دانشمند وربات قاتل مجهز به هوش مصنوعی و کنترل از راه دور

سال‌ها بود که ماموران اسرائیلی می‌خواستند دانشمند هسته‌ای ایران را ترور کنند. عاقبت راهی پیدا کردند تا بدون حضور مأموران در صحنه این کار را انجام دهند.

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The Scientist and the A.I.-Assisted, Remote-Control Killer Robot

Israeli agents had wanted to kill Iran’s top nuclear scientist for years. Then they came up with a way to do it with no operatives present.

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Ex-U.S. Intelligence Officers Admit to Hacking Crimes in Work for Emiratis

They were among a trend of Americans working for foreign governments trying to build their cyberoperation abilities.

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Apple Security Update Closes Spyware Flaw in iPhones, Macs and iWatches

Researchers at Citizen Lab found that NSO Group, an Israeli spyware company, had infected Apple products without so much as a click.

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Germany Investigates Russia Over Pre-Election Hacking

Berlin has protested to Moscow after identifying repeated attempts to steal politicians’ private information before the election this month that will decide Angela Merkel’s successor.

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Biden Speaks With Xi Amid Low Point in U.S.-China Relations

The call was only the second time the leaders had spoken since President Biden’s inauguration. The lack of communication was a measure of the rising tensions between the two countries.

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Russia Influences Hackers but Stops Short of Directing Them, Report Says

The arrangement allows the Russian government some plausible deniability for attacks, researchers found.

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In Afghan Withdrawal, a Biden Doctrine Surfaces

The messy ending to the war has underscored President Biden’s discomfort with prolonged military engagements, even as the United States faces complex new threats.

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Spies for Hire: China’s New Breed of Hackers Blends Espionage and Entrepreneurship

The state security ministry is recruiting from a vast pool of private-sector hackers who often have their own agendas and sometimes use their access for commercial cybercrime, experts say.

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Could Cyberwar Make the World Safer?

Hacking, like war, is the continuation of politics by other means, but without the inevitable sacrifice of lives.

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Beware Free Wi-Fi: Government Urges Workers to Avoid Public Networks

The National Security Agency warned government employees that hackers could take advantage of the public Wi-Fi in coffee shops, airports and hotel rooms.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #government-employees, #national-security-agency, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wireless-communications

Biden Warns Putin to Act Against Russian Ransomware Group

Mr. Biden’s phone call appeared to be a pointed ultimatum to stop the hackers, who have attacked computer networks in the United States with relative impunity.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #extortion-and-blackmail, #putin-vladimir-v, #revil-hacking-group, #russia, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

Biden Weighs a Response to Ransomware Attacks

The president summoned his top cybersecurity advisers to consider immediate action to disrupt Russian incursions.

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Attempted Hack of R.N.C. and Russian Ransomware Attack Test Biden

The breach of a Republican National Committee contractor, also linked to Russia, and the global ransomware attack occurred weeks after a U.S.-Russian summit.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #computer-security, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #putin-vladimir-v, #republican-national-committee, #revil-hacking-group, #s-v-r, #united-states-international-relations

How New York City’s Law Department Got Hacked

Hackers used one worker’s login information to penetrate the Law Department’s network after officials failed to implement a simple security measure.

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Russia’s Pro-Putin Commentators Praise Biden After Summit

Cooler heads say President Biden skillfully laid the groundwork for what he can, and cannot, reasonably expect to gain from the Kremlin.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #europe, #geneva-switzerland, #navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

After Putin Meeting, a Biden Trait Shows Itself Again: Stubborn Optimism

The president’s insistence on an “optimistic face” could open him up to criticism. But his allies insist it’s an essential ingredient to making progress.

