Category Archives: Cyber Warfare

One Year Ago — International Law and Cyber Warfare. From the Tallinn Manual to a Digital Geneva Convention?

“Moscow’s hacking and dumping of Democratic emails to WikiLeaks is not an initiation of armed conflict. It’s not a violation of the U.N. Charter’s prohibition on the use of force. It’s not a situation that would allow the U.S. to … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — RUSSIA : FSB Shaken by a Major Reshuffle

“One might think this would be a good time for Russian cyber intelligence officials, credited as they are with hacking and leaking Democratic emails that may have altered the course of the U.S. presidential election. One would be wrong.” Emily … Continue reading

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TOP INTEL TODAY 2017 STORIES #4 : “CYBER AWARENESS CHALLENGE: Take the US DoD TEST!”

“But it’s worse than that. This training is also bad security policy, since the most dangerous and effective counterintelligence or terrorist threats are unlikely to telegraph their views openly. Those who are on the lookout for outspoken critics of U.S. … Continue reading

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TOP INTEL TODAY 2017 STORIES — #10 : Inside the Intrigue of ‘Russia’s Cyberattacks’

“Looks like Sergey [Mikhailov] and Ruslan [Ruslan Stoyanov] were looking for various “scapegoats” who were easy to track down and who had a lot of criminal evidence collected against them, and then reported them to iDefence through Kimberly [Zenz]. This was … Continue reading

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Acts of War in Cyberspace — 2017

“One of the big problems we face with cyber is that it hasn’t really been discussed internationally about what is the acceptable use of cyber-powers, where the red lines are and what happens when those red lines are crossed.” Sir … Continue reading

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Cyber Hero Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty in US

“The government needs to show intent to further a crime. Merely creating a selling malware, on its own, isn’t enough.” Orin Kerr –Professor at George Washington University Law School and expert on computer crime “Marcus Hutchins is a brilliant young … Continue reading

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NCSC — Statement on international ransomware cyber attack

“Ransomware attacks are typically carried out by criminal groups however we cannot rule out anything while investigations are ongoing.” Ciaran Martin — CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre Ciaran Martin, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has … Continue reading

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Cyberattack cripples institutions around the world

“One NSA tool, an exploit of Microsoft Windows called EternalBlue, is being used as one method for rapidly spreading a ransomware variant called WannaCry across the world.” Forbes — Friday May 12 2017 A massive cyberattack that infected computers with ransomware … Continue reading

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Acts of War in Cyberspace

“One of the big problems we face with cyber is that it hasn’t really been discussed internationally about what is the acceptable use of cyber-powers, where the red lines are and what happens when those red lines are crossed.” Sir … Continue reading

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UK — Robert Hannigan steps down as GCHQ boss [Interview – Video]

“Technology and the internet are overwhelmingly brilliant things for human progress. Unfortunately there will always be people who want to abuse the latest technology. And it’s our job to deal with that dark side.” Robert Hannigan — Former GCHQ Director … Continue reading

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