Category Cyber War

North Korea’s Elite Quitting Facebook, Concealing Internet Activity: Researcher

North Korea’s elite quitting Facebook, concealing internet activity: researcher By Dustin Volz, www.reuters.com View Original April 25th, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea’s ruling class has in recent months abandoned Western social media sites such as Facebook (FB.O), Instagram and Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) and dramatically increased its use of tools that cloak internet activity, according to cyber […]

‘Adversaries’ Jamming Air Force Gunships In Syria, Special Ops General Says

‘Adversaries’ jamming Air Force gunships in Syria, Special Ops general says foxnews.com · by Lucas Tomlinson | Fox News An Air Force A-130 gunship in an undated photo. (REUTERS/U.S. Air Force) The head of the U.S. military’s Special Operations Command said Wednesday that Air Force gunships, needed to provide close air support for American commandos and U.S.-backed […]

North Korea’s Secret Weapon: A Huge Electromagnetic Storm

North Korea’s Secret Weapon: A Huge Electromagnetic Storm By James Stavridis, www.bloomberg.com View Original April 25th, 2018 Something up his sleeve?Photo by: Source: AFP/Getty Images The diplomatic circuit is awash in optimism as the proposed summitbetween North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump draws near. Indeed, Trump is right to go to the table with […]

‘Operation GhostSecret’: North Korea Is Suspected in Intensifying Global Cyberattack

David Maxwell Comment:  “The new weapon of choice from north Korea?”   Excerpts: In early March, McAfee identified cyberattacks on Turkish financial institutions and government groups that deployed a “Bankshot” implant that embedded malicious files in Microsoft Word documents sent to victims via email attachment. Computers were infected if users downloaded the attachment.   But […]

CyCon U.S. Call For Papers Is Now Open: Full Paper Submission Deadline Is July 22, 2018

CyCon U.S. Call for Papers is now open Theme: Cyber Conflict during Competition CyCon U.S. seeks technical, legal, political, and military positions and research related to Cyber Conflict during Competition. Important Dates Full Paper Submission Deadline: July 22, 2018 Notification of Paper Acceptance: August 20, 2018 Final Paper Submission Deadline: September 17, 2018 “Inter-state strategic […]

Under Secretary Of Defense For Intelligence: ‘A Lot Of Technology Remains Untapped’

Defense intelligence chief: ‘A lot of technology remains untapped’ – SpaceNews.com spacenews.com · by Sandra Erwin · April 23, 2018 Kernan: Project Maven so far has been “extraordinarily” useful in processing intelligence but more capabilities are needed. TAMPA, FLA. — Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Joseph Kernan, a retired Navy vice admiral, is rarely seen or heard at […]

Alexa, Tell Me A National Security Secret: Amazon’s Reach Goes Beyond The Post Office

Alexa, Tell Me A National Security Secret: Amazon’s Reach Goes Beyond The Post Office By Brian Naylor, www.npr.org View Original April 23rd, 2018 Amazon has been one of President Trump’s favorite targets on Twitter. He’s accused the company of not collecting taxes (which it does), charged it with putting retailers out of business — and focused his […]

Virtual War And Weapons Of Mass Deception – Modern War Institute

A cautionary conclusion.  Will we heed these words? Sixteenth-century Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus noted that “Prevention is better than cure.” Enemies of the United States continue to probe our virtual defenses. Our rivals are building the plans to attack and win in Virtual War so that they can avoid US military overmatch capabilities in physical […]

8 Ways Hackers Monetize Stolen Data

8 Ways Hackers Monetize Stolen Data   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Steve Zurier posted an April 17, 2018 article to the security and technology website, DarkReading.com, with the title above.  We are all well aware that our personal data has likely been compromised many times in the past decade because of the plethora of gaps and vulnerabilities with […]

A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust

Excerpts: Later this summer, workers will lay five inches of asphalt atop the rock bed. In all, commanders say they will pave some 39 acres of airfield. While built mainly for the Reaper drones, the runway and adjoining taxiways and ramps must be able to handle much heavier C-17 cargo planes. Three huge hangars capped […]