Archive for the ‘Cyber War’ Category

ON THE INTERNET THE “COLD” WAR HAS TURNED HOT

America has a serious infrastructure problem. America’s most urgent infrastructure vulnerability is largely invisible and unlikely to be fixed by the Biden administration’s $2 trillion American Jobs Plan. I’m thinking about vulnerabilities that lurk in your garage (your car), your house (your computer), and even your pocket (your phone). Like those devices of yours, all […]

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Alarming Cybersecurity Stats: What You Need To Know For 2021

The year 2020 broke all records when it came to data lost in breaches and sheer numbers of cyber-attacks on companies, government, and individuals. In addition, the sophistication of threats increased from the application of emerging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and 5G,  and especially from greater tactical cooperation among hacker groups and […]

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Hacking Weapons Systems

The Cyberweapons Arms Race

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FCC Boots Chinese Telecom Companies, Citing Security

he Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau on March 12 identified five Chinese companies they said posed a threat to U.S. national security. These companies are: Huawei Technologies Co., ZTE Corp., Hytera Communications Corp., Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and Dahua Technology Co. The declaration, according to the FCC, is in accordance […]

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India and China’s Conflict Goes Cyber

RedEcho China’s RedEcho sent a clear signal to India that, while China may engage in fisticuffs along the line of control, they were willing to escalate the low-intensity conflict into the cyber domain targeting India’s infrastructure. We talked with Recorded Future’s Insikt Group about the RedEcho activity to learn if neighboring nations, or those involved […]

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Microsoft releases open-source CodeQL queries to assess Solorigate compromise

Microsoft announced the release of open-source CodeQL queries that it experts used during its investigation into the SolarWinds supply-chain attack In early 2021, the US agencies FBI, CISA, ODNI, and the NSA released a joint statement that blames Russia for the SolarWinds supply chain attack. The four agencies were part of the task force Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG) […]

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Including Hackers in NATO Wargames

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Is China the World’s Greatest Cyber Power?

While the US, Russia, Israel, and several European nations all have sophisticated cyber capabilities, one threat intelligence firm argues that China’s aggressive approach to cyber operations has made it perhaps the world’s greatest cyber power. Source: Is China the World’s Greatest Cyber Power? Is China the World’s Greatest Cyber Power? “The goal is simple: break […]

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Operation In(ter)ception: Aerospace and military companies in the crosshairs of cyberspies

Aerospace and military companies in the crosshairs of CyberSpies | CyberWar ESET research uncovers attacks against several high-profile aerospace and military companies in Europe and the Middle East, with several hints suggesting a possible link to the Lazarus group. Source: Operation In(ter)ception: Aerospace and military companies in the crosshairs of cyberspies | WeLiveSecurity This blogpost […]

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Elite CIA unit that developed hacking tools failed to secure its own systems, allowing massive leak, an internal report found

The publication of ‘Vault 7’ cyber tools by WikiLeaks marked the largest data loss in agency history, a task force concluded. The theft of top-secret computer hacking tools from the CIA in 2016 was the result of a workplace culture in which the agency’s elite computer hackers “prioritized building cyber weapons at the expense of […]

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China, Leverage, and Values

If there is a new tech cold war, it is one with shots fired over a decade ago, largely by China. The questions going forward are about both leverage and values. Source: China, Leverage, and Values 5G is a war the US is about to lose warns DoD more on Cyber War …   Jack […]

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Cyber Readiness Report 2019

Cyber Readiness Report 2019 – By Hiscox

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Senators want Huawei equipment removed from US power grid because of security concerns

Huawei may well be causing excitement with its foldable smartphone, the Mate X, but the company’s troubles in the US continue. The American government has already banned the use of some Huawe… Source: Senators want Huawei equipment removed from US power grid because of security concerns

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Are Hackers Winning The Denial Of Service Wars?

DDoS attacks may not be the quickest route to profitability for bad actors, but given the importance of this attack technique to nation-state cyberwar adversaries, we can expect continued innovation on the part of the hackers. Enterprises cannot afford to relax their efforts to combat such attacks. Source: Are Hackers Winning The Denial Of Service […]

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