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Is Canada sleepwalking into a cyberwar? 2013. iPolitics. Fen Olser Hampson.
China's Cybergames 2013. New York Times. NYT.

Flame was scout ahead of Stuxnet attack on Iran nukes - US spooks 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Israel blamed for cyberweapons' escape into the wild.
Flame gets suicide command 2012. The Register. Richard Chirgwin. Symantec honeypot spots `flame-out'.
Microsoft 'hardens' Windows Update from Flame penetration 2012. The Register. Team Register. How the hot malware burned a new hole in Redmond's backside.
'Super-powerful' Flame worm actually boring BLOATWARE 2012. The Register. John Leyden. More Jabba the Hutt than lean Windows killing machine.

Killing the Computer to Save It 2012. New York Times. John Markoff. Profiles in Science Peter G. Neumann.

Iran strengthened cyber capabilities after Stuxnet: U.S. general 2013. Reuters. Andrea Shalal-Esa.
Kaspersky claims `smoking code' linking Stuxnet and Duqu 2011. The Register. Iain Thomson. Warns of three other unknown variants.
Stuxnet-derived malware found infecting SCADA makers 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Duqu trojan in the wild since December.
Iran says it was attacked by second computer worm 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. 'Espionage virus' targets country's networks.
Stuxnet blitzed 5 Iranian factories over 10-month period 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. 12,000 separate infections.
Stuxnet: Cyber attack on Iran 'was carried out by Western powers and Israe' 2011. The Telegraph. The Telegraph (UK). Christoper Williams.
Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay 2011. New York Times. William J. Broad, John Markoff and David E. Sanger. Stuxnet under the microscope....
Stuxnet expert nuke-boffin killing: Iran claims arrests 2010. The Register. John Leyden. Sticky-bomb assassins took out worm cleanup chief.
Stuxnet Worm Could Devastate Critical Systems, Experts Say 2010. PC-Magazine. Chloe Albanesius.
Missing piece completes Stuxnet jigsaw 2010. The Register. John Leyden. Malware targets frequency converter drives from two specific vendors.
Stuxnet 'a game changer for malware defence' 2010. The Register. John Leyden. EU agency warning.
Iran boasts of Stuxnet 'nuclear spies' arrests 2010. The Register. John Leyden. But astrologer-botanists fingered by security researchers.
Stuxnet worm slithers into China, heralds alien invasion 2010. The Register. John Leyden. Conspiracy? Cock-up? Or Conspiracy?.
Has the West declared cyber war on Iran? 2010. The Independent. Rhodri Marsden.
Stuxnet worm can reinfect PCs even after disinfection 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. Beware of poisoned Step7 files.
Mystery lingers over stealthy Stuxnet infection 2010. The Register. John Leyden. Cloak and dagger.
Iran Fights Malware Attacking Computers 2010. New York Times. David Sanger.
Is Stuxnet the 'best' malware ever? 2010. Infoworld. Gregg Keizer. So good it may be a state-backed effort.

North Korea Internet Hack: Key Sites Back Online After Shutdown 2014. Huffington Post. Foster Klug And Hyung-Jin Kim, AP.
Chinese hackers reportedly stole Obama and McCain documents 2013. C/Net. Dara Kerr.
China Claims "Mountains of Data" Pointing to U.S. Hacking 2013. Security Week. Fahmida Y. Rashid.
America Admits China Took It All 2013. Strategy Page dot com. Strategy Page.
Chinese Hackers Resume Attacks on U.S. Targets 2013. New York Times. David E. Sanger.
Chinese hackers targeted House of Commons 2011. CTV News. CTV.
Hackers after weapon information: expert 2011. CBC. Canadian Broadcasting Corp. CBC News.
Federal computers remain wide-open to more cyber attacks 2011. Ottawa Citizen. Vito Pilieci.
Chinese hackers 'slurped 50 MB of US gov email' 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. Windows source code tapped, say WikiLeaked docs.
Chinese ISP hijacked US military, gov web traffic 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. BGP wakeup call still not sounded.
A Chinese ISP Momentarily Hijacks the Internet 2010. PC-World. Robert McMillan, IDG News Service.
Canadian researchers reveal online spy ring based in China 2010. Globe and Mail. Grant Robertson. Espionage network is breaching servers of dozens of countries and groups.
US pinpoints author of Google attack code, says report 2010. The Register. Cade Metz. China had 'special access' to work.
