Latest Cyberspace Stories

2011-06-05 08:40:00

China accused the United States on Friday of launching a global "Internet war" with intentions of toppling Arab and other governments, redirecting the spotlight away from allegations of online attacks originating in China.The Chinese military accusations followed allegations this week that computer hackers in China had compromised the personal Gmail accounts of several hundred people, including government officials, military personnel and political activists.Google said it traced the origin...

2011-06-05 08:30:25

The United States and Britain on Saturday called for increased cooperation from international agencies and governing bodies against threats to cyber security after more attacks were made on government and corporate systems.US Defense Secretary Robert Gates and British Defense Secretary Liam Fox emphasized that the problem needs urgent attention during an Asia-Pacific security forum in Singapore.Liang Guanglie of China, also in attendance at the forum, denies being the source of attacks on US...

2011-06-03 15:26:00

Cybersecurity Experts Share Thoughts on Growing Threats, Solutions UTICA, N.Y., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Cyber Summit presented by Utica College and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) stressed a growing need for law enforcement to be savvy when it comes to growing cyber threats on regional, national and global security. "Understand that you are a target for the hacking community," said Patrick Gray, senior security strategist for Cisco Systems. "You're on the...

2011-06-03 11:50:00

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Several reports indicate that hackers are becoming more confident in showing their presence on the Internet. Australia's attorney-general said cyber attacks had become so frequent that government and private networks were under "continuous threat." "Security agencies are finding malicious activity is increasing to a point where systems in both government and the private sector are under continuous threat," he said in a speech to business leaders on cyber crime....

2011-06-02 10:46:00

ATLANTA, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is under fire after someone sent a lewd picture to a college student via his Twitter account. The New York Congressman claims he was hacked; however, that claim is now up for debate. When the story first broke, the Democrat began joking about the hacking saying, "I wonder if my blender will be hacked next." However, as the days progressed so did his temper. "This was a prank that I've now been talking about for a couple...

2011-05-31 13:45:00

The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the Pentagon has adopted a new strategy that will classify major cyber attacks as acts of war. According to the report, the Pentagon plans to unveil its first-ever strategy regarding cyber warfare next month to warn enemies that may try to sabotage the country's electricity grid, subways or pipelines. "If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks," it quoted a military official as saying. "We...

2011-05-27 15:00:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation's electrical power grid becomes more interconnected through the Internet -- from the nuclear power plant in California to transmission lines in Texas to the microwave in your kitchen -- the chances of cyber attacks increase as well. Errin Fulp, a professor of computer science at Wake Forest University, is training an army of "digital ants" to turn loose into the power grid to seek out computer viruses trying to...

2011-05-27 10:00:00

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2011-05-26 14:41:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lunarline discussed options for national level cyber security strategies with 12 senior officials from the Kenyan Ministries of Information and Communications and Finance in December. Participants included The Honorable Samuel Poghisio, Minister, Ministry for Information and Communications. The Kenyan officials were visiting the United States on a ten day Reverse Trade Mission from December 6-17, 2010 with stops in Washington, DC and...

2011-05-26 12:29:00

CHANTILLY, Va., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report published by TASC, Inc. examines today's key cyber threats facing the United States and highlights the deep interrelatedness of the challenges facing the nation. As the White House and Congress consider cybersecurity legislation to protect the nation's cyber systems, there is an urgent need for better coordination and cooperation across government and industry. "The integration of the Internet into critical operational structures...

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