White House Cyber Chief Says Snowden Damage Will Be Felt for Decades

Obama opposes foreign government control of Internet, Michael Daniel says
Edward Snowden

Damage to U.S. national security caused by NSA contractor Edward Snowden will take decades to repair, the White House official in charge of cyber security said Friday.

“Make no mistake: We are going to be dealing with the fallout from that for all of your careers, and the impact that that has had on our national security will reverberate for decades,” Michael Daniel, special assistant to the president for cyber security, told Naval Academy midshipmen.

Warfare Three Ways

China waging ‘Three Warfares’ against United States in Asia, Pentagon says
Delegates from Chinese People's Liberation Army / AP

China is waging political warfare against the United States as part of a strategy to drive the U.S. military out of Asia and control seas near its coasts, according to a Pentagon-sponsored study.

Failure to Report

House leaders seek GAO probe of State Department failure to report Russian nuclear missile treaty violations
Vladimir Putin / AP

Two senior House leaders on Friday requested an investigation by Congress’ General Accountability Office (GAO) into the State Department’s failure to report Russian violations of a 1987 nuclear missile accord.

Chinese Police University Trains Beijing Hackers

Network attack training unit part of Chinese cyber warfare capability
China's police university Network Attack and Defense Laboratory / Chinese company website

China’s main internal security and police university is training hackers for cyber attacks, according to new information obtained by the U.S. government.

The People’s Public Security University in Beijing, a part of the Ministry of Public Security that trains all of China’s police and internal security troops, has several units engaged in training and operations for cyber attacks.

Moscow Accuses Ukraine of Electronic Attack on Satellite

Attempt to disrupt communications satellite is latest incident in mounting cyber war between Moscow and Kiev
Ukrainian riot police officers tussle with pro-Russia supporters

Russia is accusing Ukraine of conducting an electronic attack on an orbiting communications satellite and is threatening unspecified retaliation as cyber warfare between the two states heats up over the crisis in Crimea.

Russia’s Ministry of Communications and Mass Media revealed Saturday that an electronic attack against a Russian television satellite was traced to Ukraine.

Russian Inspectors to Check U.S. Nuclear Cuts Amid Ukraine Crisis

New START treaty on-site inspection takes place this week
Russian troops in Crimea

Russian arms officials will arrive in the United States on Monday to conduct an inspection of U.S. strategic nuclear facilities amid heightened tensions over Moscow’s military incursion into Ukraine and a U.S. ultimatum to withdraw the forces. Additionally, a team of Russian arms inspectors are set to arrive in San Francisco for the treaty-permitted inspection …

Al Qaeda to Launch English-Language Magazine

U.S. officials see magazine as recruiting tool for ‘lone wolf’ terrorists
A screenshot of the video promoting al Qaeda's new English language magazine.

Al Qaeda has announced plans to launch a new magazine aimed at recruiting Americans and promoting “lone wolf” terror attacks and the group’s jihadist agenda, according to a video produced by al Qaeda’s media arm.

Stolen F-35 Secrets Now Showing Up in China’s Stealth Fighter

Design data on F-35 stolen in 2007
Photo comparison of the U.S. F-35 left and Chinese J-20. / Chinese website

A cyberespionage operation by China seven years ago produced sensitive technology and aircraft secrets that were incorporated into the latest version of China’s new J-20 stealth fighter jet, according to U.S. officials and private defense analysts.

Support Denied

Obama administration rejects urgent appeal from Egypt to deliver Apache attack helicopters
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, meets with Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sissi

The Obama administration has turned down an urgent appeal from Egypt’s government for the delivery of U.S. Apache attack helicopters needed for counterterrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula.