Category espionage, spying

Evolution Of U.S. Cyber Operations And Information Warfare

Evolution Of U.S. Cyber Operations And Information Warfare divergentoptions.org · by Divergent Options · May 25, 2017 Brett Wessley is an officer in the U.S. Navy, currently assigned to U.S. Pacific Command. The contents of this paper reflect his own personal views and are not necessarily endorsed by U.S. Pacific Command, Department of the Navy or Department of […]

‘Don’t Cry For Me Pyongyang:’ Cyber Security Firm, Symantec Increasingly Confident WannaCry Ransomware Attack/Cyber Pandemic, Linked to North Korea

‘Don’t Cry For Me Pyongyang:’ Cyber Security Firm, Symantec Increasingly Confident WannaCry Ransomware Attack/Cyber Pandemic, Linked to North Korea   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Joe Uchill has an article on yesterday’s (May 22, 2017) TheHill.com, noting that “researchers at [the cyber security firm], Symantec, are increasingly confident that a recent, massive ransomware outbreak — is linked […]

Remembering Bull Simons, A True Legend In The Special Forces Community

  Remembering Bull Simons, A True Legend in the Special Forces Community By Steve Balestrieri, specialoperations.com View Original May 23rd, 2017 By | Air Force, Army, Heroes of U.S. Special Operations, History, SOF, SpecOps, US SOCOM On May 21, 1979, Special Forces had one its true legends take from it prematurely. Arthur “Bull” Simons died at the age of 60 and was buried in […]

U.K. Raises Terror Alert To Critical, Highest Level — As Another Terrorist Attack On British Soil May Be Imminent

http://www.fortunascorner.com        British Prime Minister Teresa May warned the country that another terrorist attack on British soil may be imminent, following the horrific attack in Manchester, England, less than 24 hours ago — which killed 22 and 59 injured, many of them children as young as 8.  Twelve of those killed were under […]

The Manchester Attack Shows The War Of Ideas Hasn’t Been Won

I’d like to meet those who thought that the West has done anything demonstrable in the past eight years to undermine militant Islam.  Under POTUS Obama, the philosophy was to slam Christianity, never say militant Islam; and, especially not in relation to terrorism; close Guantanamo, take in more refugees, celebrate multiculturalism and what makes us […]

My Father Was a Spy Who Helped Keep The Cold War From Heating Up

My Father Was a Spy Who Helped Keep The Cold War From Heating Up The Daily Beast · by Eva Dillon · May 20, 2017 As we enter into a murky new Cold War 2.0 with Russia, his story has lessons for us about the human cost of conflict. Former CIA chief of the Counterintelligence Center Gus Hathaway […]

Defense Contractor Admits Trying To Sell Satellite Secrets To Russians

Defense Contractor Admits Trying To Sell Satellite Secrets To Russians By Associated Press, www.stripes.com View Original May 22nd, 2017 LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities say a Southern California man who worked as an engineer for a defense contractor has pleaded guilty to attempting to sell sensitive information used in military and commercial satellites to the Russians. Forty-nine-year-old […]

Guarding The Guards At The CIA

Excerpts: Forgoing foreign intelligence is not an option. A global power must know what is happening around the globe. A democratic global power must tolerate the discontents of deception, the risks it poses for a democracy notwithstanding. It’s an important if imperfect balance, and it’s thrown off when an intelligence organization enters public discourse. The […]

Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/tech/chinese-cyber-spies-target-asian-neighbors-1092?utm_source=Join+the+Community+Subscribers&utm_campaign=bda0940b6a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02cbee778d-bda0940b6a-122500693 EXPERT COMMENTARY Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors MAY 21, 2017 | JOHN HULTQUIST The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. SUBSCRIBE NOW JOHN HULTQUIST MANAGER OF ANALYSIS, FIREEYE It has been three years since the Obama Administration publically indicted five Chinese military officials for hacking U.S. companies, a move that prompted negotiations to […]

Iran’s President Trounces Hard-Liner To Secure Second Term

utm_campaign=Brookings%20Doha%20Center&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=52188609 By ADAM SCHRECK and NASSER KARIMI Iran’s President Trounces Hard-Liner To Secure Second Term   TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s moderate President Hassan Rouhani trounced a hard-line challenger to secure re-election Saturday, saying his country seeks peace and friendship as it pursues a “path of coexistence and interaction with the world.” Friday’s election was […]