Category Critical Infrastructure Protection

A Closer Look At CIA-Linked Malware — As CIA/FBI Search For Rouge Insider

A Closer Look At CIA-Linked Malware — As CIA/FBI Search For Rouge Insider   www.fortunascorner.com         The above is the title of an article on DarkReading.com’s website, (April 24, 2017) by Kelly Sheridan.  Ms. Sheridan first reminds readers that the CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation to discover who leaked the […]

The Terrorist Threat To Aviation: Back Again

The Terrorist Threat To Aviation: Back Again APRIL 26, 2017 | BRUCE HOFFMAN www.thecipherbrief.com View Original April 26th, 2017 In March, the Trump Administration imposed a new set of restrictions targeting carry-on luggage after intelligence reports indicated that terrorist organizations have been perfecting techniques to conceal explosive devices in laptop batteriesand smuggle them on board aircrafts. The […]

Outgoing CIA Lawyer Says The Top Threat Facing U.S. Is Cyber

Outgoing CIA Lawyer Says The Top Threat Facing U.S. Is Cyber By Jenna Mclaughlin, www.stripes.com View Original April 25th, 2017 During her tenure as the CIA’s top lawyer, Caroline Krass dealt with investigations into the CIA’s enhanced interrogation programs and black sites, unrest in Ukraine and Crimea, the rise of ISIS, normalizing relations with Cuba, the Syrian […]

Linksys WiFi Routers Contain At Least 10 Bugs In More Than 20 Models

Linksys WiFi Routers Contain At Least 10 Bugs In More Than 20 Models   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Ali Reza writes on the April 23, 2017 website, of HackRead.com, that “IT researchers have discovered that more than 20 different Linksys’ Routers models are leaving thousands of [brand new] devices vulnerable to outside attacks [hacks].  Tao […]

Is The United States Really Blowing Up North Korea’s Missiles?

Only the ‘shadow knows.’ RCP   Is The United States Really Blowing Up North Korea’s Missiles? There’s just no evidence to support the fantasy that Kim Jong Un’s rockets are falling prey to a super-secret U.S. cyberprogram. By Jeffrey Lewis, foreignpolicy.com View Original April 19th, 2017 The Trump administration has completed a policy review of how to […]

China’s Secret Weapon In South Korea Missile Fight: Hackers

Two can play this game.  But then again, perhaps that is why China practices to go to war ‘disconnected,’ — according to their White Paper publication of ‘Unrestricted Warfare.’   RCP, fortumascorner China’s Secret Weapon In South Korea Missile Fight: Hackers China denies it is retaliating over the Thaad missile system, but a U.S. cybersecurity […]

The 3 ‘B’s’ Of Cybersecurity [Commentary]

The 3 ‘B’s’ Of Cybersecurity [Commentary] By Scott Shackelford, fifthdomain.com View Original April 18th, 2017 Photo Credit: kirill_makarov via shutterstock.com Large-scale cyberattacks with eye-watering statistics, like the breach of a billion Yahoo accounts in 2016, grab most of the headlines. But what often gets lost in the noise is how often small and medium-sized organizations find themselves under attack. In […]

North Korea’s Unsuccessful Missile Launch ‘May Have Been Thwarted By U.S. Cyber Attack’

North Korea’s Unsuccessful Missile Launch ‘May Have Been Thwarted By U.S. Cyber Attack’   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Julian Ryall in Tokyo, Nicola Smith in Seoul, and David Milward in the United States, have an article in today’s, The Telegraph, (April 16, 2017), with the title above.  They write that the North Korean missile test […]

Phishing In Troubled Waters: Confronting Cyber Espionage Across The Pacific & The Strait Of Taiwan

The 20 page report can be downloaded at this link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.cnas.org/documents/CNASReport-Taiwan-Cyber-Final.pdf Phishing In Troubled Waters Confronting Cyber Espionage Across the Pacific and the Strait of Taiwan By Harry Krejsa and Hannah Suh, www.cnas.org View Original April 10th, 2017 Because China’s two chief targets of strategic attention are the United States and Taiwan, they are understandably also Beijing’s chief […]

Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Mnuchin, And Secretary Ross On POTUS Trump’s Meetings With President Xi Of China

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/07/briefing-secretary-tillerson-secretary-mnuchin-and-secretary-ross The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release: Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Mnuchin, And Secretary Ross On POTUS Trump’s Meetings With President Xi Of China Tideline Resort and Spa Palm Beach, Florida 3:58 P.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  Hi, guys.  So this is being streamed back to both the Tideline, as well as […]