Cyber Weapon

It is hard to go online without seeing yet another report about an inappropriate disclosure of classified information and last week was no different.

From an undisclosed location in Canada, Chris Doyon — also known under the hacker handle of Commander X, who is an active member of the group known as Anonymous (and pictured in an FBI photo above) — recently told the Postmedia in Canada: “Right now we have access to every classified databases in the U.S. government. It’s a matter of when we leak the contents of those databases, not if.” Keep reading →

Arguably the hottest topic in cyber intelligence is the highly contested Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) that is currently making its way through the legislative process in the United States.

Major Internet icons like Facebook, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Oracle, to name a few, have come out in support of the bill and now find themselves under fire for that position. Keep reading →

The implications of cyber attacks are getting more and more attention as of late and for good reason. Last week at the Government Security Conference, Gordon Snow the assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division added to the many reasons for concern.

In his comments Snow acknowledged concerns over cyber attacks that target the E-911 systems and the entire emergency first responder infrastructure. While these potential targets have been a concern for years, recent concerns about multi-modal cyber attack by terrorist have heightened concerns. Keep reading →

Reports of North Korea launching cyber attacks on South Korea continue. At the same time North Korea is said to be behind a recent group of cyber attacks on the United States as well.

Some experts familiar with these attacks say they are tests of North Korea’s newly developed cyber weapons, but with most cyber attacks knowing who is behind the attack (attribution) and possibly why they chose to attack continue to be illusive questions. Keep reading →