Category espionage, spying

Chinese Military Cyber Spies Just Caught Crossing A ‘Very Dangerous’ New Line

Excerpts: The military espionage group’s tactics, described by Check Point as “very dangerous,” involved hijacking diplomatic communication channels to target specific computers in particular ministries. The malware-laced communications might be sent from an overseas embassy to ministries in its home country, or to government entities in its host country. “The group has introduced a new cyber […]

3 Reports Look aA North Korea’s Lazarus Group, Iran’s Farhad Exchange, And The Crypto Ponzi Futurenet | Bitcoin News

3 Reports Look at North Korea’s Lazarus Group, Iran’s Farhad Exchange, and the Crypto Ponzi Futurenet | Bitcoin News news.bitcoin.com · by News · May 6, 2020 On May 4, 2020, the blockchain surveillance firm Chainalysis published a three-part series covering a crypto Ponzi scheme, North Korea, and Iran’s use of digital currencies like bitcoin. The company’s research […]

How Well Can Algorihms Recognize A Masked Face?; How China Built Facial Recognition For People Wearing Masks

How Well Can Algorihms Recognize A Masked Face?; How China Built Facial Recognition For People Wearing Masks http://www.fortunascorner.com        Tom Simonite posted a May 1, 2020 article to the security and technology website, WIRED.com, discussing a subject that is getting a lot of attention in the midst of the coronaviurs pandemic — the […]

Silicon Valley’s Control Virus

Silicon Valley’s Control Virus The tech industry’s Chinese surveillance solution to the Wuhan virus. Thu Apr 30, 2020      Daniel Greenfield https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/04/silicon-valleys-control-virus-daniel-greenfield/ Silicon Valley was both the epicenter of one of the country’s first Wuhan Virus outbreaks, hosting the 2nd case in California and the 7th in the country, and of the technological tools of the lockdown, from contact tracing […]

Trump Declares National Emergency As Foreign Hackers Threaten U.S. Power Grid

Trump Declares National Emergency As Foreign Hackers Threaten U.S. Power Grid Forbes · by Davey Winder · May 2, 2020 President Trump declares cyber-attacks against U.S. power grid a national emergency Getty ImagesPresident Trump has signed an executive order that declares foreign cybersecurity threats to the U.S. electricity system a national emergency. President Trump signed an executive order, […]

NSA’s Recommendation That Companies In The U.S. Defense Industrial Base ‘Avoid Using Zoom’ Does Not Go Far Enough

NSA has formally issued guidance recommending that  “the defense industrial base avoid using Zoom Video,” — which has gained in popularity due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the stay-at-home movement.  Astonishingly, of the nine questions/factors NSA listed for potential customers and users to consider before choosing a video teleconferencing platform — NOT A SINGLE ONE […]

Zoom Or Not? NSA Offers Guidance For Choosing A Videochat App

     As I have written. China is no doubt scooping up billions of Zoom bits of data and focusing their big-data minning efforts for espionage and corporate theft — based on what they’re getting from this goldmine. Also, China builds backdoors into everything — so it is the gift that keeps on giving. If […]

The Future Of Cyber Warfare – An Interview With Greg Austin | Strife

Excerpts: ES: What is the Measuring Coercive Cyber Power project? GA: This is a project that began at the IISS before I joined and has been run by a couple of very experienced professionals. Its purpose is to understand the basic fundamentals of cyber power. In other words: what are its economic, scientific, technological, and […]

New Zoom Vulnerability Lets Hackers Record Any Meeting Anonymously; New Critical Malware Vulnerability Puts Millions Of Zoom Users At Risk

New Zoom Vulnerability Lets Hackers Record Any Meeting Anonymously; New Critical Malware Vulnerability Puts Millions Of Zoom Users At Risk   https://fortunascorner.com      The title above comes from an April 23, 2020 article by Waqas, posted to the cyber security and technology blog/website, HackRead.com. Readers of this blog know that I have been writing in the […]

China Ups Its Spy Game On US Soil As It Bids To Control Coronavirus Narrative

Excerpts: One U.S. defense official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, underscored that the Chinese focus inside the U.S. remains centered on technology theft, military readiness and minimizing the blowback. “Most assuredly, the American people will demand some kind of financial response, if not outright reparations in the many billions,” the source explained. “And […]