Category Cyber War

‘Deepfakes’ Are Here. These Deceptive Videos Erode Trust In All News Media

I would argue that all trust in the news media has already been mostly destroyed; without the assistance of deepfakes. Deep fakes may further exacerbate the decline of trust in the media; but, the ‘news media’s’ credibility problem goes well beyond deep fakes. Journalism as we used to know it…….is dead, IMO, and it had […]

America Rethinks Its Strategy In The Wild West Of Cyberspace

America rethinks its strategy in the Wild West of cyberspace The Economist May 30th 2020WASHINGTON, DC COVID-19 HAS been a phisherman’s friend. Millions of professionals are at home and online, adjusting to new routines and anxious about their jobs. That makes them perfect marks: apt to click on an email that purports to be from their […]

The NSA Has A Warning: Russia’s Most Infamous Hackers Are Still Active

The NSA has a warning: Russia’s most infamous hackers are still active The alert describes how the GRU is targeting a vulnerability in unpatched Unix systems, an alternative to the operating systems of Microsoft and Apple. NBC News · by Kevin CollierKevin Collier is a cybersecurity reporter based in New York City. · May 28, 2020 The same […]

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 […]

Cyber Warfare, Israel, Iran And The New Way Of Total War

Cyber warfare, Israel, Iran and the new way of total war Jerusalem Post Iran lacks a major army, navy or air force. So it uses other means, sometimes called “asymmetric” ones, in conflict. That means missiles, drones, militias – and now cyber. By SETH J. FRANTZMAN MAY 19, 2020 12:54 A report by The Washington Post indicating that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chinese Military Cyber Spies Just Caught Crossing A ‘Very Dangerous’ New Line

Excerpts: The military espionage group’s tactics, described by Check Point as “very dangerous,” involved hijacking diplomatic communication channels to target specific computers in particular ministries. The malware-laced communications might be sent from an overseas embassy to ministries in its home country, or to government entities in its host country. “The group has introduced a new cyber […]

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 […]