Law enforcement officials are downplaying reports that a U.S. hacker infiltrated a commercial airliner Wi-Fi network mid-flight and assumed control of the craft’s controls, according to one source who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.
Iran is rapidly building cyber warfare capabilities and recent reports suggest Tehran is set to conduct cyber attacks on global critical infrastructures, according to a State Department security report.
A former federal employee attempted to hack the U.S. Department of Energy, to extract information on the U.S. nuclear arsenal, and to furnish that information to a foreign government, according to the Justice Department.
Computer hackers linked to the Chinese government used two Chinese telecom companies and the Baidu search engine to mount mass data disruption attacks on American websites involved in circumventing Beijing’s censors.
PALO ALTO, California (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday disclosed a cyber intrusion this year by Russian hackers who accessed an unclassified U.S. military network, in a episode Defense Secretary Ash Carter said showed the growing threat and the improving U.S. ability to respond.
A senior State Department official admitted on Wednesday that the agency’s networks face “thousands” of cyber attacks by hackers on a daily basis and that breaches have occurred in some cases, according to testimony presented before Congress.
The FBI sent a warning to law enforcement and other public officials on Tuesday to be on guard for cyber attacks from hackers.
A senior State Department official admitted before Congress on Tuesday that its networks have been subjected to malicious hack attacks that have affected the department, according to testimony offered before a Senate Foreign Relation’s Subcommittee.
The FBI is warning U.S. companies that cyber terrorists from the Middle East and North Africa are planning to conduct cyber attacks against Israeli and Jewish interests next week.