On Wednesday, a security researcher named Vinny Troia said he stumbled on a massive database containing the detailed records of 340 million people --all of which was mistakenly made available online. "It seems like this is a database with pretty much every U.S. citizen in it," Troia told the magazine.
Fresh concerns over Chinese espionage are gripping Washington as lawmakers fear Beijing is gaining sensitive details on U.S. technologies. Lawmakers are scrutinizing the Pentagon over its efforts to keep military secrets safe from hackers, after Chinese actors allegedly breached a Navy contractor’s computer and collected data on submarine technology.
A China-based cyber group is carrying out an extensive hacking campaign by targeting satellite, telecom and defense companies in the United States and Southeast Asia, a U.S. cybersecurity firm warned this week. The motive of the hacking group, known as "Thrip," is likely national cyber espionage, security researchers at Symantec Corp. said on Tuesday.
As the world's largest economies threaten tit-for-tat tariffs, White House trade advisor Peter Navarro tore into Chinese trade practices aimed at stealing American companies' intellectual property. U.S. officials have long complained that intellectual property theft has cost the economy billions of dollars in revenue and thousands of jobs.
Whether in the White House Situation Room or around the water cooler of cybersecurity companies, there can never be too many conversations about cyber deterrence. All too often though, the conversation fall into two traps: one focuses on theories and tropes from nuclear war while the other assumes the United States will be the one doing the deterring.
In 2016, alleged Iranian hackers were able to leverage access to a dam’s accounting system to gain control over a sluice gate controlling water flow. Luckily, the hackers got the wrong dam, gaining access to the diminutive and then-out-of-service Bowman Avenue Dam in Rye Brook, New York, rather than the comparatively massive Arthur R. Bowman Dam in Oregon.
Senators are barreling toward a clash with the Trump administration over how to deter and respond to cyberattacks. The Senate is taking up annual defense policy legislation this week that would set a national policy for cybersecurity and cyber warfare, an effort the Trump administration has fought in the past, arguing it would infringe on the president’s authorities.
Chinese government hackers have compromised the computers of a Navy contractor, stealing massive amounts of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare -- including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020, according to American officials.
The five states with the worst cyber hygiene rankings were Florida, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico and Illinois. In those states, 72 percent of respondents to Webroot's survey said they share their passwords, and nearly half never back up their data.
It has been more than two months since the city of Atlanta suffered a cyberattack that left most computer systems down for days, and some for weeks. Still, little is public about how the city plans to set things right over the long-term. While the city has been communicative about working with the FBI and private partners to get systems back online, few details are known