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Iranian Hacking Of New York Dam Signals Wider Cyber Threat

Posted on December 22nd, 2015.

A classified incident where Iranian hackers infiltrated a dam less than 20 miles from New York City two years ago underscores a major threat to the U.S. power grid, factories, pipelines, bridges and dams, according to a front-page story in today’s Wall Street Journal. The story notes the incident occurred amidst concerns that the...

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Iranian Hackers Target U.S. Government Officials

Posted on November 5th, 2015.

Government officials in the Obama administration have had their email and social media accounts hacked by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, according to U.S. officials. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has shifted to a high gear in targeting and successfully hacking email and social media accounts belonging to Obama...

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Cracka Releases CIA Director John Brennan’s E-mail to WikiLeaks

Posted on October 22nd, 2015.

As reported earlier in the week, CIA Director John Brennan was recently engaged in an ongoing struggle with a hacker who calls himself ‘Cracka and associates’ with Anonymous. The hacker appears to identify with the struggle of Palestinians, being that at one point when Brennan asked him how much he could buy back his private...

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Cyber Warfare: The New Arms Race

Posted on October 13th, 2015.

After spending billions to build nuclear weapons, a different arms race has emerged in cyber warfare. Where the nuclear arms race pits the larger countries against each other, the cyber arms race includes a much larger number of combatants since it is open to almost anyone with cash and a computer, according to a front-page article in...