The US and the UK will be launching cyber attacks against one another to test mutual defenses following last week’s hacking of social media accounts of the US military’s central command (CENTCOM) allegedly by ISIS sympathizers.
Both the nations are looking to increase sharing of information about threats and to work out how to best protect them and create a system that lets hostile states and organization know they shouldn't attack, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said in an interview published by the BBC on Friday.
“Cyber attacks are one of the biggest modern threats that we face," Cameron said. Cameron is visiting Washington for talks with US president Barack Obama. One of the topics high on the agenda is digital security.
"It is happening already but it needs to be stepped up," Cameron said, adding that British intelligence service GCHQ and the US equivalent NSA have know-how that should be shared more.
"It is not just about protecting companies, it is also about protecting people's data, about protecting people's finances. These attacks can have real consequences to people's prosperity," he said.
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Denmark plans to invest 465 million kroner ($75 million) to create an offensive cyberwarfare unit by 2017 to deal with hostile internet attacks. The task will be assigned to the Defense Intelligence Service (FE), which will have the power to conduct cyber attacks and will develop cyberwarfare strategy toward hostile countries and organizations, Danish daily Jydske Vestkysten reported
BAE Systems has completed the acquisition of Perimeter Internetworking Corp., which trades as SilverSky, a commercial cyber service provider
McAfee Labstoday predicted that cyber attacks and security will become stealthier and warns malware will surge up to 75 percent in 2015. Cyber espionage attacks will continue to increase in frequency as long-term players will become stealthier information gatherers, while newcomers to cyber-attack capabilities will look for ways to steal sensitive information and disrupt their adversaries, the report said
The United Kingdom is ready to offer Eurofighter aircraft if India scraps deal to acquire French Rafale jets, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Thursday. British authorities are aware that the “deal with Dassault has not gone smoothly,” Hammond was quoted as saying by Sputnik News on Thursday
Kaspersky has exposed a series of US cyber-espionage operations using spying software to eavesdrop various institutions globally. The exposé might have major repercussions on the US companies having their offices in China
The Iraqi government has offered to barter oil for weapons as the country is in need of arms due to the ongoing war with IS militants as well as is facing a budget constraint. Paying for oil with weapons and arms is the latest move by the government to save hard cash and meet a massive budget deficit caused by plummeting oil prices, according to the local daily Azzaman
After reports of ISIS possessing drones, a lesser known terrorist group, the Takfiri has been using drones to spy on the Syrian Army. The Syrian army shot down a spy drone of the Takfiri terrorists in the Northern province of Aleppo on Monday, FARS News reported today
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