Cyber

This photograph, posed as an illustration on May 12, 2017, shows the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of the aftermath of a cyberattack on its network taken in London.

Cyberdeterrence Needs People, Not Weapons

Mass mobilization might be the best line of defense in a world of online warfare.

Protesters gather in front of the White House to speak out against a possible war with Iran on June 23.

Iran-Linked Hackers Said to Be Ready for Attacks on U.S. Targets

Even if real war doesn’t start, a cyberwar may soon be underway, experts say.

British newspapers show U.S. Republican candidate and President-elect Donald Trump on their front pages the day after he was announced the winner in U.S. presidential elections on Nov. 9, 2016.

How Pro-Iran Hackers Spoofed FP and the News Media

Fake news articles and tweets sought to cast Saudi Arabia and other rivals of Tehran in a bad light.

The Anthem Blue Cross headquarters in Woodland Hills, California, is seen on Feb. 9, 2010.

The Enduring Mystery of Who Hacked Anthem

A massive breach at the American health insurer was thought to be the work of Chinese spies.

Smoke billows from a targeted neighborhood in Gaza City during an Israeli airstrike on the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave on May 5.

The Future Is Here, and It Features Hackers Getting Bombed

Israeli armed forces responded to a Hamas cyberattack by bombing the group’s hacking headquarters.

Anti-government protesters clash with security forces in Caracas during the commemoration of May Day on May 1.

Playing Cat and Mouse With Venezuela’s Internet Censors

In an effort to keep the military connected and protesters offline, Maduro embraces nimble internet censorship.

An AI cancer detection microscope by Google is seen during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 in Shanghai on September 18, 2018.

U.S. Tech Needs Hard Lines on China

Researchers must stay aware of how easily AI work can be turned to repressive ends.

A wolf skin is laid out on a pool table in the clubhouse of the Donbass Night Wolves motorcycle club in Luhansk on March 17, 2015. Members of the club have been fighting alongside rebels of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic.

Going Toe-to-Toe With Ukraine’s Separatist Hackers

The proliferation of cyberespionage tools empower even small breakaway regions to run digital intelligence operations.

Sudanese demonstrators protest outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on April 12. (Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

The World This Weekend

FP’s latest on the turmoil in Sudan, Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election, and Julian Assange’s arrest.

A screen shows visitors being filmed by AI security cameras with facial recognition technology at the 14th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2018.

Whoever Predicts the Future Will Win the AI Arms Race

China, Russia, and the United States are approaching the long-term strategic potential of artificial intelligence very differently. The country that gets it right will reap huge military benefits.

A member of staff poses for a photograph at a workspace in the National Cyber Security Centre on Feb. 14, 2017 in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

How to Regulate the Internet Without Becoming a Dictator

The British model of filtering data rather than content can protect citizens while preserving an open internet.

Maverick, an American shorthair, keeps his claw on the mouse as he uses a computer at a press preview for the Cat Fanciers’ Association show at Madison Square Garden in New York on Oct. 10, 2007. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Meet ‘Charming Kitten,’ the Iranian Hackers Linked to Air Force Defector

Monica Witt fled to Iran and was indicted for espionage—alongside an Iranian hacking luminary.

Freshly printed copies of the San Francisco Chronicle run through the printing press at one of the Chronicle's printing facilities in San Francisco on Sept. 20, 2007. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

You Can Hack This Headline for $200

Cybercriminals claim to be selling the ability to manipulate media outlets’ articles.

A woman holds a smartphone bearing an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin as pro-Kremlin supporters celebrate National Unity Day in central Moscow on Nov. 4, 2016. (Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images)

How Russia Is Strong-Arming Apple

Moscow is demanding control over users’ personal data.

The U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

New Bill Seeks to Energize American Cyberdiplomacy

Lawmakers argue the State Department needs to balance human rights and national security in cyberspace.

A billboard advertising Apple's iPhone security is displayed during the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan. 7. (David Becker/Getty Images)

Surveillance Is a Tech Problem, but It Requires a Policy Solution

Apple’s former security chief explains why he took a job with the ACLU.

Network cables are seen going into a server in an office building following a cyberattack that affected dozens of countries in Washington, D.C., on May 13, 2017. 
(Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Can State’s New Cyber Bureau Hack It?

The U.S. State Department is working to stand up a new cybersecurity bureau, but it's hobbled by debates with lawmakers on its purpose and mandate.

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín Guzmán Loera is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014, in Mexico City. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)

Spy vs. Spy, El Chapo Edition

Joaquín Guzmán Loera loved spyware—and it ultimately did him in.

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks as FBI Director Chris Wray and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers listen during a news conference to announce a China-related national security law enforcement action at the Justice Department in Washington on Dec. 20. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The United States v. Godkiller (et al.)

U.S. prosecutors indict two Chinese nationals in huge hacking campaign.

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