Friday, September 16, 2016

The Coming Cyber War #17

Cyber Warfare:

For the last year, someone has been probing the critical infrastructure of the internet.

Obama wishes to avoid a cyber warfare arms race.

What is the US Navy's version of information warfare? 

Should the NSA and US military's cyber command be split?  Senator McCain strongly opposes.

The Pentagon is continuing to reach out to Silicon Valley.

Cyber Security:

Google is offering $200k to hack its Nexus Android phones.

Singapore is pulling its public servants off the net for security reasons. 

A former USAF general has been named the US cyber security chief. 

The US 911 emergency system can be crippled by a mobile bot net.

Cyber Espionage:

The US intelligence agencies are concerned about the threat of Russia throwing doubt on the US election via hackers.

British firms are selling software allowing for anyone to see what's on a smart phone.

GovRAT malware is designed to target US government officials.

Guccifer 2.0, the suspected Russian hacking team, has released more DNC documents.

Watch a leaked video demonstrating how an Italian company's spyware infects computers.

Smartphones can steal 3d printing designs by listening to the printer in action.

New leaked Snowden files show what the NSA could do for satellite eavesdropping.  

Cyber Crime:

18 to 24 year olds are the most likely to use the DARKNET.

Britain is supposedly edging closer to having 10 year prison terms for online pirating.

An FBI agent posed as a journalist to deliver malware to a suspect.

Hackers that broke into the CIA Director's personal email account have been arrested.

An Israeli group,vDOS, claimed to have made $600k doing mercenary DDoS attacks.  The supposed coowners have been since arrested.

PhotoMiner, a cryptocurrency mining malware, has infected Seagate NAS boxes.

Russian hackers are targeting the anti doping agency with hopes of getting US athletes' data.

A teenager figured out how to get free data on his phone.

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