Category FBI

The U.S. Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online

The U.S. Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online Vice · by russian hackers|by Joseph Cox|Nov 11 2018, 4:24am · November 11, 2018 Usually it’s the Russians that dump its enemies’ files. This week, US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity focused missions, started publicly releasing unclassified samples of adversaries’ malware it has discovered. […]

North Korea Continues To Hack Computers To Mine Cryptocurrency, Steal Information

North Korea Continues To Hack Computers To Mine Cryptocurrency, Steal Information ByWooyoung Leeupi.com SEOUL, Oct. 31 (UPI) — North Korea is hacking computers to mine cryptocurrency to bring extra cash into the country, according to South Korea’s intelligence service. North Korean hackers also continue to hack computers in South Korea and abroad to steal confidential information, the […]

Chinese Intelligence Officer Charged with Economic Espionage Involving Theft of Trade Secrets from Leading U.S. Aviation Companies

Chinese Intelligence Officer Charged with Economic Espionage Involving Theft of Trade Secrets from Leading U.S. Aviation Companies justice.gov · October 10, 2018 A Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) operative, Yanjun Xu, aka Qu Hui, aka Zhang Hui, has been arrested and charged with conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage and steal trade secrets from […]

Russia’s Elite Hacking Unit Has Been Silent, But Busy

Russia’s Elite Hacking Unit Has Been Silent, But Busy By Catalin Cimpanu, www.zdnet.comView OriginalOctober 5th, 2018 Turla, one of the codenames given by the cyber-security industry to one of Russia’s oldest and most “talented” cyber-espionage unit, has been very active in the past three years, even though their operations have not received the same media coverage of […]

Bloomberg’s Spy Chip Story Reveals The Murky World Of National Security Reporting

An interesting critique.Excerpts: Bloomberg’s Spy Chip Story Reveals The Murky World Of National Security Reporting By Zack Whittaker, techcrunch.comView Original Today’s bombshell Bloomberg story has the internet split: either the story is right, and reporters have uncovered one of the largest and jarring breaches of the U.S. tech industry by a foreign adversary… or it’s not, and a lot […]

France Freezes Iranian Assets Over Failed Bomb Plot Attempt To Assassinate Rudy Giuliani

https://www.wsj.com/articles/france-freezes-iranian-assets-over-bomb-plot-blamed-on-tehran-1538487926?mod=hp_listc_pos3 ·        WORLD  ·         EUROPE France Freezes Iranian Assets Over Bomb Plot Blamed on Tehran French government seeks to punish Iran without undermining talks over the nuclear accord Supporters of Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, at a rally near Paris on June 30. The event was the target of an alleged […]

Ricin Detected In Mail Sent To Pentagon

Ricin Detected In Mail Sent To Pentagon By Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN Updated 1:26 PM ET, Tue October 2, 2018https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/02/politics/pentagon-ricin-mail/index.html (CNN)Two pieces of mail delivered to the Pentagon mail facility on Monday have initially tested positive for ricin, according to a US defense official.The two suspicious envelopes were addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and […]

Don’t Punish A North Korean Hacker Just For Following Orders

David Maxwell Comment: “This is an interesting argument.  I do feel for the plight of the Korean people living in the north and I agree that most Koreans in the north have to act against their for their own and their family’s survival.  However, it would be a huge mistake and simply wrong not to […]

While Talking Nukes, Kim May Have Shifted To Cyber

While talking nukes, Kim may have shifted to cyber Steve LeVine 2 hours ago www.axios.comView OriginalSeptember 6th, 2018 A North Korean feint? Kim, second from right. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty As North Korea haggles over when it will eliminate its nuclear weapons assets, it may be playing for what it can get in exchange while already pivoting to […]

This Is What Happened When Security Researchers Placed A CNI-Based Honeypot On The Dark Web

Excerpts: This Is What Happened When Security Researchers Placed A CNI-Based Honeypot On The Dark Web By Forbes Editors’ Picks, www.forbes.comView OriginalSeptember 6th, 2018 Kate O’Flaherty Contributor iI’m a freelance cyber security journalist covering Europe. This November, the US will test the ability of the nation’s power grid to bounce back from a simultaneous cyber-attack on electric, oil and natural gas […]