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  • Jeh Johnson testifies DNC rejected DHS help on hack, Russia meddling did not alter ballots

    06/21/2017 10:19:34 AM PDT · by blueplum · 46 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 21 June 2017 | Barnini Chakrabotry
    Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified Wednesday that the Democratic National Committee last year turned down his agency's offer to help protect its network despite being warned about a hack. He also confirmed that while Russia, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin, orchestrated cyberattacks on the United States to influence the 2016 presidential election, Moscow was unable to actually alter ballots. “To my current knowledge, the Russian government did not through any cyber intrusion alter ballots, ballot counts or reporting of election results,” Johnson said during his opening statement before the House Intelligence Committee. Johnson, who served in...
  • North Korea's 'Hidden Cobra' is wreaking havoc across the globe

    06/18/2017 7:18:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Mashable ^ | June 14, 2017 | COLIN DAILEDA
    North Korea's 'Hidden Cobra' is wreaking havoc across the globe BY COLIN DAILEDA 3 DAYS AGO The North Korean government is very good at hacking—and they're targeting media, aerospace, and financial companies in the United States. The country was behind some of the most headline-grabbing hacks of the 21st century, according to an alert put out Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SEE ALSO: Dennis Rodman's latest trip to North Korea is sponsored by the Bitcoin of weed Those hackers — for some reason referred to as "Hidden Cobra" in the report (why not camouflaged cobra? Alliteration!) —...
  • NHS left reeling by cyber-attack: ‘We are literally unable to do any x-rays’

    05/14/2017 8:00:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 12 May 2017 | Kevin Rawlinson
    Thousands of patients across England and Scotland have been in limbo after an international cyber-attack hit the NHS, with many having operations cancelled at the last minute. Senior medics sought to reassure patients that they could be seen in the normal way in emergencies, but others were asked to stay away if possible. According to one junior doctor who works in a London hospital, the attack left hospitals struggling to care for people. “However much they pretend patient safety is unaffected, it’s not true. At my hospital we are literally unable to do any x-rays, which are an essential component...
  • Global cyberattack has hit more than 200,000 organizations in 150 countries

    05/14/2017 2:40:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 14, 2017 | Brian Ross Rhonda Schwartz James Gordon Meek MAIA DAVIS
    The unprecedented, global ransomware attack that started Friday has hit more than 200,000 companies, hospitals, government agencies and other organizations in 150 countries, the European Union's law enforcement agency said. Separately, Europol Jan Op Gen Oorth said Sunday that the number of individuals who have fallen victim to the cyberextortion attack could be much higher than is currently known as more people may find they were hit by the virus when they return to work Monday and switch on their computers.. He said it was too early to say who is behind the onslaught and what their motivation was. The...
  • Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool

    05/12/2017 7:27:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 12, 2017 | NICOLE PERLROTH and DAVID E. SANGER
    Hackers exploiting malicious software stolen from the National Security Agency executed damaging cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries worldwide, forcing Britain’s public health system to send patients away, freezing computers at Russia’s Interior Ministry and wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers elsewhere. The attacks amounted to an audacious global blackmail attempt spread by the internet and underscored the vulnerabilities of the digital age. Transmitted via email, the malicious software locked British hospitals out of their computer systems and demanded ransom before users could be let back in — with a threat that data would be destroyed...
  • 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.