Category espionage, spying

Secret Sacrifice: The Agents Who Risked All Behind Nazi Lines

Secret sacrifice: the agents who risked all behind Nazi lines The Guardian · by Gareth Rubin · May 31, 2020 Major Francis Suttill, codenamed Prosper, led a network covering Paris. He was executed six weeks before VE day. Photograph: Courtesy of Francis J SuttillA very ordinary-looking metal canister will appear on BBC primetime series The Repair Shop next month. The size […]

America Rethinks Its Strategy In The Wild West Of Cyberspace

America rethinks its strategy in the Wild West of cyberspace The Economist May 30th 2020WASHINGTON, DC COVID-19 HAS been a phisherman’s friend. Millions of professionals are at home and online, adjusting to new routines and anxious about their jobs. That makes them perfect marks: apt to click on an email that purports to be from their […]

The NSA Has A Warning: Russia’s Most Infamous Hackers Are Still Active

The NSA has a warning: Russia’s most infamous hackers are still active The alert describes how the GRU is targeting a vulnerability in unpatched Unix systems, an alternative to the operating systems of Microsoft and Apple. NBC News · by Kevin CollierKevin Collier is a cybersecurity reporter based in New York City. · May 28, 2020 The same […]

VPN Demand In Hong Kong Reveals A New Fear: China Weaponizing The Internet

VPN demand in Hong Kong reveals a new fear: China weaponizing the Internet https://fortune.com/2020/05/26/hong-kong-china-vpn-internet/ BY GRADY MCGREGOR May 26, 2020 6:05 AM EDT   Tear gas was still fresh in the air as Lee, a 33-year-old demonstrator, watched a line of protesters trade insults with riot police in downtown Hong Kong on Sunday during a lull […]

China Builds Massive Spying Capacity In Africa

China Builds Massive Spying Capacity in Africa State-linked firms have built almost 200 government buildings on the continent Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa / Getty Images Yuichiro Kakutani – May 26, 2020 5:00 AM The Chinese government has established an unparalleled spying capacity in Africa by encouraging Chinese companies such as […]

Sabotage And Subversion: The Secret Operations Of The SOE

Sabotage And Subversion: The Secret Operations Of The SOE forces.net · by James Wharton 18th May 2020 at 3:55pm Kidnapping German Generals, blowing up factories and infiltrating the water supply of a laundrette with itching powder … three real examples of the top-secret war time operations of the SOE, or to give it its full name, the […]

New Malware Ramsay, Can Steal Data From Air-Gapped Computers

New Malware Ramsay, Can Steal Data From Air-Gapped Computers   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Sudais Asif posted a May 14. 2020 article to the cyber security and technology website, HackRead.com, with the title above. For the better part of two decades, government and corporate entities, and others — have ‘protected’ their most precious digital information on stand-alone, air-gapped […]

SOCOM Chief: Door-Kickers Are Out, Cyber Operators Are In

Excerpts:   Speaking to thousands of members of the defense industrial base at the 2020 Virtual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, SOCOM commander Army Gen. Richard Clarke laid out his vision for the future of U.S. special operations around the globe, a future that, while still centered on violent extremism, will rely heavily on information […]

U.S. To Accuse China Of Trying To Hack Vaccine Data, As Virus Redirects Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks Iran and other nations are also looking to steal data and exploit the pandemic with attacks on infrastructure, officials say. Chad Wolf, center, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, with President Trump and members of the coronavirus task force in March. The department is preparing to issue a warning about Chinese cyberattacks.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New […]

Ian Bremmer On: “What Happens Next with North Korea Now That Kim Jong-un’s Back”

What Happens Next with North Korea Now That Kim Jong-un’s Back BY IAN BREMMER  MAY 8, 2020 5:43 PM EDT Bremmer is a foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at TIME. He is the president of Eurasia Group, a political-risk consultancy, and GZERO Media, a company dedicated to providing intelligent and engaging coverage of international affairs. He teaches applied […]