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  • Justice Department charges several Iranians in 2013 hacking of New York dam

    03/24/2016 9:00:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/24/16 | Fox News & Associated Press, by Staff
    Seven hackers tied to the Iranian government were charged Thursday in a series of punishing cyberattacks on a small dam outside New York City and on dozens of banks -- intrusions that reached into American infrastructure and disrupted the financial system, federal law enforcement officials said. The hackers were charged in indictments unsealed and announced at a Justice Department news conference in Washington. All seven worked for Iranian computer companies that did work on behalf of the Iranian government, the U.S. said. The attacks on the U.S. financial sector from 2011 to 2013 disabled bank websites and caused tens of...
  • Iranian Cyber Attack on New York Dam Shows Future of War

    03/24/2016 9:05:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | March 24, 2016 | Mark Thompson
    The first nationstate warfare took place between soldiers on the ground, and then ships at sea. In the 20th Century, the battles moved into the skies. On Thursday, the Justice Department claimed Iran had attacked U.S. infrastructure online, by infiltrating the computerized controls of a small dam 25 miles north of New York City, heralding a new way of war on American soil. “We can tell the world that hackers affiliated with the Iranian government attacked U.S. systems, and we seek to bring them to justice for their crimes,” Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin said, unveiling charges against seven...
  • Committee Grills DHS Official over EINSTEIN's Failure to Prevent OPM Attack

    06/24/2015 6:35:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Nextgov ^ | 6/24/15
    Representatives on Wednesday pointedly asked a Department of Homeland Security official why the department's multibillion-dollar cyber traffic-monitoring system known as EINSTEIN failed to prevent intruders from breaching the Office of Personnel Management and extracting sensitive files on millions of federal employees. "There's been a lot of criticism...that EINSTEIN didn't work," said Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y. referring to the DHS cyber program that monitors government network traffic. In the case of the OPM breach, he asked witnesses at a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, "did Einstein actually do what it was created to do?" It depends on what version of EINSTEIN...
  • 'Assessing The Computer Network Operation (CNO) Capabilities Of The Islamic Republic Of Iran'...

    06/24/2015 6:08:32 PM PDT · by markomalley
    MEMRI ^ | 6/24/15
    Introduction The MEMRI Cyber Jihad Lab (CJL) has received an exclusive copy of a report released May 25, 2015 by the cyber-security organization Tenshi, "Assessing The Computer Network Operation (CNO) Capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran." The report includes an analysis of the cyber threats posed by Iran, including its use of academia as a hotbed for cultivating future hackers, as well as a review of the most prominent and active Iranian hacker groups. The following is the CJL's review of this report. "Iran's Interest In Further Developing Its Asymmetric Warfare Potential Has Never Been More Vigorous" The report...
  • BREAKING! The Islamic State (ISIS) releases video warning America and Europe

    05/11/2015 2:20:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 5-11-2015 | Shoebat Foundation
    By BI: “Soon you will see how we control your electronic world… Today the electronic fields witness on our victory… Soon you won’t have any control over the internet.” Love, ISIS!
  • ISIS Hackers Plan "Message to America" Attack Today (Cyber attack 2PM EST)

    05/11/2015 6:57:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 158 replies
    Vocativ ^ | May 11, 2015 | Gilad Shiloach
    A group of hackers affiliated with ISIS are threatening to carry out a cyber attack—dubbed “Message to America”—against a number of targets 2 p.m. EST today. The targets were not identified on ISIS forums and social channels but the hackers are promising something “surprising” that “will frighten America”.
  • Concord coach invites Twitter to 'burn down' RFRA-supporting pizzeria

    04/02/2015 12:49:15 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 119 replies
    The Elkhart Truth ^ | 4/1/15 | Michelle Sokol
    Jess Dooley, a Concord High School golf, softball and basketball coach, was suspended hours after responding to Religious Freedom Restoration Act news story with Tweet about arson. A Concord High School coach has been suspended after she tweeted about arson in relation to a Walkerton pizzeria whose owners told the media they agree with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Jess Dooley, who is the head coach of the girls golf program and also an assistant coach with the softball and girls basketball programs, took to Twitter Wednesday, April 1, to voice her opinion about the RFRA. She was adding to...
  • Obama Signs Order Creating New Cyber Sanctions Regime

