According to a press release from the US Attorneys Office in the Eastern District of Virginia, a malevolent hacker associated with the Islamic State (also called ISIL or ISIS) has received 20 years in US prison for activities conducted last summer.
At a Department of Defense (DoD) briefing past week, it has been revealed that the United States Cyber Command is working hard at disrupting ISIS’s communication networks.
United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was asked explicitly if he was launching cyber attacks against ISIS at a recent Department of Defense press briefing at the Pentagon briefing room. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford was also present during the briefing which happened on Feb 29, 2016.
In response to the question, Secretary Carter revealed insights about the counter-ISIL or ISIS campaign, making a nod toward Syria in particular. The aim was to disrupt the [...]
According to Ghost Security Group, 2016 will be an eventful year in cybersecurity. Ransomware, ISIS, Bitcoin, hacks and breaches will likely paint the headlines as they did in 2015.
“As was seen recently with the Ransom32 software earlier this year, ransomware is only getting better,” Ghost Security Group activist Akenalus told Hacked. “At some point it may even begin scanning our computers, extracting credit card information and automatically paying its own ransom.” This isn’t likely to happen any time soon, but it will be coming in the next few years.
“We can most definitely expect ransomware to be more commonly used, maybe even being used to take over things [...]
Google wants to keep the Islamic State (Isis) off the internet so the terrorist organization does not have a means for recruiting. The director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen, seeks to “recapture digital territory” from extremist groups such as Isis.
The techniques described by Cohen understate Google’s concern over Isis’ recruiting techniques. Reports in 2015 of western girls joining Isis shocked readers. Just yesterday, The Independent released a report detailing how Isis recruits young westerners revolving around recruitment techniques.
While giving a speech on Waging a Digital Counterinsurgency at Chatham House, Cohen stated extremists must face [...]