Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tag: Cyberattack

WikiLeaks figure says disgusted Democrat leaked Clinton campaign emails

A WikiLeaks figure is claiming that he received leaked Clinton campaign emails from a “disgusted” Democratic whistleblower, while the White House continued to blame Russian hackers Wednesday for meddling in the presidential election and asserted that Donald Trump was “obviously aware” of Moscow’s efforts on his behalf. Craig Murray, a...

Top U.S. spy agency has not embraced CIA assessment on Russia hacking

The overseers of the U.S. intelligence community have not embraced a CIA assessment that Russian cyber attacks were aimed at helping Republican President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 election, three American officials said on Monday. While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA's...

Saudi Central Bank Systems Said to Be Struck by Iran Malware

State-sponsored hackers who unleashed a digital bomb in key parts of Saudi Arabia's computer networks over the last two weeks damaged systems at the country’s central bank, known as the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, according to two people briefed on an ongoing investigation of the breach. The central bank said...

The Internet of Things Is a Cyberwar Nightmare

But we can still prevent our household appliances from becoming an army of malicious computer zombies out to destroy the web. The world got a glimpse of the future last month when a large-scale cyberattack prevented access to hundreds of key websites, including Twitter, the online New York Times, and...

CIA Preparing for Possible Cyber Strike Against Russia

The Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. Current and former officials with direct knowledge of the situation say the CIA has been asked to deliver options to the...

Mysterious Group Hacks The NSA

The latest hack revealed over the weekend has nothing to do with the Democratic Party or George Soros, and instead a mysterious hacker group by the name “The Shadow Brokers” claims to have hacked the Equation Group - a government cyberattack hacking group associated with the NSA, and released...

A Transatlantic Plan to Bolster Europe’s Cyber Defenses

The cyber world of the 21st century may soon look dangerously similar to the political world of the 19th. It’s cliché to say that we are increasingly dependent on internet-enabled technologies. Nevertheless, Europe is struggling to keep up. Shrinking budgets limit European countries’ ability to invest in building resilience against...

U.S. Weighs More Troops, Hi-Tech Weapons in Europe to Counter Russia

STUTTGART, Germany — Seeking to stare down any future Russian aggression, the United States is looking to deploy more troops and sophisticated weapons to Europe, the U.S. military’s top officer told Foreign Policy. Already, the Pentagon has been gearing up to send a third U.S. Army brigade to Eastern Europe,...

The Android Administration

Google’s Remarkably Close Relationship With the Obama White House, in Two Charts. When President Obama announced his support last week for a Federal Communications Commission plan to open the market for cable set-top boxes — a big win for consumers, but also for Google — the cable and telecommunications giants...

Race for Latest Class of Nuclear Arms Threatens to Revive Cold War

The United States, Russia and China are now aggressively pursuing a new generation of smaller, less destructive nuclear weapons. The buildups threaten to revive a Cold War-era arms race and unsettle the balance of destructive force among nations that has kept the nuclear peace for more than a half-century. It...

Gold: You Can’t Hack It, You Can’t Erase It, You Can’t Delete It

Last month, hackers managed to get into the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s computer system and swipe some $100 million from a Bangladeshi government account. As James Rickards pointed out in an interview last week on Fox Business, the vulnerability of digital wealth to hacking and cyber manipulation provides...
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James Rickards Reveals IMF World Currency Crash Conspiracy, We Need Gold Standard to Save...

Former CIA Advisor Jim Rickards Calculated a Conservative Gold Price Target of $10,000 Per Ounce Based on the Current Cash Supply of the United States... Including All Currency, the Number is Too Shocking to Even Mention. James Rickards is the Editor of Strategic Intelligence, a financial newsletter, and Director of...

Jim Rickards: The U.S. Dollar Is A Shadow Gold Currency – The New Case...

Get ready to dispose of your preconceived notions regarding the Federal Reserve and its take on gold! Is it possible that the Fed wants a higher gold price after all? That is what Jim Rickards reveals in this riveting interview with Palisade Radio. Upon quick review, the Federal Reserve today...

Saudi showdown with Iran nears danger point for world oil markets

The world's densest network of oil pipelines runs through Saudi Arabia's Shia heartland. It is now the epicentre of a deadly struggle. The Persian Gulf has become a strategic tinderbox. Saudi Arabia’s drastic decision to behead the Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr marks a point of no return in the bitter Sunni-Shia...

Pentagon steps up private-sector cyber exchanges

The Defense Department is stepping up an exchange program to bring private-sector IT experts into the Pentagon and send military personnel into the corporate world, said Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen. A program that has brought Cisco to the Pentagon to share its expertise on routers will expand to include...

Estonia Tackles Improving NATO’s Cyber Defenses

PENTAGON - These days, it seems like nowhere in the cyber realm is safe. Hacks have infiltrated all walks of cyber life, from the email system used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s office at the Pentagon, to the cheating spouses on the Canada-based Ashley Madison website. But the NATO Cooperative...

Joint Chiefs Nominee: Russia Could Pose Existential Threat to the U.S.

What is the gravest threat to U.S. national security today? If you ask two of the nation’s top military and intelligence leaders, you’ll get different answers. During his confirmation hearing Thursday morning, President Barack Obama’s pick to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Joe...

Pentagon Announces New Strategy for Cyberwarfare

SAN FRANCISCO — The Pentagon on Thursday took a major step designed to instill a measure of fear in potential cyberadversaries, releasing a new strategy that for the first time explicitly discusses the circumstances under which cyberweapons could be used against an attacker, and naming the countries it says...

DOD recruits Silicon Valley for cyber, innovation efforts

Carter unveiled his cyber strategy but displayed his doctoral thesis during his speech at Stanford. In formally unveiling the Defense Department’s new cyber strategy during a visit to the Silicon Valley Thursday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter underscored the changes in the technology and cybersecurity landscapes in recent years and said...

Cyber chief: Efforts to deter attacks against the U.S. are not working

The government’s efforts to deter computer attacks against the United States are not working and it is time to consider boosting the military’s cyber-offensive capability, the head of U.S. Cyber Command told Congress on Thursday. “We’re at a tipping point,” said Adm. Michael S. Rogers, who also directs the National...

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