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Destructive hacking attempts target critical infrastructure in Americas

Hacking attacks that destroy rather than steal data or that manipulate equipment are far more prevalent than widely believed, according to a survey of critical infrastructure organizations…

Car-hacking prototype passes crash test

Technology initially created for protecting US military unmanned aerial vehicles–aka drones–from cyberattacks soon will be available to help protect cars from hacking as well. Researchers from the University…

U.S. targets overseas cyber attackers with sanctions program

President Barack Obama launched a sanctions program on Wednesday to target individuals and groups outside the United States that use cyber attacks to threaten U.S. foreign policy,…

Cyberwarfare

Hackers hit Israeli websites after Anonymous threats

Pro-Palestinian hackers disrupted Israeli websites on Tuesday, following threats from the Anonymous hacking collective that it would carry out an “electronic Holocaust,” though Israeli cyber experts said…

DARPA using advanced tech to fight terror

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has conducted a study, and released a report about the latest threats to the United States, and how best to…

Cyberattack hit FAA earlier this year

Hackers earlier this year attacked a Federal Aviation Administration network with malicious software, agency officials said Monday. In early February, FAA discovered “a known virus” spread via email…