Cyber Strategies for a World at War

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Cyberwar Emerges Amid The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Gaza

By Mahran Amona
January 4, 2009
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Since the beginning of the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip, thousands of Israeli websites have come under cyber-attacks carried out by hacking groups operating out of Morocco, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iran.

A Moroccan Islamic group hacked into the registration system server of domainthenet.com on last Friday, and the main pages of more than 300 Israeli Web sites were defaced. The group hijacked the domains of major Israeli websites including Israeli Bank Discount, a website for weather forecast and the Israeli Ynet News, a popular Israeli news website. Visitors of the hijacked domains were rerouted to websites featuring images of the casualties of the ongoing Israeli offensive against Gaza, and with anti-Israeli and anti-U.S. messages.

Ynet reported that the hackers obtained a password which granted them access to the server, “which updates and ‘translates’ the websites’ IP addresses into a Domain Name Service; and change the IP’s numeral values, effectively rerouting users away from the original websites”. Ynet added also that the hackers did not hack into the actual websites but redirected the users to a “hostile” website, while other hackers managed to access original websites.

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Cyber Attacks Likely in Any Military Conflict: Reports
By william matthews
Published: 26 October 2008
DefenseNews

Cyber attacks like those that accompanied the Russian invasion of Georgia in August are likely to accompany almost any traditional military action in the future, security experts warn in a report on cyber threats published by Georgia Tech University, based in Atlanta.

And even in the absence of overt military action, the United States is expected to be the target. Cyber attacks will “play a more shadowy role in attempts by antagonist nations to subvert the U.S. economy and infrastructure,” the Georgia Tech Information Security Center warns in its “Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2009.”

Meanwhile, a team of investigators probing cyber attacks on the Caucasian country of Georgia concluded that “nationalistic hackers” in Russia carried out the attacks. Despite suspicion that the Russian government was involved in the attacks, the team reported that so far, it has been unable to link the hackers’ activity directly to the Russian military or other government agencies.

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A World at War

The world is transforming right before our eyes. Yet, perhaps calling what is happening a transformation is an understatement. A more accurate description may be that the world is undergoing a massive reality shift. Markets are collapsing as tempers rise and then erupt into fevered protests. Ice caps are melting as economies freeze up. The Middle East more and more is becoming the center of everyone’s violent attention. And there is so much more, so many shifts in reality happening all at once that we are barely even noticing, or perhaps we are neglecting to notice, the biggest shift in reality of them all: that a truly global and deadly war has begun.

We are aware, of course, of the many wars and conflicts that are forever being covered in the news: the longstanding war on terror, we see the isolated conflicts and flare ups in places like Africa and South America, the infinite destruction between Israel and Palestine, and we have accepted the fact that some day some where a weapon of mass destruction will be unleashed on an unsuspecting and unprepared population; however, we so not seem to be completely aware of the total global war that is being fought relentlessly on the cyber battle fields that are all converging on the Internet.

The world is truly at war and it is the mission of this site to focus as much attention as possible on the reality and on the of consequences of this war.

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"The nature of conflict is changing. The risk of conflict will increase due to diverging interests among major powers, an expanding terror threat, continued instability in weak states, and the spread of lethal, disruptive technologies. Disrupting societies will become more common, with long-range precision weapons, cyber, and robotic systems to target infrastructure from afar, and more accessible technology to create weapons of mass destruction."
 
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A World at War

The World is at War. It is a world war that is being fought right now, in real time, virtually everywhere on the planet. It is a world war that is, perhaps, more encompassing and global in nature than any other world war in history because, not only is it being fought by nations and their governments, it is also being fought by non-state actors such as terrorists, organized crime, unorganized crime, and many other known and unknown entities. It is a total world war being fought every day on the hidden and dark battle fields of the cyber domain. It is a war that, according to some intelligence estimates, has the potential to be as nearly as serious and as deadly as a nuclear war... [MORE]

 


 


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Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies, former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about America’s vulnerability in a terrifying new international conflict—Cyber War! Every concerned American should read this startling and explosive book that offers an insider’s view of White House ‘Situation Room’ operations and carries the reader to the frontlines of our cyber defense. Cyber War exposes a virulent threat to our nation’s security. This is no X-Files fantasy or conspiracy theory madness—this is real... [MORE]

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Web applications are the front door to most organizations, exposing them to attacks that may disclose personal information, execute fraudulent transactions, or compromise ordinary users. This practical book has been completely updated and revised to discuss the latest step-by-step techniques for attacking and defending the range of ever-evolving web applications... [MORE]

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“When it comes to what government and business are doing together and separately with personal data scooped up from the ether, Mr. Schneier is as knowledgeable as it gets…. Mr. Schneier’s use of concrete examples of bad behavior with data will make even skeptics queasy and potentially push the already paranoid over the edge.” (Jonathan A. Knee - New York Times)... [MORE]

