China has been violating an agreement with the United States aimed at stopping cyber espionage through the hacking of government and corporate data, a senior U.S. intelligence official said on Thursday. When asked if China was violating the 2015 agreement between then President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, National Security Agency official Rob […]

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Cyberterrorism: just how real is the threat? When confronted with the idea of cyberterrorism, much of the population would shrug. How much would a large scale disruption of computer networks or a malware attack on a government actually affect the average person’s life or livelihood? Is cyberterrorism really an imminent threat? The issue lies with […]

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A RESPECTED historian and writer says missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could have been hacked and remotely flown to a secret location. Norman Davies says technology designed to stop a repeat of the 9/11 terror attacks by allowing hijacked planes to be remotely controlled from the ground may have been exploited by cyber-spooks. The flight went […]

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Last week’s ransomware attack on the city of Atlanta’s computer networks offers a chilling reminder that the public sector is directly in the line of fire in the war against cyber terror. With cities and states across the country increasingly relying on artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver vital services, the risks for residents […]

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Two brothers arrested in Buenos Aires likely to be linked to Hezbollah The Abraham-Salomón bothers were knowledgeable in the use of Russian-made AK-47 rifles and had travelled several times to different points of the Middle East. Federal Police Thursday arrested in Buenos Aires two brothers suspected to belong to a local Hezbollah cell. A sizeable […]

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Ayesha Urooj PAKISTAN probably suffered the biggest cyber-attack in its history when country’s baking system took a hit in the month of October this year. The statements issued by Pakistan’s Computer Emergency Response Team (PakCERT) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) declared that data of over 20000 credit and debit belonging to the customers of over […]

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Army cyber/EW troops with laptop and guns at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Cali. WASHINGTON: Army planners are thrashing out how many electronic warfare specialists the service needs, not just to rebuild radio-jamming and spoofing capability in combat units, but to create a training cadre that can sustain the EW corps for the […]

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For a few years, American intelligence and political figures have been waging a war against the Chinese company, banning its equipment and telling operators they’d better not offer the smartphones for sale. The reason, they say, is that Huawei has close links to Chinese authorities. And as the US seems to be in some degree […]

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Lucideus Technologies, an IT Risk Assessment and Digital Security Services provider, is setting up a “cyber war room” at Bannariamman Institute of Technology in nearby Erode district, for grooming students to combat increasing cyber crime, a top company official said Saturday. The “war room”, claimed to be the first such in India, would be launched […]

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