Cyber War

Ukraine Reeling From Cyber Attack On Mobile Phones

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Tech

The head of Ukraine's security service says that the country is reeling from a cyber attack on mobile phones. Valentyn Nalivaichenko, chief of the ...

Convicted Hackers Could Be Signed Up As British 'Cyber Spies'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Hackers with criminal convictions could be signed up by the government as digital spies, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said. Hammond said th...

Cyber Warfare: The Modern Cold War?

Peter Armstrong | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Armstrong

It's difficult to imagine how cyber warfare could wreak the same havoc as traditional, conventional war. But as former director of national intelligence Mike McConnell once noted, cyber war has the potential to mirror the nuclear challenge - less in the physical sense, but in terms of the potential economic and psychological effects.

Cyber War 'At Its Gunpowder Moment'

PA | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Tech

The Ministry of Defence has announced a new partnership with its major contractors as the latest step in bolstering UK security against so-called cybe...

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks ANOTHER Newspaper's Twitter Feed

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Tech

The Financial Times has become the latest media outlet to be hacked by the pro-Assad regime 'Syrian Electronic Army'. The group of hackers has clai...

Did Stuxnet Backfire?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Tech

An audacious attack on Iran's nuclear programme may have backfired and made its security stronger. The Stuxnet virus was a highly sophisticated cyb...

Michael Rundle

Korean Cyber Battle Could Lead To 'Large Scale War' Says Expert

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Tech

There is already a war taking place on the Korean Peninsula: it's on the internet - and the North may be winning. Jarno Limnéll, doctor in militar...

'Anonymous' Hackers Declare Cyber War On North Korea

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Tech

UPDATE: The North Korean news agency's Twitter and Flickr pages have now been confirmed to have been hacked. Hackers claiming to represent the Ano...

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Nato Manual: Civilian Hackers 'Legitimate Military Targets' In Cyber War

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Tech

Civilian hackers who cause death or damage to property could be legitimate targets for conventional weapons, according to the first international 'han...

Hague: 'It Has Never Been Easier To Be A Cyber Criminal'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Tech

Cyber crime is one of the world's most dangerous challenges, Foreign Secretary William Hague will tell a conference in Budapest. Cyber crime is "on...

Hague: 'It Has Never Been Easier To Be A Cyber Criminal'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Tech

Cyber crime is one of the world's most dangerous challenges, Foreign Secretary William Hague will tell a conference in Budapest. Cyber crime is "on...

Cyber Attack 'Forces Iranian Nuclear Computers To Play AC/DC At Full Volume'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Tech

Cyber warfare has been taken to a new, hard rockin' level. According to one security expert, a computer virus has attacked computer systems in Iran...

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Flame: The 'Deadly Online Precedent' Set By The Cheapest Superweapon Ever Devised

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Tech

When the massive international cyber attack known as Flame was discovered at the end of May 2012, it was called, without irony, the first online super...

Flame Cyber Superweapon Creators Worked With Stuxnet Team, Researchers Find

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Tech

Researchers have shown for the first time that the cyber 'super weapon' known as Flame was connected to the Stuxnet virus which targeted Iranian nucle...

Suicide Virus: Flame Superweapon Carried Self-Destruct Command

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Tech

The online 'super weapon' Flame had the ability to 'commit suicide' and shut itself down when detected, it has emerged. Flame has been called the m...

UN: Nations Must Work To Avoid Cyber War

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Tech

The United Nations has called on nations to talk to each other and pull back from the threat of cyber war. Dr Hamadoun Toure, head of the UN teleco...

Obama's Secret Online War Against Iran

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Tech

President Obama has ordered a wave of "increasingly sophisticated attacks" against Iran and its nuclear program, according to reports. The New York...

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Massive Cyber Superweapon Can Take 'Any Information It Wants' Says Symantec

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Tech

The sudden discovery of the massive, malicious and highly targeted cyber weapon 'Flame' is like "nothing we've ever seen", security firm Symantec has ...

'Cyber Superweapon' Is Largest And Most Malicious Ever Discovered

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Tech

Two security firms have announced the discovery of a cyber weapon which is said to be larger, more damaging and more malicious than any found before. ...

Jonathan Millican, 19, Wins GCHQ Cyber Security Champion Award

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

Here's a cyber security good news story, if you can handle it. Jonathan Milican, a 19-year-old Cambridge university student, has won the GCHQ's Cy...