BREAKING NEWS: "CYBER INFO SHARING & PROTECTION ACT DEAD FOR NOW."

David Maxwell Comment:  “The new weapon of choice from north Korea?”   Excerpts: In early March, McAfee identified cyberattacks on Turkish financial institutions and government groups that deployed a “Bankshot” implant that embedded malicious files in Microsoft Word documents sent to victims via email attachment. Computers were infected if users downloaded the attachment.   But […]

A Russian scientist who claimed to develop the nerve agent that poisoned Sergei Skripal has reportedly been hit by a car in Russia By Alexandra Ma, www.businessinsider.com View Original April 25th, 2018 A Russian scientist who developed the nerve agent used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal was hit by a car in Russia earlier this week, local […]

Russia claims it has a US Tomahawk cruise missile and will use it to improve its own weapons By Holly Ellyatt | @hollyellyatt, www.cnbc.com View Original April 25th, 2018 Matthew Daniels/U.S. Navy via Getty Images Russia has gotten its hands on an U.S. Tomahawk cruise missile and it’s going to study it to improve its own weapon […]

North Korea’s Underground Nuclear Test Site Has Collapsed — Which May Be The Real Reason Kim Jong-Un Has Agreed To Freeze Missile Tests — Chinese Officials Say http://www.fortunascorner.com      Jullian Robinson posted an article this morning, April 25, 2018, on the website of the Daily Mail, with the title above. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un only […]

Futures Were Pointing To Another Selloff On Wall Street Early This Morning; But, Are Now Flat To Positive As We Near The Opening Bell; ‘Don’t Get Hung Up On 3 Percent 10-Year Yields’   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Stock futures this morning were initially pointing to another selloff on Wall Street; but, as the morning as […]

Is a military coup possible in Iran? IRGC staff changes and talk of the merits of a ‘military president’ suggest that a coup might be under consideration. Saeid Golkar/Apr 24, 2018 www.aljazeera.com View Original April 24th, 2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is facing declining support among IraniansPhoto by: AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi Since the beginning of the […]

The OSS, 9/11 & Gina Haspel: Intelligence Under Fire thecipherbrief.com · by Alex Bolling Alex Bolling Former CIA Chief of Station Just weeks after the attacks of 9/11, a flatbed truck was parked unceremoniously in the tree-lined fire lane next to the CIA’s New Headquarters Building, surrounded by furious activity. The team was packing gear on shipping […]

Beating Moscow at its Main Game: Espionage thecipherbrief.com Richard BoucherFormer Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia We talk a lot these days about smart power and hard power and soft power even the sharp power of manipulating information. In the end, power and influence have always been exercised in multiple dimensions – […]

CyCon U.S. Call for Papers is now open Theme: Cyber Conflict during Competition CyCon U.S. seeks technical, legal, political, and military positions and research related to Cyber Conflict during Competition. Important Dates Full Paper Submission Deadline: July 22, 2018 Notification of Paper Acceptance: August 20, 2018 Final Paper Submission Deadline: September 17, 2018 “Inter-state strategic […]

Trump plans to nominate Admiral Harry Harris as ambassador to South Korea ahead of North Korea summit: NBC News, citing sources Christine Wang | @christiiineeee Published 28 Mins Ago   Updated 4 Mins Ago https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/24/trump-plans-to-nominate-admiral-harry-harris-as-ambassador-to-south-korea-ahead-of-north-korea-summit-nbc-news-citing-sources.html CNBC.com Toru Hana | AFP | Getty Images Commander of the US Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris President Donald Trump plans to nominate Admiral […]