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The most comprehensive cybersecurity legislation proposed by Congress, which sponsors say would have helped protect the government and industry from potentially devastating cyberattacks, was voted down in the Senate Thursday.

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Obama leak 'scandal' is wildly overblownupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 11:32:00

On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate a series of recent leaks that critics charge are designed to bolster the national security credentials of the Obama administration.

Obama: White House leaks 'offensive'updated: Thu Jun 21 2012 11:32:00

President Obama affirms the leak of classified information was not put out by the White House.

Decoding the 'Flame' virusupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:26:00

Last week, groups of congressional staffers gathered in conference rooms in the nation's capital. They were coming to hear from a representative from Symantec about the current threat landscape in cyberspace.

The cyberwar may be headed to your computerupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 10:05:00

The recently discovered Flame virus bears all the hallmarks of a cyberattack concocted by a nation-state. It's big and complex and pointed directly at a geopolitical hot zone, Iran.

'Flame' spyware infiltrating Iranian computersupdated: Tue May 29 2012 12:50:00

A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation.

New computer malware 'Flame' targeting Iranupdated: Mon May 28 2012 22:00:00

The discovery of a malicious computer program that appears to be collecting sensitive information from Iran and others indicates the global cyberwar has moved to a new level, warn security experts.

FBI: More than 300,000 could lose Web access by Julyupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 12:25:00

In the wake of a multi-million-dollar online scam, more than 300,000 computer users worldwide could find themselves without Web access this summer.

Spyware assails Russian opposition membersupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 12:34:00

A computer virus campaign is targeting opponents of Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin, according to anti-virus software maker Symantec.

CNNMoney: New cybersecurity reality: Attackers are winningupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 14:58:00

This past year's wave of high-profile, extremely sophisticated cyberattacks are a watershed moment for the security field, according to RSA chief Arthur Coviello.

Online piracy bill debateupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 09:52:00

Declan McCullagh of CNET discusses how an online piracy bill could affect the internet.

White House blasts Internet piracy billsupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 09:52:00

The Obama administration said over the weekend that it would not support legislation mandating changes to Internet infrastructure to fight online copyright and trademark infringement.

Researcher: iPhone bug could let hackers steal photos, contacts and send textsupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 14:52:00

A bug in Apple's mobile operating system allows hackers to take control of iPhone and iPad apps, using them to steal people's photos, contacts and even send text messages without the device's user knowing about it, according to a notable computer security researcher.

The Internet: Frontline of the next war?updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 19:32:00

DARPA, the agency that really did invent the Internet, is now looking at ways the Web might be used to fight the next war.

China tech companies have army-linked 'cybermilitias'updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 22:55:00

Nanhao Group is, in many ways, an ordinary technology company. Its staff make online scoring systems, exam-mark scanners and other educational hardware and software.

Computer virus hits U.S. drone fleetupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 11:11:00

A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots' every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.

As Android gets popular, so does Android malwareupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 14:28:00

As Android devices get more popular (today comScore reports Android phones comprise 40% of the U.S. smartphone market), they're becoming a more attractive target for cybercriminals. If you use an Android smartphone, you are now 2.5 times more likely to encounter malware (malicious software) than you were six months ago.

CNNMoney: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a cyber attack?updated: Thu Aug 04 2011 11:14:00

With a few thousand bucks, a tool box and some technical skill, you could bring about the cyber apocalypse.

CNNMoney: Countries brace for The Code Warupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 08:17:00

Repeated and constant cyber attacks against the United States have turned the country's assessment of national security threats on its head.

CNNMoney: Google notifies users of malware infectionsupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 11:43:00

Google said Wednesday that it has begun to display a malware warning in its search results to a group of users with infected computers.

Pentagon makes love, not cyber warupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 08:07:00

For one day, at least, you can call off the cyberwar.

CNNMoney: LulzSec and Anonymous join in hack pactupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 09:21:00

Hacking groups Lulz Security and Anonymous have teamed up to target governments around the globe in what they're calling "Operation Anti-Security."

Mobile phone security: What are the risks?updated: Fri Jun 17 2011 07:24:00

The more people rely on cell phones and tablets, the more attractive these devices become as targets to thieves and other nefarious types.

Gmail hacking a sign of cyberattack threatupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 08:35:00

On Wednesday, Google announced that hundreds of users of its Gmail service -- including high-ranking U.S. and South Korean officials, journalists and Chinese political activists -- had been targeted by hackers who sought to steal their passwords and monitor their e-mails. Google concluded the attack came from a provincial capital in eastern China, which is also the location of a technical reconnaissance center for the Chinese military.

U.S. officials, Google hackedupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 08:35:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports hackers tapped into the personal Gmail accounts of government employees and military personnel.

