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Five reasons the U.S. power grid is overdue for a cyber catastrophe

As other major industries one by one fall victim to hackers, the U.S. electrical-power generation and distribution system seems remarkably insulated from cyber threats. A March…

Hackers post stolen Ashley Madison data

Hackers who stole sensitive customer information from the cheating site AshleyMadison.com appear to have made good on their threat to post the data online. A data dump, 9.7…

China holds more than 15,000 for alleged cyber crimes

Chinese police have arrested more than 15,000 people to date for cyber crimes, including hacking and fraud, while activists said the crackdown is also linked to…

Cyberwarfare

NSA pinpoints China’s cyberattacks

A secret National Security Agency document has revealed the massive nature of China’s cyberattacks against the United States, with nearly 700 intrusions in private-sector and government networks. The…

Hacking in the name of the Islamic State

Over the past year, Islamic State (ISIS) and pro-ISIS hackers, as well as hackers claiming to be associated with or operating in the name of ISIS, have…

FBI sees surge in economic espionage from China

The head of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, Randall Coleman, said at a briefing that the bureau has identified a 53 percent increase in the theft of secret…