Stratfor untangles the web of Russia’s cyber operations

Stratfor looks at Russian Hackers

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

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About Advanced Persistent Threats, a new frontier of cybercrime

Summary: While America marvels at the festival of trivia and miscellany that was Campaign 2016, we had the breakout year for cybercrime. It gets headlines, mostly about delusional stories which the media credulously accept (e.g., the March 2014 OPM hack was "a decisive instrument of warfare."). Here is another in a series about this new form of … Continue reading About Advanced Persistent Threats, a new frontier of cybercrime

Stratfor looks back at 2016, the breakout year for cybercrime

Summary:The media and military experts thrill to news about the A-10 and the latest nuclear submarine. Meanwhile new tools for cybercrime and cyberwar reshape the world. The FM website has covered these stories, puncturing the myths that fit them into a useful narrative for governments. Here Stratfor summarizes the events of 2016, the breakout year … Continue reading Stratfor looks back at 2016, the breakout year for cybercrime

The Internet of Things attacks. If we don’t do better, we will get hurt.

Summary: While America chattered about the soundbites and lies, one of the largest cyberattacks in history took place. Cybersecurity expert Emilio Iasiello discusses what happened and what it means. As so often happens, the big stories often get lost amidst the flotsam and jetsam of the news. Watch the evolution of a historic attack on … Continue reading The Internet of Things attacks. If we don’t do better, we will get hurt.

Stratfor: it’s the breakout year for cybercrime! How do we fight it?

Summary: 2016 is the breakout year for cybercrime. Ransomware went global, the third major theft using the global banking SWIFT system, and a multi-million attack on Japan's ATM's network. Here Stratfor looks at the mechanics of crime-fighting against cyberthevies. To Catch a Cyber Thief Stratfor, 3 June 2016 Forecast South Africa's Standard Bank, so far … Continue reading Stratfor: it’s the breakout year for cybercrime! How do we fight it?

How would Sun Tzu defend computer systems? Poorly. A new era needs new thinking.

Summary:  The theft of the Federal government's personnel data has brought information security back to the front pages. Along with the usual cries of "off with their heads" for the guilty and promises of Total Information Security in the future, as the signal to noise ratio in the media drops towards zero. To help restore … Continue reading How would Sun Tzu defend computer systems? Poorly. A new era needs new thinking.

Cybercrime: Now More Profitable Than The Drug Trade

Summary: Today we have a report from the front lines of the cyberwars. It's an axiom of 4th generation war that crime and war increasingly use the same methods, and even merge at higher intensities (as seen in Mexico's fight with its drug cartels). Today we hear about companies fight against cybercrime, still growing and … Continue reading Cybercrime: Now More Profitable Than The Drug Trade