Category Cybersecurity

Adversaries Could Have Fiddled With U.S. Satellites

Adversaries Could Have Fiddled With US Satellites: DoDIG By Colin Clark, breakingdefense.comView OriginalAugust 16th, 2018 WASHINGTON: If China and Russia’s spies have been doing their jobs well they might well have been able to compromise some of America’s most important satellites, including the missile launch detection birds known as SBIRS. A report out today from the Pentagon’s Inspector […]

FBI Issues Warning About The Potential For A Global ATM ‘Cash-Out’ By Cyber Thieves; ATM Cash Machine Vulnerability Poses Risk Of Fraudulent Withdrawals — ‘Looming Cyber Financial Black Swan?’

FBI Issues Warning About The Potential For A Global ATM ‘Cash-Out’ By Cyber Thieves; ATM Cash Machine Vulnerability Poses Risk Of Fraudulent Withdrawals — ‘Looming Cyber Financial Black Swan?’ http://www.fortunascorner.com     The FBI this morning/August 17, 2018, issued an alert, warning banks of “an imminent threat to their ATM-cash-machines,” which could allow cyber thieves to fraudulently […]

China Is Going To New Lengths To Surveil Its Own Citizens

Excerpts: China Is Going to New Lengths to Surveil Its Own CitizensNew tech—including drones disguised as birds—can be a nightmare for Muslims in particular.BY SIGAL SAMUELTHE ATLANTIC By Read, www.defenseone.comView Original AP Photo/Ng Han Guan AA Font size + Print In this Nov. 4, 2017 photo, residents walk past a statue showing Mao Zedong near billboards with […]

POTUS Trump Seeking To Relax Rules On Offensive Cyber Operations

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-seeking-to-relax-rules-on-u-s-cyberattacks-reverses-obama-directive-1534378721?tesla=y&mod=djemalertNEWS ATIONAL SECURITY Trump, Seeking to Relax Rules on U.S. Cyberattacks, Reverses Obama Directive It isn’t clear what rules the president is adopting to replace the existing ones. President Trump is seen outside the White House on Monday. ‎PHOTO:‎ MANDEL NGAN/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES‎By Dustin VolzUpdated Aug. 15, 2018 10:41 p.m. ETPresident Trump has reversed an Obama-era memorandum governing […]

The U.S. Needs A Cyber Force More Than A Space Force

Excerpts: The U.S. Needs a Cyber Force More Than a Space Force By James Stavridis, www.bloomberg.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 Up and away.Photo by: Photographer: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images Sadly, the proposal for a new U.S. Space Force is has become a punchline on late-night TV. It is being battered as a needless new bureaucracy, a competitor for the […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

Approaching A “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack In Venezuela Portends

Excerpts: Approaching a “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack in Venezuela Portends Colin P. Clarke By Fpri Scholars, www.fpri.orgView OriginalAugust 13th, 2018 When two drones, each equipped with a kilogram of powerful plastic explosives, were used on August 4 to attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, it may have ushered in a foreboding new era—terrorism by unmanned aircraft. […]

Internet-Of-Things (IoT) Malware Discovered Trying To Attack Satellite Systems Of Aircraft And Ships; Black Hat 2018 Speaker Details His Successful Hack Of An In-Flight Commercial Aircraft WiFi Network 

Internet-Of-Things (IoT) Malware Discovered Trying To Attack Satellite Systems Of Aircraft And Ships; Black Hat 2018 Speaker Details His Successful Hack Of An In-Flight Commercial Aircraft WiFi Network  http://www.fortunascorner.com      Kelly Jackson Higgins posted an August 9, 2018 article on the security and technology website DarkReading.com, with the title above. For those of you not familiar, […]

VPOTUS Pence Details Plan For Creation Of Space Force In What Would Be The Sixth Branch Of The Military

Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military By Christian Davenport, www.washingtonpost.comView OriginalAugust 9th, 2018 Vice President Pence laid out an ambitious plan Thursday that would create a military command dedicated to space this year and eventually establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the […]

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare thecipherbrief.com Daniel HoffmanFormer CIA Chief of Station Ten years ago this month, war erupted between Russia and Georgia after Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia and shelled the town of Tskhinvali, in response to alleged Russian provocations. Russia justified its military action based on countering Georgia’s aggression- President Medvedev’s called […]