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Treasury Sanctions Iranian Cyber Actors for Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities Targeting Hundreds of Universities


MARCH 23, 2018 Washington – Today, in a coordinated action with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated one Iranian entity and 10 Iranian individuals under Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” as amended. The entity and individuals designated today engaged in the theft of valuable intellectual property and data from hundreds of U.S. and third-country universities and a media company for private financial gain. “Iran… Continue reading Treasury Sanctions Iranian Cyber Actors for Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities Targeting Hundreds of Universities

Cyber Crime

RT accuses US of kidnapping, when Russian MP’s Son is Arrested


According to RT, here, when Roman Seleznyov was detained in the Maldives and flown to Guam, he was being “kidnapped” by US authorities. Let’s see if I have this right, RT.  By your own admission, Roman Seleznyov was arrested in Guam on charges of “identity theft, bank fraud, illegally accessing information on protected computers and trafficking… Continue reading RT accuses US of kidnapping, when Russian MP’s Son is Arrested

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Our Massively Dysfunctional Cyber ‘System’


Today I met with two seniors in the cyber community, both have access to the very top of their respective food chains.  We talked for about 90 minutes, as a group.  Altogether I spent 2 1/2 hours with the one gentleman. What I discovered during our talk sent chills throughout my body.  Not only is… Continue reading Our Massively Dysfunctional Cyber ‘System’

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Please tell me they’re joking – Google Wallet?


  Oh goodness, gracious. I am not dreaming, I am not making this up, I am not kidding you.  I BS thee not. Tonight I received a notification:   Please visit your Google Wallet account settings page and update your information to ensure continued access to all the features of your Google Wallet account. I… Continue reading Please tell me they’re joking – Google Wallet?

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Our Cyber Dysconnect


Three years ago I attended a conference in Moscow,Russia, it was an eye opener. I spoke openly about cyberwar (a term I used begrudgingly and admitted as much), the offensive side . That, of and by itself, was shocking. During the conference I realized how the US was viewed by much of the rest of the… Continue reading Our Cyber Dysconnect

Cyber Crime · cyber security · Cyber warfare · Cybersecurity

Striking Back in Cyberspace: Vigilantism or Sanctioned?


Your corporation has just been probed, broken into, and highly sensitive proprietary intellectual property (IP) has been copied and/or destroyed.  Whoever took the IP now has the information for pennies on the dollar, they did not have to invest perhaps millions of dollars and years of research and development, conducting experiments or finding just the… Continue reading Striking Back in Cyberspace: Vigilantism or Sanctioned?