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  • Frontier Communications Shuts Down Systems Following Cyberattack

    04/19/2024 6:08:20 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 6 replies
    Security Week ^ | 4/19/24 | Ionut Arghire
    Telecommunications giant Frontier Communications on Thursday informed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that certain systems were shut down following a cyberattack. The incident, the company said in a regulatory filing with the SEC, was identified on April 14, when a third-party “gained unauthorized access to portions of its information technology environment”. Frontier said it immediately initiated its incident response protocols and took steps to contain the incident, including shutting down certain systems, which “resulted in an operational disruption that could be considered material”. According to Frontier, the attack was likely the work of a cybercrime group that gained access...
  • FBI WARNING: Chinese Hackers Preparing to Launch Massive Attack on U.S. Infrastructure – Have Already Infiltrated Several Critical Companies

    04/18/2024 9:51:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 95 replies ^ | 4/18/2024 | cullen linebarger
    Chinese hackers are preparing to launch a major attack on critical U.S. infrastructure and have already infiltrated multiple companies according to the FBI. FBI Director Chris Wray revealed today China is developing the capability to cause significant damage to our critical infrastructure at a time of their choosing. The only question is the time to launch a catastrophic blow. “China is developing the ability to physically wreak havoc on our critical infrastructure at a time of its choosing,” Wray said at the 2024 Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats. “Its plan is to land low blows against civilian...
  • Volt Typhoon: FBI Warns Chinese Hackers Are Preparing to Attack US Infrastructure

    04/18/2024 8:17:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2024 | John Sexton
    Last May I wrote about a group of Chinese hackers who'd been identified by Microsoft after malware was discovered in telecom systems on the island of Guam. Microsoft named the hacking group "Volt Typhoon."Microsoft called the hacking group “Volt Typhoon” and said that it was part of a state-sponsored Chinese effort aimed at not only critical infrastructure such as communications, electric and gas utilities, but also maritime operations and transportation. The intrusions appeared, for now, to be an espionage campaign. But the Chinese could use the code, which is designed to pierce firewalls, to enable destructive attacks, if they choose.Today,...
  • Microsoft says Chinese hackers breached email, including U.S. government agencies

    07/12/2023 7:59:45 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/12/2023 | Jenna McLaughlin
    Tech giant Microsoft disclosed on Tuesday evening that it discovered a group of Chinese hackers had broken into some of its customers' email systems to gather intelligence. The company began investigating unusual activity within a few weeks of the initial attack, though the culprits were able to repeatedly manipulate credentials to access accounts. According to the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, one federal government agency first detected unusual activity on its Microsoft 365 email cloud environment last month, and immediately reported the activity to Microsoft and CISA. CISA did not identify the government agency in question...
  • Leaked Files From Chinese Firm Show Vast International Hacking Effort

    02/22/2024 4:09:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/22/24 | Christian Shepherd, Cate Cadell, Ellen Nakashima, Joseph Menn and Aaron Schaffer
    A trove of leaked documents from a Chinese state-linked hacking group shows that Beijing’s intelligence and military groups are attempting large-scale, systematic cyber intrusions against foreign governments, companies and infrastructure — with hackers of one company claiming to be able to target users of Microsoft, Apple and Google. The cache — containing more than 570 files, images and chat logs — offers an unprecedented look inside the operations of one of the firms that Chinese government agencies hire for on-demand, mass data-collecting operations. The files — posted to GitHub last week and deemed credible by cybersecurity experts, although the source...
  • Feds dismantle Russian GRU botnet built on 1,000-plus home, small biz routers

    02/16/2024 3:42:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | Thu 15 Feb 2024 | Jessica Lyons
    Beijing, now Moscow.… Who else is hiding in broadband gateways?The US government today said it disrupted a botnet that Russia's GRU military intelligence unit used for phishing expeditions, spying, credential harvesting, and data theft against American and foreign governments and other strategic targets. This latest court-authorized takedown happened in January, and involved neutralizing "well over a thousand" home and small business routers that had been infected with the Moobot malware, which is a Mirai variant, according to FBI Director Christopher Wray, speaking at the Munich Cyber Security Conference on Thursday. Moobot can be used to remote-control compromised devices and launch...
  • Fifth Circuit Corrects Critical Error In Prior Ruling To Shut Down Deep-State Censorship Tactic

