Cyberterrorism

Cyber terrorism – for profit, not twisted ideology – has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working. Monday, hackers crippled computer networks at several hospitals in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. The facilities are owned by MedStar Health Inc., which would not […]

By Joanna Carver Public Affairs Specialist (March 28, 2016) — Ahmad Taha, assistant professor of electrical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $30,000 grant to support his top-tier research to detect and halt cyber threats to electrical grids. Taha’s work will focus on smart grids, Internet-enabled devices that […]

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Terror attacks are often followed, in an extra strike of cruelty, by major cyber-attacks on the targeted country, according to data gathered by Israeli cyber-security firm Cytegic. Such second strike attacks then provoke a response by anti-terror cyber-activists, with the result that a country could find its networks paralyzed for days because of the huge […]

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Want to be one of the computer hacking good guys, helping companies and people fight back against the bad guys trying to ruin everyone’s digital lives and spill secrets all over the Internet? Then you’ve come to the right place. Last December, the Commonwealth Bank and the University of New South Wales announced ‘a $1.6 […]

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The tragedy in Brussels shocked the world this week—but the aftershocks of the March 22 terrorist bombings are likely to include follow-on cyber-threats. These attacks typically involve hackers targeting critical infrastructure in order to cause chaos and physical damage, alongside fear and financial damage. “We have been able to identify a pattern of behavior of […]

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For the first time ever, the U.S. has indicted cyber criminals who can be traced to a foreign government. In this case, Iran. WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 —Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that seven cyber-terrorists employed by Iranian based computer firms which have been traced back to the Iranian government have been indicted on computer […]

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NEWS ANALYSIS: An Israeli security research company Cytegic claims there are predictable cycles of cyber-attacks just before and after major terrorist atrocity, such as the March 22 bombings in Brussels. The links between cyber-warfare and terrorism are well-established. Terrorist organizations such as ISIS have been attacking targets they perceive as unfriendly nearly since their inception. […]

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Islamic Jihad master hacker Maagad Ben Juwad Oydeh was indicted in the Beersheba District Court on Wednesday for hacking the IDF’s drones hovering over Gaza, enabling Hamas commanders to view the drone videofeed. An indictment filed by the Southern District Attorney’s Office also charged Oydeh with hacking into the IDF, the police and the transportation […]

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