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Extortion and alleged ISIS threats: A Saudi embassy learned the hard way about email security

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Security researcher Chris Kubecka knew that it might be a tough assignment to catch an intruder on the email system at Saudi Arabia's embassy in the Netherlands. But the story only got bigger once she got to work.

Senators call for DOJ investigation of Fancy Bear’s ‘CyberCaliphate’ ruse

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

A bipartisan pair of senators is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate the alleged harassment of U.S. military families by Russian government hackers posing as Islamic State sympathizers.

The U.S. military combined cyber and kinetic operations to hunt down ISIS last year, general says

by Ryan Duffy • 1 year ago

Last week, the former commander of the anti-ISIS coalition discussed an operation in which U.S. forces and allies successfully used offensive cyber measures to hunt and defeat enemy forces. Despite the mission’s success, he said, the United States still faces a slew of challenges when confronting technologically adept nations in the cyber-dominated battlefield of the future.

GCHQ head says U.K. engaged in cyberwarfare against ISIS

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 year ago

GCHQ head Jeremy Fleming revealed that the U.K. has conducted a proactive cyber campaign against ISIS, touting the notion of using offensive cyberattacks to counter violent extremism.

Kaspersky's 'Slingshot' report burned an ISIS-focused intelligence operation

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

CyberScoop has learned that Kaspersky research recently exposed an active, U.S.-led counterterrorism cyber-espionage operation used to target ISIS and Al-Qaeda members.

U.K. confirms use of offensive cyberweapons against ISIS

by Ryan Johnston • 2 years ago

Defense Secretary Michael Fallon says his country has taken advantage of offensive cyberweapons against the Islamic State.

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