US cyber security experts say that Herman Van Rompuy and senior officials, including EU Counter Terrorism head, Giles de Kerchove have had their emails hacked.
The break in began at 9.23 am on 18 July last year, according to logs, shown to Bloomberg. The hackers were inside the EU systems, gaining control of the exchange server, allowing access to all emails for just 14 minutes, but long enough to take vital data. The hackers continued to invade the systems for 10 days.
Buried deep within recent congressional legislation is a contention that the Pentagon is seriously understaffed when it comes to offensive cyber operations.
The Senate’s version of the 2013 defense authorization bill includes a provision that would require the Pentagon to consolidate its network activities to free up personnel who could be reassigned to U.S. Cyber Command’s offensive missions.
Lawmakers said in their summary of the bill that the plan is needed because offensive missions are understaffed.
It's called the Dark Web and once you are in you can buy people, drugs, guns and even have someone killed. The problem is: what can law enforcers do about it?
Deep in cyberspace is a web of private networks hosting sites that Google will never find and videos that YouTube will never play. Within this web, drugs and guns are bought and sold, hitmen advertise their services, hackers can be hired to attack an enemy's computer and pornographic images to satisfy the most depraved tastes can be downloaded.
The Pentagon is turning to the private sector, universities and even computer-game companies as part of an ambitious effort to develop technologies to improve its cyberwarfare capabilities, launch effective attacks and withstand the likely retaliation.
The urgent need for an updated United States cyber engagement policy is taking a backseat to the battle between the Homeland Security and Defense departments and their roles to defend U.S. cyberspace, reports DefenseNews.com.
The policy, which will replace the existing cyber guidelines issued in 2005, is being stalled because of a heated Congressional debate over where the U.S. military’s responsibility to defend against cyberattacks ends and where DHS’ begin.
The current issue of territorial rights over the Spratley Islands and Scarborough Shoals between the Philippines and China (as well as the rest of the other countries in Southeast Asia) is akin to a boiling pot: simmering with an occasional burst every now and then to make everyone nervous.
Fortunately for us (and until diplomatic discussions manage to untie this Gordian Knot), that's the full extent of the friction between the countries involved.
Iran is the latest country to be afraid of in the cyber realm, according to statements and testimony during an April 26 joint hearing of House Homeland Security subcommittees that focused on Iran's perceived intentions rather than aptitude.
A Fatwa from Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei on Facebook to answer a question from Iran revolutionary guard website Gerdab.Ir.
A fatwā (Arabic: فتوى; plural fatāwā Arabic: فتاوى) in the Islamic faith is a juristic ruling concerning Islamic law issued by an Islamic scholar.
The website Facebook has been blocked in Iran, whether to enter such a site only to communicate with friends and without any adverse action against the national interests of the Islamic Republic is a sin and unlawfull ?
The Iranian oil ministry's cyber team has identified the main and hidden agenda of the recent cyber attack on the ministry, a senior Iranian official announced on Saturday.
"The nature of the attack and the identity of the attackers have been discovered, but we cannot publicize it since we are still working on the case," Deputy Oil Minister Hamdollah Mohammadnejad told FNA.
"In general" Mohammadnejad stated "the attack was carried out by virus penetration and was aimed at stealing and destroying data and information."