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US Bank Cyber Attackers Deny Iran Connection

US Bank Cyber Attackers Deny Iran Connection

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The group that claimed to launch large, sustained cyber attacks against the websites of several major U.S. financial institutions told ABC News it is not acting on behalf of and is not supported by the Iranian govern…

British Spy Chief: ‘Astonishing’ Cyber Espionage Threat

British Spy Chief: ‘Astonishing’ Cyber Espionage Threat

MARK WAUGH/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — In a rare public speech, the head of Britain’s domestic spy service said Monday that the West now faces an “astonishing” cyber espionage threat on an “industrial scale” from specific nation states. “The extent of …

English-Language Cyberwar Software Might Have Targeted Iran

English-Language Cyberwar Software Might Have Targeted Iran

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An act of “cyberwar” has been discovered by researchers who say that a malicious computer virus, written by English speakers and known as “Flame,” has targeted Iran and the Middle East, and might have focused on oil …

Iran Says It Foiled Cyber Attack on Oil Production

Iran Says It Foiled Cyber Attack on Oil Production

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — The Iranian government claimed Monday that a massive cyber attack on the country’s oil industry had been foiled, though it did damage some computer motherboards and erased some data. “The cyberattack has not dama…

FBI Raises Concerns About Cyber Attacks from China and Russia

FBI Raises Concerns About Cyber Attacks from China and Russia

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Threats from cyber-espionage, computer crime, and attacks on critical infrastructure will surpass terrorism as the number-one threat facing the United States, FBI Director Robert Mueller testified Tuesday.Mueller and Na…

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