'Cyberattack' Tag Index

IT Security Market to Grow 8.7% This Year, Says Gartner
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 12, 2013
The market could be worth $86 billion by 2016.
Tags: BYOD, IT, enterprises, big data, cyberattack, Security spending
Report: Chinese Hackers Stole U.S. Weapon System Designs
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 28, 2013
A confidential Defense Department report says 29 weapon systems were compromised.
Tags: hackers, China, U.S., cyberattack, Defense Department
China's Aurora Attack Was Really a Counterespionage Effort
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 22, 2013
The hackers gained access to sensitive U.S. government information.
Tags: cyber espionage, Aurora, cyberattack, China, Google, Microsoft
Report: U.S. Power Companies Under Near-Constant Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 22, 2013
One utility says it averages 10,000 attacks per month.
Tags: government, utilities, hackers, Congress, legislation, cyberattack
Report: Chinese Hackers Have Resumed Attacks on U.S. Targets
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 20, 2013
The attacks are believed to be the work of the Chinese Army.
Tags: Mandiant, hackers, China, hack attacks, cyberattack
London Court Sentences LulzSec Hackers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 17, 2013
Three of the men tried for cyberattacks got jail time; a fourth got a suspended sentence.
Tags: LulzSec, cyberattack, Anonymous, UK, hack attacks, hacker
Report: Stuxnet May Have Strengthened Iran's Nuclear Capabilities
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 16, 2013
A researcher argues that the malware, designed to damage the country's enrichment facilities, actually improved Iran's capability to enrich uranium.
Tags: Stuxnet, cyberattack, government, malware, Iran
Pentagon Report Accuses China of Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 07, 2013
China denies any involvement in the attacks.
Tags: Department of Defense, government, cyber espionage, Pentagon, cyberattack, China
Hackers Exploit IE 8 Vulnerability to Attack Nuclear Researchers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 06, 2013
Security experts suspect Chinese hackers are behind attacks on the Department of Labor site and other websites.
Tags: hack attacks, Internet Explorer 8, hackers, websites, Department of Labor, China, government, browser, cyberattack, Microsoft, security vulnerability
LivingSocial Hack Exposes Data for 50 Million Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 29, 2013
The hackers got away with names, email addresses, birthdates and salted, hashed passwords.
Tags: data breach, hackers, hack attacks, LivingSocial, cyberattack
Report: Most Cyberespionage Originates in China
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 23, 2013
A new Verizon report shows that all businesses are in danger of cyberattacks.
Tags: China, cyber espionage, report, cyberattack, Verizon, hacking
Report: U.S. May Escalate Response to Chinese Cyberespionage
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 22, 2013
The Obama administration is said to be considering sanctions or even cyberattacks of its own.
Tags: China, U.S., cyber espionage, cyberattack, hacking, State Department
DDoS Attacks Getting More Powerful
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 17, 2013
The bandwidth used in DDoS attacks has increased by 700%.
Tags: web servers, DDOS Attack, Security Vendors, cyberattack, bandwidth
Symantec: Cyberespionage Targeting SMBs, Manufacturing
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 16, 2013
Targeted attacks increased 42 percent last year.
Tags: security threats, cyberattack, cyber espionage, SMB, Symantec
1 in 4 U.S. Companies in China Report Data Theft
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 29, 2013
Many enterprises doing business in the country say the data breach problem is increasing.
Tags: China, U.S., data breach, cyberattack
Hackers Cause Disruptions for Wells Fargo Site
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 27, 2013
Since the fall, banks have been hit hard by hacktivists related to Islamist groups.
Tags: cyberattack, bank, hacktivists, hackers, Wells Fargo, hack attacks, DDOS
Massive Cyberattack Slows Down the Global Internet
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 27, 2013
A cyberfight between spam-fighters and a black-listed organization is resulting in slow download speeds for everyone.
Tags: spam, hack attacks, Spamhaus, cyberattack, DDOS
Chinese University Linked to Hacking Group
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 25, 2013
Professors at Shanghai Jiaotong University have ties to Chinese military units connected with hack attacks.
Tags: cyberattack, China, hack attacks, security researcher
Cyberattacks Erase Hard Drives at S. Korean Firms
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 21, 2013
The widespread attacks knocked some banking services offline and crashed IT networks at media outlets.
Tags: cyberattack, North Korea, China, South Korea, malware, hard drive, hacker, hack attacks
Hackers Resume Attacks on U.S. Banks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 13, 2013
A DDoS attack temporarily blocked access to Chase's website.
Tags: hackers, bank, cyberattack, hacking
U.S. Calls on China to Stop Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 12, 2013
National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon accused the Chinese of cyberespionage and warned them to stop.
Tags: cyberattack, China, cyber espionage, government, U.S.
China Calls for Cyberespionage Rules
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 11, 2013
The country, often accused of cyber spying, says it is frequently a victim of cyberattacks, including many that originate in the U.S.
Tags: hacking, China, cyberattack, cyber espionage
China Accuses U.S. of Hacking Military Sites
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 28, 2013
Tensions build as both countries accuse each other of cyberattacks.
