Military Cryptanalytics, Part III

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The NSA has just declassified and released a redacted version of Military Cryptanalytics , Part III, by Lambros D. Uncategorized cryptanalysis FOIA history of cryptography military NSA

More Military Cryptanalytics, Part III

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Callimahos’s Military Cryptanalytics, Part III. Uncategorized cryptanalysis cryptography FOIA history of cryptography military NSALate last year, the NSA declassified and released a redacted version of Lambros D. We just got most of the index. It’s hard to believe that there are any real secrets left in this 44-year-old volume.

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APT Group Targeting Military Refines Its Tactics

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Iran's Military Reportedly Backs Ransomware Campaign

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Could Cyberespionage Be Campaign's Real Purpose? Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was behind a ransomware campaign that used a contracting company called "Emen Net Pasargard" to target more than a dozen organizations, according to the security firm Flashpoint.

The US Military Buys Commercial Location Data

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Vice has a long article about how the US military buys commercial location data worldwide. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has learned.

Spear-Phishing Campaign Uses Military-Themed Documents

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Cisco Talos Researchers Find Hackers Using New Dropper Called IndigoDrop A spear-phishing campaign is using military-themed malicious Microsoft Office documents to infect devices, according to researchers at Cisco Talos.

Celebrate Nurses Week with the Military Nurse

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The nurse has a long history of serving the United States military. World War II presented a need for nurses and the military and American Red Cross initiated an intense recruitment and training program, resulting in nearly 74,00 women serving as nurses.

U.S. Charges 4 Chinese Military Officers in 2017 Equifax Hack

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as members of the PLA’s 54 th Research Institute, a component of the Chinese military. military against foreign targets, Barr said the DOJ did so in this case because the accused “indiscriminately” targeted American civilians on a massive scale. The U.S.

Facebook Catches Iranian Spies Catfishing US Military Targets

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The hackers posed as recruiters, journalists, and hospitality workers to lure its victims. Security Security / Security News

LinkedIn ‘Job Offers’ Targeted Aerospace, Military Firms With Malware

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A recent malware campaign targeted victims at European and Middle East aerospace and military companies - via LinkedIn spear-phishing messages. Hacks Web Security aerospace espionage LinkedIn Middle East Military operation in(ter)ception Spear Phishing

Transparent Tribe Mounts Ongoing Spy Campaign on Military, Government

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Government Malware Vulnerabilities apt crimson RAT Cyberattacks cyberespionage data theft military targets Spear Phishing spy campaign transparent tribe usbwormThe group has added a management console and a USB worming function to its main malware, Crimson RAT.

China's Military Behind 2017 Equifax Breach: DoJ

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Four members of China's People Liberation Army hacked the information broker, leading to the theft of sensitive data on approximately 145 million citizens

African American Women in the Military During WWII

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For some great background information, be sure to visit our previous blog – Their War Too: Women in the Military During WWII. American citizens surged to enlist in all branches of the US Military and women wanted to serve their country too.

DOJ: Company Sold Gear With Security Flaws to US Military

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military and other agencies for a decade and passing the gear off as American made Prosecutors Allege Firm Sold Chinese Surveillance Tech That Contained Vulnerabilities Federal prosecutors have charged a Long Island company, along with seven of its employees, with selling vulnerability-laden Chinese technology to the U.S.

Unsecure Database Exposed US Military Personnel Data: Report

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military and other government personnel, according to a new report from two independent security researchers Exposed Database Owned by AutoClerk Hotel Reservation Management System An unsecure database belonging to a company that provides hotel reservation management technology exposed about 179 GB of customer data, including travel arrangements and other data for U.S.

Locating Secret Military Bases via Fitness Data

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Over this weekend, someone realized that it could be used to locate secret military bases: just look for repeated fitness activity in the middle of nowhere. datacollection geolocation military secrecyIn November, the company Strava released an anonymous data-visualization map showing all the fitness activity by everyone using the app.

Report Outlines Military Health Facility Security Weaknesses

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Watchdog Agency: Problems Put Patient Data at Risk Some military health facilities haven't consistently implemented security controls, putting patient data at risk, according to a new watchdog agency report. But security experts say the weaknesses are quite common at civilian health facilities as well

UK printing company Doxzoo exposed US and UK military docs

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UK printing company Doxzoo exposed hundreds of gigabytes of information, including documents related to the US and British military. Military documents belong to the US and UK military, experts noticed that the incident also impacted Doxzoo customers from India, Nigeria and Sri Lanka.

NATO military command center should be fully operational in 2023

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The NATO military command center should be fully operational in 2023, every member states will contribute with its cyber capabilities to the military hub. The new NATO military command center should be fully operational in 2023, among its tasks the defense of the critical infrastructure of member states and the ability to carry out cyber attacks according to rules of engagement still to be defined. 31 at its military hub in Belgium.

Facebook Ad Services Let Anyone Target US Military Personnel

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Researchers warn that an advertising platform with categories like “Army” and “United States Air Force Security Sources” could be abused. Security Security / Security News

A Trickbot Assault Shows US Military Hackers' Growing Reach

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Despite the operation's short-term effects, it sets new precedents for the scope of Cyber Command's mission. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks

How Military Tactics Apply to Cybersecurity

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Former West Point professor Greg Conti explains how military doctrines apply to cyber security, and what lessons enterprises can learn from that

Maze ransomware operators stole data from US military contractor Westech

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Hackers have stolen confidential documents from the US military contractor Westech, which provides critical support for US Minuteman III nuclear deterrent. The post Maze ransomware operators stole data from US military contractor Westech appeared first on Security Affairs.

