NATO and Attacks Across Asia
A hard hit for NATO this week. While reports trickled in that insurgents killed 12 NATO soldiers on Monday in the “worst single day for the foreign forces operating in Afghanistan,” The Times (UK) reported a series of Russian-based cyber attacks on NATO members, as well as “warnings from intelligence services of the growing threat from China.” According to the paper, the organization will consider the use of military force to protect NATO members in the event of future online attacks.
But cyber threats span beyond China. In an article in the Korea Times, military leaders warned of the “high possibility” that North Korea will rock South Korean networks with cyber attacks during the upcoming G-20 Summit in Seoul.
Back in the States, The New New Internet said that a hacker took more than $640K from the NYC Department of Education. According to the report, investigators were able to track the stolen funds, resulting in a 364-day federal prison sentence for the hacker, as well as $275,188.67 owed in restitution.
And Google continues to make Cybersecurity News this morning, as NASDAQ notes that the Internet search giant has hired a leading security firm to examine how its software “inadvertently gathered Internet users’ private data transmitted over unsecured wireless networks.”