NSA Acknowledges What We All Feared: Iran Learns From US Cyberattacks

Kim Zetter Wired 2/10/2015

After the Stuxnet digital weapon was discovered on machines in Iran in 2010, many security researchers warned that US adversaries would learn from this and other US attacks and develop similar techniques to target America and its allies.

A newly published document leaked by Edward Snowden indicates that the NSA feared […]

Did Anonymous Target Boston Hospital in Cyberattacks Over Justina Pelletier Case?

Liz Klimas The Blaze 4/25/2014

Boston Children’s Hospital recently experienced cyberattacks that prevented patients and medical personnel from using online accounts, and the hacker collective Anonymous could be behind it, supposedly launching an initiative in response to the Justina Pelletier case.

“Over the weekend and through [Wednesday], Boston Children’s Hospital’s website has been the target […]

Ex-Bush admin official: Internet giveaway weakens cybersecurity, opens door to Web tax

Giuseppe Macri The Daily Caller 3/15/2014

The U.S. government’s plan to give away authority over the Internet’s core architecture to the “global Internet community” could endanger the security of both the Internet and the U.S. — and open the door to a global tax on Web use.

“U.S. management of the internet has been exemplary […]

Obama rejected tough options for countering Chinese cyber attacks two years ago

“There’s so much of it going on the adversaries don’t know what the line is. They do not know that there is a line they can’t cross.”

 

Soft on Cyber Crime

Bill Gertz The Washington Free Beacon 3/11/2013

President Barack Obama two years ago rejected a series of tough actions against China, […]

The Executive Order The Press Agreed To Keep Secret For Five Hours

Andrew Kaczynski BuzzFeed 2/12/2013

Shortly before 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, the White House emailed reporters that President Obama had signed a highly anticipated Executive Order aimed at protecting cyber security.

The order — setting up new programs aimed at stopping online espionage and terrorism — was already the law of the land, signed by the president. […]

Iranians used University of Michigan network in recent bank attacks

Iran Strikes Back

Bill Gertz The Washington Free Beacon 10/15/2012

Iranian hackers took over a University of Michigan computer network during a massive cyber attack on U.S. financial systems last week that continued following comments on the strike by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

According to reports by a leading Internet security-monitoring firm, the cyber attacks […]