Archive for the ‘cyberwar’ Category

“Cyberwar” Tests U.S. Government-Wide

March 10, 2008

By Shaun Waterman

Officials from 18 federal agencies, nine states, four foreign governments and more than three dozen private companies will take part in a cyberwar exercise staged this week by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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The exercise, code-named Cyber Storm II, will run today through Thursday and is based at U.S. Secret Service headquarters in Washington. It is the second DHS biannual cyber-exercise, designed to test the ability of federal agencies and their partners in state, local and foreign governments and the private sector to respond to and recover from hacker attacks on computer networks.
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“The goal of Cyber Storm II is to examine the processes, procedures, tools and organizational response to a multisector coordinated attack through, and on, the global cyber infrastructure….

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080310/NATION/388429846

Air Force trains warriors to defend cyberspace

January 29, 2008
WASHINGTON — Ready. Aim. Click.

The military relies on computers and electronic communication to launch precision weapons, spy on its enemies and communicate with troops in combat.
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The Air Force is revamping its training to prepare its 320,000 airmen to protect its frontlines in cyberspace, Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark Schissler said. The battlefield includes the Internet, cellphone calls and signals that trigger roadside bombs.

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http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2008-01-28-cyber_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

SKorea’s military on alert against overseas hackers

January 3, 2008

SEOUL (AFP) – South Korea‘s military has been put on alert against overseas hackers who have gained access to some soldiers’ personal computers, the defence ministry said Thursday.

It did not identify the country where the hackers are based but Chosun Ilbo newspaper said it was China.

The Defence Security Command, which handles counter-intelligence, this week warned all military units to be on the alert against hacking, a ministry spokesman said.

“The alert was issued after the counter-intelligence command found ‘third-nation’ hackers had successfully broken into some soldiers’ computers via e-mails to steal private data,” the spokesman told AFP.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/skoreachinaitmilitaryalert;
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North Korean border guards in Panmunjon.  The US State Department ... 

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