Category Open Source Intelligence

Chinese Money Sows European Disunion: ‘Eastern States Are Being Seduced By The Allure Of Authoritarianism’

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Comment/Chinese-money-sows-European-disunion The EU’s consensus-based approach to diplomacy and security makes it difficult to stand up to China, if even one member sides with Beijing.   © AP COMMENT Chinese money sows European disunion Eastern states are being seduced by the allure of authoritarianism   HIROYUKI AKITA, Nikkei commentator April 23, 2018 13:55 JST TOKYO — The […]

Virtual War And Weapons Of Mass Deception – Modern War Institute

A cautionary conclusion.  Will we heed these words? Sixteenth-century Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus noted that “Prevention is better than cure.” Enemies of the United States continue to probe our virtual defenses. Our rivals are building the plans to attack and win in Virtual War so that they can avoid US military overmatch capabilities in physical […]

New Malware Distribution Service For A Fee — Emerges On The Dark Web; ‘Malware-As-A-Service, A Growing ‘Business’ In The Underbelly Of The Dark Web Marketplace

New Malware Distribution Service For A Fee — Emerges On The Dark Web; ‘Malware-As-A-Service, A Growing ‘Business’  In The Underbelly Of The Dark Web Marketplace   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Black Hat, or cyber hackers, cyber thieves for hire have been a fixture on the Dark Web for several years.  Now, we’re starting to see more […]

Putin’s $19,200 Rent-A-Mobs: Emails Show Russia Uses Paid Thugs & Email Hackers To Sow Dissent & Chaos Abroad

Putin’s $19,200 rent-a-mobs: Emails show Russia uses paid thugs and email hackers to sow dissent and chaos abroad By Thomas Colson, www.businessinsider.com View Original April 2nd, 2018 Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin A tranche of hacked emails sent by Kremlin-linked figures appear to show Russia’s plan to sow chaos and dissent abroad. The emails discuss prices for rent-a-mob rallies, hackers, […]

Operation Troy: Russia’s Blueprint For Spreading Chaos In Ukraine

Operation Troy: Russia’s blueprint for spreading chaos in Ukraine https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/operation-troy-russia-s-blueprint-for-spreading-chaos-in-ukraine-x2bqv7hbg Tom Parfitt, Moscow April 2 2018, 12:01am, The Times Kremlin military doctrine emphasises precision strikes, psychological warfare and cyberattacksALEXANDER AKSAKOV/GETTY IMAGES Share Save The spies were in place, the leaders of the uprising were already named. When Alexei Muratov sent his plan to a Kremlin official in November […]

Incoming NSA Chief Has A Reputation For Winning ‘All The Important Fights.’ Russia Will Be His Biggest Test yet.

Incoming NSA chief has a reputation for winning ‘all the important fights.’ Russia will be his biggest test yet. By Ellen Nakashima, www.washingtonpost.com View Original April 1st, 2018 Army Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, expected to become the next head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, at a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on […]

Why The Army’s New Palantir Contract Won’t Fix Battlefield Intelligence

Why The Army’s New Palantir Contract Won’t Fix Battlefield Intelligence taskandpurpose.com · by Capt. Iain J. Cruickshank, U.S. Army · March 27, 2018 The U.S. Army recently announced that Palantir won the contract to build the new battlefield intelligence platform. Palantir has a great reputation for use on the battlefield, especially for counter-IED functions, and has attained an almost legendary status among […]

How Much Is Your Digital Data Worth? Individual Log-In Details Sell For As Little As $5.20 On The Dark Web

How Much Is Your Digital Data Worth? Individual Log-In Details Sell For Just $5.20 On The Dark Web   http://www.fortunascorner.com         Annie Palmer posted a March 22, 2018 article on the DailyMail.com’s website noting just how much an individual’s log-in details sell for on the Dark Web — just $5.20 per individual.  Ms. Palmer references a recent […]

Rethinking Intel In The Age Of Trump: DNI Coats & PDDNI Gordon

Exclusive — Rethinking Intel In The Age of Trump: DNI Coats & PDDNI Gordon breakingdefense.com · by James Kitfield Dan Coats DNI The great challenge for intelligence agencies in the age of Trump was dramatically highlighted this month when a senior South Korean delegation arrived at the White House carrying a secret bombshell message. North Korean dictator […]

‘FaceBook Is Why We Need A — Digital Protection Agency — It’s Not Just The Cambridge Analytica Debacle, Ethics Don’t Scale,’ One Technologist Argues

‘FaceBook Is Why We Need A — Digital Protection Agency — It’s Not Just The Cambridge Analytica Debacle, Ethics Don’t Scale,’ One Technologist Argues   http://www.fortunascoener.com      Paul Ford posted a feature article, March 21, 2018, with the title above to Bloomberg.com.  Mr. Ford is a writer, computer programmer, and co-founder of Postlight, a digital product studio […]