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Has a Russian intelligence agent hacked your wifi?


James Ball @jamesrbuk Tue 17 Apr 2018 09.44 EDT  A global conflict is taking place on the internet – and your router may be more attractive to a foreign operative than you think Another day, another hacking attack – or, in Monday’s case, another few million hacking attacks. Russia has been blamed by the US and the UK for… Continue reading Has a Russian intelligence agent hacked your wifi?

Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare

Hackers Can Stealthily Exfiltrate Data via Power Lines


I’m not going to say “I told you so”, but I told you so in 2001.  Anything beyond this, I may not share. It must suffice, I told the right people. </end editorial> By Eduard Kovacs on April 13, 2018 Researchers have created proof-of-concept (PoC) malware that can stealthily exfiltrate data from air-gapped computers using power lines.… Continue reading Hackers Can Stealthily Exfiltrate Data via Power Lines

Information operations · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare

Military Set for Cyber Attacks on Foreign Infrastructure


The very public disclosures of US cyber operations is as much a warning to China and Russia as anything else.  Everything LTG Nakasone brought up was common sense, such as performing reconnaissance on Russian and Chinese power infrastructure. The disclosures about Huawei were also intended to instill a wee bit of paranoia into Chinese minds,… Continue reading Military Set for Cyber Attacks on Foreign Infrastructure

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Cybercom’s ‘Command Vision’ Aims to Maintain Superiority in Cyber Domain


Jane Edwards  March 26, 2018 Latest News, Tech & Cyber 44 Views The U.S. Cyber Command has issued a new strategy that seeks to help the command achieve and maintain superiority in the cyber space domain, the Lawfare blog reported Friday. Cybercom’s “Command Vision” supports the National Defense Strategy unveiled by the Defense Department in January and aims to counter cyber threats posed by adversaries. The document details five imperatives that Cybercom needs… Continue reading Cybercom’s ‘Command Vision’ Aims to Maintain Superiority in Cyber Domain

Information operations · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare

Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Assessing US Strategy


Insights from Samantha Ravich. thediplomat.com · by Mercy A. Kuo, The Diplomat · March 21, 2018 Trans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy. This conversation with Dr. Samantha Ravich –Principal Investigator on two projects at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the… Continue reading Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Assessing US Strategy

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Treasury Sanctions Iranian Cyber Actors for Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities Targeting Hundreds of Universities


MARCH 23, 2018 Washington – Today, in a coordinated action with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated one Iranian entity and 10 Iranian individuals under Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” as amended. The entity and individuals designated today engaged in the theft of valuable intellectual property and data from hundreds of U.S. and third-country universities and a media company for private financial gain. “Iran… Continue reading Treasury Sanctions Iranian Cyber Actors for Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities Targeting Hundreds of Universities

Information operations · China · Russia · Information Warfare

Integrating Cyber and Electronic Warfare


March 5, 2018 By Sam Cohen Combining capabilities creates effective defense and offense. To succeed in the battlespace of the future and to ensure combat superiority over peer adversaries, the U.S. military must be equipped with capabilities to defend information networks in cyberspace and to secure unimpeded access to the electromagnetic spectrum. Adversaries are developing… Continue reading Integrating Cyber and Electronic Warfare