Cyber Warfare

  • Mojtaba Ahmadi, Iranian cyber warfare commander, shot dead: Reports 03-10-2013 11:39 AM

    New Delhi: Mojtaba Ahmadi, commander of Iran's Cyber War Headquarters, has been shot dead in a suspected assassination. Reports claimed that Ahmadi was found dead in near the town of Karaj, north-west of the capital, Tehran. Israel's external intelligence agency, the Mossad, has been accused of carrying out this assassination....
  • US government in cyber fight but can't keep up 18-06-2011 09:39 AM

    Washington: The Pentagon is about to roll out an expanded effort to safeguard its contractors from hackers and is building a virtual firing range in cyberspace to test new technologies, according to officials familiar with the plans, as a recent wave of cyber attacks boosts concerns about US vulnerability to...
  • 'Google may pay price for hacking claims' 06-06-2011 02:19 PM

    Beijing: Google has become a "political tool" vilifying the Chinese government, an official Beijing newspaper said on Monday, warning that the US Internet giant's statements about hacking attacks traced to China could hurt its business. The tough warning appeared in the overseas edition of the People's Daily, the leading newspaper...
  • Cyber attacks run risk of wider instability 03-06-2011 09:14 AM

    London: From the satellite pictures on Google Earth, Jinan looks like any other Chinese city - sprawling construction sites, massive factory blocks, apartment buildings, a university, dozens of railway lines and wide-open plazas. But according to the Internet giant, somewhere in the city - the capital of China's eastern Shandong...
  • Cyber attacks can cause global catastrophe 17-01-2011 11:52 AM

    London: Attacks on computer systems now have the potential to cause global catastrophe, but only in combination with another disaster, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report on Monday. The study, part of a wider OECD project examining possible "Future Global Shocks" such as a...
  • UK military chief aims to set up cyber command 10-01-2011 12:22 AM

    London: Britain's military chief says he wants to set up a UK version of America's Cyber Command, the Pentagon's newly formed cyber warfare division. Gen David Richards was quoted in the Sunday Times as saying that cyber attacks were going to be a part of future warfare "just as tanks...
  • Germany plans new cyber-warfare defence centre 28-12-2010 11:54 AM

    Berlin: Germany will create a new cyber-warfare defence centre next year to fight off espionage attacks, the German interior ministry said. "We plan to create a so-called 'National Cyber-Defence Centre' in 2011," a spokesman told reporters on Monday. "It will work by bundling existing know-how in the area of cyber...
  • Activists target Dutch website after boy arrested 11-12-2010 01:26 PM

    London: Cyber activists attacking organizations seen as foes of WikiLeaks briefly blocked a Dutch prosecution website on Friday after a 16-year-old suspected of involvement in the campaign was arrested in the Netherlands. The activists also tried to block the website of online payment firm Moneybookers, but denied their attacks were...
  • Spam downloads surge among WikiLeaks supporters 11-12-2010 12:59 PM

    London: WikiLeaks supporters on Friday downloaded increasing amounts of the spam-shooting software used to attack companies seen as hostile - a development that could challenge even Internet giants such as PayPal and Amazon.com during the crucial Christmas shopping season. US data security company Imperva says downloads of the attack program...
  • WikiLeaks triggers the first world war on the Web 09-12-2010 04:29 PM

    London: The website attacks launched by supporters of WikiLeaks show 21st-century cyber warfare evolving into a more amateur and anarchic affair than many predicted. While most countries have plowed much more attention and resources into cyber security in recent years, most of the debate has focused on the threat from...
  • Stuxnet: A new weapon for cyber insurgents? 30-11-2010 07:07 PM

    London: Al Qaeda scares airlines with parcel bombs worth $ 4,000. War with the Taliban costs the West billions of dollars a week. North Korea shells disputed land, winning instant fresh attention in a standoff with major powers. Weaker combatants have always used unconventional or inexpensive means to defy stronger...
  • UK concentrating on developing cyber 'weaponry' 23-11-2010 11:34 AM

    London: Britain is devoting more energy to understanding and developing "weaponry" for cyber warfare than any other military area, armed forces chief General David Richards said on Monday. "It's very genuinely a huge priority for us," Richards said. "Along with like-minded nations in NATO for example, we are more actively...
  • Cyber warfare already here, UK spy agency chief says 14-10-2010 12:54 PM

    London: Countries are already using cyber warfare techniques to attack each other and need to be vigilant round the clock to protect computer systems, the head of Britain's communications spy agency says. Iain Lobban, the director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), said British government systems are targeted 1,000 times...