CNNMoney: Massive Gmail phishing attack hits top U.S. officialsupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 14:22:00

Hundreds of personal Gmail accounts, including those of some senior U.S. government officials, were hacked as a result of a massive phishing scheme originating from China, Google said Wednesday.

The Pentagon's cyber attack policyupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 10:14:00

The Pentagon has a new strategy for handling cyber attacks: treat them as acts of war. But is this the best approach?

New malware revives Mac vs. Windows security debateupdated: Tue May 24 2011 06:37:00

A new piece of malware has caused an uptick in Apple customers reporting infected machines, renewing a timeless debate on the state of Macintosh security versus Windows.

Iran's nukes under cyber attackupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 07:37:00

CNN's Brian Todd looks into the second cyber attack against an Iranian nuclear facility and who may be responsible.

Iranian official: New computer worm discoveredupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 07:37:00

Iran has been targeted by a new computer worm named Stars, according to an Iranian official.

CNNMoney: Fed computer hacker pleads guiltyupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 17:42:00

A Malaysian man accused of hacking into the Federal Reserve's computer system pleaded guilty Wednesday in New York.

As scope of e-mail hack grows, should you be worried?updated: Mon Apr 04 2011 11:10:00

The world's largest "permissions-based" e-mail marketing company, Epsilon, reported late last week that someone hacked into its computer system and stole an unknown number of e-mail addresses and names.

South Korean government sites targeted in cyber attackupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 02:07:00

A cyber attack Friday morning hit 40 South Korean websites, including those of several government agencies and major banks, the country's internet security agency said.

Congress hears alarm bells about cybersecurityupdated: Sat Feb 12 2011 13:56:00

The recent internet clampdown by then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should raise fresh concerns in the United States about extending similar emergency powers to the U.S. president, even in the event of a cyberattack, an internet watchdog warned Congress Friday.

Is WikiLeaks engaged in 'cyber war'?updated: Thu Dec 09 2010 11:25:00

Media outlets and a Twitter feed this week lobbed a controversial term into the public debate about cyber attacks over WikiLeaks:

WikiLeaks supporters strike backupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 11:25:00

CNN's Brian Todd investigates claims that Visa and MasterCard are under cyber attack from supporters of Julian Assange.

Techies, not lawmakers, can curb online trackingupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 09:42:00

Unsolicited and unwanted e-mail was flooding our in- boxes in 2003. Congress reacted by enacting the CAN-SPAM law. That took care of the problem, right? Wrong. Today, spam remains a scourge.

Stuxnet threatens computer systemsupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 07:09:00

In September, a researcher explained why Stuxnet is such a dangerous worm.

Computer virus Stuxnet a 'game changer,' DHS official tells Senateupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 07:09:00

A highly complex computer attack that may have been targeting Iran's nuclear power plants is posing a serious security threat to critical infrastructure worldwide, according to government and cyber-industry experts testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

Obama's cybersecurity initiative mired in 'shortfalls,' audit saysupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 17:13:00

More than a year after President Barack Obama called for improved national cybersecurity, only two of his recommendations have been fully implemented, while the remaining 22 have been only partially implemented, a federal audit has found.

U.S. launches a drill to test international cybersecurityupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 14:21:00

It's only a drill and no computers will be harmed in testing now underway to check whether governments, private industry, and other computer infrastructure could handle a major cyberspace attack.

Cyberworm 'targets Iran'updated: Mon Sep 27 2010 18:57:00

Internet security agents say Iran is being targeted by a computer worm. Expert Gerry Egan explains the threat.

Cyber self-defense can help U.S. securityupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 19:55:00

Recently, we completed an intensive, bipartisan six-month study on cybersecurity and presented it to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

GAO: Information logjam leaves U.S. more vulnerable to cyberattackupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 21:43:00

The public and private sector are not doing enough to share information that could help prevent a catastrophic cyberattack on the nation's critical infrastructure, according to a report by the General Accountability Office released on Monday.

Threat of 'cyberwar' has been hugely hypedupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 14:54:00

There's a power struggle going on in the U.S. government right now.

U.S. vulnerable to cyber threats, experts warnupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 01:45:00

On the face of it, the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the growing threat of a disabling cyber attack would seem to have little in common. But experts have warned Congress that the inability of government and industry to prevent or respond to a cyber threat could be equally disastrous.

Cyber-security legislation seeks emergency powersupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 10:11:00

A new Congressional cyber security proposal would give the president emergency powers to protect critical private networks under attack, but the bill's sponsors insisted it does not allow the government to take control of any private cyber-network.

Why are computer users still choking on spam?updated: Mon May 03 2010 11:17:00

We all know about spam -- clogging up our inboxes with ads for Viagra and too-good-to-be-true offers from renegade African diplomats.

Is chasing cybercrooks worth it?updated: Mon Mar 15 2010 10:09:00

This week's arrests of three men in connection with one of the world's largest computer-virus networks may seem like great news -- perhaps even a sign authorities are starting to win the war against cyberthieves.