Hacking Inquiry Puts China's Elite in New Light 2010. New York Times. David Barboza.
Two Chinese Schools Said to Be Tied to Online Attacks 2010. New York Times. John Markoff and David Barboza.
China denies role in cyber attacks on Google 2010. The Register. Cade Metz. Claims 'groundless'.
China Rebukes U.S. Calls to Investigate Hacking 2010. New York Times. Michael Wines.
After Google's Stand on China, U.S. Treads Lightly 2010. New York Times. David E. Sanger and John Markoff.
Chinese hackers target media in anniversary run-up 2009. The Register. John Leyden. News organisations, NGOs hit by trojan attacks.

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NATO Set to Ratify Pledge on Joint Defense in Case of Major Cyberattack 2014. New York Times. David E. Sanger.
Inside Canadian cyber-security agency's 'target the world' strategy 2014. Globe and Mail. Colin Freeze.
Al Qaeda Targeting U.S. Infrastructure for Digital 9/11 2014. Washington Free Beacon. Bill Gertz.
Chinese Hackers Pursue Key Data on U.S. Workers 2014. New York Times. Michel S. Schmidt, et al..
2nd China Army Unit Implicated in Online Spying 2014. New York Times Bits. Nicole Perlroth.
NSA infiltrates servers of China telecom giant Huawei: report 2014. Reuters.
Suspected Russian spyware Turla targets Europe, United States 2014. Reuters. Peter Apps, Jim Finkle.
Government-built malware running out of control, F-Secure claims 2014. The Register. Iain Thomson. What if antivirus companies are whitelisting state malware....
Rogue US-Israeli cyberwar weapon 'infected Russian nuclear plant' 2013. The Register. John Leyden. Even the space station has been infected by malware, claims Kaspersky.
Western spooks banned Lenovo PCs after finding back doors 2013. The Register. Phil Muncaster. Report suggests 'Five Eyes' alliance won't work with Chinese PCs.
Leaked Obama brief reveals US cyber defense, offense policy 2013. The Register. Neil McAllister. 'Severely damaging' attacks with 'little or no warning' approved.
U.S. Helps Allies Trying to Battle Iranian Hackers 2013. New York Times. Thom Shanker and David E. Sanger.
US report says major weapons designs compromised by Chinese 2013. Reuters, UK. Reuters.
U.S. cyber plan calls for private-sector scans of Net 2013. Reuters. Joseph Menn and Deborah Charles.
Killing hackers is justified in cyber warfare, says NATO-commissioned repot 2013. The Verge. Aaron Souppouris.
North Korea says US 'behind hack attack' 2013. BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation.
As Hacking Against U.S. Rises, Experts Try to Pin Down Motive 2013. New York Times. Nicole Perlroth, David Sanger, Michael S. Schmidt.
Prepare for 'post-crypto world', warns godfather of encryption 2013. The Register. John Leyden. Shamir: US quadrupling size of cyber-combat unit for a reason.
Chinese Army: US hacks us so much, I'm amazed you can read this 2013. The Register. John Leyden. PLA, USA finger each other harshly in cyber mud-slinging.
Overseas hackers nab more than 1TB of data daily 2013. CNet. Dara Kerr.
China Says Army Is Not Behind Attacks in Report 2013. New York Times. David Barboza.
How China's Top Digital Spies Got Outed by Facebook and Twitter 2013. Atlantic Wire. Rebecca Greenfield.
Rachel Marsden: Pentagon keyboard jockeys can now out-decorate combat heros 2013. Chicago Tribune. Rachel Marsden.
Watch a Chinese military hacker launch a successful attack 2013. NetworkWorld. Colin Neagle.
Chinese Army Hackers Trying to Bring Down U.S. Infrastructure, After All 2013. Atlantic Wire. Adam Clark Estes.
Expert: US in cyberwar arms race with China, Russia 2013. NBC News. Robert Windrem.
The Global Cyber-Espionage Ring That Spent 5 Years in the shadows 2013. Gizmodo. Eric Lime. Meet Red October.
US accused of hypocrisy over cyber warfare 2012. The Register. Iain Thomson. A state that sins more than its sinned against.
U.S. Suspects Iran Was Behind a Wave of Cyberattacks 2012. New York Times. Thom Shanker.
