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  • Solving CAPTCHAs With Machine Learning to Enable Dark Web Research

    01/16/2022 8:13:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    UNITE.AI ^ | January 11, 2022 | Martin Anderson
    A joint academic research project from the United States has developed a method to foil CAPTCHA* tests, reportedly outperforming similar state-of-the-art machine learning solutions by using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to decode the visually complex challenges. Testing the new system against the best current frameworks, the researchers found that their method achieves more than 94.4% success on a carefully curated real-world benchmark dataset, and has proved capable of ‘eliminating human involvement’ when navigating a highly CAPTCHA-protected emerging Dark Net Marketplace, automatically resolving CAPTCHA challenges in a maximum of three attempts. Architecture for DW-GAN. Source: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2201.02799.pdf Workflow for DW-GAN. Source: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2201.02799.pdf...
  • Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers Remarks for Press Conference on United States V Li, Et Al. (EDWA)

    07/21/2020 1:12:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | July 21, 2020 | DOJ
    Today, the Justice Department unsealed charges in a significant national security cyber matter.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington (EDWA) and the National Security Division (NSD) have charged two Chinese hackers working with the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS), including the Guangdong State Security Department (GSSD) of the MSS, with a sweeping global computer intrusion campaign.  In making this announcement, I’m joined here by Dave Bowdich, Deputy Director of the FBI, Bill Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, and Raymond Duda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Seattle Field...
  • ‘A Third World War': Russian official declares cyberwar already ‘in full swing’

    12/17/2021 4:25:07 PM PST · by blueplum · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 16 December 2021 | Joel Gehrke, Foreign Affairs Reporter
    A global conflict between the great powers of the world is already "in full swing,” according to a senior Russian diplomat, and it's happening in cyberspace. "The war [in cyberspace] is underway and unfolding very intensively,” the Russian Foreign Ministry’s international information security director, Alexander Krutskikh, told a political science conference on Thursday. “The media rightly says that this [is] a Third World War, and what matters now is to calculate the damage and determine who will lose it in the end and what shape the world will eventually acquire as a result of this war.”... ...“No matter how hard...
  • Julian Assange has a stroke in Belmarsh prison: Fiancée blames extreme stress caused by US extradition battle

    12/11/2021 3:09:57 PM PST · by BusterDog · 41 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/11/21
    Julian Assange has had a stroke in Belmarsh Prison, his fiancee Stella Moris revealed last night. The WikiLeaks publisher, 50, who is being held on remand in the maximum-security jail while fighting extradition to America, was left with a drooping right eyelid, memory problems and signs of neurological damage. He believes the mini-stroke was triggered by the stress of the ongoing US court action against him, and an overall decline in his health as he faces his third Christmas behind bars.
  • A 'Worst Nightmare' Cyberattack: The Untold Story Of The SolarWinds Hack

    04/17/2021 5:22:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | April 16, 2021 10:05 AM ET | Dina Temple- Raston
    "This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements." The routine software update may be one of the most familiar and least understood parts of our digital lives. A pop-up window announces its arrival and all that is required of us is to plug everything in before bed. The next morning, rather like the shoemaker and the elves, our software is magically transformed. Last spring, a Texas-based company called SolarWinds made one such software update available to its customers. It was supposed to provide the regular fare — bug fixes, performance enhancements — to the company's popular network management...
  • John Durham and the Amazing Disappearing DNC Hack

    10/12/2021 4:20:05 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 12 Oct, 2021 | GEORGE PARRY
    Evidence grows that the alleged Russian hacking of the DNC server in 2016 was an inside job. This is the fifth in a series of articles analyzing the 27 page federal grand jury indictment charging lawyer Michael Sussmann with making a false statement to the FBI. As stated in the fourth article, when the FBI learned of the alleged hack of the Democratic National Committee’s (“DNC”) emails, it asked to examine the server. In fact, at the same time as the alleged DNC hack, there were similar reports regarding the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (“DCCC”) server as well as DNC...
  • 'Expert' calls for denying life-saving hospital treatment to unvaccinatedSays they are 'not fit for life on earth' in unhinged rant

