IBM researchers have injected viruses with neural nets, making them stealthier and precisely targetable.
On the night of August 8, 2008, Georgian troops started shelling Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, and then began their assault on the city. Within a few hours, Russia’s armed forces entered Georgia, leading to a five-day war that cemented South Ossetia’s secession. The conflict was fought not only on Georgian soil, but also in cyberspace, where Russian hacker groups hijacked the websites of Georgian news outlets and state agencies. This was the moment when Moscow first turned its attention to Russia’s so-called “patriotic bloggers,” and started relying systematically on their services, which were provided both voluntarily and compulsorily.
There’s a lot of emphasis on cyber threats, but the government is increasingly vulnerable to gaps in supply-chain security.
According to a newly released State Department cable, the attack was part of a Russian campaign to sow disinformation about NATO. It came as Russia allegedly was stealing Democrats’ emails.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence can help guard against cyberattacks, but hackers can foil security algorithms by targeting the data they train on and the warning flags they look for.
Researchers have repeatedly shown that writing samples, even those in artificial languages, contain a unique fingerprint that’s hard to hide.
‘The future workforce needs to be representative of our nation,’ says the spy agency’s new director.
The world got a glimpse of Russian hybrid warfare ten years ago, and the lessons have never been more clear than they are today.
A cybersecurity firm says it uncovered the methods and tools hackers use to target critical infrastructure organizations, activity it observed by creating a website that masqueraded as a major electricity provider.
A new report claims that Russian hackers altered dates in stolen documents to frame the DNC staffer for the theft.