Tags: China, military, hacking, cyberattack, U.S., hack attacks
Stuxnet Malware Older Than Most Believed
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 27, 2013
A new report says Stuxnet was first released in 2007, not 2009.
Tags: cyberattack, virus, Stuxnet, Iran, malware
Microsoft: We Were Hacked Too
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 25, 2013
The same attack that compromised systems at Apple and Facebook also infected Microsoft.
Tags: cyberattack, Microsoft, Apple, hackers, Facebook, hack attacks
China Says Hacking Allegations Lack Proof
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 20, 2013
The Chinese government is strongly denying the hacking charges made in a Mandiant report.
Tags: China, cyberattack, espionage, Mandiant, hack attacks, U.S., government
Apple Attacked by Hackers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 20, 2013
The same group that hacked faced Facebook appears to have hacked Apple employees' systems.
Tags: Java, Facebook, security vulnerabilities, Mac, cyberattack, Apple, Oracle, hack attacks
Report Ties Chinese Military to Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 19, 2013
Security firm Mandiant says the Chinese government is behind attacks on 140 different organizations, including 115 in the U.S.
Tags: China, Mandiant, Security Breaches, government, report, cyberattack
Researchers Warn of Zero-Day Adobe Reader Vulnerability
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 13, 2013
The only protection against this exploit is to use another PDF reader.
Tags: cyberattack, security vulnerability, Reader, exploit, PDF, Adobe
President Obama Signs Cybersecurity Order
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 13, 2013
The President is also calling on Congress to pass related legislation.
Tags: government, cyberattack, legislation, Obama, cybersecurity
Report: Chinese Cyber-Espionage Campaign Targeting the U.S.
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 11, 2013
A leaked government report says the widespread attacks could threaten the U.S. economy.
Tags: China, U.S., government, espionage, cyberattack
Report: President Has Broad Power to Order Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 04, 2013
Officials are said to be working on the rules of engagement for cyberwarfare.
Tags: Department of Defense, cyberattack, President Obama, department of energy, Cyberwarfare
Twitter Hack Affects 250,000 Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 04, 2013
The hackers got away with usernames and encrypted/salted passwords.
Tags: hack attacks, social networking, cyberattack, hacker, Twitter
More Media Outlets Allege Chinese Hacking Attempts
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 01, 2013
The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Reuters also appear to have been targeted.
Tags: hackers, cyberattack, China, hack attacks
Chinese Hackers Attack NY Times
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 31, 2013
The paper didn't detect the ongoing attack for four months.
Tags: hackers, cyberattack, Symantec, China, APT, malware, hack attacks, Advanced Persistent Threat
U.S. General: Iran Has Improved Its Cyberattack Capabilities
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 18, 2013
The Stuxnet attack prompted the country to beef up its cyberwarfare abilities.
Tags: Stuxnet, cyberattack, banking, Iran, U.S., government
Report: U.S. Power Utilities Infected by Malware from USB Drives
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 16, 2013
ICS-CERT is recommending that utilities take stronger precautions related to thumb drives.
Tags: malware, USB drive, infrastructure, cyberattack, banks, energy
U.S.: Iran Is Behind Bank Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 10, 2013
Since September, numerous American banks have been targeted by hackers.
Tags: banking, DDOS, Iran, government, U.S., botnet, cyberattack
The Biggest Security Threats of 2013
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 28, 2012
McAfee predicts that mobile threats will become more prevalent, but that Anonymous will decline in importance.
Tags: cyberattack, Security Advisory, McAfee, Windows 8, mobile malware, Anonymous, ransomware
Iran Reports New Stuxnet Attack
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 26, 2012
The country says it has effectively countered attacks at a power plant.
Tags: cyberattack, Iran, government, hackers, Stuxnet
McAfee Warns of Massive Bank Cyberattack
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 13, 2012
The security vendor says hackers planned to target major global banks in "Project Blitzkrieg."
Tags: bank fraud, trojan, cyberattack, McAfee, Security Advisory, hack attacks
Foreign Hackers Attack Former U.S. Military Chief
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 06, 2012
The FBI is investigating.
Tags: Cyberwarfare, cyberattack, hackers
Twitter Resets Passwords for Thousands of Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 09, 2012
The mico-blogging service says some passwords were compromised.
Tags: phishing, password, cyberattack, Twitter, hack
Hackers Launch Cyberattack Spree Nov. 5, Guy Fawkes Day
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 05, 2012
Anonymous and other groups attacked Symantec, PayPal, NBC, the Australian government and even Lady Gaga.
Tags: Anonymous, websites, cyberattack, hack attacks, hackers, hacktivism
Hackers Continue Cyberattacks Against Banks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 19, 2012
U.S. officials say the attacks are originating in Iran.
Tags: bank, DDOS, cyberattack, hackers, Iran
Google Warns Some Gmail Users about State-Sponsored Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 08, 2012
"Tens of thousands" of account holders will see the warnings.
