Cybercrime

Finnish Decision is Win for Internet Trolls


Reblog of Krebs On Security, by Brian Krebs In a win for Internet trolls and teenage cybercriminals everywhere, a Finnish court has decided not to incarcerate a 17-year-old found guilty of more than 50,000 cybercrimes, including data breaches, payment fraud, operating a huge botnet and calling in bomb threats, among other violations. As the Finnish daily Helsingin… Continue reading Finnish Decision is Win for Internet Trolls

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Let’s Talk Cyber in the US


I want to bring up a few cyber issues which are overclassified and most of it should, I say again, should be in the unclassified realm. 1.  Morris Worm.  Old but relevant, from November 2, 1988.  Dr. Robert Tappan Morris is teaching at MIT now.  This worm is not really a “proof of concept” but… Continue reading Let’s Talk Cyber in the US

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The Reality of Attribution about Cyber Attacks


This morning I read an article about attribution for cyber attacks and it just struck me that I believe too many people are hiding behind over-classification. The article was “What makes cyber attacks so hard to trace?” I asked a good friend and I was told this could not be answered ‘in the open’, meaning… Continue reading The Reality of Attribution about Cyber Attacks

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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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Tip of the Iceberg: 107,655 Cybersecurity Incidents Reported in FY 2011


According to a Reuters report, here, cybersecurity experts claim most security incidents are not reported. I’m going to put on my cybersecurity cynic hat for a second and say a loud “BS” for one reason cited in the article. “The justification they used for not announcing is that they only do business with the U.S.… Continue reading Tip of the Iceberg: 107,655 Cybersecurity Incidents Reported in FY 2011