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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]
An updated version of the ComRAT malware that Russia-linked cyber-espionage threat actor Turla has been using in recent attacks can connect to Gmail to receive commands. [Read More]
More than 40 current and former leaders from around the world have signed a letter asking governments to prevent and stop cyberattacks on healthcare systems amid the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read More]
Industry professionals comment on the findings in Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR). [Read More]
Hacked websites in Israel, a reported cyberattack in Iran and a Twitter war between their leaders: the arch foes' animosity is flaring up online. [Read More]
Many Israeli websites were hit by a coordinated cyber attack, with the home pages replaced by images of the country's commercial capital Tel Aviv in flames. [Read More]
Japan is investigating a possible leak of data including details of a prototype missile in a massive cyberattack earlier this year on Mitsubishi Electric. [Read More]
Germany's foreign intelligence service violated the constitution by spying on internet data from foreigners abroad, the nation's top court ruled Tuesday in a victory for overseas journalists who brought the case. [Read More]
A threat actor believed to be operating out of China has been targeting physically isolated military networks in Taiwan and the Philippines. [Read More]
A recently identified cyber-espionage framework is capable of collecting and exfiltrating sensitive information even from air-gapped networks. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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Gunter Ollmann's picture
While global corporations have been targeted by Iran-linked threat actors, the escalating tensions in recent weeks will inevitably bring more repercussions as tools and tactics change with new strategic goals.
Justin Fier's picture
Against the ongoing backdrop of cyber conflict between nation states and escalating warnings from the Department of Homeland Security, critical infrastructure is becoming a central target for threat actors.
Galina Antova's picture
We must recognize industrial cyberattacks as tactics in a new form of “economic warfare” being waged between nation-states to gain economic and political advantage without having to pay the price of open combat.
Oliver Rochford's picture
The lifting of certain sanctions may provide an alternative incentive to limit certain types of cyberwar activity.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
It’s critical to recognize that there will always be virtual ways in which terrorists and other criminals can create threats that no border process or physical security program can stop.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Thomas Rid, Professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, joins the podcast to discuss the lack of nuance in the crypto debate and the future of global cyber conflict.
James McFarlin's picture
If there were any lingering doubts that cybersecurity is a geopolitical issue with global implications, such opinions were cast on the rocks by discussions this past week at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
James McFarlin's picture
The overall industry tone of caution around active defenses may be calibrated to defuse the notion rather than taking the argument, buying time for other alternatives to surface.
James McFarlin's picture
Does a dangerous threat lie with ISIS’s possible use of cyber weapons against American critical infrastructure, financial system or other targets? Will such attacks be attempted and do the capabilities exist within ISIS to do so?
James McFarlin's picture
Creative disruption, where a paradigm shift in thinking replaces an existing order, may be an elusive concept but its power as a driving force of human behavior cannot be denied.