North Korea Engaging in Psychological Cyber Warfare against South

North Korea’s patterns of cyberattack could be evolving, Seoul’s police agency said Wednesday. North Korean hackers have mainly used viruses to gain access to South Korean computers, turning individual PCs into “zombies” that could then be used to conduct distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS attacks. But investigations in Seoul revealed North Korean hackers could increasingly be…

Defence White Paper: Government Unveils $20b Defence Plan For New Planes, Boats and Cyber Security

How to fight cyber terrorism is at the heart of a $20b planned upgrade to NZ’s defence capabilities. The Government for the first time has confirmed New Zealand is capable of launching its own cyber attacks as a deterrent to cyber terrorism. It’s unveiled a $20 billion investment plan in defence force capability, which will see the…

U.S.-India Cyber Agreement Puts More Pressure on China

The U.S. and India’s comprehensive agreement this week to work more closely on cybersecurity issues is tacitly aimed in part at pressuring China to abide by international cyberspace norms, a Washington information security expert told FedScoop. “There are a few items in the cybersecurity language [in the accord] that seem particularly oriented toward the U.S. getting…

A Russian Cybersleuth Battles the ‘Dark Ages’ of the Internet

MOSCOW — A sense of menace stirs right off the elevator on the fifth floor of Kaspersky Lab’s Moscow headquarters, where a small television screen displays cyberthreats occurring in real time around the world — a blinking, spinning, color-coded globe brimming with suspicious emails, malware and evil botnets that could be infecting a computer near you. That feeling…

The Fog Of Cyberwar: Now Theft And Sabotage Instead Of Just Spying

Infosec 2016 Cyber-conflict between nations has entered a new phase with a switch from espionage to sabotage and theft, according to infosec guru Mikko Hyppönen. The BlackEnergy-related attacks on the electricity grid last December and the more recent attack on at least four international banks have upped the ante in the sphere of cyber-conflict, according to F‑Secure’s chief…