Cyber Security & Hacking

Indian Kashmiri men sit in an internet cafe in Srinagar, India, on April 27, 2017.

Internet Shutdowns Leave Indians Struggling With Everyday Life

Cutting cables has become the Modi government’s favorite tool.

A Brazilian demonstrator takes part in a protest against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in São Paulo on Dec. 22, 2020.

In Brazil, QAnon Has a Distinctly Bolsonaro Flavor

A deluge of online conspiracy theories is dividing an already polarized country.

A woman passes the Google booth at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Nov. 5, 2018.

Australia Is Ground Zero in the Global Battle Against Google

A proposed law would shake the global internet—and put the Biden team’s Silicon Valley friendships to the test.

A supporter of President Donald Trump walks with a confederate flag during a protest on Dec. 12, 2020 in Washington.

How to Counter White Supremacist Extremists Online

To stop future attacks like the Capitol invasion, the Biden administration must lead the way in pushing social media platforms to counter the far-right.

This photograph taken on Sept. 18, 2019, shows the entrance and logo of the French national cybersecurity agency, ANSSI, at ANSSI headquarters in Paris.

The World Needs a Cyber-WHO to Counter Viruses in Cyberspace

A global body has helped poorer nations counter COVID-19, but less technologically advanced countries need a similar institution to protect against the coming plague of cyberattacks.

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Why Are Moscow and Beijing Happy to Host the U.S. Far-Right Online?

Deplatformed extremist groups are turning to providers in authoritarian states.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies remotely during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing with Big Tech companies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 28, 2020.

Social Media Finally Broke the Public Sphere

Liberal democracies must work to recreate a sense of shared identity online.

An illustration picture taken in London on Dec. 18, 2020 shows the logos of Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft displayed on a mobile phone with an EU flag displayed in the background.

2021 Is the Year the Internet Gets Rewritten

As Silicon Valley flails to combat an insurrection at home, Europe is marching ahead with a plan to revise the web’s basic rulebook.

Employees of Indian education technology startup BYJU's work on app content in Bangalore, India, on Jan. 10, 2019.

Bengaluru Is the New Shenzhen as Apps Displace Devices

In the global internet economy, India’s tech industry has a leg up on China’s.

A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington on Oct. 19, 2020.

Why The Latest Cyberattack Was Different

The epic SolarWinds hack affecting thousands of government agencies and companies could mark the beginning of the end of the open internet.

Rep. Gregory Meeks in 2017

New House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Vows Pompeo Investigations Will Continue

Rep. Gregory Meeks, who took the gavel this week, also urged the State Department to reverse its decision to close the last two U.S. consulates in Russia.

A woman walks in front of electoral posters of the ruling Social Democratic Union of Macedonia party in Skopje, North Macedonia, on July 14, 2020.

Flawed Cybersecurity Is a Ticking Time Bomb for the Balkans

Cyberattacks in North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey reveal that government defenses are weak—and many NATO members are at risk.

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Tech Giants Are Giving China a Vital Edge in Espionage

U.S. officials say private Chinese firms have been enlisted to process stolen data for their country’s spy agencies.

A member of the hacking group Red Hacker Alliance uses a website that monitors global cyberattacks on his computer at their office in Dongguan, China.

NATO, We Want to Go to War With You

Wargames can provide essential cybersecurity training for soldiers. But they won’t succeed unless the players confront real, independent hackers.

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Beijing Ransacked Data as U.S. Sources Went Dark in China

As Xi consolidated power, U.S. officials struggled to read China’s new ruler.

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China Used Stolen Data to Expose CIA Operatives in Africa and Europe

The discovery of U.S. spy networks in China fueled a decadelong global war over data between Beijing and Washington.

A participant takes part on the first day of the 36C3 Chaos Communication Congress on Dec. 27, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. The four-day event under the topic "Resource Exhaustion" brings together about 17,000 hackers, artists, researchers, and technology fans.

Is the Cyberattack Big News—or Just a Footnote In a Year Like No Other?

Will 2021 be full of foreign-policy crises and domestic drama or dull compared to 2020?

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