No one know who's responsible for taking out North Korea's Internet on Tuesday, but most North Koreans aren't especially concerned. They use an "Intranet" called Kwangmyong, or "Bright Star," and for them, nothing changed.
Today, many private companies have serious cybersecurity chops — but it hasn't been that way for long. Journalist Shane Harris describes the major hacking incident that forced corporations to get serious about cyberwarfare in an excerpt from his book, "@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex."
Chris Doman doesn't want to scare you, but cyber attacks are only getting worse. That's why some hackers like him are pouring their time into "network defense," trying to keep out cyber intruders that want to steal everything from credit card numbers to industrial secrets.
A group of Russian friends have stolen private information from 1.2 billion Internet users around the world, but the public doesn't know who was hit. We do know that it's hard to say your password is safe — and changing it probably won't help.
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