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History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare thecipherbrief.com Daniel HoffmanFormer CIA Chief of Station Ten years ago this month, war erupted between Russia and Georgia after Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia and shelled the town of Tskhinvali, in response to alleged Russian provocations. Russia justified its military action based on countering Georgia’s aggression- President Medvedev’s called […]

North Korea’s Kim Chaek University of Technology Launches Internet Web Site

David Maxwell Wrote:  “I do not think I will be visiting this web site.  I am sure every computer that accesses it will receive some kind of malware or virus.We should keep this in mind.  Despite being mostly isolated from the outside world north Korea has developed some superior information technology capabilities.  (I wonder how […]

The Defense Department Has Produced The First Tools For Catching Deepfakes

The Defense Department has produced the first tools for catching deepfakes By Will Knight, www.technologyreview.comView OriginalAugust 7th, 2018 The first forensics tools for catching revenge porn and fake news created with AI have been developed through a program run by the US Defense Department. Forensics experts have rushed to find ways of detecting videos synthesized and manipulated […]

Hacking Tools And Ready-Made Phishing Pages Being Sold On Dark Web For $2; Dark Web Offers Run-Of-The-Mill Hacker An Opportunity To Move To Elite Status At A Very Cheap Price

Hacking Tools And Ready-Made Phishing Pages Being Sold On Dark Web For $2; Dark Web Offers Run-Of-The-Mill Hacker An Opportunity To Move To Elite Status At A Very Cheap Price     Waqas posted an August 4, 2018 article on the technology and security website, HackRead.com, with the title above. As Waqas notes, “there was a time when […]

Google Plans To Launch Censored Search Engine In China, Leaked Documents Reveal

David Maxwell Comment:  “Nice. They will not support the US government and military in targeting but they will do this for the Chinese.”    Or, as the old saying goes, “We have found the enemy, and it is us.” Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal The Intercept · by Ryan Gallagher · […]

Putin Is Running A Destructive Cyber Crime Syndicate Out Of Russia

Excerpts: President Trump has been silent on the issue, but not the rest of his administration, including his own White House. In February, Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement attributing the “NotPetya” ransomware attack in June 2017 to Russia, saying, “The Russian military launched the most destructive and costly cyberattack in history,” which caused “billions […]

Another Fitness App Reveals Data That Can Be Used To Identify Soldiers And Spies

Can this technology be used to disguise — or make it seem you are somewhere you aren’t?  RCP, fortunascorner.com   Another fitness app reveals data that can be used to identify soldiers and spies Polar’s Flow app exposes sensitive information that can be used to decipher where people live and work. The news: An investigation by De Correspondent and Bellingcat has shown […]

Are Your Eyes Lying To You? Experts, Pentagon Hunt For Tools To Detect Hoax Videos

Artificial intelligence is going to make this a very difficult and troublesome issue.  These fake videos could become weapons of mass disruption, as deception and spoofing will be in full bloom.  But, two can play this game; and hopefully we are preparing offensive intelligence operations designed to undermine our adversaries; or, prompt them into doing […]

David Sanger Interviewed On CNBC On His New Book:  “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age”

David Sanger Interviewed On CNBC On His New Book:  “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age” http://www.fortunascorner.com      New York Times journalist and author David E. Sanger was interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning/June 19, 2019, about his new book: “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age,” just out by Scribe […]

Why North Korean Cyber Attacks May Mushroom

The comment highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David  Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP, fortuanscorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “We had better be prepared for the increase.  I just spent some time working with a young researcher who really knows and understands the north’s cyber capabilities […]