Category Cyber War

Kaspersky Lab And The Intelligence Community’s ‘Dereliction Of Duty’

Kaspersky Lab Internal Investigation Reports:  NSA Worker’s Home Computer Was Already Infested With Malware; 121 Pieces Of Malware Discovered, Including a Backdoor Trojan; Reveals How NSA Hacking Tools Were Stolen   http://www.fortunascorner.com Appendix_Mokes-SmokeBot_analysis        Kelly Jackson Higgins posted an article (November 16, 2017) on the cyber security/technology website, DarkReading.com, about a newly released report/investigation [see […]

Pentagon Data Leak: Massive Trove Of Global Social Media Data Left Accidentally Online

Pentagon data leak: Massive trove of global social media data left accidentally exposed online By India Ashok, www.ibtimes.co.uk View Original November 18th, 2017 The breach raises concerns about the Pentagon’s ability to ensure that its data remains secure iStockPhoto by: iStock The Pentagon accidentally exposed classified US Department of Defense (DoD) databases containing information that the US gathered on […]

Intelligence Community ‘Cyber Malpractice:’ U.S. Flagged Russian Cyber Security Firm Kapersky Lab As A Potential Threat As Early As 2004; But, Issued No Guidance/Warnings

   As one of my readers noted: “The Kaspersky case is a poster child for USG cyber malpractice. The IC knew that Kaspersky Lab was an instrument of the Russian intelligence apparatus nearly a dozen years ago but would not advise USG agencues as well as private sector firms of the risk. How many other […]

U.S. Government Shares Technical Details On North Korean Hacking Campaign

U.S. government shares technical details on North Korean hacking campaign Reuters · by Dustin Volz · November 14, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a technical alert about cyber attacks it said are sponsored by the North Korean government that have targeted the aerospace, telecommunications and financial industries since 2016. The alert, from the […]

NSA: Cyber Attacks Are Becoming More Sophisticated, Aggressive, Disruptive

  NSA: Cyber Attacks Are Becoming More Sophisticated, Aggressive, and Disruptive Foreign hackers combine malware, cyber techniques used by other adversaries An IT researchers shows on a giant screen a computer infected by a ransomware / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz November 16, 2017 5:00 am Cyber attacks by foreign nations and criminals against both government […]

Assessment Of U.S. Cyber Command’s Elevation To Unified Combatant Command

Assessment of U.S. Cyber Command’s Elevation to Unified Combatant Command By Divergent Options, divergentoptions.org View Original November 13th, 2017 Ali Crawford is a current M.A. Candidate at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.  She studies diplomacy and intelligence with a focus on cyber policy and cyber warfare.  She tweets at @ali_craw.   Title:  Assessment of U.S. Cyber […]

How Americans Became Vulnerable To Russian Disinformation

  https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/russia-social-media-election-interference-by-kent-harrington-2017-11 How Americans Became Vulnerable to Russian Disinformation Nov 7, 2017  KENT HARRINGTONSocial media moguls’ disregard for facts may have facilitated Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. But Russia’s success in peddling bogus news via Twitter and Facebook exposed more fundamental problems: a poorly educated electorate and a news industry that has […]

Firm Founded By KGB Spy To Guard U.S. Moscow Embassy

I hope this is fake news.  Wonder if they can help us with the insider threat?   Kapersky Lab anti-virus also?……… RCP, fortunascorner.com Firm founded by KGB spy to guard US Moscow embassy http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41947030 10 November 2017 From the sectionEurope Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Email […]

Security Breach And Spilled Secrets Have Shaken The N.S.A. To Its Core

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core By Scott Shane, Nicole Perlroth, David E. Sanger, www.nytimes.com View Original November 12th, 2017 Jake Williams, a former member of the National Security Agency’s hacking unit. The Shadow Brokers, a mysterious group that obtained N.S.A. cybertools, identified his work for the agency on Twitter. Credit Dustin Chambers […]

China Has A Breakthrough In Spy-Proof Quantum Communications

chinasunhackablenetwork China Has A Breakthrough In Spy-Proof Quantum Communications http://www.fortunascorner.com      Patrick Tucker posted a November 9, 2017 article on the national security website, DefenseOne.com, with the title above.  It is about a subject I have written extensively about on this blog — China building an ‘unhackable’ communications network in space.  Nothing is truly ‘unhackabe,’ as […]