Foreign government hackers caught secretly breaking into a U.S. national security network waged a 24-hour battle with cyber security officials trying to counter the cyber attack, the deputy director of the National Security Agency said Tuesday.
An unusual amount of highly suspicious cellphone activity in the Washington, D.C., region is fueling concerns that a rogue entity has assumed control over the communications of numerous individuals, likely including U.S. government officials and foreign diplomats, according to documents viewed by the Washington Free Beacon and conversations with security insiders.
Foreign nations including China and Russia along with the Islamic State are conducting information warfare against the United States and the federal government is ill prepared to counter it, information warfare experts told Congress on Wednesday.
Russia’s intelligence service directed the hacking of 500 million Yahoo email accounts in an operation conducted in coordination with Russian criminal hackers.
Critical American infrastructures like the electric grid will remain vulnerable to catastrophic cyber attacks from Russia and China for at least 10 years, according to a Pentagon study.
WikiLeaks released on Tuesday what it claims are thousands of Central Intelligence Agency documents and files that reveal how the agency hacks computers and other devices, including smart phones, smart TVs, and messaging applications.
Russia disclosed this week that it has strengthened information warfare forces amid U.S. charges of influence operations aimed at trying to sway the outcome of the 2016 election.
After a four-year hiatus, Iran recently resumed destructive cyber attacks against Saudi Arabia in what U.S. officials say is part of a long-term strategy by Tehran aimed at taking over the oil-rich kingdom and regional U.S. ally.
U.S. government computer systems remain unsecured and vulnerable to cyber attacks from a host of bad actors, according to a new government report that identifies a range of weaknesses in U.S. cyber defenses that could lead to a devastating attack on the American government.
The Chinese government is engaged in a systematic cyber-economic campaign across multiple industries in the United States, according to expert testimony before a congressional commission.