Midland servers hacked, attackers demanding ransom

Map. History of Cyberwar conflict

23 September 2018
Youtube shuts down all pro Syrian channels including, Sama TV, Syrian MoD, Sana news agency, Syrian presidency
YouTube has shut down all Syrian government channels today.
Infowars, which is run by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, has been permanently banned from Apple's App Store
Midland servers hacked, attackers demanding ransom2 week ago
Midland servers hacked, attackers demanding ransom
Statements on Tyurin extradition from @SecretService and @FBI.2 week ago
Statements on Tyurin extradition from @SecretService and @FBI.
2 week ago
Russian hacker Andrei Tyurin extradited to US from Republic of Georgia. He is accused of the largest theft in history of consumer data from a US financial institution, among other crimes.
In Tajikistan authorities have blocked Facebook, Twitter, a leading independent media outlet and VPNs for the past 11 days. They're reported to have obtained a new Russian tech system, given to them for free in exchange for the data it collects.
France suspects Russia tried to intercept military sat comms; Russia satellite move may have been act of spying' - defense minister
At around 23:00 last night the check-in system suffered failure at Beirut Airport. At 2:30, authorities closed the airport. many flights were delayed or cancelled.
"Today, we permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope," announces @Twitter.
Twitter has permanently banned Alex Jones and Infowars, citing a video attacking a CNN reporter yesterday:
Financial data of ~380,000 card payments of @British_Airways customers who made online bookings recently has been stolen, according to the airline's parent company.2 week ago
Financial data of ~380,000 card payments of @British_Airways customers who made online bookings recently has been stolen, according to the airline's parent company.
At Cyber Command, "There is nothing more important than the security of the midterm elections" per Gen Paul Nakasone, with Cyber Command sharing threat indicators and standing ready to impose a cost on adversaries #BillingtonCyber
2 week ago
British Airways says its website and app were compromised; personal and financial details stolen
With secret access to NYPD CCTV @IBM created software which tags people based on their skin tone + hair/clothing color. IBM gave NYPD access, then pitched them on a new AI product which identifies people on camera as "Black," "White," and "Asian":
US Department of Justice to indict North Korean hackers it accuses of cyberattack on Sony, says it's allegedly responsible for global ransomware attack called Wannacry
Rubio pounds Google for its absence. "Maybe it's because they're arrogant" or maybe it's because of Buzzfeed's big story about how they managed to replicate Russian disinfo ops. "I'm sure they don't want to be here to answer these questions."
Rubio says maybe Google is not here because they didn't want to answer questions about a group managing to get Google Ads while using the same info as the .RU IRA
$TWTR is down 5%, $FB drops 1.4% as Dorsey and Sandberg testify
Twitter chief says was 'unprepared' for 'weaponized' social media manipulation
Sandberg references fact that FireEye tipped off FB about the Iranian influence campaign in talking about cooperating with other social media companies on disinfo/influence campaigns. "In our mind, that's the system working." Jack says Twitter hosted a meeting in past 2 weeks
Twitter CEO @jack tells Congress the company is thwarting 530,000 suspicious log-ins daily, twice as many as detected a year ago.
"The importance of social media cannot be understated" per Cybercom's Gen Nakasone, re today's SSCI hearing with social media companies/Russia election interference "This is where social media companies can impose a cost on our adversaries"
"Our adversariescontinue to have an ability to up their game" per Cybercom's Gen Nakasone "We are engaged every single day against our adversaries" he says, calling US cyber force equal or better
Warner gives shout-out to deep fakes technology, which can place largely anyone's face onto another video (porn, compromising stuff), as the future of disinfo.
Twitter CEO @jack and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testify on Capitol Hill
Facebook has removed account of pro-Kremlin blogger Graham W Phillips
2 week ago
Russian authorities complain to Google that YouTube is hosting Alexei Navalny's videos calling for protests against pension reform on polling day. Google has never responded to any letters from the Russian censor, they say, and this will be viewed as interference in elections.
LTT spokesman Murad Bilal to Alnabaa: Facebook is down due to a malfunction in international internet cables provider
Top UN counter terror official announces sept. 26 rollout of global standards for collecting digital evidence from private sector communications companies.
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