Defence and Aerospace


  • Nato to spend £2.6 billion on satellites, cyber security and drones

    March 27, 2017

    Nato will announce plans to spend €3bn (£2.6bn) on upgrading its satellite and computer technology over the next three years, a senior official has said. As the alliance adapts to new types of warfare it hoped the technology will deter hackers, as the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) acknowledges conflicts are increasingly fought out online rather than in the air, on land or at sea. The ...

  • US Military Security Clearance Files Leak Due to Unsecured Drive

    March 13, 2017

    US Air Force documents were left on an unsecured backup drive, exposing highly sensitive personnel files on over 4,000 senior and high-ranking officers. According to MacKeeper Security Researchers, the gigabytes of files were accessible to anyone because there was no password to protect the backup drive. It seems the information found there varied from names and ...

  • Israeli Military Targeted by Android Mobile Surveillance Malware

    February 16, 2017

    According to Kaspersky Lab, starting in mid last year, over 100 Israeli servicemen were hit by an attack that exfiltrated data to the attackers’ command and control servers. Then, the devices were pushed Trojan updates allowing the hackers to extend their capabilities. Experts believe the campaign is still ongoing and in its early stages, targeting Android ...

  • Hacking the Army

    January 19, 2017

    The hacker prodding a public-facing Army recruitment website in early December stumbled upon a vulnerability, then another, until he found himself suddenly connected to an internal Department of Defense network that should have prompted him for special access credentials. By the end of that night, Pentagon employees were swapping frantic phone calls and considering a ...

  • Secret details emerge on Iran’s Cyber Army

    January 15, 2017

    A report by Al Arabiya has revealed the secrets of the Iranian electronic army and its intelligence and cyber activities against states and institutions. It also examines the details behind the murder of Mohammad Hussein Tajik, its former commander. Tajik was sacked from his post, detained and tortured over accusations of spying and leaking information to the ...

  • Hedge funds to invest more in technology and cyber defence

    January 12, 2017

    Investments by hedge funds into technology advancement is set to increase in the coming five years, as more executives within the industry become concerned about the impact of technology on their competitiveness. A new report finds that they will leverage a broad range of investment strategies to meet needs, from building their own systems to outsourcing. ...

  • Microsoft, Qualcomm back Israel’s Team8 cybersecurity firm

    January 9, 2017

    The venture arms of Microsoft (MSFT.O) and Qualcomm (QCOM.O) have invested in Team8, an Israeli creator of cybersecurity start-ups, as big multinational companies get behind Israel’s burgeoning cyber industry in the face of growing threats. Team8, which also announced on Monday a strategic partnership with Citi (C.N) to help develop its products, said the most recent ...

  • France thwarts 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets

    January 7, 2017

    Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said such attacks were doubling every year and this year’s presidential elections could be targeted. He said it would be “naive” to think France was immune to the type of cyber-campaign that targeted the US election, which has been blamed on Russia. Mr Le Drian is overseeing an overhaul of France’s cyber-security ...

  • Cyber security chief honoured for taming hi-tech threats

    January 4, 2017

    A leader in the field of cyber security who spent 28 years in the RAF and protected the White House has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Group captain Andrew Gudgeon, who works at Nationwide, was awarded an OBE for his work strengthening and protecting the UK and US’s cyber security, The 51-year-old, who ...

  • Army social media psyops bods struggling to attract fresh blood

    January 3, 2017

    Army social media psyops unit 77 Brigade is struggling to reel in new government cyber-warriors in spite of a recruitment publicity blitz last year, according to the Ministry of Defence. The “brigade” – in reality a unit slightly smaller than an infantry battalion, with a target manning strength of 448 people – is under strength by ...