U.S Secret Debate Over Cyberwar Against Syria

Source: NYT/Updated news.ca Not long after the uprising in Syria turned bloody, late in the spring of 2011, the Pentagon and the National Security Agency developed a battle plan that featured a sophisticated cyberattack on the Syrian military and President Bashar… Continue Reading

Rogue US-Israeli cyberwar weapon ‘infected Russian nuclear plant’

Source: The Register Stuxnet – the famous worm widely credited with crippling the Iranian nuclear weapons programme for several years – also infected the internal network of a Russian nuclear plant. Unspecified malware has even reached the International Space Station,… Continue Reading

MoD study sets out how to sell wars to the public: special forces, mercenaries and unmanned vehicles

Source: Guardian The armed forces should seek to make British involvement in future wars more palatable to the public by reducing the public profile of repatriation ceremonies for casualties, according to a Ministry of Defence unit that formulates strategy. Other… Continue Reading

The future of high-tech warfare and Israel’s role within it

Source: Jewish News As technology grows by leaps and bounds, leading thinkers gathered last week at the 2013 Israeli Presidential Conference to discuss the future of warfare. Israel’s cyber weapons will eventually replace the pre-emptive strike role the Israel Air… Continue Reading

US Department of Defense Tactical Electromagnetic Cyber Warfare: Plant Malware Through the Air

Source: Defense News It was right around that time that scientists began to turn their attention to another project: trying to access these protected networks remotely, through the air, by reading activity via electromagnetic field distortions and inserting code via… Continue Reading

It’s global cyber war out there

Source: AFR Sitting in an office in the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s Soviet-style building, which mirrors the Orwellian bunker one might imagine, Australia’s most experienced spy master, David Irvine, has a lot on his mind as he gazes over Lake… Continue Reading

Israel invests millions in drive for elite ‘cyber warriors': Unit 8200

Source: Telegraph The Jewish state is facing a dire shortage of “cyber-combat troops” and is scouring the Jewish Diaspora for exceptional, teenage computer minds to recruit to its cyber unit Intelligence Corps Unit 8200, a leading Israeli newspaper reported on… Continue Reading

United States linked to computer viruses used for espionage operations and cyber warfare.

Source: Reuters Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the United States may have developed three previously unknown computer viruses for use in espionage operations or cyber warfare. The findings are likely to bolster a growing view that the U.S. government… Continue Reading

Pentagon to bolster networks and cyberattack capabilities with ‘Plan X

Editors Notes: Additional information into the digital battlefield: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: PLAN X Source: Next Gov The Pentagon is seeking technology to coordinate and bolster cyberattack capabilities through a funding experiment called “Plan X,” contract documents indicate. The… Continue Reading

The war being waged on the web

Source: Telegraph In the past five years, cyber and telecommunications defence has left its niche market to become one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In 2011, governments, industry and ordinary computer users spent roughly £65 billion shoring… Continue Reading

‘Madi’ Cyber Espionage Campaign in Middle East Uncovered

Source IB Times The active cyber-espionage campaign is targetting very specific victims including employees of critical infrastructure companies, financial services and government embassies, which are mainly located in Middle Eastern countries. So far it is unclear whether or not this… Continue Reading