Iranian hackers risk targeting ‘inadequately guarded’ U.S. infrastructure: Report

Iranian hackers risk targeting ‘inadequately guarded’ U.S. infrastructure: Report

Iranian hackers are poised to pursue targets including U.S. infrastructure if and when tensions worsen between Washington and Tehran, experts warn in a new report. “The United States is reliant on an inadequately guarded cyberspace and should anticipate that future conflicts, online or offline, could trigger cyber attacks on U.S. infrastructure,” according to report involving […]

Ransomware infections led to $1.6 million in losses during 2015: Report

Ransomware infections led to $1.6 million in losses during 2015: Report

An FBI report released Tuesday said that ransomware infections caused more than $1.6 million in losses last year for individuals and businesses, even before experts began sounding the alarm over a cyber epidemic whose latest victims include yet another medical center following a slew of hacks affecting hospitals coast to coast. The FBI’s Internet Crime […]

The nation’s power grid is vulnerable to massive failure

The nation’s power grid is vulnerable to massive failure

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest A nuclear attack or solar flare could totally cripple the nation’s electrical grid, rendering useless 24,000 substations and 430,000 miles of transmission cables. That’s according to a Government Accountability Office audit of the power grid that began in 2014 after industry leaders and members of Congress expressed concern […]

U.S. should prepare for ‘higher-intensity’ cyber attacks from North Korea

U.S. should prepare for ‘higher-intensity’ cyber attacks from North Korea

By Morgan Chalfant / Washington Free Beacon The United States should prepare for “higher-intensity” cyber attacks from North Korea by developing stronger policy to respond to attacks, according to a new report. Current U.S. policy is insufficient to respond to cyber attacks from North Korea and discourage future attacks, according to the report from the Center for […]