A major cyber attack that disrupted Internet service for major users like Twitter and Amazon in parts of the United States on Friday was the first robot-based digital assault using the Internet of Things—millions of linked devices operating in concert.
The Pentagon’s Joint Staff recently warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer amid concerns about cyber spying against Pentagon networks, according to defense officials.
The reliance of the United States’ critical infrastructure on high technology renders it vulnerable to future cyber attacks by the Russians, making it difficult for the U.S. government to retaliate against Moscow for trying to interfere with the presidential election.
Two sets of massive cyber attacks downed many popular websites on the East Coast Friday morning.
The Justice Department says a former contractor with the National Security Agency stole at least 500 million pages of government records that included top-secret information concerning military operations.
Czech police detained a Russian man suspected by the FBI of launching cyber attacks against targets in the United States, according to a statement released Wednesday by authorities.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had harsh words for the U.S. presidential election when asked Wednesday about Donald Trump’s lewd comments about women, saying there are “p****ies” on both sides of the race for the White House.
The United States officially accused Russia on Friday of directing the recent cyber attacks against political computer networks in an attempt to influence the 2016 elections.