Posts Tagged ‘cyberattack’

The United States is outsourcing its Cyberspace (Cyber Command) Operations – really?

// November 16th, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

It’s a draft title Task Order Request for Cyberspace Operations Support Services in support of United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). Oh, brother. That means the U.S. has bungled their cybersecurity so badly they’re now willing to outsource, and trust, this critical national security task to an outside contractor. Even a partner outside of the U.S. […]

Interesting geographic attack vector from a Russian launched cyber counter-attack

// July 14th, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

I love the Russians. I know, strange to hear that from an American in modern day with a new “cold war” (seemingly) beginning to gain steam. Let’s say, I respect them. Their hackers in particular. Their response to a cyberattack is to launch a full-on offensive attack against the attacker, quite a different response from […]

North Korea’s official full statement regarding the December 2014 Sony attack

// January 3rd, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Below is North Korea’s National Defense Commission’s official statement regarding the December 2014 Sony cyberattack – grammar and spelling errors left intact. The statement was published on December 22, 2014 by the country’s official news agency, KCNA. I’ve highlighted all the interesting (and humorous) parts.

New York Times hit by massive cyberattack less than 24 hours after publishing Snowden interview

// August 14th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Less than 24 hours after the New York Times posted an article in which Snowden expressed his distrust for American media outlets, Fox News (sorry about the source, but it is an interesting story) is reporting that the media giant’s website was hit by a massive cyberattack. Both the newspaper,, and its corporate site […]

Software developer sues China – is reprimended with an unrelenting string of cyberattacks against his company

// November 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

We have breaking news for you – a China vs. United States war is already taking place. And it’s occurring in the commercial workspaces of U.S. based companies as we speak. A remarkable story has developed regarding Solid Oak Software Inc.’s battle against the People’s Republic of China over Solid Oak Software’s controversial CyberSitter software […]

France blames U.S. for May 2012 cyberattack that required complete rebuild of French systems

// November 21st, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

In May 2012, the French government suffered two major cyberattacks, one of which required a complete rebuild of their network and hardware systems to repair. The attacks occurred between the day of the French Presidential election and the day incoming President François Hollande took office on May 15th. The sophistication of the attacks led authorities […]

Israel building out its elite “cyber warrior” combat group – Aman’s Intelligence Corps Unit 8200

// November 5th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The Jewish state is currently searching for young cyber-warriors to staff its Intelligence Corps Unit 8200 group, an elite cyber-warrior combat group led by Major General Ben Israel, in what it deems a high-priority operation. The move is in response to Iran’s new cyber command group which was formed more than a year ago. Most […]

FBI announces Next Generation Cyber Initiative to track down and destroy cyber attack(er)s

// October 30th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The FBI has announced that they have put in place an initiative to uncover and investigate web-based intrusion attacks using a crew of specially trained computer scientists who are able to extract hackers’ digital signatures from the mountains of malicious code they have released on the world. The Next Generation Cyber Initiative’s key aim is […]

China complains that cyberattacks on its systems are increasing and that they are coming from US

// October 15th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

China’s National Computer Network Emergency Response Tactical Team officials told Forbes that about 7.8 million Chinese computers were affected in 27,900 IP attacks. They claimed that the majority of the attacks originated in the United States (24%) followed by Japan (17.2%) and South Korea (11.4%).

Department of Homeland Security to form “CyberReserve” volunteer cybersecurity army made of civilian hackers?

// October 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

According to sources, the Department of Homeland Security was advised last week, to create a “cyber skills task force” that would act as a reserve army of cyber specialists in order to mold top-notch cybersecurity talent to address U.S. cybersecurity emergencies. Called the “CyberReserve” and similar to the National Guard program, CyberReserve would ensure professional […]

Defense Secretary Panetta warns of dire threat of cyberattack on U.S.–equivalent of “cyber Pearl Harbor”

// October 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

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United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta painted a dire picture of cyberattack on the United States yesterday saying “an aggressor nation or extremist group could use these kinds of cyber tools to gain control of critical switches. They could derail passenger trains, or even more dangerous, derail passenger trains loaded with lethal chemicals.”

RSA warns of another round of cyber-gang controlled bank attacks coming – Project Blitzkrieg on the horizon

// October 10th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

RSA has announced that another wave of attacks on major banks is coming and rather than a DDoS style attack, this one is organized by a cyber-gang intent on pilfering money through a Trojan attack they have dubbed “Gozi Prinimalka”.

Iran launches organized cyberattack against U.S. banks

// September 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The banks of JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America are being increasingly targeted this week, in a systematic denial-of-service (DoS) attack against their websites. National security officials told NBC News that the cyber attacks are originating from the government of Iran and as a result, the cyber threat level was raised from “elevated” to […]