A previously unknown group of hackers believed to be Iranian has opened cyber attacks in the United States against U.S. companies.
A new round of cyber attacks is hitting American companies, but unlike recent Chinese attacks that have been espionage-based, these attacks originate in the Middle East and are seeking to destroy rather than extract information.
Hackers based in the Middle East and North Africa are planning cyber attacks against the websites of U.S. government agencies, banks, and other companies, the Washington Times reports.
China is using state-sponsored industrial and economic espionage to acquire technology fueling its fast-paced military modernization program and cut its reliance on foreign arms makers, the Pentagon said on Monday.
The Pentagon directly accused China of cyber attacks on American government computer systems and government contractors in its annual report to Congress, which was released Monday, the New York Times reports.
Chinese hackers have successfully pillaged the databanks of U.S. defense and security contractors over the last several years, stealing massive quantities of data.
Chinese hackers “bombard” the Pentagon’s computer systems “by the millions each and every day” searching for a point of entry into the sensitive U.S. computing systems, according to officials speaking at an event on cybersecurity on Tuesday.
The Pentagon is finalizing the rules of engagement granting military commanders clearer authority if they have to respond to an enemy cyber attack, USA Today reports.
South Korea’s banks and broadcasters faced hacking attacks Wednesday with many authorities wondering if this follows a pattern of cyber attacks by North Korea.