    10/05/2023 2:09:13 PM PDT · by CFW · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/5/23 | BEN WEINGARTEN
    In a bombshell ruling, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has shut down the “nerve center” of federal government-led speech policing, correcting a critical error in its prior jurisprudence and striking a major blow for the First Amendment and against deep-state election interference. The court’s opinion comes in the landmark free speech case in the digital era, Missouri v. Biden. Before the litigation landed in appellate court, Louisiana District Judge Terry A. Doughty declared in a fitting Independence Day ruling that federal authorities from the Biden White House to the FBI and CDC had likely engaged in “the most...
  • GOP’s loyalty to Trump has has the party in a ‘death spiral’, says former US cybersecurity chief

    10/12/2021 8:53:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 63 replies ^ | 10/10/21 | John Bowden
    The former head of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Christopher Krebs, said that the Republican Party was in a “death spiral” owing to its allegiance to former President Donald Trump. Mr Krebs, who famously contradicted Mr Trump’s claims about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election before being terminated from his post last year, is a self-described lifelong member of the GOP. On Sunday, he spoke with CBS’s Face the Nation about his party and the former president’s ongoing efforts to sow distrust about US voting systems. “This is a death spiral. They’ve lost control, and they...
  • Biden Last Month Issued Executive Order To Bolster Cybersecurity at U.S. Ports

    03/28/2024 8:08:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 9 replies ^ | 3/28/2024 | anthony scott
    As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, investigative reporter Lara Logan reported that the crash of the Dali cargo ship into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore was not an accident but rather a “strategic attack.” Hours after the Dali cargo ship crashed into the Key bridge, taking the lives of six men, the Democrat Governor of Maryland, in a press conference, stated, “The preliminary investigation points to an accident. We haven’t seen any credible evidence of a terrorist attack.” Many believed Moore and the NTSB’s quick assessment to rule out terrorism raised red flags, considering the NTSB’s preliminary analysis...
  • Leaked Docs Exposes China’s ‘Cyber Warfare’ Capabilities to Disrupt U.S. Election

    03/01/2024 11:04:42 AM PST · by Sam77 · 8 replies ^ | 1 March 2024 | Michael Taylor
    A Chinese Private security contractor linked to communist China’s top policing agency suffered a major leak this week, as hundreds of private documents exposed the country’s surveillance tactics against dissidents, and also its cyber warfare capabilities for a potential cyberattack against its adversaries like the United States, as it enters most important election in history. The Security contractor, I-Soon, which has ties to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), suffered a leak of private documents showing it provided the Chinese government with powerful tools to target dissidents, anti-government activists, and ethnic minorities such as Muslims.
  • Federal agencies investigating whether AT&T outage was caused by cyberattack | Here's what we know

    02/22/2024 10:20:49 AM PST · by EBH · 58 replies
    ABC ^ | 2/22/24 | ByMax Zahn and Jon Haworth
    Two sources briefed on the situation told ABC News that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), among other agencies, are now urgently investigating to determine whether the AT&T outages are the result of a cyber attack or a hack, or simply some sort of technical malfunction. More than 73,000 AT&T customers reported outages on digital-service tracking site DownDetector. That's not a comprehensive number: It tracks only self-reported outages. Although outage reports fell a bit in the 5 am ET hour, they bounced back in the 7 am ET hour and continue to surge. Several local governments said AT&T's...
  • US to close two Russia consulates

    12/19/2020 4:02:39 PM PST · by texas booster · 8 replies
    The Hill website ^ | Dec 18, 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    The State Department has informed Congress that it plans to shutter its last two consulates in Russia over caps set by Moscow on the number of diplomats that are allowed in the country. In a letter to congressional leaders sent Dec. 10 and obtained by The Hill, the administration said it will permanently close its Vladivostok consulate and temporarily halt work at the consulate in Yekaterinburg. The letter confirming the closures was sent three days before news broke of a major hack of U.S. government agencies that is believed to have been conducted by an elite Russian cyber espionage unit....
  • Justice Department Conducts Court-Authorized Disruption of Botnet Controlled by the Russian Federation’s Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff (GRU)

    02/15/2024 6:39:24 PM PST · by devane617 · 2 replies
    DOJ ^ | 02/15/2024
    A January 2024 court-authorized operation has neutralized a network of hundreds of small office/home office (SOHO) routers that GRU Military Unit 26165, also known as APT 28, Sofacy Group, Forest Blizzard, Pawn Storm, Fancy Bear, and Sednit, used to conceal and otherwise enable a variety of crimes. These crimes included vast spearphishing and similar credential harvesting campaigns against targets of intelligence interest to the Russian government, such as U.S. and foreign governments and military, security, and corporate organizations. In recent months, allegations of Unit 26165 activity of this type has been the subject of a private sector cybersecurity advisory
  • Joe Biden partners with Communist China propaganda outlet for his Presidential campaign

