Source: Ian Wallace, The Daily Beast
For several weeks, it has been difficult to open a newspaper or watch a Sunday talk show without hearing about the advent of “cyber war.”
Tag Archives: Cyber Espionage
Source: Jason Healey, US News
America’s generals and spymasters have decided they can secure a better future in cyberspace through, what else, covert warfare, preemptive attacks, and clandestine intelligence.
Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert and Senior Researcher Sarah McKune authored a new article in CircleID on the often overlooked dimension of cyber threats and cyber espionage: the targeting of civil society actors.
Martin Münch says he knows who the bad guys are, and that he’s one of the good guys.
Brian Stewart’s piece for CBC News features Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert on the Russian cybercrime underworld.
This week, at ISS World Americas, an annual surveillance trade show in Washington, law enforcement agents from around the world will gather to learn about the latest in computer spyware.
Russian officials had a muted response on Thursday to a potentially embarrassing revelation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that it had uncovered a ring of Russian agents that was smuggling microchips out of the United States.
Source: Ray Stern, Phoenix New Times
The FBI has broken up a spy network based in Houston that “enhanced” the capabilities of the Russian military by exporting sensitive, U.S.-made electronics.
Spyware developed and sold by U.K.-based Gamma Group can infect BlackBerrys, iPhones, and other mobile devices, and is being used to actively target dissidents in countries governed by autocratic regimes.
Source: Elinor Mills, CNet
What’s up with all the malware aimed at the Middle East? For the second time in two weeks a virus outbreak has been reported at an energy company in that region.