Category social media

The Death Of The Internet

Excerpts: The end of the internet may come in a form that looks and feels like fascism, but let’s not forget that most of these destructive actors are motivated by money. Twitter may defend its actions (or inactions) around harassment as an act of free speech, but it’s really an act of commerce. As long […]

Top-Secret Cache Of Army Intelligence Data Left Exposed On The Internet

Excerpts: Among those commenting on the discovery was Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who took exile in Moscow in 2013 after revealing sweeping NSA programs to collect telephone records of Americans and data on their browsing and email usage.   “The IC is broken,” Snowden tweeted, referring to the intelligence community.   UpGuard did […]

Islamic State Puts Out Clarion Call To Members/Sympathizers Urging Acts Of Terror Against Westerners/Christians During The Christmas Holiday — Particular Threat To Christmas Markets — Issue Posters/Post Images Of Santa Kneeling With Hands Tied In Front Of Jihadist

Islamic State Puts Out Clarion Call To Members/Sympathizers Urging Acts Of Terror Against Westerners/Christians During The Christmas Holiday — Particular Threat To Christmas Markets — Issue Posters/Post Images Of Santa Kneeling With Hands Tied In Front Of Jihadist http://www.fortunascorner.com      As I have written many times, we are cowards in the West, because…..good men […]

Pentagon Data Leak: Massive Trove Of Global Social Media Data Left Accidentally Online

Pentagon data leak: Massive trove of global social media data left accidentally exposed online By India Ashok, www.ibtimes.co.uk View Original November 18th, 2017 The breach raises concerns about the Pentagon’s ability to ensure that its data remains secure iStockPhoto by: iStock The Pentagon accidentally exposed classified US Department of Defense (DoD) databases containing information that the US gathered on […]

Intelligence Community ‘Cyber Malpractice:’ U.S. Flagged Russian Cyber Security Firm Kapersky Lab As A Potential Threat As Early As 2004; But, Issued No Guidance/Warnings

   As one of my readers noted: “The Kaspersky case is a poster child for USG cyber malpractice. The IC knew that Kaspersky Lab was an instrument of the Russian intelligence apparatus nearly a dozen years ago but would not advise USG agencues as well as private sector firms of the risk. How many other […]

NSA: Cyber Attacks Are Becoming More Sophisticated, Aggressive, Disruptive

  NSA: Cyber Attacks Are Becoming More Sophisticated, Aggressive, and Disruptive Foreign hackers combine malware, cyber techniques used by other adversaries An IT researchers shows on a giant screen a computer infected by a ransomware / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz November 16, 2017 5:00 am Cyber attacks by foreign nations and criminals against both government […]

How Americans Became Vulnerable To Russian Disinformation

  https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/russia-social-media-election-interference-by-kent-harrington-2017-11 How Americans Became Vulnerable to Russian Disinformation Nov 7, 2017  KENT HARRINGTONSocial media moguls’ disregard for facts may have facilitated Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. But Russia’s success in peddling bogus news via Twitter and Facebook exposed more fundamental problems: a poorly educated electorate and a news industry that has […]

Security Breach And Spilled Secrets Have Shaken The N.S.A. To Its Core

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core By Scott Shane, Nicole Perlroth, David E. Sanger, www.nytimes.com View Original November 12th, 2017 Jake Williams, a former member of the National Security Agency’s hacking unit. The Shadow Brokers, a mysterious group that obtained N.S.A. cybertools, identified his work for the agency on Twitter. Credit Dustin Chambers […]

A Soft(Ware) Approach To Threats From Within: Mitigating The Insider Threat With Threat-Detection Software

A Soft(ware) Approach to Threats from Within: Mitigating the Insider Threat with Threat-Detection Software By Sonny James Santistevan, georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org View Original November 9th, 2017 GSSR Cyber Security, Intelligence, The Forum, US National Security 0 A SoftPhoto by: ware Photo Credit: New York Times Growing concerns about the prevalence and increasing regularity of insider threat breaches within the United States Government and private […]

The Rise Of Super-Stealthy, Digitally Signed Malware — Thanks To The Dark Web

The Rise Of Super-Stealthy, Digitally Signed Malware — Thanks To The Dark Web   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Swati Khandelwal posted a November 5, 2017 article on the cyber security website, The Hacker News, with the title above.  He begins by asking, “guess what’s more expensive than counterfeit U.S. passports, stolen credit cards, and even guns on the […]