Category NSA

Over 530.000 Zoom Account Credentials Are Up For Sale On The Dark Web; Includes Email Addresses, Passwords, Links To Personal Meetings, And Host Keys 

Over 530.000 Zoom Account Credentials Are Up For Sale On The Dark Web; Includes Email Addresses, Passwords, Links To Personal Meetings, And Host Keys    https://fortunascorner.com      Sudais Asif for the cyber security and technology website, HackRead, is reporting (April 14) that over 530,000 Zoom video account credentials are up for sale on the Dark […]

MPs Summon China-Owned Firm Execs Over Security Concerns

MPs summon China-owned firm execs over security concerns By Simon Jack Business editor 14 April 2020 Related Topics       Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Imagination Technologies https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52275201 A leading UK-based firm will be summoned on Tuesday by MPs to answer questions over security concerns. There are concerns that the Chinese owner of Imagination Technologies has renewed efforts to […]

Cyber Criminals Selling Video-Teleconferencing Credentials On The Dark Web — Including 2,300 Usernames And Passwords From Zoom Video; Camera And Microphone/Eavesdropping Is Occurring — China May Combine Info With Purloined OPM Breach Material

Cyber Criminals Selling Video-Teleconferencing Credentials On The Dark Web — Including 2,300 Usernames And Passwords From Zoom Video; Camera And Microphone/Eavesdropping Is Occurring — China May Combine Info With Purloined OPM Breach Material   https://fortunascorner.com      Last week, I wrote an article posted to this blog about the vulnerabilities of video teleconferencing darling — […]

Everything Must Go: Cybercriminal Forums Offer Discounts During Pandemic

Everything must go: Cybercriminal forums offer discounts during pandemic – CyberScoop cyberscoop.com · by Sean Lyngaas · April 9, 2020 Written by Sean Lyngaas Apr 9, 2020 | CYBERSCOOPCountless legitimate businesses are offering discounts or altering their services to turn a profit during the coronavirus pandemic. Cybercriminal forums are no different. More than 500 posts on forums tracked by […]

U.S. Spies Had Raw Intel Hinting At Health Crisis In China In November

Yesterday’s report from ABC News that the head of the National Medical Intelligence Center had sent a memo in to the NSC warning of a potential pandemic turned out to be………….fake news. And. one should also remember that the Democratic impeachment process was still underway till early February — which was the elephant in the […]

Coronavirus Social Distancing Presents Special Challenges To Spies

Excerpt:   To counter threats to national security, HUMINT operations must continue. However, given the scope of the COVID-19 threat, operations officers must consider using technology in new ways. Vetting individuals who want to commit treason against their government or defect from their terrorist group will be challenging. Emerging AI technologies could alleviate some of […]

Hackers Are Homing In On Finding Flaws In Video Teleconferencing Service Zoom To Cash In On Bug Bounties; And Selling Exploits On The Black Market; A  Worrisome Connection To China — Makes This App A Reason For Concern

Hackers Are Homing In On Finding Flaws In Video Teleconferencing Service Zoom To Cash In On Bug Bounties; And Selling Exploits On The Black Market; A  Worrisome Connection To China — Makes This App A Reason For Concern   https://fortunascorner.com      With the stay-at-home movement and video teleconferencing boom underway due to the coronavirus […]

North Korea Launches New Smartphone: The Pyongyang 2428

David Maxwell Comment:  “More potential for information and influence activities.  We need to exploit this.” North Korea launches new smartphone: the Pyongyang 2428 – Daily NK dailynk.com · April 7, 2020 The Pyongyang 2425. / Image: Daily NK North Korea has launched a new iteration of its “Pyongyang” series smartphone, the Pyongyang 2428, Daily NK sources […]

COVID-19 Is Forcing The Intelligence Community To Think Outside The SCIF

Excerpt: As the IC shifts more and more to commercially and publicly available information and services, the need for conducting its mission exclusively in on-site secure facilities diminishes, opening the doors for unclassified intelligence analysis, a more diverse and distributed workforce, and telework. Such a transformation is not easy. There are real counterintelligence and operational […]

Zoom Grapples With Security Flaws That Sour Users On App

Zoom Grapples With Security Flaws That Sour Users on App Bloomberg · by Alyza Sebenius · April 2, 2020 Photographer: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Photographer: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images During the coronavirus pandemic, it seems as if everyone is connecting with Zoom’s videoconferencing app — including, on occasion, unwanted visitors. Online trolls have been […]