Fact Check: Cyberattack threatupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 18:42:00

A Washington think tank staged a mock cyberattack on the United States on Tuesday in a bid to evaluate strategies for fighting cyberterrorists. Former senior government officials gathered at the Bipartisan Policy Center to play the roles of Cabinet members responding to a simulated attack on the nation's computer infrastructure.

2009 good year for cyber crimeupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 11:40:00

It was a good year for cyber crime - that's bad news for e-commerce.'s Kevin Voigt explains.

Cyber crime poses threat to e-commerceupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 11:40:00

The past 12 months have been a banner year for cyber crime. And that could be bad news for the future of e-commerce.

Report: Countries prepping for cyberwarupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 11:11:00

Major countries and nation-states are engaged in a "Cyber Cold War," amassing cyberweapons, conducting espionage, and testing networks in preparation for using the Internet to conduct war, according to a new report to be released on Tuesday by McAfee.

Facebook, Twitter crooks just a click awayupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 09:54:00

If you're on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking site, you could be the next victim.

Facebook, Twitter users beware: Crooks are a mouse click awayupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 17:27:00

If you're on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking site, you could be the next victim.

DHS to hire up to 1,000 cybersecurity expertsupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 03:33:00

The Department of Homeland Security will hire up to 1,000 cybersecurity experts over the next three years to help protect U.S. computer networks, an Obama administration official said.

Study warns of cyberwarfare during military conflictsupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 14:39:00

An independent research group predicts that cyberwarfare will accompany future military conflicts and is recommending international action to blunt its impact.

Twitter hit by denial-of-service attackupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 16:10:00

Internet attacks shut down the social networking site Twitter for about two hours on Thursday morning and caused glitches in other sites like Facebook and LiveJournal, a blogging site.

South Korea under cyber attackupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 03:53:00

North Korea is thought to be behind recent cyber attacks in South Korea. CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae reports.

Cyber attacks touching celebrities, governmentsupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 03:53:00

The death of Michael Jackson and Internet attacks in the United States and South Korea share a cyber-crime connection.

FAQ: How to vanquish mobile spamupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 11:55:00

I got my first SMS spam message last week and it infuriated me.

Obama names 'cyber czar'updated: Fri May 29 2009 15:23:00

Pres. Obama: "It is now clear... this cyber threat" is among the nation's most serious issues.

Obama creates top job for guarding online securityupdated: Fri May 29 2009 15:23:00

President Obama announced Friday he is creating the post of cyber security coordinator to oversee "a new comprehensive approach to securing America's digital infrastructure."

Experts: Malicious program targets Macsupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 13:55:00

Mac computers are known for their near-immunity to malicious computer programs that plague PCs.

Conficker wakes up, updates via P2P, drops payloadupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 09:29:00

The Conficker worm is finally doing something--updating via peer-to-peer between infected computers and dropping a mystery payload on infected computers, Trend Micro said on Wednesday.

Official: Millions spent defending Pentagon computers from attackupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 20:43:00

The U.S. military has spent at least $100 million defending its computer network from and responding to cyberattacks, according to a top official responsible for network security.

Conficker updateupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 20:45:00's John Sutter explains whether the Conficker virus threat is real.

No problems so far as April Fools' computer worm awakensupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 20:45:00

An April Fool's Day computer worm was launched on Wednesday but so far has not caused problems for the millions of computers that are believed to be infected.

High court refuses to consider state anti-spam lawupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 12:52:00

The Supreme Court has passed up a chance to examine how far states can go to restrict unsolicited e-mails in efforts to block spammers from bombarding computer users.

Microsoft exec appointed to DHS postupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 16:55:00

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday she is putting a Microsoft executive in charge of protecting the U.S. government's computing systems.

Spare the spam, spoil the scamupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 12:32:00

Poor Hormel and its signature canned, processed, porcine-derived product, SPAM. First came Monty Python mockery and now, the dubious honor of becoming a household name for unsolicited junk email.

Report: White House should oversee cybersecurityupdated: Mon Dec 08 2008 18:03:00

The incoming president should create a new White House office and appoint a presidential assistant to oversee a "comprehensive national security strategy for cyberspace," a Washington-based think tank recommended Monday.

Cyber attacks in Georgiaupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 11:47:00

A cyber attack coordinated with a military offensive. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

U.S. at risk of cyberattacks, experts sayupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 11:47:00

The next large-scale military or terrorist attack on the United States, if and when it happens, may not involve airplanes or bombs or even intruders breaching American borders.

Fighting the agents of organized cybercrimeupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 00:43:00

Back in the good old days of the Internet, the hacker was a teenager motivated by high-tech pranks and bragging rights. Today, the online thief could be anyone with 'Net access after a quick buck.