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With Putin, Biden Tries to Forge a Bond of Self-Interest, Not Souls

Theirs seems likely to be a strained and frustrating association, one where the two leaders may maintain a veneer of civil discourse even as they joust on the international stage.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Shifting Focus, NATO Views China as a Global Security Challenge

NATO leaders expressed a new concern about China’s growing military might, signaling a fundamental shift in the attentions of an alliance devoted to protecting Europe and North America — not Asia.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #eastern-europe, #europe, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states-international-relations

Eighty Years Later, Biden and Johnson Revise the Atlantic Charter for a New Era

The original was the work of Churchill and Roosevelt at the dawn of World War II. The new version pledges cooperation against 21st century global challenges and rivalries.

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How the Pentagon Papers Shaped the Power of the Free Press

The Pentagon Papers created a delicate balance of power between the press and the government. Lately, it’s being threatened.

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Biden Aims to Bolster U.S. Alliances in Europe, but Challenges Loom

The good will President Biden brings on his first trip abroad papers over lingering doubts about U.S. reliability and the cost that Europe will be expected to pay.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #cold-war-era, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #group-of-seven, #presidential-election-of-2020, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. Seizes Share of Ransom From Hackers in Colonial Pipeline Attack

Investigators traced 75 Bitcoins worth more than $4 million through nearly two dozen cryptocurrency accounts.

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Are We Waiting for Everyone to Get Hacked?

It’s been almost a decade since Leon Panetta, then the secretary of defense, warned of an impending “Cyber Pearl Harbor.” He didn’t want to be right.

#china, #colonial-pipeline-co, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #extortion-and-blackmail, #infrastructure-public-works, #iran, #panetta-leon-v, #russia, #saudi-aramco, #united-states, #us-federal-government-data-breach-2020

U.S. Put Gag Order on Times Executives Amid Fight Over Email Logs

The push began in the Trump administration and continued under President Biden, and the Justice Department obtained a gag order to keep it from public view.

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F.B.I. Director Compares Ransomware Danger to 9/11 Threat

The Biden administration is taking steps to counter the growing threat of cyberattacks on U.S. businesses, and encouraging companies to do more to protect themselves.

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White House Warns Companies to Act Now on Ransomware Defenses

An open letter urged them to take many of the defensive steps that the federal government requires of its agencies and contractors.

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Production Resumes at Some JBS Meat Plants After Cyberattacks

Some JBS beef processing plants were operational, but not at full capacity, union officials said, after a ransomware attack shut nine plants, affecting thousands of workers.

#cyberwarfare-and-defense, #jbs-sa, #meat, #shutdowns-institutional

The M.T.A. Is Breached by Hackers as Cyberattacks Surge

Hackers with suspected ties to China penetrated the New York transit agency’s computer systems in April, an M.T.A. document shows. Transit officials say the intrusion did not pose a risk to riders.

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Ransomware Disrupts Meat Plants in Latest Attack on Critical U.S. Business

Operations at several owned by JBS, which processes one-fifth of the country’s beef, were affected, according to union representatives and Facebook posts meant for employees.

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The D.N.C. Didn’t Get Hacked in 2020. Here’s Why.

A devastating email breach of the D.N.C. roiled Democrats in the final months of 2016. An unassuming security official made it his mission to prevent a recurrence.

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Russia Appears to Carry Out Hack Through System Used by U.S. Aid Agency

Microsoft reported that it had detected the intrusion and that the same hackers behind the earlier SolarWinds attack were responsible.

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Biden to Require Pipeline Companies to Report Cyberattacks

The move, which will require companies to report to the government any significant attacks, is a response to the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attacks.

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North Korean Weapons Are Likely Here to Stay, Even if Biden Won’t Say It

Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal highlights an uncomfortable truth for Mr. Biden as he prepares to meet South Korea’s president at the White House.

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Pipeline Attack Reveals Weaknesses in U.S. Cybersecurity

The hack underscored how vulnerable government and industry are to even basic assaults on computer networks.

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DarkSide, Blamed for Colonial Pipeline Attack, Says It Is Shutting Down

The hacking group, which the F.B.I. has said was responsible for the ransomware attack, said it had received “pressure” from the U.S.

