The Department of Defense is pulling the plug on Cyber Fast Track, a program aimed at tapping reformed hackers and other security hotshots to solve cyber-defense problems quickly.
Looking to circumvent the typical onerous, long-term process of funding grants, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) used the program to improve the government’s ability to keep up with fast-moving bad actors on the cybercriminal stage.
Most of us are content keeping hackers away with a firewall and decent password. But the Pentagon isn’t nearly content, and in a new report, insists we should keep our nuclear arsenal ready for internet retaliation. What could go wrong?
The FBI recently announced that Michael Musacchio, 61, of Plano, Texas was found guilty of conspiring to hack into his former employer's computer network.
Musacchio was the president of transportation company Exel Transportation Services from 2002 until he left the company in 2004 to form competitior Total Transportation Services along with fellow Exel employees Joseph Roy Brown and John Michael Kelly.
In a move to counter recent reports claiming that a special unit in the Chinese Army is behind repeated cyber attacks on U.S. institutions, the nation Thursday claimed its military and defense ministries websites are routinely hacked from IP addresses originating within the United States.
The command and control centres (C&C) for more than half of the world’s botnets are in the US, not China, says security firm CheckPoint.
A recent report by US cyber security firm Mandiant said a Chinese military base in Shanghai is one of the world's "most prolific cyber espionage groups," yet only 4% of botnets are controlled from China.