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  • Did The United States Make Lil’ Kim’s Missile Go Poof? Did We Secretly Perform A Cyber Attack?

    04/16/2017 5:36:54 PM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Lil’ Kim keeps having problems with his missile launches. The last two were duds. I wonder if the US has anything to do with that. It would be nice to think so. There are reports coming out that the US did in fact thwart the missile attempt with a cyber attack. Now that is smart! The medium-range missile exploded seconds after it was launched on Sunday from a site near the port city of Sinpo, as Mike Pence, the US vice president, arrived in Seoul for talks with the South Korean government over how to deal with Pyongyang’s belligerence. Wow,...
  • North Korea’s Embarrassing Missile Launch Failure May Have Been Caused By US cyber Attack

    04/16/2017 9:56:42 AM PDT · by blam · 68 replies
    The Sun ^ | 4-16-2017 | Mark Hodge
    Former foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind claims American intelligence has foiled similar nuke tests  THE US may have sabotaged Kim Jong-un’s missile test yesterday through a cyber-attack causing the rocket to spectacularly flop, according to a former British foreign secretary. Sir Malcolm Rifkind claims American intelligence has used cyber warfare to successfully foil missile tests before and that there is a “strong belief” that President Trump’s administration was behind North Korea’s latest failed launch. Sir Malcolm Rifkind claims the US could have sabotaged North Korea failed missile launch Speaking with the BBC, he said: “It could have failed because the...
  • Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel (luxury pad - in China)

    12/21/2014 9:34:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/20/14 | Michael Daly
    North Korea is so isolated that rather than bring the Internet to its hackers, it brings them to it—in a swank hotel in China. The luxury hotel that has been called a command post for North Korean hackers would make for a unique holiday getaway and give you lots to talk about back home. “Surprisingly Great Hotel - Clean, Tasteful.... and North Korean!” says a trip advisor review for the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, China. For just $53, you get “a deluxe twin room,” including a North Korean breakfast considerably more substantial than those enjoyed by the vast majority of...
  • Pennsylvania Senate Democrats resist ransom in cyberattack

    03/06/2017 2:11:04 PM PST · by davikkm · 22 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | MARC LEVY
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania’s top state Senate Democrat said Monday that no ransom has been paid to resolve a cyberattack that shut down the caucus’ network and prompted an FBI investigation. Senate Democrats’ computer network, including their email system, remained inaccessible Monday, three days after the “ransomware” attack was discovered by technology staff who received an alert that the network had been breached. Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, would not say what sort of ransom had been demanded, but he said none had been paid, and he and other Senate Democrats said they were not inclined to do...
  • Hack Attack on Drudge Report A Sign of Chaos to Come

    01/03/2017 4:36:51 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 53 replies
    The Observer.com ^ | January 3, 2017 | Brady Dale
    The popular right-leaning web portal, The Drudge Report, was briefly knocked offline last week. Incidents like this will only become more common until policymakers or tech companies get serious about fixing connected gadgets, also known as the internet of things (IoT). In a since deleted post, the site’s verified @DRUDGE account on Twitter posted last week, “Is the US government attacking DRUDGE REPORT? Biggest DDoS since site’s inception. VERY suspicious routing [and timing],” as the International Business Times reported.... Traffic from the Drudge Report is gigantic. ...178 million visits in November and that almost 80 percent of that traffic was...
  • Georgia Says Someone in U.S. Government Tried to Hack State’s Computers Housing Voter Data

    12/08/2016 6:42:19 PM PST · by bryan999 · 22 replies
    The secretary of state of Georgia is asking the Department of Homeland Security to explain what appears to be an attempted breach of the state’s computer systems that house its voter registration database by someone in the federal government. In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson dated Thursday, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp said the state had discovered an unsuccessful attempt to breach the firewall of state computer systems. The attempt occurred on Nov. 15 and was linked to an IP address associated with DHS, he said. “At no time has my office agreed to...
  • Obama orders review of cyber attacks on 2016 election: adviser

    12/09/2016 8:03:00 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-9-2016 | Jeff Mason
    U.S. President Barack Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco said on Friday. Monaco told reporters the results of the report would be shared with lawmakers and others. "The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process ... and to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders, to include the Congress," Monaco said during an event hosted by the...
  • U.S. Govt. Hackers Ready to Hit Back If Russia Tries to Disrupt Election

    11/04/2016 6:30:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | Nov 4 2016, | Ken Dilanian, William M. Arkin and Cynthia McFadden
    U.S. Govt. Hackers Ready to Hit Back If Russia Tries to Disrupt Election by Ken Dilanian, William M. Arkin and Cynthia McFadden U.S. military hackers have penetrated Russia's electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin's command systems, making them vulnerable to attack by secret American cyber weapons should the U.S. deem it necessary, according to a senior intelligence official and top-secret documents reviewed by NBC News. American officials have long said publicly that Russia, China and other nations have probed and left hidden malware on parts of U.S critical infrastructure, "preparing the battlefield," in military parlance, for cyber attacks that...
  • Cultural invasion, cyberattack should be defused by (Iranian) Civil defense

    10/27/2016 7:27:34 AM PDT · by tekrat
    A top Iranian military official said on Thursday that Iran's civil defense is fully ready to defuse the threat of cyberattack and cultural invasion. ... Mansourian (Commander of Iran's Civil Defense Organization) underscored that the cyberattack and cultural invasion should only be responded by the national civil defense system.
  • Internet Crashes Will Be Hard To Stop After Obama’s Internet Giveaway

    10/25/2016 9:50:25 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2016 | Eric Lieberman
    Someone successfully shut down many websites Friday, attacking a crucial part of the internet that has been made more vulnerable due to an Obama administration decision to surrender American control, according to experts. Websites like Twitter, Spotify, Reddit and many others were not working for a large portion of U.S. citizens Friday, after unknown hackers breached the servers of Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) host. Essentially the “yellow pages” of online addresses, DNS is the technical network that converts web address names into numbers. “We began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure....
  • NSA Whistleblower Says DNC Hack Was Not Done By Russia, But By U.S. Intelligence!

