Category Information Operations

Silent Attack – Weaponizing Sound:  How A ‘Silent’ Sonic Weapon Might Work — And Cause Hearing Loss Without Any Of The People Involved Noticing A Painful, Audible Sound

Silent Attack – Weaponizing Sound:  How A ‘Silent’ Sonic Weapon Might Work — And Cause Hearing Loss Without Any Of The People Involved Noticing A Painful, Audible Sound   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Tia Chose, who writes for the website, Live Science.com, had an article posted on the August 14, 2017 edition/website  Seeker.com, explaining how U.S. diplomats in […]

NBC News Reports That B1 Bombers Are Key Component Of Any U.S. Military Strike North Korea’s Ballistic Missile & Nuclear Weapons Infrastructure

This is either a deliberate leak, as part of a sophisticated influence operations campaign designed to ‘win the war’ without going to war; or, yet another unauthorized leak.  RCP , fortunascorner.com   Aug 09, 2017 Exclusive: B-1 bombers key to a U.S. plan to strike North Korean missile sites NBC News has exclusive details of […]

How Russia Is Using LinkedIn As A Tool Of War Against Its U.S. Enemies

How Russia Is Using LinkedIn As A Tool Of War Against Its U.S. Enemies By Jeff Stein, www.newsweek.com View Original One night in mid-March, Alan Malcher, a British military veteran, dropped into the Queen’s Arms, a working-class pub in north London. He took a seat at the bar and ordered his customary pint of Foster’s. Within a […]

An Isolated North Korea Turns To Cyber Coercion And Cyber Chaos

An Isolated North Korea Turns To Cyber Coercion And Cyber Chaos By Levi Maxey, www.thecipherbrief.com View Original July 30th, 2017 As North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs ruffle the feathers in the United States and regional players in East Asia, there is another, less visible, confrontation occurring in the depths of computer systems around the world. […]

Not So Isolated: North Korea’s Elite Uses Gmail, Facebook And iTunes

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 David Maxwell:  I have to believe that our intelligence community and PSYOP personnel are exploiting this to support an information and influence activities campaign to target the regime elite.  There […]

Moscow’s Cyber-Defense How The Russian Government Plans To Protect The Country From The Coming Cyber War

Very long, but interesting read.  Definitely worth the time.  RCP, fortunascoirner.com Excerpt: “This is just the demo version of a future large-scale cyberwar,” concludes Group-IB’s report on WannaCry. “It’s become clear how vulnerable the modern world is to digital weapons from the arsenals of intelligence agencies and cyber-armies, when they fall into other hands. Unfortunately, […]

You Can Buy Password Stealing Malware For Just $7 Online 

You Can Buy Password Stealing Malware For Just $7 Online  http://www.fortunascorner.com      Jahanzaib Hassan had an article last week (July 11/July 16, 2017) on the cyber security website, HackRead.com, noting that security “researchers at [the cyber security company] ProofPoint, recently discovered a [new] mass-marketed malware called — Ovidiy stealer — whose main purpose is to […]

How Can We Stop Algorithms From Telling Lies? Sometimes, They’re Wrong — And Sometimes, They Are Designed To Deceive

An issue that definitely does not get enough attention and sunlight.  RCP, fortunascorner.com   How Can We Stop Algorithms Telling Lies? Algorithms can dictate whether you get a mortgage or how much you pay for insurance. But sometimes they’re wrong – and sometimes they are designed to deceive   https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/16/how-can-we-stop-algorithms-telling-lies Lots of algorithms go bad […]

Digital Generals Are As Important As Military Generals (Because The U.S. Is Losing The Digital War)

Maybe — Unless you are practicing to fight disconnected; and, making your network dependent opponent — ‘deaf, dumb, and blind.’  RCP, fortunascorner.com Digital Generals Are As Important As Military Generals (Because The U.S. Is Losing The Digital War)     By Steve Andriole, www.forbes.com View Original June 20th, 2017 Shutterstock There are some economic realities that are […]

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill By: Joe Gould, for Defense News // July 10, 2017     WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee unveiled its $696.5 billion defense policy bill on Monday, which reflects an emerging deal among House Republican leaders but falls short what pro-defense lawmakers sought.  The committee’s draft 2018 National Defense […]