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Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing With a Russian Nexus


 I include the first half of the article here, to drive traffic to the Citizen Lab website.  Excellent report, excellent investigation, excellent details! </end editorial> May 25, 2017 Categories: Adam Hulcoop, John Scott-Railton, Matt Brooks, Reports and Briefings, Ron Deibert By: Adam Hulcoop, John Scott-Railton, Peter Tanchak, Matt Brooks, and Ron Deibert Read Citizen Lab… Continue reading Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing With a Russian Nexus

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New Study Outlines Cyber Security Developments in Israel


New Study Outlines Cyber Security Developments in Israel A new analysis by NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence provides a comprehensive overview of cyber security structures and recent developments in Israel, a nation at the forefront of digital and cybersecurity innovation for the past decade. The CCDCOE Report “National Cyber Security Organisation: Israel“ describes a… Continue reading New Study Outlines Cyber Security Developments in Israel

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Push to let companies ‘hack back’ after WannaCry


The behind the scenes debate on this issue is raging.  Some view hacking back as a real deterrent. Once some examples are made, others may be hesitant.  Issues formerly associated with ‘pirates’, such as a letter of marque, have been suggested. Licensing is another. Comparisons to bounty hunters and mercenaries have also been made.  Some… Continue reading Push to let companies ‘hack back’ after WannaCry

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Analyzing a counterintelligence cyber operation: How Macron just changed information, cyber & security forever


To be accurate, this article is not about cyber security, not at all – so I changed the title. It is about information, gaining the advantage in messaging and the narrative, and seizing the initiative.   As much as I love the author, Gadi Evron, he makes a totally false statement: “information warfare or as… Continue reading Analyzing a counterintelligence cyber operation: How Macron just changed information, cyber & security forever

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WannaCry Campaign: Potential State Involvement Could Have Serious Consequences


WannaCry Campaign: Potential State Involvement Could Have Serious Consequences The massive ransomware campaign, broadly referred to as WannaCry, makes use of a well-known technical vulnerability and at this stage does not indicate a clear link to any state actor. However, if attribution to a specific state or state-controlled actor is established, Tallinn Manual 2.0 on… Continue reading WannaCry Campaign: Potential State Involvement Could Have Serious Consequences

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Russian Patriarch Sprays Holy Water on Computers to Fend Off Ransomware Virus


Russians are strange. </end editorial> By Ian Miles Cheong 3:30 pm, May 15, 2017 Just as the UK’s National Health Service, corporations, and government agencies around the globe grapple with the recent ransomware virus attack that forced thousands of computers offline, Russia has come up with a novel way of dealing with the cybersecurity situation: holy… Continue reading Russian Patriarch Sprays Holy Water on Computers to Fend Off Ransomware Virus

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Ransomware: Microsoft can no longer claim to be ‘proactive’


14 May 2017 Written by  Sam Varghese Microsoft’s reaction to the Windows ransomware crisis that occurred on Friday and Saturday has shown one thing: no longer can the company continue to use the business buzzword “proactive” when it talks about itself. It was caught unawares and left looking very old and tired in the way… Continue reading Ransomware: Microsoft can no longer claim to be ‘proactive’