    10/17/2021 8:27:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 88 replies
    Summit.news ^ | 10/15/2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    An “expert” whose work on cybersecurity has been cited by the NY Times and the Washington Post announced on Twitter that the unvaccinated should be denied life-saving hospital treatment because they are “not fit for life on earth.” Chris Vickery, who describes himself as a “data breach hunter” also brags about how his “findings have contributed to investigations conducted by the FTC, FBI, SEC, Secret Service, HHS, SSCI, and more.” During an unhinged Twitter rant, Vickery asserted that a time limit of December 1st should be put on people refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. “Set a date now. After...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Obtained Bogus Trump-Russia Alfa Bank FISA Warrant After They Learned the Entire

    05/27/2019 10:25:00 PM PDT · by bitt · 64 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/27/2019 | Joe Hoft
    Obama’s Deep State FBI obtained a FISA warrant to spy on Trump Tower based on information that Russian Alfa Bank was interacting with candidate Trump. However, we now know the corrupt FBI knew the entire story was a lie and yet they withheld this information from the court. As we reported in April 2019, the Alfa Bank hoax all started in June, 2016. After news broke that the Democratic National Committee had been hacked, a group of prominent computer scientists went on attack. The group of individuals, led by a Hillary supporter whom the Obama Administration had provided a grant,...
  • Durham Probes Pentagon Computer Contractors in Anti-Trump Conspiracy

    10/07/2021 9:02:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 104 replies
    https://www.realclearinvestigations.com ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2021 | By Paul Sperry
    Cybersecurity experts who held lucrative Pentagon and homeland security contracts and high-level security clearances are under investigation for potentially abusing their government privileges to aid a 2016 Clinton campaign plot to falsely link Donald Trump to Russia and trigger an FBI investigation of him and his campaign, according to several sources familiar with the work of Special Counsel John Durham. Durham is investigating whether they were involved in a scheme to misuse sensitive, nonpublic Internet data, which they had access to through their government contracts, to dredge up derogatory information on Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign in 2016...
  • Ukrainian police arrest hacker who caused $150 million damage to global firms

    10/04/2021 12:55:36 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/04/2021
    Ukrainian police said on Monday they had arrested a 25-year-old man who hacked more than 100 foreign companies and caused damage worth more than $150 million. The hacker, who was not identified, used phishing attacks and hijacked software that allows computers to be accessed remotely, a police statement said. The victims included "world-famous energy and tourism companies", it added. The hacker was caught with the help of law enforcement officials from the United States, France, Europol and Interpol. Police conducted searches at the homes of the defendant and his relatives. "As a result, computer equipment, mobile phones, vehicles and more...
  • Who is Rodney Joffe, aka ‘Tech Executive-1’ in Durham indictment?

    10/01/2021 2:28:04 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 30 September 2021 | Bruce Golding
    The tech executive referenced in the criminal case against leading cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann was identified Thursday as an industry pioneer who’s founded the world’s first commercial internet hosting company, is an expert in detecting malware and holds 10 patents. Rodney Joffe is the person referred to as “Tech Executive-1” in Sussman’s indictment for allegedly lying to the FBI by withholding his connections to Hillary Clinton’s losing 2016 election campaign against former President Donald Trump, according to CNN... ..Joffe also founded and was chief technology officer of Genuity, which was the first company to offer commercial hosting services that allow...
  • New York State fixes vulnerability in COVID-19 passport app that allowed storage of fake vaccine credentials

    09/18/2021 7:55:41 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 29 replies
    ZDNet ^ | September 10, 2021 | Jonathan Grieg
    New York state has fixed an issue with the Excelsior Pass Wallet that allows users to acquire and store COVID-19 vaccine credentials. The issue -- discovered by researchers at the NCC Group -- allows someone "to create and store fake vaccine credentials in their NYS Excelsior Pass Wallet that might allow them to gain access to physical spaces (such as businesses and event venues)... The researchers found that the application did not validate vaccine credentials added to it, allowing forged credentials to be stored by users. New York State was notified of the issue on April 30 but spent months...
  • Trump special prosecutor investigating origins of Russia probe charges ex-attorney with Clinton campaign

