Article published on The Malta Indipendent on December 9th 2012
Technology in the last decade has assumed a fundamental role in our daily lives. We are increasingly surrounded by discrete intelligent components designed to provide us with more sophisticated choices designed to enhance our personal experience and quality of life. From our phones, to our home security system, to the refrigerator in our house, an increasing number of devices are constantly connected to the internet and with each other.
China is exploiting U.S. and Western commercial technology and carrying out aggressive cyberespionage to expand its military power, the Pentagon said May 18.
Beijing is working to take advantage of “mostly U.S.” defense-related technologies as part of a systematic effort to build up its armed forces and extend the country’s military power in the Asia-Pacific region, the Pentagon wrote in a report to Congress.
The experts of Trusteer firm have discovered a new variant Zeus malware responsible of a series of attacks against principal internet service providers. The variant carried out attacks using the P2P network architecture targeting users of Facebook, Hotmail and Yahoo and Google Mail.
Chinese cyberwarfare would pose a genuine risk to the U.S. military in a conflict, for instance over Taiwan or disputes in the South China Sea, according to report for the U.S. Congress.Reuters reported
Operations against computer networks have become fundamental to Beijing's military and national development strategies over the past decade, said the 136-page analysis by Northrop Grumman Corp. It was released on Thursday by the congressionally created U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
FBI Director Robert Mueller (MUHL'-ur) says terrorists may seek to train their own recruits or hire outsiders with an eye toward pursuing cyber attacks on the United States.
The FBI director says terrorists have not used the Internet to launch a full-scale cyber attack, but that the bureau cannot underestimate the intent of terrorists to do so.
Mueller made the comments in testimony prepared for a House appropriations subcommittee appearance.