A cyberattack is an offensive attempt, often by an anonymous individual or group, to steal, alter, or destroy a target's information. Cyberattacks are also used to damage or destroy a computer device, network, or system.

U.S. congressman says China’s days of stealing U.S. trade secrets are likely over
Rep. Ted Lieu, a leading tech-focused lawmaker, said he was impressed by China's commitment to the issue.
U.K. boosts cyber forces amid fears of ISIS cyberattacks on critical infrastructure
The British government anticipates a more serious cyber threat.
House members call on Obama administration to create cyberwar rules
The letter, signed mostly by Democrats, presses for clearer international law in cyberspace.
Top lawmaker pushes for update on Obama’s international cyber strategy
The State Department strategy has been in place for years, but seems stalled.
U.S. to update how its nuclear power plants deal with cyberattacks
Power plants operations will have to step up their reporting of cyberthreat information.
U.S. and U.K. testing response scenarios for financial-sector cyberattacks
This is how serious the countries are about a potentially devastating hack.
Here’s the Obama administration’s plan for protecting the government from hackers
Strong encryption is on the rise in the federal government.
The fight over CISA is far from over
The Senate's passage of CISA is just the beginning.
Senate passes major cybersecurity info-sharing bill CISA
Big business groups love the bill, but tech companies are divided.
45 percent of Americans get no computer-security training at work
No wonder data breaches are so prevalent.
White House backs CISA despite privacy groups’ concerns
'There is an urgent and compelling need for cybersecurity legislation.'
Senate votes to move ahead with CISA, a controversial cybersecurity bill
Privacy groups worry that the bill will expose more sensitive information to hackers.
Americans are dangerously overconfident about their online security practices, study shows
Nearly constant attacks on governments and businesses don't seem to phase them.
MGM is remaking the 1980s hacker film ‘WarGames’ as an interactive experience
It's still unclear what exactly this 'interactive' movie will look like.
Global cybercrime costs rise as businesses fail to patch their systems in time
Businesses wait too long to patch their systems, and cyberattacks are getting more expensive to repair.
Nuclear power plants ill-prepared for cyberattacks, study finds
'Many industrial control systems are insecure by design.'
House advances bill to help states fight cybercrime
The measure had such broad bipartisan support that it didn't even need a recorded vote.