    04/01/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 1, 2015
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals and entities overseas who engage in malicious cyberattacks and cyber spying. "Cyber threats pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States," Obama said in a statement after signing an executive order creating the sanctions regime. The order gives the U.S. the authority to sanction individuals, though no specific penalties were announced. Obama said the sanctions would apply to those engaged in malicious cyber activity that aims to harm critical infrastructure, damage computer systems, and steal...
  • PamelaGellar.com under massive DDOS attack

    01/16/2015 11:17:36 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    http://PamelaGeller.com You did not receive your daily Atlas email update today because the website has been under a massive DDoS attack. Our Islamic Jew hatred ads in San Francisco have gotten huge national and international press. Further, our free speech rally this weekend countering the "Stand with the Prophet" anti-free speech "Islamophobia" summit in Garland, Texas has roiled the enemies of truth and freedom. They're out for blood.
  • The Timid Generation: Try to imagine Franklin Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan caving in to North Korea.

    12/23/2014 6:13:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/23/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Aristotle thought courage the preeminent virtue. Without it, there could be no morality. Virtue becomes a mere abstraction, a high-sounding platitude that is easy to live by in one’s sleep.</p> <p>The present generation may be the most abjectly cowardly cohort in memory. When the Sony Corporation was victimized by North Korean–sponsored hackers upset over Sony’s new movie The Interview, it caved and withdrew the film. The Obama administration so far has offered no real support. Instead it blamed Sony for its appeasement. By joint inaction both Sony and the United States government sent the message that foreign dictators can determine what Americans see or read, as long as their targets are private citizens.</p>
  • N Korea threatens attacks on USA after being blamed for Sony hacking

    12/22/2014 8:36:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 12/22/2014 | By Song Jung-a in Seoul
    North Korea has warned of strikes against key sites in the US in retaliation for Washington blaming Pyongyang for the recent Sony cyber attack, saying any US punishment over the incident would lead to damage “thousands of times greater”. Late on Sunday North Korea’s National Defence Commission said President Barack Obama was “recklessly” spreading rumours that Pyongyang was behind the cyber attack. Sony has pulled The Interview , a satirical film depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after the hacking and subsequent threats of terrorist attacks against cinemas that screened it. The NDC said its 1.2m-member...
  • Good news: North Korea to share control of Sony Pictures with Al Sharpton [WATCH VIDEO]

    12/19/2014 1:05:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2014 | AllahPundit
    A good match. One’s a far-left entity with poor English skills that maintains power by stoking grievances against America and the other’s North Korea.Here’s this week’s reminder that there’s no situation so terrible that Al Sharpton can’t make it worse. Hollywood ​came to the Rev. Al Thursday as embattled Sony exec Amy Pascal ​met ​privately with the ​black leader for 90 minutes ​in a bid to fix the fallout from the ​cyberhacking ​leak of embarrassing, racially charged emails.Pascal agreed to let Sharpton have a say in how Sony makes motion pictures, in an effort to combat what he called...
  • George Clooney: No one in Hollywood would sign my letter of support for Sony Pictures

    12/19/2014 10:03:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19 | AllahPundit
    I’m glad he spoke up, not only because he’s right, not only because a little public shaming from an A-lister might get others to rethink, but because that tribute to Hollywood’s bravery that he gave a few years ago at the Oscars would have looked even more embarrassing in hindsight if he’d kept quiet about this.Nothing fancy about the logic of his petition: “We know that to give in to these criminals now will open the door for any group that would threaten freedom of expression, privacy and personal liberty. We hope these hackers are brought to justice but...
  • U.S. will respond to North Korea hack, official says

