IBM has agreed to acquire U.S. software company Red Hat for 34 billion dollars, including debt, as it seeks to diversify its technology business

Map. History of Cyberwar conflict

21 November 2018
3 week ago
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says Ecuador is seeking to end his asylum and turn him over to the U.S.
IBM has agreed to acquire U.S. software company Red Hat for 34 billion dollars, including debt, as it seeks to diversify its technology business
Investigation: Russian charged as secret agent, Maria Butina, studied US groups' cyberdefenses for student project.
Hosting company Joyent will no longer provide services to Gab, the social networking website used by the Pittsburgh shooter
Breakdown of the Iran-linked pages / accounts: - 30 pages - 33 FB accounts - 3 groups - 16 @instagram accounts per @facebook, these accounts/pages had about 1.02 million followers, more than 25,000 accounts joined one of the groups
Facebook blocks Iran-linked bid to influence British, US politics
China has been 'hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries'3 week ago
China has been 'hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries'
Facebook's political ad transparency tool has so many holes in it that it let @WilliamTurton buy a political ad "paid for" by "Mike Pence" and the "Islamic State"
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on the @NYTimes report that China is listening into Trump's iPhone: "If they are worrying about iPhones being tapped, they can use Huawei."
American spy agencies, the officials said, had learned that China and Russia were eavesdropping on the president's cellphone calls from human sources inside foreign governments and intercepting communications between foreign officials.
Android apps installed +100 million times tracked user behavior and used this data to create an army of bots — which stole millions of dollars from digital advertisers. This massive ad fraud scheme touched more than 125 apps and websites
"If you also believe that your political system will not succeed without a high degree of ubiquitous surveillance than you have a high degree of interest in AI" per former IARPA director Jason Matheny re Russia China
"If you have very little face in your own human capital to exercise your own political willthen you're very interested in autonomy" of AI systems, per Matheny tells @CFR_org
Some ArtificialIntelligence capabilities over-hyped, but no surprise Russia China excited, former @IARPAnews Dir Jason Matheny tells CFRLive "Authoritarian governments have a very strong interestAI can have multiplier effect on the resilience of authoritarian governments"
4 week ago
FireEye assesses Russia supported the industrial controls cyberattack (TRITON) in 2017 — the Russian-owned Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics supported the testing and injection of the malware, in Saudi Arabia
4 week ago
Russian authorities called information about bread price hike a provocation
US Cyber Command has begun operations against Russians trying to influence midterm elections. The so called direct messaging campaign to deter Russian propoganda efforts is first cyber operations to defend US vote.
4 week ago
Russian Ministry of Defense allocates additional money to watch military cadets activity online
Saudi Arabia "Davos in the Desert" website hacked with image of Jamal Khashoggi being executed by crown prince
Australia, like the US, has banned Huawei from their 5G networks.
"Before we had Armed Forces, wars and confrontations between armies, today a hacker can affect our lives at home, in the bank or in electricity," said Israel's ambassador to Mexico, Jonathan Peled.
McKinsey identified prominent online critics of Saudi govt policies and sent their names to the government in a report. Govt arrested one, arrested the brothers of another (who was living abroad)
1 month ago
WikiLeaks is accusing Ecuador of cutting off Assange's access to the outside world.
Facebook will combat fake news accounts on platform ahead of midterms
Infographic explaining Russia's cyber capabilities1 month ago
Infographic explaining Russia's cyber capabilities
Twitter suspended a network of suspected Twitter bots that pushed pro-Saudi Arabia talking points about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the past week.
1 month ago
A Finnish judge has exceeded the prosecutor's request in punishing two men for defaming and harassing a journalist for her work exposing Russian propaganda and trolls. @JessikkaAro will also receive amends of €136,000 for their four years of hellish stalking.
Influential Facebook shareholders back proposal to remove Zuckerberg as chairman
@TWITTER just published the full dataset of tweets from the Russian and Iranian troll farms. 9 million Russian tweets. 1 million Iranian tweets.
1 month ago
Latest signs of GRU hacking, this time infecting companies in Ukraine and Poland with new GreyEnergy malware.
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