Cyberwar

iran

Stuxnet, American Sanctions, and Cyberwar Are Legitimizing Iranian Internet Controls

The anxiety about cyberattacks and the perceived need for greater control in the wake of American economic sanctions has led to a loss of internet freedom in Iran.
Mahsa Alimardani
7.3.19
Hacking

Israel Bombing ‘Cyber Operatives’ Isn’t Cyber War, It’s Just War

Experts in cybersecurity and conflict warn that it’s too early to draw dramatic conclusions about Israel’s strike against the alleged Hamas cyber headquarters.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Ben Makuch
5.6.19
cyber security

The U.S. joined with Russia, China and North Korea in rejecting cyber pact. Nobody will say why.

“A good rule of thumb on any issue is that it is a bad look when Russia, North Korea, and Iran are with you, but most of the rest of the world is not.”
David Gilbert
11.16.18
war

Some of the most dangerous weapons at the Pentagon were easily hacked. Experts aren’t surprised.

One attack cracked the admin password on a weapons system in nine seconds.
David Gilbert
10.11.18
cyberwarfare

Trump administration gears up for more secret cyber offensives like "Glowing Symphony"

The U.S. wants to do more like the joint campaign to counteract the online efforts of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
David Gilbert
9.21.18
cyberwarfare

How US Military Hackers Prepared to Hack the Islamic State

Documents obtained by Motherboard give insight into how hackers at CYBERCOM prepare before launching offensive cyber operations, including figuring out how likely an attack will be attributed back to them.
Joseph Cox
8.1.18
Cyberwar

The Army Wants to Use a Theoretical Particle To Make an Unhackable Quantum Computer

A telltale signature of the theoretical particle was discovered last year. Now the Army wants to use it to build a quantum computer.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.18.18
russia

The Pentagon is exaggerating the impact of Russian propaganda trolls, experts say

“Although tensions with Russia are at an all-time high, the threat of retaliatory cyberattacks is overblown.”
David Gilbert
4.17.18