Cyberwarfare has become one
of the biggest challenges faced by the super powers and goverments.
Recent trends have shown that it is possible to paralyse the web presence of an organisation, a group of related institutions, or even an entire nation via cyber attack alone.Modern militaries are preparing to use cyberspace as a parallel battleground in future conflicts.
London hosts the eighth international E-Crime Congress focused on the prevention of internet fraud and developing prevention strategies.
Social networking accounts are a favoured target for cyber criminals, and a report released by iDefence has shown the crime is going global.
iDefense, the cyber security intelligence division of VeriSign, has discovered that more than 1.5 million account details are being put up for sale by hackers on just one online forum called “kirllos” as the black market for personal data continues to explode.
McAfee’s “DAT” file version 5958 is causing widespread problems with Windows XP SP3.The routine anti-virus update confused a valid Windows file with a virus, disrupting millions of computers around the world.Universities,hospitals and businesses were among those reporting problems after the update misidentified a valid Windows system file as malicious code and caused computers to continually reboot.The affected systems will enter a reboot loop and lose all network access.The bad DAT file may infect individual workstations as well as workstations connected to a domain.
Instead the attacks are launched by computer hackers. Digital spy rings. Information thieves. Cyberarmies of kids, criminals, terrorists - some backed by nation states.
In the Us there Is a growing fear that they pose a massive threat to national security, and a conviction that the world's military superpower must prepare for the fight ahead.
At stake: Crucial national infrastructure, high value commercial secrets, tens of billions of dollars in defence contracts, as well as values like privacy and freedom of expression.
A DORSET NHS trust’s website was temporarily taken down after it was targeted by a group of hackers calling themselves the Iranian Cyber Army Team.
Users logging on to the Dorset HealthCare NHS Trust website on Monday night found the cyber bandits’ calling card with a link to a .com website showing a bearded man waving a semi-automatic weapon.
The text is mainly a mixture of Arabic and Farsi and the site appears to act as a message exchange for groups of mujahideen, or Muslim freedom fighters.
According Iranian Fars news Agency;Tehran's Public and Revolutionary Court revealed Statement with details of a number of "complicated security operations"in area of information and communication technology, the country's security forces have identified the most important US-backed organized networks of cyber war launched by the anti-revolutionary groups and arrested 30 suspects.
Since the early 1990s, the U.S. Department of Defense has been worried about the threat posed to its myriad computer systems by malicious outside intrusion. Since 1995, DoD systems have been regularly attacked, up to 250,000 times a year, and only about one of every 50 attacks is detected and reported. This primer lays out the progress of the Defense Department’s response to the threat to its information networks.