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Why the U.S. Should Use Cyber Weapons Against Syria

Why the U.S. Should Use Cyber Weapons Against Syria | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The crisis in Syria is a good opportunity to show that U.S. cyber weapons can be used effectively (and ethically) on the battlefield. By Jason Healey

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Isis just banned all its fighters from using social media

Isis just banned all its fighters from using social media | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Isis has issued a decree banning its fighters from using social media amid rising paranoia over infiltration and tracking by foreign intelligence agencies. A document from the group’s administrative “Delegated Committee” claimed militants had been killed because of careless online activity, threatening “questioning and accountability” for anyone breaking the prohibition.

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Experts Suspect Russia Is Using Ukraine As A Cyberwar Testing Ground

Experts Suspect Russia Is Using Ukraine As A Cyberwar Testing Ground | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Wired's Andy Greenberg says Ukraine has been the victim of a "cyber-assault unlike any the world has ever seen." Cybersecurity experts think Russia is perfecting attacks that could be used on the U.S.

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Russia-linked 'computational propaganda' campaigns seen distorting public opinion worldwide | The Japan Times

Russia-linked 'computational propaganda' campaigns seen distorting public opinion worldwide | The Japan Times | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
A wave of "computational propaganda," largely driven by Russia, is infecting politics around the world by spreading misinformation designed to manipulate p
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Disaster Recover Lacking for Most Mission-Critical Applications

Disaster Recover Lacking for Most Mission-Critical Applications | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The “Business Resiliency: Now’s the Time to Transform Continuity Strategies” study by Forbes and IBM outlines how organizations are facing up to application disruption challenges.

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Commentary: The world's best cyber army doesn’t belong to Russia

Commentary: The world's best cyber army doesn’t belong to Russia | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

By James Bamford National attention is focused on Russian eavesdroppers’ possible targeting of U.S. presidential candidates and the Democra

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How An Entire Nation Became Russia's Test Lab for Cyberwar

How An Entire Nation Became Russia's Test Lab for Cyberwar | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Blackouts in Ukraine were just a trial run. Russian hackers are learning to sabotage infrastructure---and the US could be next.
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'Unlikely to go away': Bank of Canada warns of cyberattack vulnerabilities in financial sector

The structural vulnerability could allow for the easy spread of an initial attack that ripples into other sectors such as energy or water systems, says the bank

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What were China's hacker spies after?

Chinese hackers were after nuclear power plant blueprints, business plans and trade secrets.

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Russia has developed a cyberweapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research

Russia has developed a cyberweapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Already used in Ukraine, the malware could be modified to target U.S. systems.
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Lawmakers Want Notice when Pentagon Uses Cyber Weapons

Lawmakers Want Notice when Pentagon Uses Cyber Weapons | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The proposed law would also require congressional notification when DOD gets legal clearance to use a cyber weapon.
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Leaked NSA docs show vote hacking issues raised by the Green Party recount were real

Leaked NSA docs show vote hacking issues raised by the Green Party recount were real | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

The Greens were right during 2016’s presidential recounts when they pressed states to allow computer security experts to examine their election computing systems for evidence of possible hacking. That is one of the top takeaways from leaked National Security Agency documents that describe how Russia...

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Qatar’s Al-Jazeera says battling cyber attack

Qatar’s Al-Jazeera says battling cyber attack | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said today that it was under a widescale cyber attack which had targeted "all systems", according to a statement released on social media by the broadcaster.

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Senators Push Trump for Answers on Power Grid Malware Attack

Senators Push Trump for Answers on Power Grid Malware Attack | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Nineteen legislators say the discovery of automated grid-disruption malware in Ukraine means the White House isn't doing enough to protect critical infrastructure.

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A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’

A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’ | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

In May, a so-called ransomware attack hit computers in over 150 countries. But two weeks earlier, one security expert found something a lot worse.

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NSA Opens Github Account — Lists 32 Projects Developed by the Agency

NSA Opens Github Account — Lists 32 Projects Developed by the Agency | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The National Security Agency (NSA) has opened a Github Account to lists 32 Open Source projects developed by the agency
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European Parliament Proposes Ban On Encryption Backdoors

European Parliament Proposes Ban On Encryption Backdoors | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
European Parliament Recommends Use of End-to-End Encryption and Proposes Ban On Encryption Backdoors.
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Banks will be forced to reveal cyber security breaches to European Central Bank | V3

Banks will be forced to reveal cyber security breaches to European Central Bank | V3 | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Big British banks, such as RBS, Barclays and HSBC, will all have to report major breaches to the ECB
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China on WannaCry: It wasn't us, honest | ZDNet

China on WannaCry: It wasn't us, honest | ZDNet | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Chinese security firms have hit out at 'false' suggestions that the ransomware outbreak originated from the People's Republic.

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U.S. blames North Korean government for cyber attacks since 2009

U.S. blames North Korean government for cyber attacks since 2009 | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Reuters — The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a rare alert on the activities of a hacking group it dubbed “Hidden Cobra,” saying the group was part of the North Korean government and that more attacks were likely.

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Russia is targeting the US military with fake Facebook profiles of gorgeous women

Russia is targeting the US military with fake Facebook profiles of gorgeous women | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Russian hackers are infiltrating the social media accounts of US troops to spread propaganda and win over their hearts and minds.

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French Officials Detail 'Fancy Bear' Hack of TV5Monde

French Officials Detail 'Fancy Bear' Hack of TV5Monde | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

New details have emerged relating to the 2015 hack attack against French broadcaster TV5Monde, which resulted in multiple television channels going dark as well as

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The growing threat from cyber weapons and what the United States needs to do to prepare | Brookings Institution

The growing threat from cyber weapons and what the United States needs to do to prepare | Brookings Institution | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

On June 6, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings will host an event focused cybersecurity and cyber deterrence.

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Russian hackers to blame for sparking Qatar crisis, FBI inquiry finds

Russian hackers to blame for sparking Qatar crisis, FBI inquiry finds | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Gulf state isolated by neighbours after freelance hacking operation planted fake news to discredit emir over his Islamist links
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London Bridge Attack Sparks Call for 'Cyberspace Regulation'

London Bridge Attack Sparks Call for 'Cyberspace Regulation' | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

On the eve of Europe's biggest annual cybersecurity conference, and scores of interviews with some of the world's leading information security experts, I'm asking how the London Bridge attacks will change the tenor of at least some of these discussions.

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