Category Internet

Fake Online Stores Reveal Gamblers’ Shadow Banking System

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-gambling-usa-dummies-exclusive-idUSKBN19D137 CYBER RISK | Thu Jun 22, 2017 | 4:35pm EDT Exclusive: Fake Online Stores Reveal Gamblers’ Shadow Banking System By Alasdair Pal | LONDON A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, a Reuters examination has found. The seven sites, operated out of Europe, purport to sell items including […]

House Bill To Restrict Pentagon Contracts With Chinese Telecoms

House Bill To Restrict Pentagon Contracts With Chinese Telecoms Huawei, ZTE Gear Pose Cyber Attack Risk Share Tweet Email Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz June 23, 2017 2:03 pm The pending House defense bill contains new provisions that would restrict the Pentagon from buying equipment from Chinese or Russian telecommunications firms over cyber […]

A Cyber Attack ‘The World Isn’t Ready For’

A Cyber Attack ‘The World Isn’t Ready For’ By Nicole Perlroth, www.nytimes.com View Original June 22nd, 2017 Golan Ben-Oni, of the IDT Corporation, which was attacked in April with two cyberweapons stolen from the National Security Agency. Credit Justin T. Gellerson for The New York TimesPhoto by: Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times NEWARK — […]

CIA Reportedly Hacked Wi-Fi Routers For Years

CIA Reportedly Hacked Wi-Fi Routers For Years By Steven Musil, www.cnet.com View Original June 15th, 2017 The CIA has been hacking home, office and public wireless routers for years in an effort to carry out clandestine surveillance, according to classified documents seen by CNET sister site ZDNet. The intelligence agency had by mid-2012 developed implants “for roughly 25 different devices […]

Dark Web Service Claims To Be Able To Track Any Cellphone & Read Text Messages; ‘Home Is Where The Hack Is’

smartlightbulbhackerthreat  (article attached at link to left) Dark Web Service Claims To Be Able To Track Any Cellphone & Read Text Messages; ‘Home Is Where The Hack Is’ www.fortunascorner.com      Ali Raza has an article on the June 14, 2017 edition of HackRead.com, warns that “a service on the Dark Web,” is advertising that […]

Russia Has Developed A Cyber Weapon That Can Disrupt Power Grids, According To New Research

     A little late to the party on this one.  And, Russia is not the only Tier 1 nation-state that has developed an offensive cyber weapon capability that can do this kind of damage.  One unanswered question is when do we expect that cyber mafia’s, cyber ‘patriot’ groups, terrorists, and rouge states will develop, […]

Can U.S. Spies Reinvent Themselves After The Russia Hacks?

Conclusion: Understanding the damage caused by the 2016 Russian operation is not enough. As Comey testified, the Russians “tried to shape the way we think, we vote, we act.” All these actions point to a threat that is both serious and shows little sign of slowing. However, the first step in taking corrective action is […]

DIA Chief Fears Agency Becoming Irrelevant — But, LTG. Stewart’s Remarks Are Reflective Of A Much Larger Cascade Of Difficult Issues Confronting The Intelligence Community; What The IC Needs To Do To Avoid……Its Kodak Moment

DIA Chief Fears Agency Becoming Irrelevant — But, LTG. Stewart’s Remarks Are Reflective Of A Much Larger Cascade Of Difficult Issues Confronting The Intelligence Community; What The IC Needs To Do To Avoid……Its Kodak Moment www.fortunascorner,com      That’s the title of Stew Magnuson’s June 8, 2017 article on the Real Clear Defense website.  Mr. […]

Containing The Pocket-Sized Threat To America’s Military – Modern War Institute

Excerpts: This is not the roar of the modern Luddite. Smartphones and mobile internet devices have immense upside and everyone acknowledges the genuine good they’ve created. But, as Twitter co-founder Evan Williams recently acknowledged “the internet is broken,” we must equally recognize the real bad that’s come along with their arrival through overuse and overreliance. […]

A ‘Devastating Global Cyber Attack’ Is Imminent According To Manchester-Based Cyber Security Company – Secarma – Hack Targets Microsoft Windows 2003 Servers Running The Internet Information Services Version 6.0

A ‘Devastating Global Cyber’ Attack Is Imminent According To Manchester-Based Cyber Security Company – Secarma –  Hack Targets Microsoft Windows 2003 Servers Running The Internet Information Services Version 6.0 www.fortunascorner.com      Shivali Best writes in the June 5, 2017 edition of the Daily Mail Online that the Manchester-based, cyber security firm, Secarma, believes that […]