Report: Global cyberattack under way for 5 years." To begin:
... cybercriminals have spent at least the past five years targeting more than 70 government entities, nonprofit groups and corporations around the world to steal troves of data.
U.S. Homes In on China Spying" (the full article is only available in full to subscribers). The subtitle is more direct: "Probe Pinpoints Groups of Hackers and Ties Most to Military; Officials Prepare to Confront Beijing." The article opens:McAfee Inc. said in a report Wednesday that the attacks have targeted a broad range of organizations, including the United Nations, the International Olympic Committee and companies mostly in the United States.
U.S. intelligence agencies have pinpointed many of the Chinese groups responsible for cyberspying in the U.S., and most are sponsored by the Chinese military, according to people who have been briefed on the investigation.and cites incidents traceable to the Chinese back to 1999.
an Iranian source claims to have brought down an advanced US spy drone by hacking the UAV's GPS feeds. Other (and IMO, more credible/convincing) sources suggest this claim is bogus. See, for example, "Iran Hijacked Spy Drone With GPS Hack? 'Ridiculous,' Official Says" from Fox News or "U.S. Says Drone Crashed, Refuting Iran's Claim" (again from the WSJ; full article available only to subscribers.)
Nonetheless the Iranian claim provides a window into thinking about hack attacks on a key US miitary technology.
And yesterday's WSJ reports that "Firms Bid on NATO Cyberwar," to discuss an important ongoing procurement.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Monday will collect bids from some of the world's top defense companies, including Lockheed Martin Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp., to update and expand the alliance's cybersecurity abilities.
The €32 million ($42 million) contract, although valued at less than the price of one fighter jet, holds great significance because it cements the alliance's role in protecting cutting-edge infrastructure, say NATO officials.