U.S. intelligence agencies traced a recent cyber intrusion into a sensitive infrastructure database to the Chinese government or military cyber warriors, according to U.S. officials.
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.
Increases in the cyber capabilities of Iran and China have caused not only cyber espionage but “silent wars” between those countries and the United States, former Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Paul Rosenzweig said on Tuesday.
A secret Chinese military unit is the major player in cyber espionage against an array of computer networks around the world, according to an intelligence report by a cyber security firm.
The Washington Post reported on Friday that Chinese hackers infiltrated their system in an attempt to obtain sensitive information.
Iran is continuing aggressive cyber attacks against U.S. financial institutions and officials say the U.S. government has failed to take steps to halt the electronic strikes.
A mysterious new computer virus has infected Iranian computers and is completely wiping users’ hard drives, according to Iranian officials.
The U.S. Navy is preparing to wage cyber warfare attacks against enemies during conflicts and must avoid strategic surprise from a future cyber attack on its networks, according to a strategy report made public Wednesday night.
Iranian hackers took over a University of Michigan computer network during a massive cyber attack on U.S. financial systems last week that continued following comments on the strike by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Law enforcement and national security agencies are investigating the hacking of a White House computer last month that penetrated a network inside the White House Military Office that handles top-secret data, U.S. officials said.