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Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents Found for Sale on Dark Web, Researchers Say


The Pentagon’s budget for UAVs just doubled.  Has security kept pace?  It doesn’t look that way. </end editorial> By Dustin Volz July 11, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET Discovery comes amid heightened concern about how U.S. military secrets may be insufficiently protected from hackers An unidentified hacker tried to sell purported U.S. military documents containing information about… Continue reading Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents Found for Sale on Dark Web, Researchers Say

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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

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InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS


Guys and Gals of the information warfare community, information operations world, strategic communications, public diplomacy, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, electronic warfare, etc – InfowarCon is THE event that you should attend.   I’ve been to quite a few of these through the years. Founded by Winn Schwartau back when the concept of information warfare was just gaining traction… Continue reading InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS

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The US Army is reportedly banning all drones from China’s DJI


WRITTEN BY Mike Murphy OBSESSION Machines with Brains August 04, 2017 The US Army’s research division, along with the US Navy, has reportedly banned its personnel from using any DJI drones, those made by the Chinese company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. According to a memo acquired by sUAS News, a site devoted to the business of… Continue reading The US Army is reportedly banning all drones from China’s DJI

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The Case for Diplomacy in Cyberspace


Chris Painter Cyber guy for 27 yrs, tech, wine, film, Pynchon & indie music fan. Aug 1 The Case for Diplomacy in Cyberspace https://medium.com/@C_Painter/the-case-for-diplomacy-in-cyberspace-8ca1ca8c97b3 For the last six and a half amazing years I have had the honor to serve as the first Coordinator for Cyber Issues in the Secretary’s Office at the State Department.… Continue reading The Case for Diplomacy in Cyberspace

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China just made VPNs illegal


China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the new rules on Sunday, as reported by the South China Morning Post. Calling it a “clean-up” of the country’s internet connections, the Ministry said the new rules would go live immediately and be in place until March 31st, 2018. VPNs are already subject to government scrutiny… Continue reading China just made VPNs illegal

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Hacking group purportedly hacked NSA-linked Equation Group, auctioning cyber weapons


The Shadow Brokers group claim to have hacked the Equation Group, which is believed to be linked to the NSA, and is auctioning off the ‘best’ cyber weapons. Computerworld | Aug 15, 2016 8:33 AM PT You don’t see this every day…a hacking group claims to have hacked a U.S. intelligence agency-linked hacking group and… Continue reading Hacking group purportedly hacked NSA-linked Equation Group, auctioning cyber weapons