Canada should heed warnings of 'cyber Pearl Harbor,' security experts say 2012. Jordan Press.
Panetta Warns of Dire Threat of Cyberattack on U.S. 2012. New York Times. Elisabeth Bumiller and Thom Shanker.
Hackers break onto White House military network 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Spear phish hits 'unclassified' presidential system.
Virus Seeking Bank Data Is Tied to Attack on Iran 2012. New York Times Bits. New York Times. Nicole Perlroth.
Senators Force Weaker Safeguards Against Cyberattacks 2012. New York Times. Michael S. Schmidt.
New federal communications hub won't be Made In China 2012. Ottawa Citizen. Ian Macleod. Government wrestles with how to keep planned network hacker-free.
Source code smoking gun links Stuxnet AND Flame 2012. The Register. Team Register. Kaspersky: Devious cyber-weapons share software DNA.
Data on Canadian Officials Stolen in Attack on Stratfor 2012. Bloomberg. Andrew Mayeda.
Computer equipment firms potential cyber threat to Canadian fedl government 2012. The Star. Allan Woods.
Former Pentagon Analyst: China Can Shut Down All Telecom Gear Sold to US 2012. Business Insider. F. Michael Maloof.
Google to offer cyberwar defence advice to Gmail users 2012. The Register. Richard Chirgwin. 'State-sponsored attackers are targeting your account'.
Expert Issues a Cyberwar Warning 2012. New York Times. Andrew E. Kramer.
Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran 2012. New York Times. David E. Sanger.
Researchers Find Clues in Malware 2012. New York Times. Nicole Perlroth.
Iran Confirms Attack by New Data Virus 2012. New York Times. Thomas Erdbrink.
Super-powerful Flame worm could take YEARS to dissect 2012. The Register. John Leyden. But it shares same scripting tech as Angry Birds.
New computer virus hits Iran, West Bank in unprecedented cyberattack 2012. Haaretz. Oded Yaron.
Flame: Massive cyber-attack discovered, researchers say 2012. BBC. British Broadcasting Corporation. Dave Lee.
How telecom systems can be compromised 2012. CBC. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Mark Gollum.
Chinese firm's Canadian contracts raise security fears 2012. CBC. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Greg Weston. Barred by the U.S. and Australia, tech giant Huawei makes inroads in Canada.
NATO Faced with Rising Flood of Cyberattacks 2012. Spiegel Online International. Der Spiegel. Matthias Gebauer. Warfare with Malware.
Iran cuts off oil plants hit by mystery data-destroying virus 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Lockdown as officials drill into malware riddle.
Hacktivist 'Hardcore Charlie' claims China military hack 2012. The Register. Phil Muncaster. Anonymous-affiliated hacker exposes alleged US army docs.
Cyberwar report: Israel, Finland best prepared for conflict 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Do GCHQ and the NSA have some catching up to do?.
US spy drone hijacked with GPS spoof hack, report says 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Electronic warfare comes of age - in Iran.
Cyber-war law would expose customer privates to spies 2011. The Register. Brid-Aine Parnell. Big biz and US govt propose info sharing.
Duqu targeted each victim with unique files and servers 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Well-financed developers had sense of humor.
US military debated hacking Libyan air defenses 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Obama urged to keep Ferrari in garage for time being.
Drone nerve centre malware was Mafia Wars' infostealer 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Don't panic - it was only the weapons and spy systems infected.
Cyberspy attacks targeting Russians traced back to UK and US 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Re-writing the script.
Q: Why do defenders keep losing to smaller cyberwarriors? 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. A: 'Ant smarts' not 'asymmetry'.
Cyber attack hits Ottawa; probe focuses on IP addresses from China 2011. Globe and Mail (Toronto, CA). Bill Curry and Colin Freeze.
Germany opens cyberdefence centre to protect water, electricity 2011. The Register. Jan Libbenga. Infrastructure the most important target for cybercriminals.
Chinese army: We really need to get into cyber warfare 2011. The Register. Lewis Page.
Google China e-mail hack: FBI to investigate 2011. BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC.
Google Says Hackers in China Stole Gmail Passwords 2011. New York Times. John Markoff.
US Pentagon to treat cyber-attacks as 'acts of war' 2011. BBC. British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC.
Hackers Hit Lockheed-Martin, Supplier of F-35 for Israel 2011. Arutz Sheva. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu. Pentagon says security was not breached, but data was stolen....
