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Cyber War ....

By Paul Rosenzweig
Monday, September 21, 2015, 10:07 AM

Some entries on the cyber warfare front:

US and China Seek Cyber Arms Deal. "The United States and China are negotiating what could become the first arms control accord for cyberspace, embracing a commitment by each country that it will not be the first to use cyberweapons to cripple the other’s critical infrastructure during peacetime, according to officials involved in the talks." [To be verified how?]

Chinese Hacks Slow Before Summit.  "Major intrusions by Chinese hackers of U.S. companies' computer systems appear to have slowed in recent months, private-sector experts say, ahead of a meeting between China's president and President Barack Obama with cyber security on the agenda.  Three senior executives at private-sector firms in the field told Reuters they had noticed a downtick in hacking activity." [A nice signal, but also evidence that China really can control the hacking if it wished to.]

Russian hackers attack NATO"A new report by security researchers at F-Secure Labs says hacking groups funded by the Russian government had been a running a large-scale malware campaign that had hit NATO and US government institutions."

Cyber is a "Core National Security Threat."  During a briefing with troops from the military in Washington, Obama said that the US and other leading nations such as China, Russia and Iran need to “craft agreements” over how cyber warfare should be conducted, and that the US believes cyber attacks will be treated as “a core national security threat”.

A new report by security researchers at F-Secure Labs says hacking groups funded by the Russian government had been a running a large-scale malware campaign that had hit NATO and US government institutions.

With the linking together of seven years of individual attacks against Georgia, Europe and the US, the report confirmed the need for current and prospective NATO members to strengthen collective security through increased cyber cooperation to avoid ending up as victims of Russian information warfare, ''espionage and subterfuge''.

- See more at: http://www.domain-b.com/defence/general/20150919_hacking.html#sthash.M29wtZRN.dpuf

A new report by security researchers at F-Secure Labs says hacking groups funded by the Russian government had been a running a large-scale malware campaign that had hit NATO and US government institutions.

With the linking together of seven years of individual attacks against Georgia, Europe and the US, the report confirmed the need for current and prospective NATO members to strengthen collective security through increased cyber cooperation to avoid ending up as victims of Russian information warfare, ''espionage and subterfuge''.

- See more at: http://www.domain-b.com/defence/general/20150919_hacking.html#sthash.M29wtZRN.dpuf

A new report by security researchers at F-Secure Labs says hacking groups funded by the Russian government had been a running a large-scale malware campaign that had hit NATO and US government institutions.

With the linking together of seven years of individual attacks against Georgia, Europe and the US, the report confirmed the need for current and prospective NATO members to strengthen collective security through increased cyber cooperation to avoid ending up as victims of Russian information warfare, ''espionage and subterfuge''.

- See more at: http://www.domain-b.com/defence/general/20150919_hacking.html#sthash.M29wtZRN.dpuf

A new report by security researchers at F-Secure Labs says hacking groups funded by the Russian government had been a running a large-scale malware campaign that had hit NATO and US government institutions.

With the linking together of seven years of individual attacks against Georgia, Europe and the US, the report confirmed the need for current and prospective NATO members to strengthen collective security through increased cyber cooperation to avoid ending up as victims of Russian information warfare, ''espionage and subterfuge''.

- See more at: http://www.domain-b.com/defence/general/20150919_hacking.html#sthash.M29wtZRN.dpuf

A new report by security researchers at F-Secure Labs says hacking groups funded by the Russian government had been a running a large-scale malware campaign that had hit NATO and US government institutions.

With the linking together of seven years of individual attacks against Georgia, Europe and the US, the report confirmed the need for current and prospective NATO members to strengthen collective security through increased cyber cooperation to avoid ending up as victims of Russian information warfare, ''espionage and subterfuge''.

- See more at: http://www.domain-b.com/defence/general/20150919_hacking.html#sthash.M29wtZRN.dpuf

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