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Malicious attacks targeting the United States utilities sector last year were observed employing a previously unknown malware family that allows hackers to take over compromised systems. [Read More]
The Russian Foreign Ministry angrily rejected Germany’s allegations over Russian intelligence involvement in a cyberattack against the German parliament. [Read More]
NATO this week publicly condemned the malicious cyber-activities directed against COVID-19 responders. [Read More]
For years, a China-linked threat actor named Cycldek has been exfiltrating data from air-gapped systems using a previously unreported, custom USB malware family. [Read More]
Several Exim vulnerabilities have been exploited by Russia-linked hackers, and administrators have been urged to patch immediately, but hundreds of thousands of servers remain unpatched. [Read More]
The NSA has published information on the targeting of Exim mail servers by the Russia-linked threat actor known as Sandworm Team. [Read More]
Germany said Thursday it is seeking EU sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence shows he was working for Russian intelligence. [Read More]
The U.S. National Security Agency says a Russian military hacking group has been exploiting a major email server program since last August or earlier. [Read More]
Google says an Iran-linked hacker group known as Charming Kitten has targeted healthcare and medical professionals, including WHO employees. [Read More]
Israel’s national cyber chief officially acknowledged the country had thwarted a major cyber attack last month against its water systems, an assault widely attributed to arch-enemy Iran. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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James McFarlin's picture
One can only hope our nation’s alarm clocks wake up and stir our national leaders’ imaginations before a cyber incident of the magnitude of 9/11 results in the need for a “Cyber Strikes Commission Report.”
Tal Be'ery's picture
Defenders should use their "Strategic Depth" to mitigate attacks not on the perimeter but deeper within their network where they can leverage on their strategic advantage.
Jeffrey Carr's picture
The term “Tipping Point” is controversial because it has been so widely misused and loosely applied; two abuses that I often see in the cyber security marketplace.
Eric Knapp's picture
Enemy infrastructure is and always has been an important military target. The difference is that with increasingly automated and connected infrastructure, the ability for an enemy to target these systems digitally has increased, putting these systems at greater risk.
Mark Hatton's picture
I believe that no other nation can match the capabilities of the United States military, but at the same time, matching the level of resources and investment in cyber being made by nation states such as China could prove impossible.
Danelle Au's picture
The building blocks for a robust cybersecurity strategy are not uniquely different from security requirements for a traditional enterprise...
Oliver Rochford's picture
When the Chinese government states that it is not behind most of these attacks – it is possibly telling the truth. That the Chinese government has offensive cyber capabilities are not disputed. What is not a given is that all of this activity has been officially prompted or sanctioned.
Oliver Rochford's picture
It remains to be seen how the big powers will come to agree on the precise rules to govern cyber operations – currently the international legal status is uncertain, but the little players had better concentrate on improving old and developing new defensive measures.
Oliver Rochford's picture
Cyberwar, at least the type where infrastructure or actual lives are targeted and destroyed, will not just happen for the fun of it. There are consequences to any such activity, as recent policy activity and policy makers make clear.
Oliver Rochford's picture
It is because of the ambiguities and problems of definition and categorization that an International Agreement on acceptable and agreed cyber operations is the wisest and safest course of action.