Three months after a Department of Homeland Security intelligence report downplayed the threat of a cyber attack against the U.S. electrical grid, DHS and the FBI began a nationwide program warning of the dangers faced by U.S. utilities from damaging cyber attacks like the recent hacking against Ukraine’s power grid.
Russian hackers penetrated U.S. industrial control networks that run critical infrastructures like the electrical grid, according to the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
The hackers responsible for breaching the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) database have potentially acquired more than double the four million files suggested in the estimate provided by OPM, the Associated Press reports.
A United States Army official said the military was able to safeguard its data from an attempted hack by taking down its own website.
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.
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.
An anti-Israel hacking collective affiliated with Anonymous has initiated a widespread cyber attack against the Jewish state, penetrating websites affiliated with the Mossad security service and a slew of related entities.
Computer networks at the Energy Department’s headquarters in Washington were attacked in a major cyber espionage operation two weeks ago and information on employees and contractors was compromised to unknown intruders.
An anti-Israel hacking collective has seized “highly sensitive” nuclear data and satellite imagery from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the world’s top nuclear watchdog, according to the website Cryptome.