    12/18/2014 2:22:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/18/2014 | Pamela Brown, Jim Sciutto, Evan Perez, Jim Acosta and Eric Bradner,
    U.S. government officials are preparing to publicly blame North Korea for the Sony Pictures hack -- but haven't yet decided how to respond to the attack. The White House and other agencies are holding a series of high-level meetings to discuss the United States' range of options, a senior official in President Barack Obama's administration said. "We do think it's appropriate to respond," the official said. Those options could include new sanctions against North Korea, another source said. White House press secretary Josh Earnest wouldn't confirm that the Obama administration has pinned the hack on North Korea, saying it's still...
  • Sony Should Release 'The Interview' Online

    12/18/2014 7:02:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/18/2014 | The Editors
    Seth Rogen and James Franco give every indication of being in life something very much like the loveable dopes they play in the movies, and that they should be central figures in a matter of international importance is unlikely indeed. But that is nonetheless where we find ourselves: Hackers working on behalf of the regime of Kim Jong-un, the third-generation dictator of North Korea, stole a trove of documents from Sony Pictures and released them to the public to punish the entertainment concern for commissioning The Interview, a Rogen-Franco comedy in which a celebrity journalist secures an interview with Kim...
  • Cyber terrorism is 'biggest threat to aircraft'

    12/28/2013 9:38:48 AM PST · by Innovative · 5 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Dec 27, 2013 | Nick Collins
    The threat of cyber terrorism poses a major risk to aircrafts' systems every time they enter an airport, a senior Boeing executive has said. Boeing was the focus of a cyber security scare in 2008 when an analyst claimed the firm’s flagship 787 Dreamliner passenger jet had a serious weakness in its on-board computer networks which could allow passengers to take control of the aircraft. A report by US authorities found that a network in the cabin designed to give passengers Internet access could be used to access the aircraft’s control, navigation and communication systems. Boeing claimed the problem had...
  • American Airlines grounding flights.

    04/16/2013 12:23:46 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 53 replies
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    A buddy of mine works at AA headquarters and he says that they are freaking out there over a outage in the reservation system. He says that they are grounding all flights globally. They can't figure out what's wrong and suspect it may be cyber terrorism.
  • Hitting Back At Hackers: Why "Strikeback" Is Doomed To Fail

    04/10/2013 4:17:51 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 13 replies
    ReadWrite ^ | 4-9-2013 | Corey Nachreiner
    (snip) Considering this deluge of aggressive and costly security breaches, it’s no wonder that some people are getting frustrated enough to contemplate striking back directly against our attackers. While giving cyber criminals a taste of their own medicine certainly sounds appealing, most forms of so-called "Strikeback" have no place in private business. ...... What’s Wrong With Strikeback?Unfortunately, direct strikeback measures have huge inherent risks:. Targeting: The biggest problem with strikeback is that the Internet provides anonymity, making it very hard to know who’s really behind an attack. It's all too likely that strikebacks could impact innocent victims. For example, attackers...
  • Obama Unveils Online Information Sharing Strategy To Fight Cyberterrorism

    12/21/2012 12:37:37 PM PST · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    ReadWrite ^ | 12/21/2012 | Adam Popescu
    On Wednesday the President issued a 16-page game plan aimed at strengthening the process and protection of online sharing to fight cyber attacks. It's called the the National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding. The NSISS is a guideline aimed at creating a "balance between sharing information with those who need it to keep our country safe and safeguarding it from those who would do us harm," the President wrote. "Sharing and safeguarding are often seen as mutually exclusive, in reality they are mutually reinforcing. This Strategy, therefore, emphasizes how strengthening the protection of classified and sensitive information can help...
  • Anonymous Claims They Hacked GOP On Election Day

    11/18/2012 3:52:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 18, 2012
    Mitt Romney's Republican Get Out the Vote system (ORCA) had a meltdown on Election Day leaving some campaign workers wandering around with nothing to do. Now Anonymous has released a video claiming responsibility for jamming ORCA...