26 July 2021
Havana residents complain about mobile and wired internet interruptions
"Done responsibly, leadership in AI can boost our future military tech advantage" per @SecDef "But obviously we aren't the only ones who understand the promise of AI" he adds, citing China
"It includes the Pathfinder project, an algorithm-driven system that helps us better detect airborne threats by using AI to fuse data from military, commercial & government sensors in real time" per @SecDef
"We have more than 600 AI efforts in progress, significantly more than just a year ago" per @SecDef "It includes Project Salus, a predictive tool for finding patterns in COVID19 data that the department built from scratch with some top Silicon Valley companies"
Happening now: @SecDef Lloyd Austin speaking to The National Security Commission on ArtificialIntelligence "It's a capability that this Department urgently needs to develop even further"
Multiple employees of Crytek, based in Frankfurt, are afraid, that if their company is sold to China, their software will be used for military purpose by the PLA or China will use its ownership of the company to spy on western militaries and arms manufacturers, using CryEngine
All known websites associated with the hacking group REvil are down, multiple cybersecurity experts confirm to @CNBC1 week ago
All known websites associated with the hacking group REvil are down, multiple cybersecurity experts confirm to @CNBC
US, Russia mtgs on cyber crimes - "There have been ongoing mtgs at an expert level" per @PressSec "The most important thing we can do is preserve a space for those conversations to happen & hopefully, progress to be made" she says, noting there will not be readouts
Websites of Iran's transport and urbanization ministry Saturday went out of service after a "cyber disruption" in computer systems of its staff, the official IRNA news agency reported
Full @POTUS comments about his call with Russian President Putin about ransomware
President Biden says "yes" when asked if it makes sense for the US to take it's response to Russian cyber criminals "up a notch and attack the actual servers that are used
Biden tells Putin on the phone today "the United States will take any necessary action to defend its people and its critical infrastructure in the face of this continuing challenge" (re ransomware)
Russian hackers attacked website of Ukrainian Navy
"We've continued to send a clear message" to Russia, per @PressSec "If the Russian cannot or will not act against criminal actors residing in Russia, we will act" #ransomware
Ransomware attack: @POTUS getting "near daily" updates, per @PressSec US intel digging into whether REvil was operating "with the knowledge or approval of the Russian government" for Kaseya attack
"I think what he intended to convey" is that he's updated on a near-daily basis on RNC cyber incident, Psaki says. "We are continuing to gather details on if this incident occurred with the knowledge or approval of the Russian government. That's what we're really digging into
"I'm not going to preview that for you all," replies @PressSec when asked if there's a timeline on waiting for a response from Russia President Putin on ransomware attacks
In Vinnitsya Security Service of Ukraine seized cryptocurrency farm with about 5000 units, illegally connected to the power grid
2 week ago
IT media/IT community website dev.by is accessible from inside Belarus, but not outside
China's gene giant harvests data from millions of women:"Reuters has found that BGI's prenatal test, 1 of the most popular in the world,is a source of genetic data for the company,which has worked with the Chinese military to improve 'population quality'
Microsoft's emergency patch update for the PrintNightmare RCE exploit fails to fully address the Windows vulnerability & can be bypassed in certain scenarios, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code on infected systems
Ryuk Ransomware Now Targeting Webservers
Tucker Carlson was talking to U.S.-based Kremlin intermediaries about setting up an interview with Putin shortly before he accused the NSA of spying on him. U.S. gov't officials learned of this outreach
"I was briefed this morning. FBI's working with the RNC to determine the facts. When we find out the facts, I'll know what I'm going to do tomorrow," Biden told us, when asked about @GOP cyberattack. He clarified he might not decide tomorrow. "But that's what we're doing now
A failure in the Madrid Health website reveals the data of the king and thousands of people
Code in ransomware attack written to avoid Russian computers
"The "Smode" mode (safeboot mode) is activated with the -smode parameter , in this case the ransomware sets the current user's password as DTrump4ever , configures the auto-logon and enables the safe mode with network before proceeding with system reboot
2 week ago
Russia denies reports that its hackers breached Republican National Committee; attack reportedly coincided with Kaseya ransomware attack attributed to suspected Russian state-linked hackers
2 week ago
Massive cyber attack hit Ukrainian governmental internet sites today. Web pages of Presidential Office, secret agency SBU, anti corruption agency NABU, State Bureau for Protection of Communications, State Investigation Agency and of others were down
Asked about whether @WhiteHouse has communicated with Russia about the ransomware attack on @KaseyaCorp, @PressSec says there'll be another bilateral experts level meeting next week
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