DHS warns of cyber 9/11

The federal government of the United States has been urging businesses to report cyber attacks on their computer networks for years now.

US pipelines targeted in cyber attack

The US Department of Homeland Security warns that an ongoing cyber campaign is targeting natural gas infrastructure across the country. 

Iranian oil sector under cyber attack

An enigmatic virus has reportedly infected various computer networks administering key aspects of Iran's lucrative oil sector. 

BBC blames cyber-attack on Iran

The BBC has revealed that it was the target of a sophisticated cyber-attack believed to have originated in Iran.

Saudi and Abu Dhabi stock exchanges downed in cyber attack

Israeli hackers have claimed credit for downing websites run by the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).

Iran: Cyber attack downed US drone

Iran is showcasing a USAF RQ-170 Sentinel drone that Tehran claims to have downed in a sophisticated cyber attack.

SEC orders firms to come clean about data breaches

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ordered companies to disclose security breaches, following a year in which several organizations have been criticized for revealing details late, if at all.

NSA hiring recruits for cyber Cold War

The National Security Agency (NSA) is looking for a few good cybersecurity experts. They’re hoping to hire as many as 3,000 people over the next two years - so the agency can be fully staffed for a "cyber Cold War."

Pentagon: Cyber attack could prompt military strike

The Pentagon has confirmed that a cyber attack against computer networks in the United States could prompt a retaliatory military strike. 

PacWest National Lab targeted in "sophisticated" cyber attack

A sophisticated cyber offensive has prompted the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to shut down Internet access across the facility.

US hacker groups infiltrated by FBI, Secret Service

It is estimated 1 in 4 hackers in the US are informants for the FBI and Secret service. Is it crazy to now wonder if Lulz Security and Anonymous are really who they say they are?

White House panics as WikiLeaks recovers from DDoS barrage

The controversial WikiLeaks website has recovered from a DDoS barrage that temporarily downed its servers. 

US DoD moves to protect domestic cyber perimeter

US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates recently confirmed that the DoD was "taking steps" to bring military, industrial and domestic partners under a digital "umbrella" to shield them from cyber attacks.

USAF locks and loads for digital combat

The United States Air Force (USAF) is preparing for a new role in defending the country from hostile cyber attacks.

Is the Internet "kill switch" a good idea?

Should the President of the United States be granted the power to flip an Internet "kill switch" in the event of a coordinated cyber offensive?

Iran attempts to bolster cyber defenses after Stuxnet

Iran is attempting to bolster its cyber defenses after falling victim to an enigmatic worm known as Stuxnet that wreaked havoc across the country's digital grid.

US military to guard domestic cyber perimeter

The US Department of Defense (DoD) stands ready to defend government agencies and private companies against cyber attacks.

Anonymous says payback is a bitch

Cyber activists belonging to the "Anonymous" organization recently launched a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against the Spanish copyright protection society (SGAE).

Cyber activist says DDoS attacks will continue

A cyber activist belonging to the "Anonymous" organization says digital freedom fighters will continue DDoS-based assaults against anti-piracy advocates. 

DHS launches massive cyber attack simulation

The Department of Homeland Security will today kick off its third major exercise testing the nations resopnse to cyber attack.