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CrowdStrike Revises Russian Hack Into Ukrainian Artillery

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 10:00am 3/29/2017 at 10:00am

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike recently revised a report from December that insisted that the group “Fancy Bear,” which has ties to Russian intelligence, used malware to hack into Ukrainian artillery. In the same report, the firm said “Fancy Bear” used the same malware to “hack” into the American election.

Well, British think tank...

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Hamas Honeypot Trap Exposed

https://www.idfblog.com/2017/01/11/hamas-fake-facebook-profiles-target-israeli-soldiers/
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7:30pm 1/11/2017 at 7:30pm
https://www.idfblog.com/2017/01/11/hamas-fake-facebook-profiles-target-israeli-soldiers/

Honeypot traps are in the news after the CNN-Buzzfeed Trump-Russia fiasco.

What’s a honeypot trap? Seriously, haven’t you read any spy novels? It when an intelligence agency offers up honey (a girl, boy, whatever) to a target, who then partakes of the honey not knowing the event is being filmed for future...

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I’m so old, I remember when Democrats blamed Hillary’s loss on James Comey, not Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7:30pm 12/17/2016 at 7:30pm

We live in very dangerous times, with Democrats trying to flip the Electoral College against Trump through cajoling, and when that fails, threats and intimidation.

It still seems unlikely that Democrats will pull it off by Monday, December 19, 2016, when the Electoral College votes. I shudder to think what will happen...

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NBC News: Obama didn’t get tough with Russian hacking because thought Hillary would win anyway

https://twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews/status/809546686401900544
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 8:15pm 12/15/2016 at 8:15pm
https://twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews/status/809546686401900544

Anonymous sources and leaks have fueled an unhinged quest to flip the Electoral College against Trump.

The narrative has been, depending on which rant you are reading at the moment, that Russia “hacked the election,” was unfair because it didn’t also release RNC emails, Trump is a really bad hombre who must...

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Report: Podesta email hack result of phishing

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10:00am 10/29/2016 at 10:00am

Phishing is when a hacker lures you into taking the bait, namely, giving up some password under a pretext. That pretext often is a claim that your account has already been hacked or your password compromised, so you need to reset it. When you reset the password, you’ve actually given the...

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Internet security expert: “We believe this attack was just a test, and more attacks will come”

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/789574436219449345/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00pm 10/22/2016 at 12:00pm
https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/789574436219449345/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

A Legal Insurrection reader who I know to be involved in internet security issues sent me the following explanation of yesterday’s attacks that slowed down many major websites. That person asked to keep his name private because of his work position.

Here is his explanation sent to clients of the firm he...

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The internet didn’t break today, but there’s always tomorrow

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/789574436219449345/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:00pm 10/21/2016 at 8:00pm
https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/789574436219449345/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

I noticed the problem accessing Twitter.

Tweets not loading fully, the site timing out. That wouldn’t be the first time Twitter has had a hiccup, but it lasted a long time.

Here’s why, via Gizmodo, Today’s Brutal DDoS Attack Is the Beginning of a Bleak Future:

This morning a ton of websites and services,...

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Anti-Semitic Cyber Attack Hits Universities Across Germany

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10:00am 4/26/2016 at 10:00am

Right in time for Passover as tiny Jewish student communities across Germany were preparing for the Jewish holiday, several University campuses all over the country were hit by a major anti-Semitic cyber-attack.

Last week, printers and photo copy machines on college campuses across Germany began spontaneously shooting off flyers filled with anti-Semitic contents.

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Iranians Indicted in Hack Attacks on U.S. Banks and Dam

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 2:50pm 3/24/2016 at 2:50pm

The Obama Administration issued a federal indictment charging seven Iranian officials with cyber crimes.

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports:

The Obama administration unsealed a federal indictment Thursday charging seven Iranian government-backed hackers with cyber crimes as the result of multiple attacks in recent ye...

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The IRS Hack Keeps Getting Worse

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10:00am 3/2/2016 at 10:00am

In early 2014, the Internal Revenue Service launched a new feature on its website referred to as ‘Get Transcript.’ This feature allowed taxpayers to view and download their transcript, or a document that lists most line items on a tax return and includes accompanying forms and schedules.

In May of last year,...

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British Teen Arrested in Connection With U.S. Government Hacks

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:30am 2/13/2016 at 10:30am

With the help of the FBI, British officials arrested a teen they believe may have ties to a series of hacks targeting the U.S. government and high level officials.

The 16-year-old was arrested in the East Midlands, U.K. on Tuesday and has been accused of having connections to the hack of CIA Director...

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Anti-Israel hackers release info on over half of all FBI employees

http://fox2now.com/2016/02/09/hackers-publish-contact-info-of-20000-fbi-employees/
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 8:30am 2/11/2016 at 8:30am
http://fox2now.com/2016/02/09/hackers-publish-contact-info-of-20000-fbi-employees/

Following through with a threat made last week, a group of hackers released data pertaining to as many as 30,000 federal government employees.

Hacktivists released the information in two waves via a Twitter account by the name of @DotGovs. The data was posted on the encrypted text-sharing website by the name of Cryptobank. The first release...

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U.S. Congressman Warns of Data Breach ‘You Haven’t Heard About’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:30pm 1/27/2016 at 6:30pm

A security breach discovered at a California-based software and hardware company has many officials worried, including U.S. Congressman Will Hurd of Texas.

Rep. Hurd expressed his concerns over the breach in a Wall Street Journal op-ed explaining that foreign hackers may “have been reading the encrypted communications of U.S. government agencies for the past...

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China ‘Clones’ Its Way to Military Dominance

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 11:35am 11/3/2015 at 11:35am

China has been a global hub for manufacturing counterfeit electronics and consumer goods, but as the Asian giant asserts its dominance in the Asian Pacific and beyond, its defense establishment is using the same approach to modernise its vast armed forces. 

Despite its large standing and reserve army, Chinese Armed Forces technologically...

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Controversial Cybersecurity Bill On Track to Pass Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 6:10pm 10/22/2015 at 6:10pm

Today, a controversial cybersecurity bill aimed at making it easier for corporations to prevent hacking attacks advanced in the Senate with bipartisan support.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) in its current form would make it possible for corporations to share information about cyberattacks with each other—or the goverment—without having to...

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Shocker: China Already Violating Cyberespionage Agreement

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-china-announce-climate-change-agreement/
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 19, 2015 at 11:35am 10/19/2015 at 11:35am
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-china-announce-climate-change-agreement/

According to one California-based cybersecurity firm, China is already violating its new cybersecurity agreement with the United States.

According to CrowdStrike founder Dmitri Alperovich, his firm has seen “no change in behavior” since President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the anti-hacking deal on September 25. CrowdStrike has documented seven...

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Chinese cyber spies eavesdropping on top U.S. official’s private emails

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 10, 2015 at 4:00pm 8/10/2015 at 4:00pm

For the past five years, Chinese cyber spies have been reading the private emails of an undisclosed but presumably large number of top Obama administration officials.

A report released Monday from NBC news sites an anonymous U.S. senior intelligence official and a secret document. Evidently, U.S. officials have been aware of...

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