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News You Really Need To See: “A Hacker’s Back Door to Sabotage Networks”

“A Hacker’s Back Door to Sabotage Networks” The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2015, p.B1 http://www.wsj.com/articles/cyber-risk-isnt-always-in-the-computer-1443125108 “On a sweltering summer day in San Jose, Calif., Scott Noteboom launched a cyberattack by exploiting a networking system vulnerability: the cooling system.  An … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Theft of Saudi Documents Suggests Iranian Hack, Analysts Say”

“Theft of Saudi Documents Suggests Iranian Hack, Analysts Say” The Washington Post, June 26, 2015, p.A12 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/theft-of-saudi-documents-suggests-an-iranian-hack-experts-say/2015/06/25/dd2f57e2-19c2-11e5-bed8-1093ee58dad0_story.html “The purported theft of confidential Saudi documents that have been released by WikiLeaks bears the hallmarks of Iranian hackers linked to cyberattacks in … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Russian Cyberwar Advances Military Interests in Ukraine, Report Says”

“Russian Cyberwar Advances Military Interests in Ukraine, Report Says” Fortune, April 29, 2015 https://fortune.com/2015/04/29/russian-cyberwar-ukraine/ “As troops prepare to move, cyber activity flares.  Cyberwar does not take place in vacuum. When a geopolitical showdown is underway, nation states have every incentive to … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Behind a Veil of Anonymity, Online Vigilantes Battle Islamic State”

“Behind a Veil of Anonymity, Online Vigilantes Battle Islamic State” The New York Times, March 25, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/25/world/middleeast/behind-a-veil-of-anonymity-online-vigilantes-battle-the-islamic-state.html “In what has become a cyber analogy to the battles in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere between governments and the Islamic State, … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Unstated Factor in Iran Talks: Threat of Nuclear Tampering”

“Unstated Factor in Iran Talks: Threat of Nuclear Tampering” The New York Times, March 22, 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/world/middleeast/unstated-factor-in-iran-talks-threat-of-nuclear-tampering.html “In late 2012, just as President Obama and his aides began secretly sketching out a diplomatic opening to Iran, American intelligence agencies … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “U.S. Embedded Spyware, Report Says”

“U.S. Embedded Spyware, Report Says” The New York Times, February 17, 2015, p.B1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/technology/spyware-embedded-by-us-in-foreign-networks-security-firm-says.html “The United States has found a way to permanently embed surveillance and sabotage tools in computers and networks it has targeted in Iran, Russia, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “How North Korea Built Up a Cadre of Code Warriors Prepared for Cyberwar”

“How North Korea Built Up a Cadre of Code Warriors Prepared for Cyberwar” The Christian Science Monitor, February 6, 2015 http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/0206/How-North-Korea-built-up-a-cadre-of-code-warriors-prepared-for-cyberwar “Indeed, when US and Chinese officials met Thursday to talk about defense policy issues, cyberattacks were expected to be at the … Continue reading

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