Category FBI

Kaspersky Lab And The Intelligence Community’s ‘Dereliction Of Duty’

Kaspersky Lab Internal Investigation Reports:  NSA Worker’s Home Computer Was Already Infested With Malware; 121 Pieces Of Malware Discovered, Including a Backdoor Trojan; Reveals How NSA Hacking Tools Were Stolen   http://www.fortunascorner.com Appendix_Mokes-SmokeBot_analysis        Kelly Jackson Higgins posted an article (November 16, 2017) on the cyber security/technology website, DarkReading.com, about a newly released report/investigation [see […]

Intelligence Community ‘Cyber Malpractice:’ U.S. Flagged Russian Cyber Security Firm Kapersky Lab As A Potential Threat As Early As 2004; But, Issued No Guidance/Warnings

   As one of my readers noted: “The Kaspersky case is a poster child for USG cyber malpractice. The IC knew that Kaspersky Lab was an instrument of the Russian intelligence apparatus nearly a dozen years ago but would not advise USG agencues as well as private sector firms of the risk. How many other […]

U.S. Government Shares Technical Details On North Korean Hacking Campaign

U.S. government shares technical details on North Korean hacking campaign Reuters · by Dustin Volz · November 14, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a technical alert about cyber attacks it said are sponsored by the North Korean government that have targeted the aerospace, telecommunications and financial industries since 2016. The alert, from the […]

NSA: Cyber Attacks Are Becoming More Sophisticated, Aggressive, Disruptive

  NSA: Cyber Attacks Are Becoming More Sophisticated, Aggressive, and Disruptive Foreign hackers combine malware, cyber techniques used by other adversaries An IT researchers shows on a giant screen a computer infected by a ransomware / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz November 16, 2017 5:00 am Cyber attacks by foreign nations and criminals against both government […]

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 […]

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Investigating Former NSC Adviser LTG. (Ret.) Mike Flynn’s Alleged Plan To Forcibly Remove Turkish Cleric Fethullah Gulen From U.S.  And Deliver Him To Turkish Authorities — LTG. Flynn And Son Were To Reportedly Be Paid $15M

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Investigating Former NSC Adviser LTG. (Ret.) Mike Flynn’s Alleged Plan To Forcibly Remove Turkish Cleric Fethullah Gulen From U.S.  And Deliver Him To Turkish Authorities — LTG. Flynn And Son Were To Reportedly Be Paid $15M www.fortunascorner      The above title is from this morning’s, November 10, 2017 weekend edition […]

A Soft(Ware) Approach To Threats From Within: Mitigating The Insider Threat With Threat-Detection Software

A Soft(ware) Approach to Threats from Within: Mitigating the Insider Threat with Threat-Detection Software By Sonny James Santistevan, georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org View Original November 9th, 2017 GSSR Cyber Security, Intelligence, The Forum, US National Security 0 A SoftPhoto by: ware Photo Credit: New York Times Growing concerns about the prevalence and increasing regularity of insider threat breaches within the United States Government and private […]

The FBI Blindly Hacked Computers In Russia, China, And Iran

Excerpts: The news signals the bold future of policing on the so-called dark web, where investigators are increasingly deploying malware without first knowing which country their suspect is located in. Legal experts and commentators say the approach of blindly kicking down digital doors in countries not allied with the U.S. could lead to geopolitical fallout. […]

The Rise Of Super-Stealthy, Digitally Signed Malware — Thanks To The Dark Web

The Rise Of Super-Stealthy, Digitally Signed Malware — Thanks To The Dark Web   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Swati Khandelwal posted a November 5, 2017 article on the cyber security website, The Hacker News, with the title above.  He begins by asking, “guess what’s more expensive than counterfeit U.S. passports, stolen credit cards, and even guns on the […]