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Experts Lobby to Restrict the Term ‘Cyberattack’

LONDON (AP) — When U.S. senator John McCain told Ukrainian television that the allegedly Russian-backed breach of the Democratic National Committee’s server was “an act of war,” Michael Schmitt cringed.

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Iran Hackers Target Email, Social Media Accounts of U.S. Officials

A surge of Iranian attacks against the email and social media accounts of U.S. officials has been detected over the past few weeks, with an emphasis on officials involved in crafting Iran policy. Journalists and academics have also been targeted.

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CIA Director Announces Sweeping Reorganization of Agency

Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency’s limited insights into a series of major global developments.

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Sen Johnson: US Must Address Cybersecurity Threats

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) emphasized the importance of passing information-sharing legislation designed to enhance cybersecurity during the GOP Weekly Address on Saturday. Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: “Hi, I’m Senator Ron Johnson, from the great state of Wisconsin.

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Was the Sony hack foreign espionage, or an inside job?

It has long been suspected that the hackers who worked Sony Pictures over, ostensibly to punish it for insulting North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a satirical film called “The Interview,” involved some assistance from insiders.  The self-identified primary

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Iran, China, Russia Behind Sony Cyberattack?

The FBI claims that the cyberattacks targeting Sony pictures originated from North Korea, but the attack aimed at the film The Interview may have been launched from Iran, China or Russia. The suspicion of the three other countries derives from