Category Cyber War

U.S. Navy Collisions Stoke Cyber Threat Concerns

U.S. Navy Collisions Stoke Cyber Threat Concerns By Tim Johnson, www.mcclatchydc.com View Original August 21st, 2017 The Pentagon won’t yet say how the USS John S. McCain was rammed by an oil tanker near Singapore, but red flags are flying as the Navy’s decades-old reliance on electronic guidance systems increasing looks like another target of cyberattack. The […]

Ships Fooled In GPS Spoofing Attack Suggest Russian Cyberweapon

Ships Fooled In GPS Spoofing Attack Suggest Russian Cyberweapon By David Hambling, www.newscientist.com View Original August 10th, 2017 Reports of satellite navigation problems in the Black Sea suggest that Russia may be testing a new system for spoofing GPS, New Scientist has learned. This could be the first hint of a new form of electronic warfare available to everyone […]

Three Questions Arising From Recent U.S. Navy Collisions

Three Questions Arising From Recent U.S. Navy Collisions By Bryan Mcgrath, www.realcleardefense.com View Original August 21st, 2017 CHANGI NAVAL BASE, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE (August 21, 2017) Damage to the portside is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel […]

DoD Initiates Elevation Process For U.S. Cyber Command To A Unified Command

DoD Initiates Elevation Process for U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command 08/18/2017 12:35 PM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-297-17 Aug. 18, 2017 DoD Initiates Elevation Process for U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command Today, at the direction of the President, the Department of Defense initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber […]

Will U.S. Cyberwarriors Be Ready For The Next Big Hack?

Excerpts: People skills in cybersecurity also are needed at the policy level, said Debora Plunkett, former director of information assurance at the National Security Agency. “Cyber is a lot of technical work, but also a lot of policy.”   “We need lots of technical people,” Plunkett said at a New America conference in Washington. “We also […]

North Korea Might Just Be Able To Win A War – If It Begins With An EMP Attack In Tokyo

THE HILL: North Korea just might be able to win a war, if it begins with an EMP in Tokyo BY DR. PETER VINCENT PRY, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 08/10/17 03:00 PM EDT 0 1       © Getty Images North Korea has nuclear-armed missiles and satellites potentially capable of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. EMP is considered […]

Taking Down The House — Meet The Russian Casino Hacker Who Reverse-Engineered The Digital DNA Of Slot Machines To In Some Cases — Illegally Rake In Millions; And, Re-Post Of “Humanity Hasn’t Got A Chance: The Perfect Bet”

Taking Down The House — Meet The Russian Casino Hacker Who Reverse-Engineered The Digital DNA Of Slot Machines To In Some Cases — Illegally Rake In Millions; And, A Re-Post Of “Humanity Hasn’t Got A Chance: The Perfect Bet”   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Brendan Koerner had an interesting article on the August 5, 2017 […]

Putin’s Response To Sanctions? Cut U.S. Off From Space? Here’s How Russia Might Respond To New U.S. Sanctions

My own two cents is you do not play this card here…in this circumstance.  This is an option when the stakes are higher and mean more.  RCP www.rt.com August 3, 2017 Cut the Americans off from space? Here’s how Russia might respond to new US sanctions By Bryan MacDonald Bryan MacDonald is an Irish journalist, […]

How Russia Is Using LinkedIn As A Tool Of War Against Its U.S. Enemies

How Russia Is Using LinkedIn As A Tool Of War Against Its U.S. Enemies By Jeff Stein, www.newsweek.com View Original One night in mid-March, Alan Malcher, a British military veteran, dropped into the Queen’s Arms, a working-class pub in north London. He took a seat at the bar and ordered his customary pint of Foster’s. Within a […]

The Coming Kaspersky Crackdown: Congress Targeting Popular Anti-Virus Company Over Links To Russian Intelligence

https://www.nationaljournal.com/s/656208?unlock=DY1BK172XKOH83W6&mref=homepage-free&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTURZMk1tSmhZV1ZpT0RFeCIsInQiOiJYS1pUcmFOMWRiYXJtblA1UFBoZXJMSnFOVVZXblRtUXY2TkpONGF0SkU5cEg1ODJkY0ozSmpoZlJoNkZ0bGpmZWRDZ0wrc1VNOVlud1o4TmNzOVAzSTNiVWpLWXdKYmNRZkhya1J5dGlnNlwvb3MybEtzZjNpTWZoSHpWYVFtbSsifQ%3D%3D The Coming Kaspersky Crackdown Congress is targeting the popular antivirus company over its rumored links to Russian spies. And there’s more than federal contracts at stake for Kaspersky. Brendan Bordelon @BRENDANBORDELON  Aug. 2, 2017, 8 p.m. Dogged by rumors of a nefarious relationship with Russia’s intelligence services and reeling from its removal as a General […]