Category Internet

Russia And China (And Iran) Target U.S. Protests On Social Media

Russia and China (And Iran) target US protests on social media Politico · by Mark Scott · June 1, 2020 Russia and China are flooding social media with content targeting the ongoing unrest and violence in the United States, according to an analysis of recent Twitter posts by POLITICO. Since May 30, government officials, state-backed media outlets and […]

America Rethinks Its Strategy In The Wild West Of Cyberspace

America rethinks its strategy in the Wild West of cyberspace The Economist May 30th 2020WASHINGTON, DC COVID-19 HAS been a phisherman’s friend. Millions of professionals are at home and online, adjusting to new routines and anxious about their jobs. That makes them perfect marks: apt to click on an email that purports to be from their […]

The NSA Has A Warning: Russia’s Most Infamous Hackers Are Still Active

The NSA has a warning: Russia’s most infamous hackers are still active The alert describes how the GRU is targeting a vulnerability in unpatched Unix systems, an alternative to the operating systems of Microsoft and Apple. NBC News · by Kevin CollierKevin Collier is a cybersecurity reporter based in New York City. · May 28, 2020 The same […]

VPN Demand In Hong Kong Reveals A New Fear: China Weaponizing The Internet

VPN demand in Hong Kong reveals a new fear: China weaponizing the Internet BY GRADY MCGREGOR May 26, 2020 6:05 AM EDT   Tear gas was still fresh in the air as Lee, a 33-year-old demonstrator, watched a line of protesters trade insults with riot police in downtown Hong Kong on Sunday during a lull […]

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 · 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 […]

U.S. Begins National Security Probe Of Electrical Grid Imports

US begins national security probe of electrical grid imports Financial Times · by Aime Williams · May 4, 2020 The Trump administration has launched a national security investigation that could lead to new tariffs on electrical grid parts as concerns grow over US reliance on overseas supply chains. The Department of Commerce said on Monday it would launch […]

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 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, […]

Google Issues Warning To 2 Billion Chrome Users; Advises Users To ‘Urgentlyt’ Download New Patch

Google Issues Warning To 2 Billion Chrome Users; Advises Users To ‘Urgentlyt’ Download New Patch       Numerous technology websites/blogs are reporting that Google Chrome users need to download a new patch the web giant just issued for “critical security flaws across Windows, Mac, and Linux; and, urges users to upgrade to the latest […]