Cyber

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 poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed during news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington on Oct. 19.

Cyberattacks Are on the Decline

But as the Russian hack of the U.S. government shows, they are getting worse.

Christopher C. Krebs, director of the Homeland Security Department's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump Ousts Cybersecurity Chief Over Election Claims

The outgoing president continues to spread falsehoods about fraud, even as the recently fired Chris Krebs calls the elections ‘the most secure’ in history.

In this photo illustration, a mobile phone displays the logos for the Chinese apps WeChat and TikTok in front of a monitor showing the flags of the United States and China in Beijing on Sept. 22.

The Era of Full-Spectrum War Is Here

China won round one, and round two went to Russia. Can the United States and its allies take the third?

A Chinese police security camera is seen outside an ethnic Uighur restaurant on June 29, 2017, in the old town of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Could Cyberattacks Stop the Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang?

State persecution of Muslims in the region depends on high-tech mass surveillance, leaving an open door for other countries to gather intelligence and infiltrate the internment camps.

The new French self-attested movement document is displayed on a smartphone on April 6—the 21st day of a strict lockdown in France to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Privacy and the Pandemic: Time for a Digital Bill of Rights

Democratic governments need digital tools and personal data to combat the crisis, but too much sharing can be dangerous to individuals. How can they strike the right balance?

A media center of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah is damaged in the south of the capital, Beirut, on Aug. 25.

The U.S.-Iran Standoff Is Militarizing Cyberspace 

Trump is keen on cyberattacks to retaliate against Tehran, but that could open Pandora’s box.

An employee walks behind a glass wall with machine coding symbols at the headquarters of the internet security giant Kaspersky in Moscow on Oct. 17, 2016.

Russia and China Are Trying to Set the U.N.’s Rules on Cybercrime

At the United Nations General Assembly, the United States must push back against their agenda.

Russian President Vladimir Putin casts his ballot at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Moscow on Sept. 18, 2016.

Scope of Russian Election Hacking Remains Unclear 

Volume one of a long-awaited Senate report on Kremlin targeting of election systems finds all 50 states may have been targeted. 

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.

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