Category espionage, spying

North Korea Machine Guns Captured In Smuggling Ships On Way To Somalia

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/northkorea/2017/11/14/0401000000AEN20171114008800315.html NK machine guns captured in smuggling ships in Arabian Sea 2017/11/14 13:52 SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) — North Korean-manufactured machines guns were seized by a French frigate in an inspection of small Iranian ships on their way to Somalia in the Arabian Sea in March, a U.S. broadcaster reported Tuesday, citing a U.N. report. […]

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 […]

New NSC Intel Chief Once Worked On A CIA Assassination Program, Sources Say

From Buzzfeed.   Excerpt: The program was begun shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the sources said. The program was contracted in 2004 to Prince, who hired the CIA officer who had initially designed it. Prince was removed from the program in 2006, and it was disbanded in 2009, after Barack Obama became […]

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 […]

North Korea Defector Says Kim’s Spy Network Is A Major Security Gap

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comments:  Of course north Korea operates a “spy network” inside South Korea.  It is necessary for intelligence purposes of course because the north does not have the technical […]

Seoul Asks Beijing To Hand Over North Korean Defectors

I hope POTUS Trump raised this issue while in China.  This is a crime against humanity and should not go without consequences.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell comments:  China needs to be sanctioned over this ​ if the defectors are returned to north Korea.  The defectors will end up in the gulags described in the previous […]

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 […]

North Korea’s Digital Divide: Online Elites, Isolated Masses

Strongly agree with David Maxwell’s observation:  “Lots of potential.  We should be exploiting this.”  RCP North Korea’s digital divide: Online elites, isolated masses By Eric Talmadge, www.fifthdomain.com View Original November 9th, 2017 PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. Doctors can consult via live, online video conferencing, and lectures at prestigious […]