Category Cyber War

Operation Infektion: Russian Disinformation: From The Cold War To Kanye

Three interesting 15-17 minute videos on Russian disinformation at the link.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/opinion/russia-meddling-disinformation-fake-news-elections.html Opinion | Operation Infektion ByAdam B. Ellick and Adam WestbrookThe New York Times · by Adam B. Ellick · November 12, 2018 Opinion Operation Infektion Russian Disinformation: From Cold War to Kanye Credit WATCH: This is a three-part film series. Scroll down and click to play any episode. Russia’s […]

The U.S. Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online

The U.S. Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online Vice · by russian hackers|by Joseph Cox|Nov 11 2018, 4:24am · November 11, 2018 Usually it’s the Russians that dump its enemies’ files. This week, US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity focused missions, started publicly releasing unclassified samples of adversaries’ malware it has discovered. […]

The Next Great War: By Graham Allison

Excerpts: Opinion | The Next Great War The Washington Post · by Graham Allison · November 9, 2018 Fallen leaves are seen on small crosses planted in the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London. Nov. 7, 2018. (Toby Melville/Reuters) Graham Allison is the former director of Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the […]

The Internet Is Splitting in Two Amid U.S. Dispute With China

The Internet Is Splitting in Two Amid U.S. Dispute With China Bloomberg News November 08 2018, 11:39 PMNovember 09 2018, 9:59 AM https://www.bloombergquint.com/technology/the-internet-is-splitting-in-two-amid-u-s-dispute-with-china (Bloomberg) — Western bigwigs were a no-show at China’s biggest web conference. But in their absence, the local overseers of the nation’s technology industry were only too happy to plug their unique vision […]

New Software Technique Can Disguise/Hide Your Digital Search Footprints

New Software Technique Can Disguise/Hide Your Digital Search Footprints http://www.fortunascorner.com     Lily Hay Newman posted an October 29, 2018 article on the cyber security and technology website WIRED.com, about a new software technique that purports to disguise or hide your digital searches on the Internet. She writes that “a key part of what makes Signal the leading encrypted messaging app […]

About 6 Million Cell Phones In Use In N. Korea: Minister

David Maxwell Comment: “I would hope the smart information operations people would have figured out how to exploit this number of phones and penetrate the closed networks.  Seems like a lot of potential here.  And I am sure this number is going to grow.” About 6 Million Cell Phones In Use In N. Korea: Minister […]

Why People Are Worried That The Next Big Threat Will Come From Iranian Hackers Targeting American Oil Companies

David Maxwell Comment: We really do need to pay attention to cyber enabled economic warfare, especially from the big four: Russia, China, Iran, and north Korea.Please see this report.  Framework and Terminology for Understanding Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/defenddemocracy/uploads/documents/MEMO_CyberDefinitions_07.pdfTwo graphic depictions from the report: Why People Are Worried That The Next Big Threat Will Come From Iranian Hackers […]

Mattis Shares Threat Pictures Behind New National Defense Strategy

Mattis Shares Threat Pictures Behind New National Defense Strategy dod.defense.gov · October 31, 2018 Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington yesterday. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the United States Institute of Peace, in a […]

If Terrorists Launch A Major Cyberattack, We Won’t See It Coming

If Terrorists Launch a Major Cyberattack, We Won’t See It Coming National-security experts have been warning of terrorist cyberattacks for 15 years. Why hasn’t one happened yet? KATHY GILSINAN5:00 AM ETThe Atlantic · by Kathy Gilsinan · November 1, 2018 National-security experts fear major terrorist cyberattacks, but their predictions have not yet come to fruition.Busà Photography / Getty […]

Pentagon Announces Top-Line Budget For Classified Intelligence Programs

Excerpts: According to a Congressional Research Service report, MIP funds “defense intelligence activities intended to support operational and tactical level intelligence priorities supporting defense operations.” Among other uses, these dollars can be spent to facilitate the dissemination of information that relates to a foreign country or political group, and covert or clandestine activities against political […]