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Beneath Joe Biden’s Folksy Demeanor, a Short Fuse and an Obsession With Details

As Mr. Biden settles into the office he has chased for more than three decades, aides say he demands hours of debate from scores of policy experts.

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A Phishing Test Promised Workers a Covid Bonus. Now They Want an Apology.

As pandemic-related scams rise, experts say companies should tread carefully with cybersecurity exercises like one that has prompted anger in Britain.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #great-britain, #phishing-computer-fraud

Biden Signs Executive Order to Bolster Federal Government’s Cybersecurity

President Biden’s order places strict new standards on software sold to the government.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colonial-pipeline-co, #computer-security, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #united-states-politics-and-government, #us-federal-government-data-breach-2020

FBI Confirms DarkSide as Colonial Pipeline Hacker

The attack by DarkSide, a relatively new criminal group believed to have roots in Eastern Europe, exposed the remarkable vulnerability of key American infrastructure.

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Biden Vows to ‘Disrupt and Prosecute’ Hackers Who Forced Shutdown of U.S. Pipeline

The attack by a relatively new criminal group believed to have roots in Eastern Europe exposed the remarkable vulnerability of key American infrastructure.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #darkside-hacking-group, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #russia, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Plans an Order to Strengthen Cyberdefenses. Will It Be Enough?

A hack of a major pipeline, the latest evidence of the nation’s vulnerabilities to cyberattacks, prompted questions about whether the administration should go further.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colonial-pipeline-co, #computer-security, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #extortion-and-blackmail, #united-states-politics-and-government, #us-federal-government-data-breach-2020

80,000 Russian Troops Remain at Ukraine Border as NATO Holds Exercise

Biden administration officials said they saw the sustained deployment as a message from Moscow that it could match the number of troops taking part in the exercise.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

D.C. Police Department Data Is Leaked in a Cyberattack

The department appears to be the third police force to be targeted in a ransomware attack in six weeks, and the 26th government agency hit this year.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #extortion-and-blackmail, #metropolitan-police-department-dc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Biden’s Choice for Justice Dept.’s No. 2 Is Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco, a veteran of national security posts, is expected to be a key player in the administration’s push to combat domestic extremism, embodied most publicly in the department’s inquiry into the Capitol attack.

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Biden Administration to Impose Tough Sanctions on Russia

Administration officials were determined to draft a response that would impose real costs on Moscow, as many previous rounds of sanctions have been shrugged off.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #elections, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #solarwinds, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #us-federal-government-data-breach-2020

China Poses Biggest Threat to U.S., Intelligence Report Says

The annual intelligence assessment does not predict a military confrontation with either Russia or China, but it suggests that so-called gray-zone battles for power will intensify.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #global-warming, #nuclear-weapons, #office-of-the-director-of-national-intelligence, #russia, #territorial-disputes, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Intelligence Report Calls China Biggest Threat to US

A threat assessment report puts China’s push for “global power” first on the list of threats, followed by Russia, Iran and North Korea.

#central-intelligence-agency, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #haines-avril-d, #office-of-the-director-of-national-intelligence, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Names Chris Inglis to Be First National Cyber Director

Chris Inglis will be nominated to the new post as the president fills out his cybersecurity team and the U.S. considers responses to recent attacks.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cybersecurity-and-infrastructure-security-agency, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #easterly-jen, #homeland-security-department, #inglis-chris, #national-security-agency, #silvers-robert, #solarwinds, #united-states-cyber-command, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #us-federal-government-data-breach-2020

Iran Vows Revenge for Alleged Israeli Attack on Nuclear Site

Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, threatened Israel after a blackout at a uranium enrichment plant over the weekend.

#cyberwarfare-and-defense, #iran, #israel, #mossad, #natanz-iran, #nuclear-weapons, #united-states-international-relations, #zarif-mohammad-javad