a new theater of global conflict: cyberwar. Nearly two decades before cyberattacks became a routine […]

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