Information operations · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare

Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet Sailors Receive Copernicus Award


FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MD, UNITED STATES 01.18.2017 Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel Souvannason  U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (NNS) – Two U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) members were selected as recipients of the Copernicus award, which recognizes individual contributions to naval warfare in the… Continue reading Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet Sailors Receive Copernicus Award

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare · Russia

Squirrels Keep Menacing the Power Grid. But at Least It’s Not the Russians


Squirrel! With that one word, I could always make my German Shepherd over-react and instantly accelerate in search of…   That was during my first marriage,  I sure do miss that dog. With the recent attacks on US information systems and at least one false claim of a Russian attack on an electrical substation, squirrels… Continue reading Squirrels Keep Menacing the Power Grid. But at Least It’s Not the Russians

Cybersecurity · cyberwar

After U.S. intel report on Putin, British government launches cyber security review


Mon Jan 9, 2017 | 6:31am EST The British government said on Monday it is launching a national inquiry into cyber security to assess the extent to which the UK is protected from an ever-increasing tide of attacks worldwide. The inquiry comes only two days after U.S. intelligence agencies said Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered… Continue reading After U.S. intel report on Putin, British government launches cyber security review

Cybersecurity · cyberwar

Social Engineers Target LinkedIn: How to Protect Your Organization


By Chris Stephen January 10, 2017 When most people think of LinkedIn, they think of it as a business networking site intended to help like-minded professionals connect. When threat actors think of LinkedIn, they see it as a great way to bypass your company’s defenses. The average person wouldn’t ever consider a social networking site… Continue reading Social Engineers Target LinkedIn: How to Protect Your Organization

Cybersecurity · cyberwar

L.A. COLLEGE PAYS HACKER’S RANSOM TO UNLOCK IT SYSTEMS


A cyberattack on Los Angeles Valley College over the holidays locked down a variety of the school’s IT systems just as students were returning for the new year. The major disruption prompted the L.A. Community College District to pay a Bitcoin ransom last week that amounted to approximately $28,000 in order to meet a hacker’s demands. According to the Los… Continue reading L.A. COLLEGE PAYS HACKER’S RANSOM TO UNLOCK IT SYSTEMS

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Internet trolls who set up fake online profiles to post damaging or embarrassing material could face criminal charges


CPS updating rules for those who set up fake accounts or websites If they are set up to humiliate or abuse victims they could face court  Twitter and Facebook under pressure to better police bogus profiles  By Press Association PUBLISHED: 02:44 EST, 3 March 2016 | UPDATED: 10:49 EST, 6 March 2016 Internet trolls who… Continue reading Internet trolls who set up fake online profiles to post damaging or embarrassing material could face criminal charges