South China Sea Dispute Escalates into all-out cyber war

Malware that appears to be controlled from China targeting countries involved in the dispute over South China Sea national boundaries has been uncovered by security software vendor F-Secure. The discovery of the malware follows a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague over China’s territorial claims to most of the South China…

America’s Cyber Security Still Lacking

On July 26, President Barack Obama signed the United States Cyber Incident Coordination policy directive to help outline a response plan when our country is targeted through cyber attacks. The new policy was signed without much fanfare, thanks to the Democratic nomination of Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democratic National Convention. Ironically, they had their own brush…

Can Machines keep us safe from cyber-attack?

After robot cars and robot rescue workers, US research agency Darpa is turning its attention to robot hackers. Best known for its part in bringing the internet into being, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency has more recently brought engineers together to tackle what it considers to be “grand challenges”. These competitions try to accelerate…

North Korea Accused of Phishing Attack

SEOUL – An organization likely run by North Korea’s government hacked into the email accounts of dozens of officials, journalists and others in South Korea this year, Seoul officials said Monday, the latest cyberattack that the South blames on its rival. The organization sent phishing emails to government officials, journalists and professors who specialize in North Korean affairs…

Australian Federal Circuit Court hit by Cyber Scam

Cyber criminals are orchestrating a widespread scam by impersonating the Federal Circuit Court in emails and telling recipients they have been subpoenaed, in order to gain access to their computer files. The scam works by sending an email, which looks like it has been sent from courtmail@fedmailserver.com, telling recipients they have to visit court to…