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Chinese hackers will ‘stop using economic cyber-espionage’ to steal secrets from Canada


If hacking decreased by 90% following an agreement between the governments of the US and China, there must be some sort of ‘control’ over the hackers in China.  I have to wonder if there is a similar relationship in Russia which can be exploited? </end editorial> Following a previous agreement with the US, Chinese state… Continue reading Chinese hackers will ‘stop using economic cyber-espionage’ to steal secrets from Canada

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WannaCry-Style Cyberattacks Pummel Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Scandinavia


Many reports have used the word massive for the ransomware cyber attacks that are hitting all across Europe, Ukraine, Russia, and Scandinavia. By many reports, Ukraine is being hit the hardest. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the National Police sites are down, hospitals, all sorts of banks, power companies. businesses and other infrastructure cyber… Continue reading WannaCry-Style Cyberattacks Pummel Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Scandinavia

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · United Kingdom

UK parliament hit by cyber attack


Best quote about a cyberattack – ever! “Sorry no parliamentary email access today – we’re under cyber attack from Kim Jong Un, Putin or a kid in his mom’s basement or something…” Henry Smith, a Conservative member, tweeted. </end editorial> BY JOHN BOWDEN The British parliament was hit by a cyber attack Friday night that… Continue reading UK parliament hit by cyber attack

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare · Russia

Russian hacking hearings: 6 takeaways


Testimony by my friend, Dr. Sam Liles. </end editorial> Washington (CNN)Both sides of the Capitol on Wednesday heard from experts about the extent of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, with officials for the first time revealing how many states’ election-related systems were targeted by Russian hackers. But though the government disclosed that 21 states… Continue reading Russian hacking hearings: 6 takeaways

Russia · cyberwar · Information Warfare

Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault


This is a great compilation that draws linkages across a timeline. Consider me impressed. Washington Post reveals that Obama administration had a covert plan for punishing Russia for interference in the US election: “Obama also approved a previously undisclosed covert measure that authorized planting cyber weapons in Russia’s infrastructure, the digital equivalent of bombs that could… Continue reading Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

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How China’s cyber command is being built to supersede its U.S. military counterpart


Chris Bing JUN 22, 2017 | CYBERSCOOP As U.S. leaders contemplate a proper definition for “cyberwar,” their counterparts in China have been building a unit capable of fighting such a large-scale conflict. China’s rival to U.S. Cyber Command, the ambiguously named Strategic Support Force (SSF), is quietly growing at a time when the country’s sizable military is… Continue reading How China’s cyber command is being built to supersede its U.S. military counterpart

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Brutal Kangaroo is the CIA tool suite for hacking Air-Gapped Networks


June 22, 2017  By Pierluigi Paganini WikiLeaks has published a new batch of Wikileaks documents that detail the Brutal Kangaroo tool suite for hacking Air-Gapped Networks. WikiLeaks has published a new batch of documents belonging to the Vault 7 leak, the last archive includes the documentation related to a tool dubbed Brutal Kangaroo used by the CIA for Microsoft… Continue reading Brutal Kangaroo is the CIA tool suite for hacking Air-Gapped Networks