US Still Has No Definition for Cyber Act of War

Pentagon leaders are still working to determine when, exactly, a cyber-attack against the U.S. would constitute an act of war, and when, exactly, the Defense Department would respond to a cyber-attack on civilian infrastructure, a senior Defense Department official told lawmakers on Wednesday. A cyber strike as an act of war “has not been defined,”…

CSIS Head Says Canada Should Have Its Own Cyber-Warriors

Canada’s former top spymaster says the country’s military should have the legal authority and capability to not only defend itself, but also to go on the attack in cyberspace as well. Richard Fadden, the former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the ex-national security adviser to prime ministers Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau, says…

Hackers add Rainbows, Gay Pride Slogans to Islamic State Accounts

SAN FRANCISCO — The Anonymous hacker collective has launched a campaign to add rainbow flags and gay pride slogans to Islamic State Twitter accounts in response to the Orlando gay dance club attack that left 49 dead. The hackers take over Twitter accounts of those espousing support for the Islamic State, then add rainbow flags, signs proclaiming “I’m Gay and I’m Proud”…

Cybersecurity Alert: Your GPS Works, But Not For Long

On September 1, 1983, Korean Airlines Flight 007 accidently strayed into the Soviet Union’s airspace and was shot down by a Soviet Su-15 Interceptor, falling into the Sea of Japan and killing 269 passengers and crew, including about two dozen children and U.S. Congressman Larry McDonald. Ridiculously, the Soviets initially denied it, but later claimed the commercial…