Cyber

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears on a computer screen in an internet cafe in Moscow on July 6, 2006. (Denis Sinyakov/AFP/Getty Images)

Battling the Bots

Analysts are increasingly using artificial intelligence to track Russian disinformation campaigns.

A person walks past a 12-story building alleged in a report on Feb. 19, 2013, by the internet security firm Mandiant as the home of a Chinese military-led hacking group after the firm reportedly traced a host of cyberattacks to the building in Shanghai's northern suburb of Gaoqiao. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

In Chinese Spy Ops, Something Old, Something New

Indictments reveal how Beijing mixes traditional spycraft with cyberespionage to steal U.S. technology.

A security official waits in front of the door of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 17. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

The Kingdom’s Hackers and Bots

Saudi Arabia is using cutting-edge technology to track dissidents and stifle dissent.

The Pentagon is seen from the air over Washington, D.C., on Aug. 25, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Many U.S. Weapons Systems Are Vulnerable to Cyberattack

Government watchdog says the Pentagon has not taken the threat seriously enough.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the CFE Arena during a campaign stop on the campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando on March 5, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Trump Has a New Weapon to Cause ‘the Cyber’ Mayhem

The U.S. president and his advisor John Bolton want to take the gloves off in cyberspace—but experts worry offensive attacks could backfire.

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The Algorithms of August

The AI arms race won’t be like previous competitions, and both the United States and China could be left in the dust.

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Why the Military Must Learn to Love Silicon Valley

The U.S. Defense Department and big tech need each other—but getting along won’t be easy

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In Cyberwar, There are No Rules

Why the world desperately needs digital Geneva Conventions.

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A Million Mistakes a Second 

Ultrafast computing is critical to modern warfare. But it also ensures a lot could go very wrong, very quickly. 

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The Rise of the Cyber-Mercenaries

What happens when private firms have cyberweapons as powerful as those owned by governments?

Effigies of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will be paraded through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, southern England, on November 4, 2017, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations.
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North Korean Internet Users Shun Facebook and Google for Chinese Alternatives

A new report sheds light on how a tiny fraction of North Koreans browse the open web.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, on Nov. 11, 2017. (Jorge Silva/Getty Images)

Trump Still Doesn’t Take Russia Seriously

Rather than speaking out against Putin, the U.S. president is playing into Moscow’s hands.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on April 10. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Zuckerberg: We’re in an ‘Arms Race’ With Russia, but AI Will Save Us

Buckle up — the technology won’t be ready for another decade.

Alleged Russian soldiers stand outside a Ukrainian military base in Simferopol on March 12, 2014. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Inside a European Center to Combat Russia’s Hybrid Warfare

Western countries are looking for new ways to defend against a new generation of war. Does a center in Finland have the answers?

A flame from a Saudi Aramco oil installation  burns brightly during sunset in the Saudi desert on June 23, 2008.
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Cyberattack Targets Safety System at Saudi Aramco

One report points to Iran, but the evidence is far from conclusive.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks on during the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Blames North Korea for Global Ransomware Outbreak

The announcement comes amid heightening tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

An atomic bomb blast in Nevada in 1951. (Wikimedia Commons)

Quote of the Day 

How the military misapprehends cyberspace — and how that in turn undercuts cyber deterrence.

Leaders hold a meeting on Afghanistan during the NATO 2014 summit in Newport, South Wales, on Sep. 4, 2014. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO’s Little Noticed but Important New Aggressive Stance on Cyber Weapons

Not many people noticed it, but last month, NATO made a dramatic change in its cyber policy.

The logo of news website BuzzFeed as seen on a computer screen in Washington on March 25, 2014. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP)

BuzzFeed Subpoenas Companies for DNC Hacking Information

Amid legal battle, the news site is continuing its efforts to validate the Trump dossier.

A U.S. flag is adjusted ahead of a news conference between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on Jan. 27, 2016. (Jacquelyn Martin/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Quietly Reveal Chinese State-Backed Hacking Operation

Prosecutors say Chinese hackers from a mysterious cybersecurity firm stole corporate secrets from three big firms.

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