Category Weapons of Mass Disruption

Will Crypto Rogues Threaten The Geopolitical Order?

Excerpts: Here are some signs that U.S. policymakers should watch for; indicators that a geopolitical shift is changing the global monetary order through cryptocurrency technology: A U.S. adversary could convince other nations to use a state-based digital currency to conduct trade in the adversary’s major commodity export, such as oil. Another scenario would be an […]

Attorney General Barr Says Encrypted Apps Pose ‘Grave Threat’ To Safety

Attorney General Barr says encrypted apps pose ‘grave threat’ to safety The Washington Post · by Devlin Barrett · July 23, 2019 Attorney General William P. Barr has waded back into the debate about encryption. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) Attorney General William P. Barr delivered a blistering critique Tuesday of encrypted messaging programs, saying they are preventing law […]

Hackers Made An App That Kills — To Prove A Point; Click Here To Kill Everybody; Is A ‘Dr. No’ In Cyber Space, Or Our First Serial Killer By Computer Hack…..Already Lurking In The Dark Underbelly Of Our Digital Universe? 

Hackers Made An App That Kills — To Prove A Point; Click Here To Kill Everybody; Is A ‘Dr. No’ In Cyber Space, Or Our First Serial Killer By Computer Hack…..Already Lurking In The Dark Underbelly Of Our Digital Universe?    https://fortunascorner.com      The title above comes from Lily Hay Newman’s July 16, 2019 […]

New Legislation Could Protect Electric Grids The Old Fashioned Way

https://www.newsmax.com/peterpry/electric-grid-emp-blackout-russia/2019/07/1 6/id/924690/ Newsmax New Legislation Could Protect Electric Grids the Old Fashioned Way Tuesday, July 16, 2019 03:24 PM By: Dr. Peter Vincent Pry New York City’s July 13 blackout that put over 70,000 people in the dark, on the 40th anniversary of the 1977 city-wide blackout effecting 9 million (the latter resulting in riots […]

The Dark New World Of Leaks, Rumors And Deadly Hybrid War

Column: The dark new world of leaks, rumours and deadly hybrid war in.reuters.com · by Peter Apps 7 Min Read LONDON (Reuters) – As Britain ponders the fallout from leaked diplomatic telegrams from its ambassador to Washington, it ponders an awkward question. Was the so-called “special relationship” deliberately sabotaged by Britain’s own officials or politicians releasing the […]

The Future Of The Internet: Emergence Of A Digital Iron Curtain, Divided, Intrusive, Anonymous, Full Of Fake News, Deceptive, Gated, Armored, Camouflaged, Deceitful, Dangerous, Wonderful – Revolutions Will Be Tweeted

Russia And Iran Plan To Fundamentally Isolate The Internet https://fortunascorner.com      Justin Sherman posted a June 6, 2019 article with the title above to the website of WIRED.com. He begins, “for years, countries have spoken in vague terms about creating domestic Internets. that can be isolated from the world,” and the greater Internet as we know […]

In Baltimore And Beyond, A Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc

In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/25/us/nsa-hacking-tool-baltimore.html   May 25, 2019 6:29 pm ENM NEWS For nearly three weeks, Baltimore has struggled with a cyberattack by digital extortionists that has frozen thousands of computers, shut down email and disrupted real estate sales, water bills, health alerts and many other services. But […]

Worst Case Scenario (EMP Threat)

Worst Case Scenario By Brian F. Sullivan When last I wrote about the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) issue, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had yet to publish its proposed rule for Mitigating Beyond Design Basis Events (MBDBE). Since then, in a 3 to 2 vote, the NRC has gutted the rule, so as to leave our […]

The Strange Journey Of An NSA Zero-Day Vulnerability Into Multiple Enemies Hands; The Digital Boomerang Effect; Did Edward Snowden Play A Role?

The Strange Journey Of An NSA Zero-Day Vulnerability Into Multiple Enemies Hands; The Digital Boomerang Effect; Did Edward Snowden Play A Role?   https://fortunascorner.com      The title above comes from Andy Greenberg’s May 7, 2019 article in the cyber security and technology publication, WIRED.com.  Mr. Greenberg begins by explaining that “the notion of a zero-day vulnerability […]

POTUS Executive Order On America’s Cybersecurity Workforce

Executive Order on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce Economy & Jobs Issued on: May 2, 2019   All News By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to better ensure continued American economic prosperity and national security, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. […]