Latest "cyberattack" stories
US Cyber Command wants more money for network defense
U.S. Cyber Command is asking Congress for an additional $62.1 million in its unfunded priority list to harden networks from malicious cyberattacks.
By Mark Pomerleau
US says China-backed hackers likely targeting virus researchers
Both the FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that health care and pharmaceutical researchers need to be alert to potential attacks and should take measures to protect their data.
A Customs subcontractor was compromised. Was your info?
A “malicious cyberattack” on an unidentified U.S. Customs and Border Protection subcontractor compromised a number of traveler and license plate photos.
By Andrew Eversden
How the world’s first cyberattack set the stage for modern cybersecurity challenges
Back in November 1988, Robert Tappan Morris, son of the famous cryptographer Robert Morris Sr., was a 20-something graduate student at Cornell who wanted to know how big the internet was – that is, how many devices were connected to it. So he wrote a program that would travel from computer to computer and ask each machine to send a signal back to a control server, which would keep count.
By Scott Shackelford, Indiana University via AP
Experts predict countries will use smart devices to launch cyberattacks
Security professionals and experts surveyed at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas expressed concerns as increasingly more "things" become connected.
By Justin Lynch