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Government Hacks Back: US Military Plans Malware Retaliation Against Attackers

The United States government is planning on adapting a new approach to discourage hackers and other malicious actors from attacking government and military agencies: they will capture the malware and send it back at the attacker. The hack back strategy was ... read more

The Cybersecurity 202: The FBI is trying to thwart a massive Russia-linked hacking campaign

While the researchers themselves did not name Russia, they did say the "potentially descrutive malware" had some of the same hallmarks of recent Russian government-backed hacking ... in the United States, CyberScoop’s Chris Bing reports. The attack ... read more

Retaliation for Russian Election Hack Could Be Announced Soon

Sources told ABC News ... against Russia for allegedly meddling in the U.S. election may be limited by fear among U.S. officials of Russia’s ability to fire back with devastating consequences. According to Anup Ghosh, a former top government cyberexpert ... read more

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FBI seeks to thwart major cyberattack on Ukraine

But he warned that the hackers could ... Ukraine, the United States and Britain have blamed the attack on Moscow — a charge the Kremlin has denied. Cisco and Symantec both steered clear of attributing the VPNFilter malware to any particular actor ... read more

A key American defense has failed, and now Russia fears no reprisal for hacking the US

For decades, the US has leveraged the world's greatest conventional and nuclear military forces to become a superpower that no country would dare attack. But in 2017 ... that the US has not fought back against hacks by adversarial countries as strongly ... read more

America’s extraordinary cyber threat against Russia

THE United States government promised retaliation against Russia for hacking into ... have left hidden malware in the systems of critical infrastructure in the US in an effort to allow them to potentially carry out a future cyber attack. read more

Hack Attack

If history is a guide, any cyber attacks from Russia might not come directly from military or intelligence services, but through mercenaries or so-called "patriotic hackers ... retaliation, according to the report. A national government agency guards ... read more

The Cybersecurity 202: Why a privacy law like GDPR would be a tough sell in the U.S.

But there’s no mechanism in the federal government to bring ... for 48 percent of all cyber attacks observed by RSA. Canada, the United States, India and Brazil were the countries most targeted by phishing." “Financial malware accounted for one out ... read more

Federal government struggles against cyberattacks

Last year, US ... are government-sponsored attacks: Cybersecurity firm Mandiant this year tracked Iranian-based hackers targeting several unidentified U.S. government agencies, while the Pentagon last year said Chinese government hackers stole plans ... read more


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