Cyber Security & Hacking

List of Cyber Security & Hacking articles

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the Third Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the Third Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

What America’s Top China Commission Is Worried About

Technology, trade, and Taiwan dominate in a new report to Congress.

U.S. President Joe Biden, wearing a black suit and sunglasses, is seen from behind as he listens to Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as he stands at a podium and speaks into a microphone. The sky behind the men is blue, and the corner of a building is visible behind them.
U.S. President Joe Biden, wearing a black suit and sunglasses, is seen from behind as he listens to Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as he stands at a podium and speaks into a microphone. The sky behind the men is blue, and the corner of a building is visible behind them.

The U.S. Can’t Lead on Quantum Computing Alone

Winning the race to develop this critical technology will require a little help from friends.

U.S. President Joe Biden looks at a quantum computer as he tours the IBM facility in Poughkeepsie, New York, on Oct. 6, 2022.
U.S. President Joe Biden looks at a quantum computer as he tours the IBM facility in Poughkeepsie, New York, on Oct. 6, 2022.

The Quantum Chips Are Stacking Up

Why it matters, and how worried we should be about it.

Customers try out smartphones at a Huawei flagship store in Shanghai on Sept. 3.
Customers try out smartphones at a Huawei flagship store in Shanghai on Sept. 3.

China’s Tech Industry Shows It Still Means Business

Recent strides in chipmaking and artificial intelligence show Beijing’s post-export control world taking shape. 

A photo illusration shows Jen Easterly and Sami Khoury, the U.S. and Canadian cyberchiefs, atop a background of digital code.
A photo illusration shows Jen Easterly and Sami Khoury, the U.S. and Canadian cyberchiefs, atop a background of digital code.

‘I Am Now More Concerned About the Formidable Threat From China.’

The United States’ and Canada’s chief cyberdefenders talk adversaries and AI.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City.

Russia Is Commandeering the U.N. Cybercrime Treaty

The last international agreement on digital crime was in 2001. Why are experts so worried about this one?

Two adults wearing matching lanyards designating them as volunteers sit next to each other at a table with laptops in front of them. One of the volunteers leans to the side to look at the other's screen as he types. Behind the volunteers, other people sit at tables with laptops and phones.
Two adults wearing matching lanyards designating them as volunteers sit next to each other at a table with laptops in front of them. One of the volunteers leans to the side to look at the other's screen as he types. Behind the volunteers, other people sit at tables with laptops and phones.

Inside the White House-Backed Effort to Hack AI

Hackers, students, and government officials gathered at DEF CON to push chatbots over the edge.

Nathaniel Fick, the ambassador-at-large for the U.S. State Department, speaks to students during a recruitment event at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
Nathaniel Fick, the ambassador-at-large for the U.S. State Department, speaks to students during a recruitment event at Stanford University in Stanford, California.

Why America Has a New Tech Ambassador

Nathaniel Fick on running the State Department’s new Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo speaks at a podium with the presidential seal at the White House
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo speaks at a podium with the presidential seal at the White House

Washington Tries to Add Some Teeth to Its Cyberdefenses

The Biden administration unveiled a road map to thwart Russia and China in cyberspace, but experts say gaps remain.

A man watches a television showing a news broadcast with file footage of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, at the Seoul railway station in Seoul, South Korea.
A man watches a television showing a news broadcast with file footage of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, at the Seoul railway station in Seoul, South Korea.

North Korea Does More Cyberspying Than You Think

The Hermit Kingdom doesn’t just steal cryptocash; it steals state secrets—especially from neighbors.

This photo illustration created on April 13 shows the suspect in recent U.S. military intelligence leaks, National Guard member Jack Teixeira, shown in uniform while taking a selfie that is reflected in an image of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
This photo illustration created on April 13 shows the suspect in recent U.S. military intelligence leaks, National Guard member Jack Teixeira, shown in uniform while taking a selfie that is reflected in an image of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

The Discord Leaker Was a Narcissist, Not an Ideologue

Comparisons between Jack Teixeira and self-declared whistleblowers are misplaced.

People watch a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test at a railway station in Seoul.
People watch a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test at a railway station in Seoul.

How North Korea’s Hackers Bankroll Its Quest for the Bomb

Cybercrime is a windfall for Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions.

Shou Zi Chew gestures as he speaks into a microphone. A video screen showing him speaking is seen behind him.
Shou Zi Chew gestures as he speaks into a microphone. A video screen showing him speaking is seen behind him.
A monument in the center of Tirana, Albania's capital.
A monument in the center of Tirana, Albania's capital.

How Albania Became a Target for Cyberattacks

A massive hack led to the expulsion of Iranian diplomats—but Tehran may have had help from Moscow.

The TikTok logo is displayed in front of a TikTok office in Culver City, California.
The TikTok logo is displayed in front of a TikTok office in Culver City, California.

Is This TikTok’s Huawei Moment?

As bans of the video app pile up around the world, the question is how far the U.S.—and its allies—will go.

Colonial Pipeline was the subject of a Russian cyberattack that forced its temporary closure and caused gasoline shortages on the East Coast.
Colonial Pipeline was the subject of a Russian cyberattack that forced its temporary closure and caused gasoline shortages on the East Coast.

Biden Wants to Reboot America’s Cyber Defenses

The United States is taking a more proactive approach to defending its cyberspace—and everyone else’s.

A Ukrainian soldier uses the internet on his smartphone.
A Ukrainian soldier uses the internet on his smartphone.

How the Ukraine War Has Changed Russia’s Cyberstrategy 

Defensive measures and disarray have hampered Moscow’s abilities, but that could change.

Children interact with an artificial intelligence robot at the China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing.
Children interact with an artificial intelligence robot at the China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing.

China’s Tech Money Is Now Radioactive

Washington is increasingly concerned about China poaching U.S. technology.

The TikTok logo is displayed outside a TikTok office in Culver City, California.
The TikTok logo is displayed outside a TikTok office in Culver City, California.

Tick-Tock, TikTok

The Biden administration has dragged its feet on restricting the Chinese-owned app, but pressure is building for far more drastic measures.

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