Category Critical Infrastructure Protection

VPN Demand In Hong Kong Reveals A New Fear: China Weaponizing The Internet

VPN demand in Hong Kong reveals a new fear: China weaponizing the Internet https://fortune.com/2020/05/26/hong-kong-china-vpn-internet/ BY GRADY MCGREGOR May 26, 2020 6:05 AM EDT   Tear gas was still fresh in the air as Lee, a 33-year-old demonstrator, watched a line of protesters trade insults with riot police in downtown Hong Kong on Sunday during a lull […]

New Malware Ramsay, Can Steal Data From Air-Gapped Computers

New Malware Ramsay, Can Steal Data From Air-Gapped Computers   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Sudais Asif posted a May 14. 2020 article to the cyber security and technology website, HackRead.com, with the title above. For the better part of two decades, government and corporate entities, and others — have ‘protected’ their most precious digital information on stand-alone, air-gapped […]

How To Decouple Key Supply Chains From China

How to decouple key supply chains from China | Opinion JONATHAN SCHANZER , SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH, FOUNDATION FOR DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACIES ON 5/13/20 AT 7:30 AM EDT Newsweek · May 13, 2020 The great power competition between Washington and Beijing is heating up. The U.S. effort to contain China’s rise is now on full display, […]

SOCOM Chief: Door-Kickers Are Out, Cyber Operators Are In

Excerpts:   Speaking to thousands of members of the defense industrial base at the 2020 Virtual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, SOCOM commander Army Gen. Richard Clarke laid out his vision for the future of U.S. special operations around the globe, a future that, while still centered on violent extremism, will rely heavily on information […]

U.S. To Accuse China Of Trying To Hack Vaccine Data, As Virus Redirects Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks Iran and other nations are also looking to steal data and exploit the pandemic with attacks on infrastructure, officials say. Chad Wolf, center, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, with President Trump and members of the coronavirus task force in March. The department is preparing to issue a warning about Chinese cyberattacks.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New […]

3 Reports Look aA North Korea’s Lazarus Group, Iran’s Farhad Exchange, And The Crypto Ponzi Futurenet | Bitcoin News

3 Reports Look at North Korea’s Lazarus Group, Iran’s Farhad Exchange, and the Crypto Ponzi Futurenet | Bitcoin News news.bitcoin.com · by News · May 6, 2020 On May 4, 2020, the blockchain surveillance firm Chainalysis published a three-part series covering a crypto Ponzi scheme, North Korea, and Iran’s use of digital currencies like bitcoin. The company’s research […]

U.S. Begins National Security Probe Of Electrical Grid Imports

US begins national security probe of electrical grid imports Financial Times · by Aime Williams · May 4, 2020 The Trump administration has launched a national security investigation that could lead to new tariffs on electrical grid parts as concerns grow over US reliance on overseas supply chains. The Department of Commerce said on Monday it would launch […]

Trump Declares National Emergency As Foreign Hackers Threaten U.S. Power Grid

Trump Declares National Emergency As Foreign Hackers Threaten U.S. Power Grid Forbes · by Davey Winder · May 2, 2020 President Trump declares cyber-attacks against U.S. power grid a national emergency Getty ImagesPresident Trump has signed an executive order that declares foreign cybersecurity threats to the U.S. electricity system a national emergency. President Trump signed an executive order, […]

NSA’s Recommendation That Companies In The U.S. Defense Industrial Base ‘Avoid Using Zoom’ Does Not Go Far Enough

NSA has formally issued guidance recommending that  “the defense industrial base avoid using Zoom Video,” — which has gained in popularity due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the stay-at-home movement.  Astonishingly, of the nine questions/factors NSA listed for potential customers and users to consider before choosing a video teleconferencing platform — NOT A SINGLE ONE […]

Zoom Or Not? NSA Offers Guidance For Choosing A Videochat App

     As I have written. China is no doubt scooping up billions of Zoom bits of data and focusing their big-data minning efforts for espionage and corporate theft — based on what they’re getting from this goldmine. Also, China builds backdoors into everything — so it is the gift that keeps on giving. If […]