The non-profit Honeynet Project's HoneyMap shows a real-time visualization of cyber-attack origin points. The map looks simultaneously intimidating, and like it could make a great addition to your next rave.
During the London riots — and indeed, all around the world — social media is becoming something of a double-edged sword for authorities as it allows dissenters to connect with one another as easily as it lets you share videos of popcorn being shot out of a cannon and the like.
It appears reports of Lulzsec's early demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Mere hours ago, it was believed that Scotland Yard's arrest of a 19-year-old in England might be the end to all the cyberhacks, but Anonymous says that Lulzsec is fine.
Wonder who was behind those crippling attacks on the PlayStation Network? (Separate from the continued attacks on Sony by Lulzsec, a flamboyant hacking group that publicizes its raids on Twitter.) Spanish police say they've got at least three of the hackers responsible for Sony's outages, pegging them as Anonymous.
Let me count how many days it's been since Sony's PlayStation Network was hacked, one, two...25 — and it's still down. Now, Square Enix's developing powerhouse Eidos Interactive says 25,000 email addresses and 350 resumes have been compromised from its website. Will the cyber attacks on video game companies ever end?
The ongoing information blackout in Egypt is so serious that activists are actually digging through their garages and attics for old dial-up modems, fax machines and ham radios to replace the blocked Internet. I guess the old phrase, "one man's trash is another man's treasure" still applies in this situation.
In what's being considered an unprecedented move, Egypt has managed to almost completely remove itself from the Internet, disconnecting itself amid protests and fighting.
The computer worm called "Stuxnet" was discovered back in June, but it's full capabilities are only now being discovered. At first, we thought it just spied on the workings of industrial systems. We now know we were dead, dead wrong.
We get a little taste of cyber attacks all the time — look no further than this week's Twitter virus — but what about full-on cyber warfare? Recently the true destructive potential of a cyber attack became frighteningly clear: whole government, banking and military networks overloaded and shut down, vital data and money stolen, and even physical damage if the right components are targeted. The worst part? We usually only find out after the fact.
Hamadoun Touré, the Secretary General of the UN's International Telecommunications Union since 1999, says that it's crucial that we start thinking in new terms about cyberspace. If not, he warns, we could face a destructive potential "worse than a tsunami."