Australian Cyber Task Force Looks to “Hack the Hackers” After Data Breach Crime Wave

A recent string of data breaches has prompted rapid changes to Australia’s cybersecurity and data protection policies, and the latest development appears to be a cyber task force set to “hack back” and actively pursue what Minister for Home Affairs Read More …

Wray tells lawmakers that FBI conducts cyber offensive operations

FBI Director Christopher Wray told Senate lawmakers on Thursday that his agency has been conducting offensive cyber operations against state and non-state cyber actors. Wray said offensive operations are one of many tactics the agency employs to counter various cyber Read More …

China is likely stockpiling and deploying vulnerabilities, says Microsoft

Microsoft has asserted that China’s offensive cyber capabilities have improved, thanks to a law that has allowed Beijing to create an arsenal of unreported software vulnerabilities. China’s 2021 law required organizations to report security vulnerabilities to local authorities before disclosing Read More …

How America’s Cyber Strategy Could Create an International Crisis

The United States has adopted a new cyber warfare strategy focused on “persistent engagement” and “forward defense” in an attempt to thwart Chinese, Russian and other state-sponsored cyber attacks. While this unprecedented “defend forward” approach gives America many significant advantages Read More …

Russia, China, warn US its cyber support of Ukraine has consequences

Russia and China have each warned the United States that the offensive cyber-ops it ran to support Ukraine were acts of aggression that invite reprisal. The US has acknowledged it assisted Ukraine to shore up its cyber defences, conducted information Read More …

A free-for-all but no crippling cyberattacks in Ukraine war

Russia has some of the best hackers in the world, but in the early days of the war in Ukraine, its ability to create mayhem through malware hasn’t had much of a noticeable impact. Instead, it’s Ukraine that’s marshalled sympathetic Read More …

Ukraine says its ‘IT Army’ has taken down key Russian sites

Key Russian websites and state online portals have been taken offline by attacks claimed by the Ukrainian cyber police force, which now openly engages in cyber-warfare. As the announcement of the law enforcement agency’s site details, specialists from the force Read More …

The United Kingdom Is Prepared for NATO-Russia Cyber Conflict

The unfolding Ukraine crisis has focused attention on the role of cyber operations in defensive and offensive military-intelligence strategy. Russia’s cyber aggression against Ukrainian government and civilian targets was expected and is consistent with its long-standing information war strategy and Read More …

White House denies reports that it is considering cyberattacks on Russian infrastructure

The White House has denied reports that it is considering a range of cyberattacks on Russian infrastructure in response to the invasion of Ukraine. The denials came after NBC News reported US President Joe Biden was offered options that included Read More …