Iranian officials say the country is being targeted by a cyberattack; 2 officials blamed Israel for the attack and said it targeted Iran's communications infrastructure
11 month ago
Power outage at @Bradley_Airport in New England - Terminal A is currently operating on backup power
Georgia Secretary of State formally requests FBI help to investigate alleged hacking by Democratic Party of Georgia
Houthis cut off mobile Internet services from Hodeidah
Twitter deletes over 10,000 accounts that sought to discourage U.S. voting — Reuters
The Pentagon has prepared a cyber attack against Russia as a response on possible interference with 2018 midterm election
Hackers are selling the private messages of at least 81,000 Facebook users whose data was likely stolen through malicious browser extensions - BBC
SecDef Mattis says Russia has been violating infosec since 2008. Says since then US diplomats have been trying to bring Moscow back into compliance. He said "the diplomats are still trying, as we speak" "We are still looking for a solution. If you have ideas, please email me".
DOJ charges 10 Chinese individuals, including MSS intelligence officers, hackers hired by the MSS and others, with carrying out repeated intrusions into US companies' systems, inc to steal commercial airline secrets.
U.S. justice department says Chinese intelligence officers and their recruited hackers and insiders conspired to steal sensitive commercial aviation and technological data for years
The Justice Department has charged 2 Chinese MSS spies with running a hacking operation to steal sensitive commercial airline secrets-the 3rd time since Sept that DOJ has charged Chinese intel officers with stealing U.S. commercial secrets.
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Jacob Wohl (the "LA hipster cafe" guy) is tied to the DNS records for the place that did the "investigation" for this thing. He used [email protected]
when setting up the site.
Last week, bots were driving 60% of the Twitter conversation about the caravan.
11 month ago
Pakistani bank denies losing $6 million in country's 'biggest cyber attack'
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
11 month 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
12 month ago
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"
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
Russian authorities called information about bread price hike a provocation