    02/13/2024 8:30:02 AM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-12-24 | DrJohn
    China need not try to interfere with the 2024 election. Joe Biden has partnered with the Communist China owned TikTok. TikTok is a data mining operation masquerading as social media. Consumer Reports: A Consumer Reports investigation finds that TikTok, one of the country’s most popular apps, is partnering with a growing number of other companies to hoover up data about people as they travel across the internet. That includes people who don’t have TikTok accounts.ABC NewsA ban on TikTok in the United States or a sale of the app by its Chinese owner, ByteDance, will not resolve national security concerns...
  • U.S. Officials: Chinese Hackers Are Planning to Take Down Power Grid

    02/13/2024 4:13:35 AM PST · by Sam77 · 55 replies ^ | 12 February 2024 | Bradley Greer
    The looming threat of a major cyber attack against the U.S. is becoming more likely after the FBI admitted that Chinese hackers are planning an all-out assault on the country’s power grid and infrastructure. A cyber attack against the United States would not just be devastating for Americans; it would also allow China to take advantage of the ensuing chaos, especially with it being an election year. According to U.S. officials, they have already foiled a state-backed Chinese effort to plant malware to damage civilian infrastructure.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 11/2/2023 House Approves Israel Aid, Tucker Carlson Visits Julian Assange In Prison, Zero Growth Seen In UK Economy, Doors Wide Open For Immigration Into Canada

    11/02/2023 8:43:41 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/2/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    Hundreds of protesters demanding a cease-fire in Gaza swarmed Philadelphia's 30th Street Station this evening... An Iraqi military source tells Russia's RIA Novosti Agency that two drones attacked a US military base in northern Iraq... Crypto-currency financier Sam Bankman-Fried found guilty by a federal jury... There's been an almost unanimous vote in the United Nations General Assembly calling for the US to end its embargo on Cuba... The US House approving an aid package for Israel... US politics new polling from "The Messenger/HarrisX" showing President Trump winning a two-way or a four-way contest.... Tucker Carlson visiting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange...
  • McAfee Offers Latest Advice For Coming Civil War (Mcafee antivirus inventor/drug addled)

    08/08/2019 7:16:52 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    twitter ^ | 8-8-2019 | John McAfee
    How should red states prepare? How should blue states prepare? (with maps)
  • DNC Russian Hackers Found! You Won’t Believe Who They Really Work For (Dmitri Alperovitch, founder

    01/14/2017 4:17:44 PM PST · by greeneyes · 157 replies
    State of the Nation Alternative News & Commentary ^ | Posted on January 7, 2017 by State of the Natio | By the Anonymous Patriots
    Russians did not hack the DNC system, a Russian named Dmitri Alperovitch is the hacker and he works for President Obama. In the last five years the Obama administration has turned exclusively to one Russian to solve every major cyber-attack in America, whether the attack was on the U.S. government or a corporation.  Only one “super-hero cyber-warrior” seems to “have the codes” to figure out “if” a system was hacked and by “whom.”  
  • Huge data leak dubbed the 'Mother of all Breaches' sees 26 BILLION records leaked from sites including Twitter, Linkedin, and Dropbox - here's how to check if you've been affected

    01/22/2024 1:34:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-22-24 | WILIAM HUNTER
    Your personal information may have been leaked in the 'Mother of all Breaches' (MOAB), cybersecurity researchers have warned. Over 26 billion personal records have been exposed, in what researchers believe to be the biggest-ever data leak. Sensitive information from several sites including Twitter, Dropbox, and Linkedin was discovered on an unsecured page. Worryingly, the researchers who found it claim this breach is extremely dangerous and could prompt a tsunami of cybercrime.

    01/20/2024 7:40:37 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies ^ | 19 Jan, 2024 | Bob Bishop
    The keynote speaker of the World Economic Forum’s 2024 annual conference in Davos was Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President. She stated the top global risk for the EU is disinformation and misinformation, declaring disinformation destroys trust and limits the ability to “tackle the big global challenges.” In plain English, trust can only be restored by censoring inconvenient facts and evidence. Below is a short clip (1:39) highlighting her disinformation sermon. The top risk in the WEF’s 2024 Global Risk Report is disinformation. If not controlled, societies will be polarized, elections will be disrupted, and there will be mistrust...