Cyberattack
Cyber-attack is any type of offensive maneuver employed by individuals or whole organizations that targets computer information systems, infrastructures, computer networks, and/or personal computer de...
Global cyber attack slows but experts see risk of fresh strikes
A global cyber attack described as unprecedented in scale forced a major European automaker to halt some production lines while hitting schools in China and ...
Fox News Exclusive: Hacker 'Guccifer' Casts Doubt on Obama Administration's Russia Hacking Claims
Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, weighing in from a prison 3,700 miles away on the latest diplomatic dust-up between the U.S. and Russia
Obama orders sanctions against Russia, expels operatives, in response to hacking
The Obama administration announced sanctions Thursday against Russia’s two leading intelligence services, while ejecting dozens of intelligence operatives from the U.S., as part of a response to what ...
US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations - BBC News
The US expels 35 Russian diplomats in the wake of cyber attacks related to the US election.
America’s secret arsenal
To this day it remains one of the most sophisticated and mysterious offensive operations ever launched: Stuxnet, the computer virus specifically engineered to attack Iran's nuclear reactors. Discovere...
The Next Big War Will Be Digital—and We’re Not Ready For It
In the 21st century the familiar form of warfare in which physical damage is meted out against the opponent’s military forces and infrastructure has become only one form of attack. Instead, states are...
ISIS Calls Anonymous 'Idiots' As Cyber War Heats Up
ISIS has offered instructions on how to safeguard members against attacks. The militant group that has taken credit for tragic attacks on Paris over the weekend, has opened a new front in a cyber war ...
Russia Hacked Pentagon's Joint Chiefs Of Staff And Shut Down Its Email System
The 'sophisticated cyber intrusion' occurred sometime around July 25 and impacted military and civilian personnel working inside the Pentagon, reports suggest. It's not clear whether the hack was sanc...
UCLA Health Cyberattack Involved Sensitive Data On 4.5 Million People
A hack targeting UCLA Health’s computer network may have exposed personal and medical data on 4.5 million people. The attack tapped into parts of the system where sensitive details like names, birth d...
Chinese Hack Of Federal Personnel Files Included Security-Clearance Database
The Chinese breach of the Office of Personnel Management network was wider than first acknowledged, and officials said Friday that a database holding sensitive security clearance information on millio...
US Officials Report Massive Breach Of Federal Personnel Data-4 Million Accounts Hacked
US government agencies have been hit by a "massive breach" affecting the personal data of millions of federal workers, officials said. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) confirmed on Thursday th...
Obama Signs Executive Action, Calls For Collaboration To Fight Cyber Attacks At Stanford Summit
The weather couldn’t have been more perfect on Friday as Stanford welcomed President Obama and key tech executives to campus for the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection.  The w...
U.S. military social media accounts apparently hacked by Islamic State sympathizers
Social media accounts for the U.S. military's Central Command appeared to have been hacked on Monday, with the posting of messages on Twitter and YouTube threatening American troops.
Pro-Russia Hackers Claim Attack on German Government Websites
German government websites, including Chancellor Angela Merkel's page, were hacked on Wednesday in an attack claimed by a group demanding Berlin end support for the Ukrainian government.
OP hit by another denial of service attack
Some users may encounter issues using the online services of the financial services group.
North Korea's internet appears to be under mass cyber attack
North Korea’s already tenuous links to the Internet went completely dark on Monday after days of instability, in what Internet monitors described as one of the worst North Korean network failures in y...
Vulnerability (computing)
In computer security, a vulnerability is a weakness which allows an attacker to reduce a system's information assurance. Vulnerability is the intersection of three elements: a system susceptibility o...
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Exploit (computer security)
An exploit (from the English verb to exploit, meaning "using something to one’s own advantage") is a piece of software, a chunk of data, or a sequence of commands that takes advantage of a bug, glitch...
Social engineering (security)
Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. A type of confidence trick for...
Denial-of-service attack
In computing, a denial-of-service (DoS) or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users.A DoS attack generally cons...
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DNS cache poisoning
DNS spoofing (or DNS cache poisoning) is a computer hacking attack, whereby data is introduced into a Domain Name System (DNS) resolver's cache, causing the name server to return an incorrect IP addre...
Elbot
Elbot is a chatterbot created by Fred Roberts.At the 18th Loebner Prize for artificial intelligence, held on the weekend of 11–12 October 2008, Elbot convinced three of the 12 human interrogators he w...
MSAV
Microsoft Anti-Virus (MSAV) was an antivirus program introduced by Microsoft for its MS-DOS operating system. The program first appeared in MS-DOS version 6.0(1993 )and last appeared in MS-DOS 6.22. T...
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Backscatter (email)
Backscatter (also known as outscatter, misdirected bounces, blowback or collateral spam) is incorrect automated bounce messages sent by mail servers, typically as a side effect of incoming spam.Recipi...
Zero-day attack
A zero-day (or zero-hour or day zero) attack or threat is an attack that exploits a previously unknown vulnerability in a computer application or operating system, one that developers have not had tim...
OP hit by another denial of service attack
Some users may encounter issues using the online services of the financial services group.
Forget the Sony hack, this could be the biggest cyber attack yet
On July 3, Department of Homeland Security, which plays “key role” in responding to cyber-attacks on the nation, replied to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on a malware attack on Google ca...
The Cuckoo's Egg (book)
The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage is a 1989 book written by Clifford Stoll. It is his first-person account of the hunt for a computer hacker who broke into a comp...
Zlob trojan
The Zlob Trojan, identified by some antiviruses as Trojan.Zlob, is a Trojan horse which masquerades as a needed video codec in the form of ActiveX. It was first detected in late 2005, but only started...
Internet Security Essentials
Internet Security Essentials, also InternetSecurityEssentials, is a rogue security software pretending to protect the computer against malware and viruses. It is not to be confused with Webroot's "Web...