Category Cybersecurity

How The U.S. Electric Grid/Critical Infrastructure Has Been Compromised

How the electric grid has been compromised The swan song of the Electromagnetic Pulse Commission is the music of risk Illustration on the risk of EMP attacks on the nation’s power grid by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times more > Print By Peter Vincent Pry – – Sunday, October 22, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Bureaucracies know how to deal […]

Russia’s Election Hackers Use D.C. Cyber Warfare Conference As Bait

Russia’s Election Hackers Use D.C. Cyber Warfare Conference As Bait By Kevin Poulsen, www.thedailybeast.com View Original October 22nd, 2017 The Russian military hackers behind last year’s election meddling are using an upcoming cyber warfare conference in Washington D.C. as a lure to infect a new crop of victims with malware, security researchers said Sunday, effectively turning a […]

Looming Digital Black Swan?  New, Rapidly Growing Internet-Of-Things (IoT) Botnet — Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet; 10,000 Devices Per Day Being Infected’ +2 Million Devices Already Infected

Looming Digital Black Swan?  New, Rapidly Growing Internet-Of-Things (IoT) Botnet — Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet; 10,000 Devices Per Day Being Infected’ +2 Million Devices Already Infected http://www.fortunascorner.com      Cyber security researchers are growing increasingly concerned that a new Internet-Of-Things (IoT) botnet could pose a threat to take down the entire Internet.   Wang Wei […]

Dangerous New Malware Allows Anyone Who Possesses It To Empty ATM Accounts; And, It’s For Sale On The Worldwide Web

Dangerous New Malware Allows Anyone Who Possesses It To Empty ATM Accounts; And, It’s For Sale On The Worldwide Web http://www.fortunascorner.com      “Hacking ATM’s is easier now than ever before.”  That’s what Mohit Kumar writes on his post in this morning’s/October 17, 2017 edition of the HackerNews.com.  “Usually, hackers exploit hardware and software vulnerabilities to hack ATMs, and […]

New Anonymity Network Named Loopix Shows Promise — Could Become Alternative/Replace TOR

New Anonymity Network Named Loopix Shows Promise — Could Become Alternative/Replace TOR   http://www.fortunascorner.com        The Dark Web, and the The Onion Router (TOR), have been around since 2002; and, has been a refuge for those seeking digital anonymity — from digital privacy advocates, to the off-the-gridders, and of course the darker digital angels of our […]

Iran Attacks 9,000 Email Accounts In Parliament

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/iran-attacks-9-000-email-accounts-in-parliament-w5mr836cg Iran Attacks 9,000 Email Accounts In Parliament Sensitive material stolen by Tehran hackers Francis Elliott, Political Editor | Fiona Hamilton, Crime & Security Editor October 14 2017, 12:00am, The Times Theresa May’s email account was among those targeted by Iranian hackersMATT DUNHAM/ASSOCIATED PRESS Share Save Iran carried out a “brute force” cyberattack on parliament that hit dozens of MPs this summer, […]

SecDef Mattis At AUSA: The Threats The U.S. Military Must Be Prepared For

Secretary Mattis at AUSA: The Threats the US Military Must be Prepared For – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Liam Collins · October 12, 2017 Secretary of Defense James Mattis kicked off the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Monday. The meeting is billed as the “largest landpower exposition and professional development […]

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring The World For U.S. Secrets

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets By Scott Shane, Nicole Perlroth, www.nytimes.com View Original October 10th, 2017 Kaspersky Lab’s products require access to everything stored on a computer in order to scour it for viruses or other dangers. Credit Sergei Ilnitsky/European Pressphoto AgencyPhoto by: Sergei Ilnitsky/European Pressphoto Agency It was a case of […]

Secret South Korean War Plans Are Safe After Reported North Korea Hack Pentagon Says

Secret South Korean war plans are safe after reported North Korea hack, Pentagon says Washington Examiner · by Politics · October 10, 2017 The Pentagon, responding to reports that North Korean hackers have stolen secret war plans in a cyberattack on a South Korean defense center, said Tuesday it remains confident the plans are secure. “We’ve seen the […]

Allies’Wartime Operational Plan Presumably Stolen By North Korean Hackers In 2016

Though, maybe these were the plans that we wanted North Korea to steal???  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  I guess it is a good thing that no plan survives contact. (2nd LD) Allies’ wartime operational plan presumably stolen by N.K. hackers last year: lawmaker m.yna.co.kr View Original October 10th, 2017 (ATTN: ADDS more info in para […]