Tag: Cyberterrorism

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Cybersecurity Report: OPM Hackers May Have Added Data as Well as Stole It

A report on the breach of OPM’s computers systems by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) says hackers did not have to work very hard to gain entry. The report also raises a worrisome new possibility about what hackers might have been doing during the months they had undetected access: adding false data to the systems even as they were stealing from it.

‘Anonymous’ Claims Responsibility for Cyber Attack on Canadian Government

Websites run by the Canadian government were attacked on Wednesday, causing widespread service interruptions. The “Anonymous” hacker collective claimed responsibility for the attack, describing it as a protest against the recent passage of a controversial anti-terrorism bill, which the hackers denounced as “a clear violation of the universal declaration of human rights.”

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Cyberterrorism Is the Next ‘Big Threat,’ Says Former CIA Chief

Many experts reckon the first cyberwar is already well under way. It’s not exactly a “cold war,” as the previous generation understood the term, because serious damage valued in millions of dollars has been done, and there’s nothing masked about the hostile intent of state-sponsored hackers. What has been masked is the sponsorship.

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First Cyber War: Was the Sony Hack a Warm-Up for Bigger Things to Come?

The Sony Pictures hacking drama ended, at least for the moment, with the besieged studio deciding to authorize a limited release for “The Interview” after all. This came after a storm of criticism of Sony, and the U.S. government that failed to protect them, for caving in to the demands of a hacker group with, shall we say, very strong feelings about the impropriety of mocking North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

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Psaki Won’t Call Sony Hack ‘Cyberterrorism’

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki declined to dub the hacking of Sony as “cyberterrorism” terming it a “cyberhack” and arguing that there isn’t any point in “putting new labels on it” on Thursday’s “The Lead” on CNN. She added, “I