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"RUSSAH" CYBER threat
Posted on 03/02/2022 9:36:54 AM PST by Paul46360
Got this email at work today
KEYWORDS: chat; cisa; computer; cyberthreat; email; russia
Russian Cyberthreat Announcement:
The US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is advising all US organizations to prepare to respond to disruptive cyberattack activity. US Government intelligence agencies are also warning that Russian cyberattacks on US businesses and critical infrastructure may be likely.
The College's Position:
The College is well positioned to prevent and identify threats against College computing systems. The College has made significant investments into industry-leading Cybersecurity countermeasures and employs an extremely capable Security Team. The College continues to remain vigilant and prepared to handle any potential Cybersecurity threat the College may face.
What you need to know:
- Russian individuals and groups are actively utilizing social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and other web forums to disseminate propaganda, dis-information, and malware
- Pay extra attention before clicking on things
- Try to stick to traditional media outlets when searching for news and updates on the conflict
- Look at where a link is taking you before you click
- Russian individuals and groups are currently targeting Ukraine with destructive malware
- This malware seeks to wipe hard disks of content rendering computing assets unusable
- As of 01MAR2022 over 30 well-known anti-virus vendors had protections in place to detect and block this malware
- Malicious individuals and groups are also launching wide-spread phishing attacks
- Never give anyone your password
- Be skeptical of emails that ask you to log into sites
- Double check the address bar before signing into any website
- Setup multi-factor authentication on every online account you can
- Avoid using the same password for every site
- If you suspect you have signed into a malicious site, please change your password immediately
- Be aware that fraudulent and malicious charity scams will arise
- Please be cautious of charity aid donation sites and the amount of personal information they request
- Try to limit donations to well-known organizations (Red Cross, UNICEF, Médecins Sans Frontieres, etc...)
- Be aware that volunteer and travel scams will arise
posted on 03/02/2022 9:36:54 AM PST
Let us know when they start messing with FReerepublic. That’s about as social media as I need to get.
posted on 03/02/2022 9:40:08 AM PST
(Destroy America from within? Check! WTH? Enlisted USN 1967 to end up with this? 😕)
It’s pretty well known governments around the world try to get into each other’s computer systems but not necessarily sabotage them.
Disruptive cyber warfare on the other hand is particularly dangerous because we do not know where the attack originated. You just have to trust the government to tell the truth.
Thumbs up if we had that button. :)
posted on 03/02/2022 9:43:30 AM PST
I went to CISA.gov to see when that was issued... Feb 26.
But I found this there.
Election Security Library
Every little bit helps.
posted on 03/02/2022 9:45:46 AM PST
Try to stick to traditional media outlets when searching for news and updates on the conflict
Well, you got your orders ...
posted on 03/02/2022 9:51:41 AM PST
by Navy Patriot
With their current unpredictability and constant threats against the west (all the way up to nuclear attack), nothing would surprise me right now. But it would seem to be against Russia’s best interest to launch cyber attacks against the west right now, as it would open the door for us to go all out targeting military, satellites, infrastructure, etc.
Putin can pound his shoe and warn us to leave his satellites alone all he wants, but once he launches a cyber attack of any significance on the west, all bets are off.
posted on 03/02/2022 9:53:25 AM PST
How badly exposed is my Commodore 64 that has no capability for an internet connection? :-P
posted on 03/02/2022 9:58:24 AM PST
by Alberta's Child
("Mr. Potato Head ... Mr. Potato Head! Back doors are not secrets.")
"You just have to trust the government to tell the truth." Shouldn't this comment have the tag?
posted on 03/02/2022 10:07:16 AM PST
To: Alberta's Child
I don't know about your Commodore 64, but my TRS80 Pocket Computer is ready to go
It hurt to write those words,
Early on after Jobama was placed in the WH he sent Putin a list of 16 critical cyber infrastructure sites here in the US. Jobama’s reasoning for doing so was so Putin would not attack them. Without question, Jobama is a traitor and deserves the punishment that most American traitors get.
You just have to trust the government to tell the truth.
IOW, you're SOOL.
posted on 03/02/2022 12:50:43 PM PST
(TERM LIMITS, NOW! Militia to the border! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
posted on 03/02/2022 1:59:21 PM PST
by week 71
Please be cautious of charity aid donation sites and the amount of personal information they request Try to limit donations to well-known organizations (Red Cross, UNICEF, Médecins Sans Frontieres, etc...)
Franklin Graham's very reputable organization will be sending relief teams and supplies to Ukraine:
posted on 03/02/2022 6:54:21 PM PST
by Albion Wilde
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