  • FOX News: The widespread cyber attack yesterday was "perpetrated by a government."

    10/22/2016 4:20:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 102 replies
    Fox News live moments ago
    FOX News: The widespread cyber attack yesterday was "perpetrated by a government." Yeah. Our own.
  • WikiLeaks The Obama administration should not have attempted to misuse its instruments [tr]

    10/21/2016 3:17:02 PM PDT · by Quicksilver · 76 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | WikiLeaks
    The Obama administration should not have attempted to misuse its instruments of state to stop criticism of its ruling party candidate.
  • West Coast now under web attack as East Coast recovers

    10/21/2016 2:04:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 107 replies
    Mercury News ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | Ethan Baron
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reportedly investigating. The attack raised fears that this could be a trial run for an attempt at a major disruption of the U.S. presidential election. While many of the websites affected by the first attack, which hit the East Coast, are back up, sites hosted on the West Coast, including Twitter and Recode, have been hit, and were unavailable for many as of 11 a.m. Friday. As of 11 a.m., Dyn’s online update about its response to the attacks said the company was continuing to “investigate and mitigate.” The outages appear to have resulted...
  • Cyber attack disrupts Twitter, Netflix, and Spotify service

    10/21/2016 10:58:40 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 19 replies
    FOX NEWS TECH ^ | October 21, 2016 | Fox News Tech By Rob Verger
    The Internet services company Dyn was hit by a cyber attack Friday, disrupting web traffic on the east coast of the United States, the company reported on its website. A slew of major sites like Twitter, Netflix, and Spotify were affected by what was described as a DDoS, or a distributed denial of service attack, that caused widespread problems across the Internet.
  • US prepped for massive cyber assault on Russia

    10/15/2016 5:47:01 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 178 replies
    NY POST ^ | October 15, 2016 | Joe Tacopino
    The Obama administration is threatening to launch a vast cyber war against Russia in response to the country’s alleged interference with the presidential election. Vice President Joe Biden told NBC News Friday that “we’re sending a message” to Russian President Vladimir Putin and that the wide-ranging “clandestine” cyber operation will take place. “We’re sending a message,” Biden said during an interview with “Meet the Press” that will air on Sunday. “We have the capacity to do it. It will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact,” The vice president belittled...
  • Internet problems in Texas?

    10/15/2016 8:53:25 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 49 replies
    Internet going nuts | 15 October 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Anyone having internet outage issues in South Central Texas area?
  • The headline, “CIA plans cyber-attack on Russia”should say “Frightened Obama goes Dr.Strangelove”

    10/15/2016 6:06:48 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 40 replies
    vanity | October 15, 2016 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Okay, so now we are supposed to believe that Barack Obama, The Cowardly Lion is so worried about “The Russians” hacking the Democrats to pervert the outcome of the election that he is planning to plunge America into a nuclear war to stop them. Really? How very Dr. Strangelove of him! Whether The Cowardly Lion is bluffing or serious once again he has shown us exactly why he nor any other Democrat should ever be our Commander in Chief. If he is serious than this “leak” is yet another “telegraphing” of our intentions what would doom any action The Cowardly...
  • Hillary Corruption Led to Syria-Russia Crisis [aw!m vanity]

    10/15/2016 5:01:16 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 34 replies
    Big bold Drudge lines [*h*] ... CIA PLANS CYBER STRIKE ON RUSSIA 'DEFCON WARNING UPGRADE' MOSCOW READY FOR WAR Obama wants to not only wag-the-dog, but who knows? A cyber-war could disrupt internet communications -- time to blind Trump supporters. And it all boils down to their bribe money to take out the Syrian government. Obama and Hillary want you to think that Bashar Assad is the very devil. In many ways he is. Worst of all is his defense of Christians and Jews so far as the Establishment thinks. ISIS is cool -- they enslave Christians and Jews for...
  • U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System Against Cyberattacks - NYTimes.com

    08/03/2016 12:09:41 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | 08/03/2016 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System Against Cyberattacks - NYTimes.com http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/us-seeks-to-protect-voting-system-against-cyberattacks.html?referer=http://drudgereport.com/ By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS August 3, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing new steps to bolster the security of the United States’ voting process against cyberthreats, including whether to designate the electronic ballot-casting system for November’s elections as “critical infrastructure,” Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, said on Wednesday. In the wake of hacks that infiltrated Democratic campaign computer systems, Mr. Johnson said he was conducting high-level discussions about “election cybersecurity,” a vastly complex effort given that there are 9,000 jurisdictions in the United States that...