    09/16/2021 3:24:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Independent via Yahoo ^ | 09 16 2021 | Bevan Hurley
    A special prosecutor appointed more than two years ago to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion scandal has filed criminal charges against a prominent cyber security lawyer. Michael E. Sussman has been indicted on a charge of making a false statement about a client during a meeting with the FBI during a meeting in 2016, the Department of Justice announced on Thursday. The charges, which had been anticipated, have been denied by Mr Sussman’s lawyers, who say the DoJ’s evidence is weak and they will take the case to trial. It marks just the second case brought by special...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mike Lindell Release New Information He Says will Overturn 2020 Election

    08/07/2021 12:24:06 PM PDT · by packagingguy · 156 replies
    banned.video ^ | Aug 6, 2021 | Mike Lindell
    On August 10, 2021, Mike Lindell will be hosting a Cyber Symposium where he will lay out all his data about the 2020 elections. His claims are numerous but the main one is that we were under cyberattack by the CCP. He claims that his "white hat hackers" have collected all the evidence needed to prove Donald Trump won re-election. He states that all the dead people voting, people voting from out of state, etc. was done using 2010 election rolls. The people who voted out of state indeed did not, but their names were needed to electronically alter the...
  • Michael Hiltzik: He Spent 24 Years Building His Business. A Ransomware Attack Blew It to Smithereens

    07/10/2021 4:19:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | July 9, 2021 | Michael Hiltzik From Los Angeles Times/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
    Fran Finnegan was on vacation in New York just before the Fourth of July weekend when he received a disturbing text message from one of his customers: How come his website was down? Finnegan quickly searched out a computer to remotely examine his site, which provides access to millions of documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There he discovered a disaster unfolding in front of his eyes in real time. Hackers had breached his site’s security and had taken over. He watched helplessly as they encrypted all his files, placing them beyond reach. “As soon as I could,...
  • Lindell video: Cybersecurity experts have validated 20 China-linked election data packets

    06/28/2021 12:16:22 PM PDT · by packagingguy · 38 replies
    Wold Tribune ^ | June 4, 2021 | WorldTribune Staff
    ...Lindell said the data was brought to him, a private businessman, but did not say how or why. Nor did he say identify U.S. agencies with access to the same data...
  • The National Guard Just Simulated A Cyberattack That Brought Down Utilities Nationwide

    06/24/2021 6:43:42 AM PDT · by TexasGunLover · 64 replies
    The Drive ^ | June 23, 2021 | Brett Tingley
    National Guardsmen just completed a two-week training exercise which saw them respond to a simulated cyberattack that took out critical utilities across the United States. The exercises have become an annual event, but this year took on even more significance after coming on the heels of several major ransomware and cyber attacks that crippled large parts of American infrastructure in recent months. The exercises were part of the seventh Cyber Yankee, an training event that brings together guardsmen from throughout the New England region to test their responses against simulated cyberattacks. This year’s exercises simulated a cyber attack that targeted...
  • Biden Stumped by Criticism [semi-satire]

    06/19/2021 1:41:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 June 2021 | John Semmens
    As details of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva have been disclosed, President Biden professed himself "stumped by some of the criticism I've received for what I and Joe Scarborough agree was the most successful summit meeting in world history." The most serious criticism of Biden's actions at the summit was tied to the list of 16 crucial targets for cyber attacks that he handed to Putin. Rebecca Heinrichs, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, asked "since when is it a good idea to give an adversary a list of vital targets? From one perspective, it...
  • Putin & Biden Post "Summit" Press Conferences - Siscussion

    06/16/2021 10:04:04 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 93 replies
    FOX ^ | 6/16/21 | Self
    Biden due up in two minutes. Putin stood up to reporters questions for 45 minutes. FOX news saying that's more time answering unscripted questions than Biden/Harris Combined in their first 100 days. Putin spun like crazy, commentators saying allowing him to go first was a miserable diplomatic mistake as he set the tone. Can Biden answer questions for 45 minutes? Will he correct the Putin misinformation?
  • JUST IN - Vendor that runs the constituent services platform for many of US House offices hit by a ransomware attack (Punchbowl News)

    06/09/2021 12:01:37 AM PDT · by cba123 · 3 replies
    JUST IN - Vendor that runs the constituent services platform for many of US House offices hit by a ransomware attack (Punchbowl News) -- Just copying the Tweet