Norway's military computers targeted in serious attack 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Hack followed Libya bombing.
Hack attacks on US could spark military action 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. White House draws line in the silicon.
DARPA wants weapons-grade military cloud computing 2011. The Register. Lewis Page. The clouds of war gather over the Pentagon.
North Korea blamed for bank hack 2011. The Register. John Oates. Hackers not so lonely.
Internet-based attacks on critical systems rise 2011. BBC Online. British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC.
Canada Hit by Cyberattack From China 2011. New York Times. Ian Austin.
World leaders meet to discuss cyberwar rules of engagement 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Hague convention for state-backed hacking?.
Foreign cyber spies target British defence official 2010. The Register. Chris Williams. Spear phishing foiled.
DDoS attacks take out Asian nation 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. Myanmar fades to black.
Who controls the internet? 2010. Financial Times. Misha Glenny.
Cyberwar Chief Calls for Secure Computer Network 2010. New York Times. Thom Shanker.
Smart meters pose hacker kill-switch risk, warn boffins 2010. The Register. John Leyden. Who turned off the lights?.
Russian spy ring needed some serious IT help 2010. Network World. Tim Greene. Technology and a slow help desk undo Russian spies.
Military Taps Social Networking Skills 2010. New York Times. Christopher Drew.
At Internet Conference, Signs of Agreement Appear Between U.S. and Russia 2010. New York Times. John Markoff.
Cyber attacks will 'catastrophically' spook public, warns GCHQ 2010. The Register. Chris Williams. Cheltenham spies 'cyber arms race'.
Google to enlist NSA to help it ward off cyberattacks 2010. Washington Post. Ellen Nakashima.
Google Asks Spy Agency for Help With Inquiry Into Cyberattacks 2010. New York Times. John Markoff.
CIA, PayPal under bizarre SSL assault 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. Plus hundreds of others.
Clinton Urges Global Response to Internet Attacks 2010. New York Times. Mark Landler.
UK already 'major world power' in cyberwar 2009. The Register. Chris Williams. But ultra-nerds required.
Contractors Vie for Plum Work, Hacking for the United States 2009. New York Times. Christopher Drew and John Markoff. Cyberwarriors.
Obama fights cyber threats with new White House post 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. Barack's brush with cyber espionage.
Turkish hackers breach US Army servers, says report 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. SQL injection strikes again.
US military shows off hack-by-numbers battlefield gadget 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. Cyber warfare made easier.
Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries 2009. New York Times. John Markoff. Spooky!.
Indian court urged to 'ban Google Earth' 2008. The Register. Dan Goodin. Aided Mumbai attacks.
Panel Offers Ways to Strengthen Cyberspace Security 2008. New York Times. John Markoff. Government computers vulnerable.
Obama urged to create White House cybersecurity chief 2008. The Register. Dan Goodin. Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency.
USAF Colonel goes on the offensive with botnet destroyer plan 2008. The Register. Dan Gondin. Fight bots with bots?.
CIA claims crackers took out power grids 2008. The Register. John Leyden. SCADA systems, crackers, and blackmail....
Bit Wars, When Computers Attack 2007. New York Times. John Schwartz. Cyberwar battlegrounds explored.
NATO, US gear up for cyberpunk warfare 2007. The Register. Lewis Page. Operation Screaming Fist is go.
9/11 report light on ID theft issues 2006. MSNBC. NBC news. Bob Sullivan. Experts say - "Terrorism and identity theft go hand in hand.".
The Risk to Homeland Security from Identity Fraud and Identity Theft 2006. Identity Theft Resource Center. Linda Foley. Terrorists like phish too.
Waging War through the Internet 2006. San Francisco Chronicle. John Arquilla. Cyberspace-based terrorism.
UK and EU allies plan moves against terror websites 2005. The Registry. John Lettice. Policing the Internet.
Japan defence firm Mitsubishi Heavy in cyber attack China implicated?.

Frontline: Cyberwar! 2005. Public Broadcasting System. Cyberspace attack vulnerablities in the United States.
Nearly every U.S. arms program found vulnerable to cyber attacks 2015. Reuters. Andrea Shalal.
Russia-based hackers prime suspects in JPMorgan mega-breach 2014. Registry. John Leyden. FBI working on sanctions reprisals hack theory - report.
Chinese cyberattack forces computer shutdown at National Research Council 2014. CTVNews.