Review: Great antispyware protection from CounterSpy 2.0updated: Mon Dec 17 2007 13:20:00

In its first appearance, CounterSpy was the only antispyware product that correctly identified every piece of spyware in our current active-detection test. It did very well in active scanning, on-demand detection, and complete spyware removal. We also like its overall look and feel.

Companies brace for mobile maliciousnessupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 22:46:00

Most computer users live with the knowledge of online scammers and malicious code. But what about cell phone users? Handsets, after all, are getting more advanced all the time. As the tagline for Nokia's N95 smart phone suggests: "It's what computers have become."

The anniversary of a nuisanceupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 02:12:00

What began as a ninth-grade prank, a way to trick already-suspicious friends who had fallen for his earlier practical jokes, has earned Rich Skrenta notoriety as the first person ever to let loose a personal computer virus.

Review: Nettlesome glitches sink Spyware Doctor 5updated: Thu Mar 29 2007 11:14:00

PCTools Spyware Doctor is one of the last independent antispyware apps on the market, and, until this recent release, was one of the better choices.

Business 2.0: Computer viruses seek out your cell phoneupdated: Thu Aug 10 2006 15:41:00

When it comes to cell phones, the smarter they are, the harder they fall - for viruses.

CNNMoney: Small businesses vs. cybercrooksupdated: Mon Jun 05 2006 11:26:00

Many small business owners have a bull's-eye on their back, and they don't even know it.

Beware of tax refund 'phishing' scamsupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 15:44:00

It's just the news that hardworking taxpayers want to see in their inbox: an update on their refund from the Internal Revenue Service.

CNNMoney: Beware the Kama Sutraupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 17:14:00

What do Trojan Horses, the Kama Sutra and a worm have in common?

Kama Sutra worm hits homeupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 08:57:00

Many computer users around the globe apparently heeded the warnings about a worm with a sexy name and took precautions to protect their data from the destruction of "Kama Sutra."

New worm relies on old trickupdated: Tue Jan 31 2006 10:54:00

"There are a lot of people who are going to be very unhappy on the third of February," said Professor Merrick Furst from the Georgia Tech College of Computing.

Windows users pushed Microsoft to release patch updated: Fri Jan 06 2006 11:01:00

Windows users worried about malicious attacks helped prod Microsoft to release a patch for a vulnerability five days earlier than expected.

Microsoft releases patch for WMF flaw updated: Thu Jan 05 2006 13:11:00

Microsoft has released a patch for a vulnerability in some Windows graphics files.

Hackers shift focus to financial gainupdated: Mon Sep 26 2005 10:40:00

Internet criminals want your computer, your money and your identity. And their tactics are becoming increasingly refined and organized, according to security experts.

Net thieves shift focus to financial gain, controlupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 16:30:00

Internet criminals want your computer, your money and your identity. And their tactics are becoming increasingly refined and organized, according to security experts.

CNNMoney: Battling life's little frustrationsupdated: Wed Jul 27 2005 11:30:00

We're all subject to life's little frustrations. Take, for example, those annoying subscription cards that fall out of magazines. It's enough to drive you batty.

Teen admits creating Sasser wormupdated: Tue Jul 05 2005 10:11:00

A German teenager confessed to creating last year's Sasser worm -- which wreaked havoc on hundreds of thousands of computers -- as he went on trial on charges including computer sabotage, a court official said.

Fortune: MICROSOFT NAILS A SPAM KINGupdated: Mon May 16 2005 00:01:00

YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW SCOTT Richter, but there's a good chance you've gotten e-mail from him. Once ranked the world's third-largest spammer, he is estimated to have sent 250 million unsolicited e...

Soccer fans beware: Virus a click awayupdated: Tue May 03 2005 15:35:00

It's the oldest trick in the virus writer's handbook.

CNNMoney: Spamming spammers?updated: Tue Mar 22 2005 06:22:00

IBM unveiled a service Tuesday that sends unwanted e-mails back to the spammers who sent them.

Companies at risk from cyber-crimeupdated: Mon Mar 21 2005 11:14:00

Bank robbery has come a long way since the days of Bonnie and Clyde.

Business 2.0: Invasion of the Corporate Spywareupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 00:01:00

If spam was the corporate horror flick of 2004, then spyware is 2005's sequel--infiltrating computers, deluging them with viruses, and tracking behavior. Though the software has plagued home PCs fo...

New virus masquerades as news headlinesupdated: Fri Jan 21 2005 02:43:00

Researchers have identified a new computer virus that masquerades as news headlines from CNN's Web site.

Experts: Cyber-crime bigger threat than cyber-terrorupdated: Tue Jan 18 2005 18:08:00

As David Perry left a cyber-security conference in Luxembourg in 2004, an airport terminal handling international flights was in chaos.

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