Germany and the Netherlands agreded to build TEN, the first ever joint military internet

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The governments of Germany and The Netherlands agreed to build the first-ever joint military Internet, so-called TEN (Tactical Edge Networking). Government officials from Germany and the Netherlands signed an agreement for the building of the first-ever joint military Internet, so-called TEN (Tactical Edge Networking). “The name of this new Dutch-German military internet is the Tactical Edge Networking, or TEN, for short.” SecurityAffairs – TEN, military).

Military Carrier Pigeons in the Era of Electronic Warfare

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camouflage espionage militaryThey have advantages : Pigeons are certainly no substitute for drones, but they provide a low-visibility option to relay information. Considering the storage capacity of microSD memory cards, a pigeon's organic characteristics provide front line forces a relatively clandestine mean to transport gigabytes of video, voice, or still imagery and documentation over considerable distance with zero electromagnetic emissions or obvious detectability to radar.

Chinese Military Wants to Develop Custom OS

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Citing security concerns, the Chinese military wants to replace Windows with its own custom operating system : Thanks to the Snowden, Shadow Brokers, and Vault7 leaks, Beijing officials are well aware of the US' hefty arsenal of hacking tools, available for anything from smart TVs to Linux servers, and from routers to common desktop operating systems, such as Windows and Mac.

The Police's Military Tactics Turn Peaceful Protests Violent

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Research shows that calm and negotiation, not excessive force, reduces damage. So why are officers still turning to tear gas? Security Security / National Security

Gamaredon APT Improves Toolset to Target Ukraine Government, Military

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Vitali Kremez, head of SentinelLabs, said in research released on Wednesday that he has been tracking an uptick in Gamaredon cyberattacks on Ukrainian military and security institutions that started in […].

Military, Nuclear Entities Under Target By Novel Android Malware

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The two malware families have sophisticated capabilities to exfiltrate SMS messages, WhatsApp messaging content and geolocation. Hacks Malware Vulnerabilities

Apply Military Strategy to Cybersecurity at Black Hat Trainings Virginia

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This special October event in Alexandria, Virginia offers unique, practical courses in everything from data breach response to military strategy for cybersecurity

Naikon APT group uses new Nebulae backdoor in attacks aimed at military orgs

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China-linked APT Naikon employed a new backdoor in multiple cyber-espionage operations targeting military organizations from Southeast Asia in the last 2 years. The Naikon APT group mainly focuses on high-profile orgs, including government entities and military orgs.

How the US Military Can Better Keep Hackers

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Interesting commentary : The military is an impossible place for hackers thanks to antiquated career management, forced time away from technical positions, lack of mission, non-technical mid- and senior-level leadership, and staggering pay gaps, among other issues. The model the author uses is military doctors. cybersecurity hacking military

Russian Military Officers Unmasked, Indicted for High-Profile Cyberattack Campaigns

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US Department of Justice charges members of Sandworm/APT28 for BlackEnergy, NotPetya, Olympic Destroyer, and other major attacks

Chinese Cycldek APT targets Vietnamese Military and Government in sophisticated attacks

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China-linked APT group Cycldek is behind an advanced cyberespionage campaign targeting entities in the government and military sector in Vietnam. The post Chinese Cycldek APT targets Vietnamese Military and Government in sophisticated attacks appeared first on Security Affairs.

Chinese APT Tropic Trooper target air-gapped military Networks in Asia

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Chinese threat actors, tracked as Tropic Trooper and KeyBoy, has been targeting air-gapped military networks in Taiwan and the Philippines. The threat actor targeted government offices, military, healthcare, transportation, and high-tech industries in Taiwan , the Philippines, and Hong Kong.

Russian military plans to replace Windows with Astra Linux

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The Russian military is in the process of replacing the Windows system with the Linux distribution Astra Linux. The post Russian military plans to replace Windows with Astra Linux appeared first on Security Affairs. The Russian army seems to be in the process of replacing the Windows system with the Debian-based Linux distribution Astra Linux.

Chinese APT CactusPete targets military and financial orgs in Eastern Europe

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China-linked threat actor tracked as CactusPete was employing an updated backdoor in recent attacks targeting military and financial organizations in Eastern Europe. The post Chinese APT CactusPete targets military and financial orgs in Eastern Europe appeared first on Security Affairs.

Military justice

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A Brigadier General in charge defending the accused at Guantanamo was arrested on the order of a military judge. Do military judges have more power than either they think they have or that they should? A new oxymoron. The General’s crime: allowing other civilian defense attorneys to resign after it was discovered the Government had bugged the room where the attorneys met with their clients. “Gitmo General Is Released,” The Wall Street Journal , November 4, 2017 A5.

NATO Warns it Will Consider a Military Response to Cyber-Attacks via Information Security Magazine

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The post NATO Warns it Will Consider a Military Response to Cyber-Attacks via Information Security Magazine appeared first on IG GURU. Check out the article here.

Program Looks to Tap Military Vets for Cyber-Jobs

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Government Cisco cybersecurity workforce cybervets usa job training Maryland military veterans netapp public private partnership shortage skills gap transitionThe training and job-matching effort is a public-private partnership to address a growing workforce gap.