Category NSA

MacArthur’s Spies: The Heroes Of The Philippines

May 19, 2017 MacArthur’s Spies: The Heroes Of The Philippines By Elise Cooper http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/macarthurs_spies_the_heroes_of_the_philippines.html MacArthur’s Spies by Peter Eisner recounts how three individuals played a significant role in the resistance against the Japanese occupation in the Philippines during World War II.  The book shows how heroes come from many backgrounds: a singer, a soldier, and […]

Putin’s Central European Spy Base: Why Does The Kremlin Have So Many Spies In The Czech Republic?

HTTP://OBSERVER.COM/2017/05/VLADIMIR-PUTIN-PRAGUE-CZECH-REPUBLIC-SPY-BASE/ OPINION Putin’s Central European Spy Base Why does the Kremlin have so many spies in the Czech Republic? By John R. Schindler • 05/18/17 10:45am · 00:2501:43 PRAGUE—The capital of the Czech Republic is indisputably one of the loveliest cities in Europe. Having avoided major bombing or combat in the Second World War, unlike most cities in […]

SecDef Mattis Fills Key Executive Positions At The Pentagon

SecDef Mattis Fills Key Executive Positions At The Pentagon (GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE 16 MAY 17) … Erich Wagner   Defense Secretary James Mattis began to fill out his staff last week, announcing his choices for three key positions at the department. Experts said the appointees seem well qualified and broadly in line with that of his […]

Intelligence Liaison And Counterterrorism: A Quick Primer

Intelligence Liaison And Counterterrorism: A Quick Primer By Daniel Byman, lawfareblog.com View Original May 16th, 2017 Press reports that President Trump may have revealed sensitive counterterrorism information originating from the Israeli government to Russian officials are potentially disastrous for U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Notably, the Wall Street Journal writes that the information provided by Israel had not even been shared with America’s most important intelligence […]

Cyber Hackers Have Re-Purposed A Second Stolen Classified U.S. Cyber Weapon & Have Made It Available On The Dark Web; Uiwix Believed To Be Much More Dangerous Than WannaCry — ‘U.S. Not Ready For Cyber Pearl Harbor’

Cyber Hackers Have Re-Purposed A Second Stolen Classified U.S. Cyber Weapon & Have Made It Available On The Dark Web; Uiwix Believed To Be Much More Dangerous Than WannaCry — ‘U.S. Not Ready For Cyber Pearl Harbor’ www.fortunascorner.com      In the aftermath of the ‘success; of the cyber worm, WannaCry, the Financial Times is […]

In Computer Attacks, Clues Point To Frequent Culprit: North Korea

Excerpts: Security experts at Symantec, which in the past has accurately identified attacks mounted by the United States, Israel and North Korea, found early versions of the ransomware, called WannaCry, that used tools that were also deployed against Sony Pictures Entertainment, a Bangladesh Central Bank last year and a Polish bank in February. American officials […]

How U.S. Dodged A Bullet In Friday’s Massive Global Ransomware Attack

How U.S. Dodged A Bullet In Friday’s Massive Global Ransomware Attack By Elizabeth Weise And Mike Snider , Usa Today, www.usatoday.com View Original May 15th, 2017 File photo taken in 2017 shows employees monitoring possible “WannaCry” ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security AgencyPhoto by: KISA SAN FRANCISCO — The massive WannaCry ransomware attack has hit […]

The United States Is Not Ready For A Cyber-Pearl Harbor

The United States Is Not Ready For A Cyber-Pearl Harbor By James Stavridis, foreignpolicy.com View Original May 15th, 2017 On May 12, the world witnessed a day that won’t exactly live in infamy but certainly should have a concentrating effect as we collectively grapple with the challenges of cybersecurity. Using a tool set that was “released into […]

Small Countries’ New Weapon Against Goliaths: Hacking

Small Countries’ New Weapon Against Goliaths: Hacking FireEye, a company that deals with large network breaches, said it had watched a Vietnamese group known as OceanLotus target foreign companies since at least 2014. Credit Beck Diefenbach/ReutersPhoto by: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters In a 2014 blog post, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group in California, documented what […]

To Curb North Korea, Target Its Cyber Arsenal

Thousands of North Korean tech workers, hackers and cyber criminals operate on Chinese soil, where they benefit from China’s superior bandwidth and network capability, according to a recent long-term study. | Getty To Curb North Korea, Target Its Cyber Arsenal, Experts Say By MARTIN MATISHAK 05/15/17 05:02 AM EDT https://www.politicopro.com/cybersecurity/story/2017/05/to-curb-north-korea-target-its-cyber-arsenal-experts-say-156808 The U.S. should explore another potential […]