Cyber Espionage

Privacy. In the not-too-distant future, this might be a word with little meaning or relevance to our daily lives. Some might call it an antiquated term. We regularly hear about security breaches, making Social Security numbers, credit card accounts, and conversations public. Alexa and Siri are, reportedly, eavesdropping. And, those washers and dryers connected to […]

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The U.S. government — along with a number of leading security companies — recently warned about a series of highly complex and widespread attacks that allowed suspected Iranian hackers to siphon huge volumes of email passwords and other sensitive data from multiple governments and private companies. But to date, the specifics of exactly how that […]

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Russia is taking steps to tighten its grip on the internet within its borders, as the nation’s legislature advanced legislation this week that would test temporarily disconnecting Russia from the global internet. The first version of the bill was approved by the legislature on Tuesday. It still has two more steps to go before it […]

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Since Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a “sophisticated state actor” had tried to hack into Australia’s major political parties’ networks, the government has shut down any efforts to pin the blame on China. Mr Morrison dodged multiple questions from 3AW broadcaster Neil Mitchell about China’s involvement in the hack this morning. “It’s a government, but […]

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Israel has launched a cyber hotline, staffed mostly by veterans of military computing units, to enable businesses and private individuals to report suspected hacking and receive real-time solutions. The 119 call-in number to the Computer Emergency Response Center is being billed by Israel and cybersecurity experts as a world first. … read more at: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/israel-launches-cybersecurity-hotline-for-suspected-hacking-1.6953267

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Image courtesy of Markus Spiske/pexels This article was originally published by the Norwegian institute of International Affairs (NUPI) on 29 January 2019. Summary This Policy Brief provides an overview of the military cyber-defence strategies and capabilities of Norway and of the Netherlands. Comparison of the two different approaches offers insights into their differing tactics and […]

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Updated February 18, 2019 18:01:55 Photo: The federal parliament’s networks are amongst the most secure and most closely monitored in the nation. (AAP: Dave Hunt) Scott Morrison has revealed that all of the major political parties were targeted by a “sophisticated state actor” in the cyber-attack on Parliament this month. Who was responsible for the […]

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BEERSHEBA, Israel (Reuters) – Israel has launched a cyber hotline, staffed mostly by veterans of military computing units, to enable businesses and private individuals to report suspected hacking and receive real-time solutions. The 119 call-in number to the Computer Emergency Response Centre (CERT) is being billed by Israel and cyber experts as a world first. […]

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Gain a global perspective on the US and go beyond with curated news and analysis from 600 journalists in 50+ countries covering politics, business, innovation, trends and more. … read more at: https://www.ft.com/content/9de75c4a-331f-11e9-bd3a-8b2a211d90d5

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Former Air Force Technical Sergeant and Air Force Office of Special Operations (AFOSI) Special Agent, Monica Witt’s defection to Iran took the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) by surprise. In their mind, she was only an agent of influence to be rolled out when an occasional bash at the U.S. was desired. They had […]

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