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Japan boosts cyberdefenses ahead of feared attack -- report

The nation believes that it may become the target of an online attack after the US government confirmed suspicions that North Korea was behind the massive hack of Sony Pictures.

By December 24, 2014


Wreaking havoc: Ashley Madison breach shows hackers' shifting motives

Hackers claiming a moralistic purpose have a long tradition on the Internet, but they're causing much more damage than ever before.

By August 21, 2015


McAfee, NIST partner to boost U.S. cyberdefenses

The partnership aims to bring more security experts together to boost the nation's infrastructure against cybercrime.

By April 15, 2013


US, UK agree to closer collaboration on cyberwarfare

The countries' intelligence agencies will work together and conduct cyberwar games later this year to test the security of financial institutions.

By January 16, 2015


Ukrainian hackers claim takedown of NATO Web sites

A "significant" DDoS attack targeted NATO sites but did not affect the integrity of the organization's systems, a spokesperson says.

By March 16, 2014


A virus for cyberdefense? Japan has something cooking

Fujitsu is said to be working on an active-defense virus amid growing cyberattacks against Japan--which also has a law forbidding the creation of computer viruses.

By January 4, 2012


Chinese Army linked to hacks of U.S. companies, agencies

Security researcher hired by New York Times says an "overwhelming percentage" of hacks originate from a 12-story building in Shanghai associated with the Chinese military.

By February 18, 2013


U.S. spy agency looking to train students in cyber ops

New college program accredited by National Security Agency to prepare students for future careers in cyber operations.

By May 22, 2012


NSA's boot camp for cyberdefense

Air Force Capt. Mike Henson Henson explains to CNET what the annual Cyber Defense Exercise is about and what the military hopes to achieve.

By April 22, 2010


Cyberdefenses are misdirected, report says

IT groups are finding it hard to prioritize defense strategies against cyberattacks because most don't have an Internet-wide view of the attacks, a SANS Institute report says.

By September 15, 2009