Monthly Archives: October 2018

Israel Silent As Iran Hit By Computer Virus More Lethal Than Stuxnet – Iran’s Critical Infrastructure And Strategic Networks Under Assault

Israel Silent As Iran Hit By Computer Virus More Lethal Than Stuxnet – Iran’s Critical Infrastructure And Strategic Networks Under Assault http://www.fortunascorner.com     The Times Of Israel (ToI) is reporting late today (Oct. 31, 2018) that the Government of Israel is remaining silent, as a computer virus more lethal and damaging than the Stuxnet virus/malware […]

Creatures Made For Haunting: Book Review Of “The Vampire: A New History”

Creatures Made For Haunting: Book Review Of “The Vampire: A New History” http://www.fortunascorner.comm      Daniel Akst has a book review in this morning’s (Oct. 31, 2018/Halloween) Wall Street Journal (WSJ), of “The Vampire: A New History,” by Nick Groom, and just published by Yale University Press. Mr. Groom is Professor of English Literature at the University of Exeter; and, is […]

North Korea May Be Readying Nuclear And Missile Sites For Inspection

David Maxwell Comment:  “A very interesting development if accurate and this is being reported by multiple sources (Reuters, etc, but I thought I would provide the South China Morning Post article).  Perhaps Kim has been getting the message that he will not get sanctions relief from the US and UN. Presence, patience, and persistence sometimes are […]

North Korea Continues To Hack Computers To Mine Cryptocurrency, Steal Information

North Korea Continues To Hack Computers To Mine Cryptocurrency, Steal Information ByWooyoung Lee upi.com SEOUL, Oct. 31 (UPI) — North Korea is hacking computers to mine cryptocurrency to bring extra cash into the country, according to South Korea’s intelligence service. North Korean hackers also continue to hack computers in South Korea and abroad to steal confidential information, […]

Iran Accused Of Plot To Kill Opponents In Denmark

Financial Times October 30, 2018 Foiled attack Iran Accused Of Plot To Kill Opponents In Denmark RICHARD MILNE NORDIC CORRESPONDENT Iranian intelligence planned an assassination in Denmark that was foiled in late September, according to Danish security services. Anders Samuelsen, Denmark’s foreign minister, called the actions by Tehran “totally unacceptable” and said the government in […]

Singapore Sets Up World’s First Commercial Cyber Risk Pool

Singapore Sets Up World’s First Commercial Cyber Risk Pool channelnewsasia.com SINGAPORE: Singapore is setting up the world’s first commercial cyber risk pool as part of efforts to develop the region’s capacity to deal with threats from cyber attacks, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced at the 15th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference on Monday (29 Oct). […]

Inside The Pentagon’s Struggle To Build A Cyber Force

Excerpts: The world is confronted with innumerable challenges. But China’s predatory economic behavior and military expansion merit a focused and comprehensive response. The White House is wisely checking China’s mercantilist behavior and boosting investment in defense capabilities. It’s also restricting what it calls “weaponized incoming investment” in U.S. companies and intellectual property. These are sensible […]

Bloomberg’s ‘Bombshell’ (Or Dud) On Chinese Espionage: Even If True, What’s New?

Excerpts: Bloomberg’s ‘Bombshell’ (Or Dud) On Chinese Espionage: Even If True, What’s New? AEI · by Claude Barfield We are now three weeks past the publication of Bloomberg Businessweek’s “bombshell” story that claimed that groups associated with the Chinese military had managed to introduce malicious server chips during the manufacturing process in China. According to Bloomberg, the tiny chip […]

The Navy We Need

The Navy We Need National Review Online · by Jerry Hendrix · October 25, 2018 (Roman Genn)How to respond to China’s challenge at sea China is building a navy, and it clearly intends to challenge the United States and the broader international community — not only in the waters off its coast, but on all the high seas […]

As Halloween 2018 Approaches, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein Turns 200

As Halloween 2018 Approaches, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein Turns 200 http://www.fortunascorner.com     Horror movies and paranormal shows will have their heyday on television and media this Wednesday, Halloween; but, what many may not know is that the original film ‘monster,’ Frankenstein, turned 200 years old on January 1 of this year (2018). In this Sunday’s edition […]