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U.S. Admits to Cyber Attacks: The Future of Conflict

August 28, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

“As a commander in Afghanistan in the year 2010, I was able to use my cyber operations against my adversary with great impact... I was able to get inside his nets, infect his command-and-control, and in fact defend myself against his almost constant incursions to get inside my wire, to affect my operations...”

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Cyberwar! Let’s Work Through This, Shall We...

August 28, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

So what is cyberwar? Most people feel that some country is going to launch attacks against another, trying to blind their military, mute the government and make life incredibly miserable for their citizens. If the attack is successful, part of the economic base will probably be permanently destroyed...

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Potential Collateral Damage from an Israeli First Strike on Iran

August 26, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

Carbon whiskers unleashed to disable transformers? Oh yes. Just a few grams got released into the atmosphere and shorted out transformers throughout the Pacific Northwest. I do not like the idea of kilograms of this escaping the target area. It could be decades before power grids are free of this menace...

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Thoughts On a U.S. Cyber Militia

August 23, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

The Swiss are standing up a cyber command and they say their cyber warriors will be armed. Why wouldn’t this work in the US? First, we don’t trust our people as much as the Swiss. That is the nature of our culture, especially in the US. We are more paranoid, cynical and negative. We tend to micromanage...

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Stuxnet: The New Face of 21st Century Cyber Warfare

August 23, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

In June of 2010 the Stuxnet worm made it’s debut. Joint engineered by the United States and Israel to cripple Iran’s nuclear efforts, it wasn’t long before the worm was altered and turned loose on the internet spawning a number of variations of the original worm and affecting computers around the world...

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False Flags, Geopolitics and Cyber Spies

August 22, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

False flag is when an operation of some kind is carried out by one group but falsely attributed to another. Whether it's a rogue attacker attributing an attack to a rival group or a nation-state attempting to cause tensions between rival nations for their own benefit - the conspiracy theories write themselves...

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Saudi Aramco: Are We ready for an Escalation of Cyber Attacks?

August 22, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Incidents like this are bound to increase, as attacks by political groups and governments are occurring with increasing frequency, and it is a miracle that so far there has been no loss of life. But in the near future, every company and agency will need to prepare for such events in order to avoid catastrophic consequences...

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Cyber Militias in the US: Feasibility, Structure, and Purpose

August 21, 2012 Added by:

Offensive cyber attacks benefit from their lack of structure and diversity of attack vectors. Cyber militias can be assigned a target and given the ability to choose their methods based on their capabilities. The absence of formal rules of engagement allows the cyber militia to exercise creativity and innovation...

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Shamoon Malware: Cyber Espionage Tool or Cyber Weapon

August 20, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Many hypotheses have been proposed, and some experts are convinced that Shamoon is a new state sponsored malware designed for cyber espionage that is also able to destroy the victims' device, perhaps to hide its operations by deleting evidence that can link the agents to the Command & Control servers...

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How Will Israel Attack Iran?

August 18, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

It is expected that in the first phase of an offensive against Iran, Israel will conduct a cyber attack of impressive dimensions with the intent to paralyze the country by knocking out the Internet, all communications and other critical infrastructure. This is the new way to engage in a war...

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Israeli Operations Against Iran Will Begin with Cyber Attack

August 17, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

"Silverstein claims to have obtained an Israeli briefing document outlining the Jewish state’s war plans against Iran, which, according to him, include the launching of dozens of missiles, an aerial attack, a sophisticated cyber attack and even the assassination of senior Iranian military and intelligence officials..."

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Giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy

August 16, 2012 Added by:

Why do the likes of McAfee, Symantec, TrendMicro, Microsoft and Bitdefender publish reverse engineering code examples and analysis on cyber espionage and sabotage tools which serve to delay, disrupt, deny, and deceive our enemies from developing nuclear weapons. This is giving aid and comfort to the enemy...

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Digital Apocalypse: The Artillery of Cyber War

August 16, 2012

The multidimensional characteristics of cyberspace have dissolved the boundaries between digital and physical security, facilitating attacks that have devastating impact to critical infrastructure, corporate and government assets. Cyberspace is now the digital frontier of choice for executing combat operations...

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Cyber Arms Deals and Latin America in the Post-Stuxnet World

August 15, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

The trade of conventional weapons is a multi-billion dollar industry. But when it comes to cyber weapons, developed nations have yet to place limits on what kind of offensive software can be sold. It becomes a necessity to begin some kind of international regulatory system for cyber weapons and the prerequisite expertise...

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Fighting Threats in the Age of Cyberwar

August 14, 2012

ICSA Labs Chief Emerging Threat Researcher Roger Thompson discusses security challenges in the face of ever-evolving cyber threats in the wild. Thompson is a pioneer in combating malware. In 1987, he created Australia’s first anti-virus program after recognizing a trend in malware lifecycles...

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Gauss Malware and Shadow Warfare

August 14, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

The International Telegraph Union is the world’s telecommunication governing body. The United States is actively resisting them as the governing body. With Kaspersky’s Gauss discovery, the United States’ argument grows weaker. The US recognizes the advantage it has by having de facto control over the internet...

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