Summary: Democrats are excited about Friday's bombshell WaPo story about Russia's interference in the 2016. Too excited to question its oddities, or see how it shows that Trump (although a clown as President) is right about leaks. Perhaps eventually we will learn what is happening -- and why. WaPo: "Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia … Continue reading The WaPo strikes another blow for the Deep State against Russia
By now we have enough information to draw conclusions about the claims of Russian hacking in the 2016 election: it looks quite bogus. Just like the many similar bouts of hysterical exaggeration in America during the past few decades. Drawing big conclusions is appropriate for this, post number 4,000 on the FM website. Before Russia's … Continue reading The verdict on the stories of Russian hacking in the 2016 election
Summary: Let's take a break from the media hysteria about the massive global attack by software built by the NSA. Cybersecurity expert Marcus Ranum explains why hospitals were the focus of the attack, why organizations are so vulnerable after a decade of warnings, and what will create effective defenses. This continues our years of coverage about cybersecurity, one of … Continue reading Skip the hysteria. What you need to know about the big ransomware attack.
Summary: The breakout year for cybersecurity continues, with a massive global attack -- more than 45,000 attacks in 99 countries by software linked to (built by?) the NSA (source). In this from the archives cybersecurity expert Marcus Ranum explains defense in this new world. Offense gets all the attention, but smart organisations win by defense. See today's second post: … Continue reading After the largest cyberattack ever, here’s how to defend against the next & bigger ones
Summary: 2016 was the breakout year for cybercrime, a revolution largely ignored by journalists. Here Stratfor looks at one aspect that has gotten attention lately -- hackers operating from Russia. It is a natural match - a nation with a first class educational system and high rates of poverty. The West can't suppress Russian hackers … Continue reading Stratfor untangles the web of Russia’s cyber operations