cybersecurity
NATO Considering ‘Petya’ Malware a Potential Act of War

On Saturday, Kevin Scheid, a US Department of Defense veteran, was placed in charge of NATO’s cyber operations. The appointment wouldn’t be big news if it weren’t for the fact that he’s joining the organisation at a hair-raising point in history. The vicious malware triggered NATO to announce on Friday that the attack is believed to be the work of a state actor and is a potential act of war. Read More >>

military
NATO’s Biggest Military Exercise Since the Cold War is Scary Impressive

Wow. This totally looks like the beginning of World War III but thankfully it’s just Operation Trident Juncture, a military exercise by NATO. But not just any old exercise, it’s the biggest military exercise NATO has done in decades and one that required 36,000 troops, more than 140 aircraft and 60 ships from over 30 countries over a month-long span. It’s a truly impressive flex of military might that hopefully we’ll only ever see in training exercises like this. Read More >>

security
A Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy on NATO, EU and More

Russian hackers were able to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union and the Ukraine, as well as private companies, thanks to a security flaw in Windows, reports Reuters. Read More >>

war
NATO-Commissioned Report Says Killing Hackers is Basically OK

Cyber-warfare is all well and civilised when it's confined to a tit-for-tat hacking of banks, but it's got the potential to spiral out of control real fast. To try and prevent that, and save the world from a hacked-WoW-account-induced apocalypse, NATO's comissioned a set of international laws to try and make cyber-warfare more...civilised. Read More >>

airplanes
This Near Collision Between Two Airplanes Will Make Your Heart Skip a Beat

This seems like yet another boring refueling video taken by a KC-135 Stratotanker's flying boom operator—until the NATO E-3 Sentry AWACS plane almost crashes with it. At the last second, the Sentry's pilot pulls down in a massive negative G-force party, avoiding a fatal outcome. Things look fun when a major disaster is averted. [The Aviationist] Read More >>