Category Weapons of Mass Disruption

Dangerous New Malware Allows Anyone Who Possesses It To Empty ATM Accounts; And, It’s For Sale On The Worldwide Web

Dangerous New Malware Allows Anyone Who Possesses It To Empty ATM Accounts; And, It’s For Sale On The Worldwide Web http://www.fortunascorner.com      “Hacking ATM’s is easier now than ever before.”  That’s what Mohit Kumar writes on his post in this morning’s/October 17, 2017 edition of the HackerNews.com.  “Usually, hackers exploit hardware and software vulnerabilities to hack ATMs, and […]

New Anonymity Network Named Loopix Shows Promise — Could Become Alternative/Replace TOR

New Anonymity Network Named Loopix Shows Promise — Could Become Alternative/Replace TOR   http://www.fortunascorner.com        The Dark Web, and the The Onion Router (TOR), have been around since 2002; and, has been a refuge for those seeking digital anonymity — from digital privacy advocates, to the off-the-gridders, and of course the darker digital angels of our […]

SecDef Mattis At AUSA: The Threats The U.S. Military Must Be Prepared For

Secretary Mattis at AUSA: The Threats the US Military Must be Prepared For – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Liam Collins · October 12, 2017 Secretary of Defense James Mattis kicked off the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Monday. The meeting is billed as the “largest landpower exposition and professional development […]

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring The World For U.S. Secrets

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets By Scott Shane, Nicole Perlroth, www.nytimes.com View Original October 10th, 2017 Kaspersky Lab’s products require access to everything stored on a computer in order to scour it for viruses or other dangers. Credit Sergei Ilnitsky/European Pressphoto AgencyPhoto by: Sergei Ilnitsky/European Pressphoto Agency It was a case of […]

Allies’Wartime Operational Plan Presumably Stolen By North Korean Hackers In 2016

Though, maybe these were the plans that we wanted North Korea to steal???  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  I guess it is a good thing that no plan survives contact. (2nd LD) Allies’ wartime operational plan presumably stolen by N.K. hackers last year: lawmaker m.yna.co.kr View Original October 10th, 2017 (ATTN: ADDS more info in para […]

Is The NSA At A Tipping Point?  Should Its Entire Network Enterprise Be Scrapped? One Has To Assume Putin’s Spies & Beijing’s Collector’s Have Taken Full Advantage Of NSA’s Breaches & Miscues

Is The NSA At A Tipping Point?  Should Its Entire Network Enterprise Be Scrapped? One Has To Assume Putin’s Spies & Beijing’s Collector’s Have Taken Full Advantage Of NSA’s Breaches & Miscues   www.forrtunascorner.com        As you are probably aware by now, there has been yet another breach of NSA’s security, as another […]

Baltics Battle Russia In Online Disinformation War

http://www.dw.com/en/baltics-battle-russia-in-online-disinformation-war/a-40828834 EUROPE Baltics battle Russia in online disinformation war From the hacking attack on Estonia in 2007 to the fake news targeting the NATO battalions on the alliance’s eastern border in 2017 — the Baltic states have been the bull’s-eye of Russian-backed digital warfare.   Ten years ago, Estonians awoke to find the country paralyzed […]

South Korea Developing Graphite ‘Blackout Bombs’ To Paralyse North’s Electrical Grid

South Korea developing graphite ‘blackout bombs’ to paralyse North’s electrical grid By Julian Ryall, www.telegraph.co.uk View Original October 9th, 2017  South Korean F-15K fighter jets drop bombs as they fly over the Korean Peninsula during a joint drills with the U.S South Korea is ready to deploy graphite bombs – also known as “blackout bombs” – that […]

Russia Targets Soldier Smartphones, Western Officials Say

And, our networked weaponry as well. But, two can play this game.  RCP, fortunascorner.com Moscow seeks information on operations and troop strength, according to officials with NATO countries   https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-targets-soldier-smartphones-western-officials-say-1507109402 By Thomas Grove in Tapa, Estonia, Julian E. Barnes in Brussels and Drew Hinshaw in Orzysz, Poland Oct. 4, 2017 5:30 a.m. ET 1 COMMENTS Russia has opened a […]

How To Track The Original Location Of An Email Via Its IP Address

This isn’t bullet-proof.  Spoofing, stealth malware, and so on.  A sophisticated cyber adversary/thief can and do make digital attribution a challenge to say the least.  And, if they muddy their digital tracks well enough, false-flag ops, etc., it will cost you a lot of time and money to eventually locate the IP.  And by then, […]