Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare

India’s Cosmos Bank loses $13.5 mln in cyber attack


Rajendra Jadhav MUMBAI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Cyber criminals hacked the systems of India’s Cosmos Bank and siphoned off nearly 944 million rupees ($13.5 million) through simultaneous withdrawals across 28 countries over the weekend, the bank has told police. The co-operative bank said unidentified hackers stole customer information through a malware attack on its automated… Continue reading India’s Cosmos Bank loses $13.5 mln in cyber attack

Information operations · Cybersecurity · cyberwar

Eligible Receiver 97: Seminal DOD Cyber Exercise Included Mock Terror Strikes and Hostage Simulations


Eligible Receiver 97 was my introduction to Information Operations and cyber.   </end editorial> Washington, D.C., August 1, 2018 – An early classified Defense Department cybersecurity exercise named “Eligible Receiver 97” (ER97) featured a previously unpublicized series of mock terror attacks, hostage seizures, and special operations raids that went well beyond pure cyber activities in order to… Continue reading Eligible Receiver 97: Seminal DOD Cyber Exercise Included Mock Terror Strikes and Hostage Simulations

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Cyberwarfare

8 top cyber attack maps and how to use them


Have worked in Cyber, cybersecurity, cyber warfare, and cyber policy, for close to 20 years, I can attest to how a briefing without graphics is about as boring as watching paint dry.  Good graphics about cyber are difficult to find. How many ways are there to show a packet of electrons being launched at a… Continue reading 8 top cyber attack maps and how to use them

cyber security · Cybersecurity

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

Cybersecurity · cyberwar

To Protect Private Sector, Multilayered Strategies Are Needed


By Constance Douris May 24, 2018 In this series of articles running through July, RealClearPolitics and RealClearDefense take an in-depth look at the intersection of cybersecurity, technology, and warfare in the 21st century. Below is Part 6. Recently, a malware called Trisis was discovered that was specifically designed to access controls and cause leaks or explosions and sabotage an electric… Continue reading To Protect Private Sector, Multilayered Strategies Are Needed

Information operations · Cybersecurity · Russia · cyberwar · Information Warfare · Ukraine

Researchers uncover sophisticated botnet aimed at possible attack inside Ukraine


As of right now, any association with a Russia source is based on only coincidental or “loose” evidence. As for Ukraine being a target, upcoming Ukraine’s holidays for May and June 2018: May 27 Sunday Orthodox Pentecost National holiday, Orthodox May 27 Sunday Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day Observance May 27 Sunday Kiev Day… Continue reading Researchers uncover sophisticated botnet aimed at possible attack inside Ukraine

Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare

A DC Think Tank Uses Fake Twitter Accounts And A Shady Expert To Reach The NSA, FBI, And White House


The Cybersecurity community has been discussing this heavily, all day.   </end editorial> ICIT bills itself as “America’s Cybersecurity Think Tank.” But BuzzFeed News found it’s running fake Twitter accounts and its top expert has questionable credentials. Posted on May 15, 2018, at 1:58 p.m. Craig Silverman BuzzFeed News Media Editor Earlier this year, leaders from the… Continue reading A DC Think Tank Uses Fake Twitter Accounts And A Shady Expert To Reach The NSA, FBI, And White House