Tags: Google, cyberattack, Gmail
Saudi Oil Producer's Computers Restored After Virus Attack
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 27, 2012
The state-owned venture says it has cleaned up 30,000 PCs affected by the cyberattack.
Tags: hacktivism, cyberattack, virus, hack attacks
Pentagon to Bolster Networks and Cyberattack Capabilities with 'Plan X'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 23, 2012
New contract documents show that DARPA is heading towards more offensive cyberattack capabilities.
Tags: DARPA, cyberattack, Cyberwarfare, government
Mystery Malware Wreaks Havoc on Energy Sector Computers
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 17, 2012
Shamoon worm destroys data on energy firms' PCS.
Tags: Shamoon, worm, cyberattack, malware, security
Researchers Connect Flame to U.S.-Israel Stuxnet Attack
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 11, 2012
One Flame module is nearly identical to a Stuxnet module.
Tags: Flame, Stuxnet, cyberattack, malware, security
Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 01, 2012
A new book says the U.S. was responsible for Stuxnet.
Tags: Flame, Iran, Stuxnet, cyberattack, U.S., malware, Cyberwarfare
Attackers Hit Human Rights, Foreign Policy Websites With Drive-By Exploits
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 17, 2012
These latest cyberattacks are more strategic and targeted than previous attacks.
Tags: security, cyberattack, hackers, website
U.S. Warns Over Cyberattacks on Natural Gas Companies
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 09, 2012
DHS says several attacks in recent months have targeted the natural gas industry.
Tags: cyberattack, spear phishing
China and U.S. to Co-Operate to Avoid Cyber Cold War
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 08, 2012
Defense ministers from both countries met in Washington and pledged to work together.
Tags: cyberwar, cyberattack, China
BBC Suffers Cyberattack Linked to Iran
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 14, 2012
Iranian authorities appear to be attempting to jam the BBC's satellite signal and to be attacking the network's IT systems.
Tags: Iran, cyberattack
Expect More Cyber-Espionage, Sophisticated Malware in '12, Experts Say
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 27, 2011
Attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and targeting government agencies and defense contractors.
Tags: cyberattack, security
DHS Denies Report of Water Utility Hack
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 23, 2011
The feds say there is no evidence that Russian hackers caused an Illinois water pump to fail.
Tags: cyberattack
AT&T Tells Users of 'Organized and Systematic' Hack Attempt
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 22, 2011
The company says no customer accounts were breached in the cyberattack.
Tags: cyberattack
U.S. Probes Cyber Attack on Water System
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 21, 2011
Russian hackers destroyed a pump in an Illinois water system.
Tags: cyberattack
'Nitro' Hackers Use Stock Malware to Steal Chemical, Defense Secrets
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 01, 2011
Researchers trace some of the attacks back to an individual in China.
Tags: cyberattack
Chinese Military Suspected in Hacker Attacks on U.S. Satellites
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 27, 2011
A new Congressional report says the hackers interfered with U.S. government satellites on four separate occasions in 2007 and 2008.
Tags: China, cyberattack
Researchers Warn of New Stuxnet Worm
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 19, 2011
Stuxnet-variant Duqu appears to be gathering intelligence as a precursor to a cyberattack.
Tags: cyberattack, Stuxnet
DHS: Anonymous Interested in Hacking Nation's Infrastructure
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 18, 2011
A new security bulletin says the hacktivist group has expressed interest in attacking critical infrastructure, but the government does not believe the group has the capabilities to do so.
Tags: cyberattack
US Companies Pushed to Disclose Cyberattacks
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 17, 2011
New SEC rules say that publicly traded companies must disclose information about some types of cyberattacks.
Tags: cyberattack
Chinese State TV Alludes to U.S. Website Attacks
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 25, 2011
A documentary accidentally discloses Chinese tools attacking a website in the U.S.
Tags: cyberattack, China
Cybercrime Cleanup Costs Spike
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 03, 2011
Enterprises are spending 56 percent more this year than last year to recover from cyberattacks.
Tags: cyberattack
Russia Takes Top Hacking Honors, U.S. Lags
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 27, 2011
Russia produces more hacking attacks than anywhere, while America falls a few spots in this dubious honor roll.
Tags: network security, cybersecurity, cyberattack, security, hacking
Spanish Botnet Could Paralyze Country
By - Reuters | Article Published March 04, 2010
Authorities say Spanish hackers were not aware that the illegal network they created could have taken down an entire country's computer networks.
Tags: botnet, PC security, cyber security, cyberattack, cyber attack
Google Reveals the Horrible Truth about China
By Mike Elgan | Article Published January 14, 2010
Technology companies doing business in China face some very troubling decisions, as Google's recent experience reveals.
Tags: cyberattack, technology, Google
Will Security Firms Benefit from Google's China Woes?
By - Reuters | Article Published January 14, 2010
Security companies like McAfee, Symantec and Trend Micro may benefit the publicity surrounding cyber-attacks on Google China operations.
Tags: McAfee, Trend Micro, cybersecurity, cyberattack, Symantec




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