The Cyber Front

Anonymous-linked groups hack Israeli websites, release personal data
Anonymous members wearing Guy Fawke's masks / AP

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.

Cyber Breach

Energy Department networks hit by sophisticated cyber attack
Credit: DOE Website

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.

IAEA Incursion

Anti-Israel hackers invade IAEA networks once more
Yukiya Amano / AP

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.

Hacking the IAEA

Top nuke watchdog hacked by pro-Iran group
IAEA logo

Hackers claim to have seized the information of nearly 200 scientists and officials affiliated with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the world’s chief nuclear watchdog, according to a message posted Sunday on the website Cryptome.

White House Hack Attack

Chinese hackers break in to White House military office network in charge of the president’s nuclear football
AP

Hackers linked to China’s government broke into one of the U.S. government’s most sensitive computer networks, breaching a system used by the White House Military Office for nuclear commands, according to defense and intelligence officials familiar with the incident. One official said the cyber breach was one of Beijing’s most brazen cyber attacks against the United States and highlights a failure of the Obama administration to press China on its persistent cyber attacks.

The Coming China Cyberwar

China’s Military Is Prepared to Wage Large-Scale Cyberwarfare Attacks Against U.S. Military, Civilian Networks

China’s military has developed highly sophisticated cyber warfare capabilities that would be used to cripple computer networks at the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Transportation Command that would direct American forces to defend Taiwan in a future conflict, according to a congressional report. The cyber attacks would begin weeks before actual hostilities, as cyber warriors …