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Inside the i-Soon papers and China’s secret world of hackers-for-hire


Newly leaked files from a private Chinese hackers-for-hire company provide a fresh look into China’s “cyber industrial complex” — and it appears to be bigger and more mature than observers had previously imagined. Dina Temple-Raston, host and managing editor of the Recorded Future News podcast “Click Here,” has the story.

Inside of a computer

Countries fear state-sponsored cyberwar

Blue, gray and white illustration of flys in cage

China’s dominant role in producing hacking bugs

Global Security
Russian President Vladimir Putin walks through a hall in the building housing Russia’s GRU military intelligence service. 

Russia has been at war with Ukraine for years — in cyberspace

Ukraine’s National Cybersecurity Coordination Center, which opened last year, is a big part of the effort in the country to ramp up its defense against cyberattacks. The center’s office is in the heart of the capital, a five-minute drive from Ukraine’s pa

Ukraine says it’s ramping up its cyberdefense in light of Russian attacks  

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during the event marking the 100th anniversary of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of Russian Armed Forces, formerly known as the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), in Mosco

Russian hackers: GRU’s Sandworm unit members indicted by US


Cybersecurity expert tells The World host Marco Werman that “these are hackers who are responsible for an incredible rampage across the internet over the last five years.”

Commodities containers are seen at Shahid Rajaee harbor

Iran-Israel cyberattacks threaten unofficial rules of engagement


A recent exchange of alleged cyberattacks on critical infrastructure between the two regional rivals is rattling the Middle East and threatens to change the unofficial but implicit agreement on the rules of engagement.

Signs direct voters at a polling place in the state's presidential primary election in Greenfield, New Hampshire, Feb. 11, 2020.

MIT researchers sound alarm over voting app’s security flaws

The app, which was created by the Boston-based mobile voting company Voatz, is currently available to some overseas and military voters registered in states that allow for the electronic return of absentee ballots through fax and email.

People stand in voting booth casting ballots

As 2020 US presidential election nears, voter systems are still vulnerable

Security experts say election infrastructure in the US could be vulnerable to the types of hacking operations that took place in the lead-up to the 2016 election.

Small toy figures are seen in front of a binary code in this illustration picture, April 8, 2019.

In a world of cyberthreats, the push for cyberpeace is growing

Science & Technology

Dozens of countries and hundreds of firms and nonprofits are fed up with digital violence. They are working toward greater cybersecurity for all — and even what might be called cyberpeace.