Category Weapons of Mass Disruption

Thermonuclear Cyber War

Thermonuclear Cyberwar Erik Gartzke Jon R. Lindsay J Cyber Secur tyw017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cybsec/tyw017 Published: 14 February 2017 Article history Views PDF Cite Share Tools Nuclear command and control increasingly relies on computing networks that might be vulnerable to cyber attack. Yet nuclear deterrence and cyber operations have quite different political properties. For the most part, […]

The ‘Invisible’ Malware That Allows Hackers To Remotely Control ATMs: Experts Warn Software Has Already Infected At Least 140 Banks In 40 Countries Around The World

The ‘Invisible’ Malware That Allows Hackers To Remotely Control ATMs:  Experts Warn Software Has Already Infected At Least 140 Banks In 40 Countries Around The World www.fortunaascorner.com      Stacy Liberatore writes in the February 9, 2017 edition of the Daily Mail Online about a new technique/tool that cyber criminals are using to steal cash […]

The Cyber Security Dilemma: Where Thucydides Meets Cyberspace – Net Politics

Conclusion: In sum, all of this taken together poses a real dilemma for modern nations. They have an incentive to break in early either to conduct offense, to set up contingency plans and deterrents, and to aid their defenses. The inability for nations suffering an intrusion to divine its intentions creates the risk of misinterpretation […]

When Does A Cyber Attack Mean War? Experts Say There’s No Clear Line

Excerpt: To be clear, there is a solid – albeit imperfect – legal framework that governs how the U.S. and other countries should respond to cyberattacks. The U.N. Charter draws a distinction between actions that constitute a use of force and others that amount only to meddling in another country’s sovereign matters. Although it makes […]

Seven Trump Foreign Policy Assumptions

Seven Trump Foreign Policy Assumptions lawfareblog.com By Daniel Byman Friday, January 20, 2017, 9:00 AM A new day, a new president, a new set of challenges for the foreign policy establishment. It’s hard to be a member of the foreign policy establishment. President George W. Bush challenged many of the establishment’s basic premises with his emphasis on […]

Russian Operation Hacked A Vermont Utility, Showing Risk To U.S. Electrical Grid Security, Officials Say

Just in case you missed it here is the link to the DHS-FBI Grizzly Steppe report I sent in a previous message:  https://www.us-cert.gov/ sites/default/files/ publications/JAR_16-20296A_ GRIZZLY%20STEPPE-2016-1229.pdf Russian Operation Hacked A Vermont Utility, Showing Risk To U.S. Electrical Grid Security, Officials Say The Washington Post · by Juliet Eilperin · December 30, 2016 A code associated with the Russian […]

Behind Russia’s Cyber Strategy

Behind Russia’s Cyber Strategy A 2013 article by Russian Gen. Valery Gerasimov emphasized importance of cyberwarfare http://www.wsj.com/articles/behind-russias-cyber-strategy-1483140188 ENLARGE Petro Poroshenko, president of Ukraine, which has born the brunt of Russia’s cyberattacks. PHOTO: REUTERS By NATHAN HODGE, JAMES MARSON and PAUL SONNE Dec. 30, 2016 6:23 p.m. ET 9 COMMENTS MOSCOW-Russia’s military laid out what is now seen as a […]

U.S. Punishes Russia Over Election Hacking With Sanctions

·         WORLD U.S. Punishes Russia Over Election Hacking With Sanctions Sanctions follow assessment Russia used cyberattacks to interfere with U.S. election ENLARGE Russian President Vladimir Putin met with President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, in September. The U.S. announced sanctions against Russia Thursday. PHOTO: ALEXEI DRUZHININ/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN/REUTERS By CAROL E. LEE and […]

U.S. Expels 35 Russian Officials Over Election Hacks

US expels 35 Russian officials over election hacks The US government announced on Thursday that it had expelled 35 Russian military operatives and imposed sanctions on four high-ranking members of the GRU, the Russian military intelligence unit that the US believes was behind cyber attacks during the election. The Obama administration is also expected to […]

Obama Moves To Split Cyberwarfare Command From The NSA

Excerpts: Obama had been on the verge of ending the dual-hat leadership in late 2013 but was persuaded to hold off when senior officials, including the NSA’s director at the time, Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, argued that the two agencies needed one leader to ensure that the NSA did not withhold resources from Cybercom. […]