BY OLIVIA BEAVERS – 10/10/18 09:00 AM EDT 9 A new cyber group appears to have been targeting government and military organizations this past year as part of an espionage campaign, a security firm said on Wednesday. Symantec researchers say they have discovered a new cyber group that they’ve dubbed “Gallmaker,” which has carried out highly targeted attacks against targets such as overseas embassies in an… Continue reading Security firm uncovers new cyber group targeting government, military sectors in espionage campaign
OCTOBER 4, 2018 Atlantic Council’s Ben Nimmo warns: polarization is America’s Achilles’ heel BY ASHISH KUMAR SEN Western governments on October 4 unleashed a torrent of accusations against Russia saying its intelligence agency was responsible for cyberattacks on inquiries into Olympic doping, a former spy’s poisoning, and the downing of a commercial aircraft in 2014.… Continue reading Atlantic Council: Western Nations Go On the Offensive Against Russian Cyberattacks
In the old days, I would have agreed with the author’s final assessment, we are not in a cold war because “[h]acks still happen every day, true, but digital infrastructure survives and thrives despite them.” Except they don’t. The author does not appear to be familiar with Stuxnet and Shamoon. Both cyber attacks disabled physical… Continue reading Russian cyber attacks: Are we in the midst of a new Cold War?
By John Costello and Joe McReynoldsChina Strategic Perspectives 13 Executive Summary In late 2015, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) initiated reforms that have brought dramatic changes to its structure, model of warfighting, and organizational culture, including the creation of a Strategic Support Force (SSF) that centralizes most PLA space, cyber, electronic, and psychological warfare capabilities.… Continue reading NDU: China’s Strategic Support Force: A Force for a New Era
In light of the US’ recent Cyber Strategy, this new wrinkle in “Defend Forward” may cause nightmares for potential adversarial countries. Cyber Mission Force Achieves Full Operational Capability FORT MEADE, Md. — All 133 of U.S. Cyber Command’s cyber mission force teams achieved full operational capability, Cybercom officials announced today. (17 May 2018) The concept was pioneered in… Continue reading US Cyber “Defend Forward” Takes On A Whole New Look: Allies
September 26, 2018 02:30 GMT RFE/RL A U.S. intelligence worker has been sentenced to prison for transferring top-secret material to a home computer that was allegedly accessed by Russian intelligence through Kaspersky software. Nghia Hoang Pho, 68, a 10-year veteran of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) elite Tailored Access Operations hacking unit, was sentenced to… Continue reading U.S. Case Involved Alleged Russian Intelligence Theft Through Kaspersky
This morning I did a very loud and painful facepalm when reading an analysis of the new DoD Cyber Strategy. I shall leave the guilty party unidentified, it’s really that bad. A large portion of the analysis focused on the “where” of “defending forward”. It doesn’t matter. In the relatively short period of time in… Continue reading What Does “Defend Forward” Cyber Strategy Mean?