Visualising the invisible: An invisible but vast war zone created by cyberattacks

Is this where we live?

Every month, it seems, a mammoth cyberattack sponsored by a nation state comes to light. In recent years, more than 20 countries have announced their intent to launch or beef up their offensive cyber capabilities. The result is a burgeoning digital arms race that presents a major threat to the security of our data.

But they are very late to the game…

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China and Russia are using hacked data to target U.S. spies, officials say

At least one clandestine network of American engineers and scientists who provide technical assistance to U.S. undercover operatives and agents overseas has been compromised as a result, according to two U.S. officials.

The Obama administration has scrambled to boost cyberdefenses for federal agencies and crucial infrastructure as foreign-based attacks have penetrated government websites and email systems, social media accounts and, most important, vast data troves containing Social Security numbers, financial information, medical records and other personal data on millions of Americans.

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Hacking of Vehicles Shifts From Theory to Very Scary

Warnings of hackers controlling cars lead to growing safety concerns.

The risk was highlighted this week when hackers gained access to a 2014 Jeep Cherokee driven by a reporter for Wired magazine. According to his account, they turned on the Jeep’s windshield wipers, shut the engine down while it was being driven down the highway, took control of the steering wheel and then disabled its brakes, sending it into a ditch.

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Cyber Attack on Power Grid Could Cost $1 Trillion: Report

A cyber attack which shuts down parts of the United States’ power grid could cost as much as $1 trillion to the U.S. economy, according to a report published on Wednesday.

Company executives are worried about security breaches, but recent surveys suggest they are not convinced about the value or effectiveness of cyber insurance.

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Is Cyber-Armageddon Upon Us? 3 Glitches Today Have Some Saying Yes

A trio of cyber incidents this morning had some people seeing cyber-armageddon. We’re looking at you, Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida).

Following reports this morning that United Airlines had grounded all of its flights worldwide due to a computer problem, and the New York Stock Exchange had also halted all trading due to its own digital problem there were some who wondering mildly if the two were connected in some way. But then the Wall Street Journal web site also went down and the good senator tweeted that the three together had the makings of a major cyberattack…

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Internet of insecurity: Hackers warned Congress in 1998 that the Internet was flawed and insecure. Nobody listened.

The seven young men sitting before some of Capitol Hill’s most powerful lawmakers weren’t graduate students or junior analysts from some think tank. No, Space Rogue, Kingpin, Mudge and the others were hackers who had come from the mysterious environs of cyberspace to deliver a terrifying warning to the world.

Your computers, theytold the panel of senators in May 1998, are not safe — not the software, not the hardware, not the networks that link them together. The companies that build these things don’t care, the hackers continued, and they have no reason to care because failure costs them nothing. And the federal government has neither the skill nor the will to do anything about it.

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Official: U.S. Readying Hacking-Related Sanctions

The U.S. government is preparing to order the first round of sanctions against foreign entities or individuals involved in hacking, according to a senior Department of Justice official, in what will be the first test of the government’s newest tool in cyber deterrence.

The presidential authorization for cyber-specific….

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