Santa Clara Military-Style Attack on Power Grid

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TweetYum21st Century Wire covered this story on the Sunday Wire and you can read their original article here. “This was an unprecedented and sophisticated attack on an electric grid substation using military-style weapons.” – U.S. Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) A half hour before 150 rounds were fired into the PG&E substation in Coyote, California, in […]

NATO-Commissioned Report Says Killing Hackers Is Basically OK

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TweetYum(GIZMODO)   Cyber-warfare is all well and civilized when it’s confined to a tit-for-tat hacking of banks, but it’s got the potential to spiral out of control real fast. To try and prevent that, and save the world from a hacked-WoW-account-induced apocalypse, NATO’s commissioned a set of international laws to try and make cyber-warfare more…civilized. Despite how it […]

Six nabbed for cyber attacks on Quebec websites

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TweetYumShareThis Six nabbed for cyber attacks on Quebec websites 19 Jun 2012 Six people have been arrested in connection with attacks that paralyzed Quebec websites. The arrests were made in an operation that involved five police forces – the RCMP, the Sûreté du Québec, and three municipal forces. Members of the group are expected to […]

Flame, Stuxnet Super Cyber Weapons Linked: Researchers

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TweetYumResearchers say they have uncovered “proof” linking the authors of the Flame cyber espionage program to Stuxnet, the most powerful offensive cyber weapon ever developed — both of which are believed to have targeted Iran. Analysts at the Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Labs, which was the first to uncover Flame and had previously analyzed […]

Barack Obama ‘ordered Stuxnet cyber attack on Iran’

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TweetYumShareThis Barack Obama ‘ordered Stuxnet cyber attack on Iran’ 01 Jun 2012 President Barack Obama ordered the Stuxnet attack on Iran as part of a wave of cyber sabotage and espionage against the would-be nuclear power, according to a new book citing senior Washington sources. The computer virus, aimed at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, […]