Category Weapons of Mass Disruption

Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him

Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him The White House wants to warm up to Moscow, eventually. But CIA veterans say we tried that. KIMBERLY DOZIER 06.25.17 12:00 AM ET  www.thedailybeast.com View Original June 25th, 2017 SEA ISLAND, Florida—The Russian intelligence officers picked up the American spies from Moscow’s […]

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 — […]

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]

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, […]

The Trump Budget Still Shortchanges The Military: By HASC Chairman, (Rep./Texas) Mac Thornberry

     Now we can more fully understand why the FY18 NDAA signed out by Rep. Thornberry over the weekend was annotated to reflect the NDAA was being published/released “By Request,” which meant that it did not yet have the backing of the Chairman of the HASC.  The below makes clear where the HASC Chair […]

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 […]

U.S. Cyberweapons, Used Against Iran And North Korea, Are A Disappointment Against ISIS

U.S. Cyberweapons, Used Against Iran And North Korea, Are A Disappointment Against ISIS By Eric Schmitt, David E. Sanger, www.nytimes.com View Original June 12th, 2017 National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Md. Operation Glowing Symphony, launched against the Islamic State, was initially deemed a success because battlefield videos disappeared, but the results were temporary. Credit Jim Lo […]

Massive Blackout Occurs In Seoul’s Southwestern Areas, Satellite Cities

David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue, just below.  Could this be a dry-run? by North Korean agents, or sympathizers? David Maxwell:  Although KEPCO is apologizing and taking responsibility my question would be is this the result of a cyber attack? (2nd LD) Massive Blackout Occurs In Seoul’s Southwestern Areas, Satellite Cities m.yna.co.kr View Original […]

North Korea Dreams Of Turning Out the Lights

Comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell. David Maxwell:  I believe THAAD would defend against this kind of missile attack/threat against the South.   I should have added this:   As all military failures are a failure to learn, a failure to adapt, and a failure to anticipate (Cohen and Gooch), […]