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The Blue Team Handbook is a zero fluff reference guide for cyber security incident responders and InfoSec pros alike. The BTHb includes essential information in a condensed handbook format about the incident response process, how attackers work, common tools, a methodology for network analysis developed over 12 years, Windows and Linux analysis processes, tcpdump usage examples, Snort IDS usage, and numerous other topics... [MORE]

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  • 2018/11/19 CODE Demonstrates Autonomy and Collaboration with Minimal Human Commands November 19, 2018
    In a recent test series at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, DARPA's Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) program demonstrated the ability of CODE-equipped Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) to adapt and respond to unexpected threats in an anti-access area denial (A2AD) environment. The UASs efficiently shared information, cooperatively plann […]
  • 2018/11/16 DARPA Announces 2019 AI Colloquium November 16, 2018
    Throughout DARPA's history, artificial intelligence (AI) has been an important area of groundbreaking research and development (R&D). In the 1960s, DARPA researchers completed some of the foundational work in the field, leading to the creation of expert systems, or the first wave of AI technologies. Since then, DARPA has funded developments in the s […]
  • 2018/11/09 Program Targets Innovative Propulsion Solutions for Ground-Based Weapons Delivery System November 9, 2018
    The joint DARPA/U.S. Army Operational Fires (OpFires) program will soon kick off with three performers awarded contracts to begin work: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Exquadrum, and Sierra Nevada Corporation. OpFires aims to develop and demonstrate a novel ground-launched system enabling hypersonic boost glide weapons to penetrate modern enemy air defenses and rapidly […]
  • 2018/11/06 DARPA Names Potential Sites for Launch Challenge, Eighteen Teams Prequalify November 6, 2018
    DARPA has narrowed the potential launch locations for the DARPA Launch Challenge to eight, with options for both vertical and horizontal launch. The challenge will culminate in late 2019 with two separate launches to low Earth orbit within weeks of each other from two different sites. Competitors will receive information about the final launch sites, payload […]
  • 2018/11/01 Bringing Photonic Signaling to Digital Microelectronics November 1, 2018
    Parallelism – or the act of several processors simultaneously executing on an application or computation – has been increasingly embraced by the microelectronics industry as a way of sustaining demand for increased system performance. Today, parallel computing architectures have become pervasive across all application domains and system scales – from multico […]

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  • Airlines roll out Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales - USA TODAY November 20, 2018
    USA TODAYAirlines roll out Black Friday, Cyber Monday salesUSA TODAY“Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” are now firmly entrenched on the ever-growing calendar of holiday marketing gimmicks, giving consumers a virtual cornucopia of deal-hunting opportunities timed to the Thanksgiving holiday. The travel industry has ...Don't make these 6 common mistakes an […]
  • From cyber to military mobility: EU members endorse new defense objectives - DefenseNews.com November 20, 2018
    DefenseNews.comFrom cyber to military mobility: EU members endorse new defense objectivesDefenseNews.comThe Cyber Threats and Incident Response Information Sharing Platform, one of the 17 new projects formally announced on Monday, will develop more active cyber-defense measures, potentially moving from traditional firewalls to more active measures.and more » […]
  • Cyber Deterrence is an Oxymoron for Years to Come - The National Interest Online (blog) November 20, 2018
    The National Interest Online (blog)Cyber Deterrence is an Oxymoron for Years to ComeThe National Interest Online (blog)For more than two decades after the end of the Cold War, Western states were able to redefine international security and associated rules related to the use of military force within the globalizing international system. During this period, b […]
  • Where Did North Korea's Cyber Army Come From? - Voice of America November 20, 2018
    Voice of AmericaWhere Did North Korea's Cyber Army Come From?Voice of AmericaNorth Korean hackers continue to circumvent protections and compromise computer systems around the globe. Pyongyang's cyber operatives, like the Lazarus Group, have been linked to computer system infiltrations like the 2014 Sony Pictures Studios hack ...
  • Salesforce: 40% Of 2018's Retail Revenue Will Happen This Week During Black Friday and Cyber Monday - Forbes November 20, 2018
    ForbesSalesforce: 40% Of 2018's Retail Revenue Will Happen This Week During Black Friday and Cyber MondayForbesThe coming Thanksgiving weekend is going to be huge, says Salesforce. So big that almost half of retailers' annual revenue will come in this one massive Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday weekend. Mobile will be key. So will AI, […]
  • 3 traps to watch out for on Black Friday and Cyber Monday - Yahoo Finance November 20, 2018
    Yahoo Finance3 traps to watch out for on Black Friday and Cyber MondayYahoo FinanceA lot of the deals on Black Friday appear too good to be true, so it should be of no surprise that many of them are. The endless hype parade of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has created a bit of a momentum model when it comes to listing products. As ...and more »
  • Cyber-security firm doxxes hacker who sold MySpace and Dropbox databases in 2016 - ZDNet November 20, 2018
    ZDNetCyber-security firm doxxes hacker who sold MySpace and Dropbox databases in 2016ZDNetRecorded Future, a US-based cyber-security firm, claims to have uncovered the real world identity of a notorious hacker who, back in 2016, had been behind the sale and proliferation of a slew of user databases from companies such as MySpace, Badoo, ...and more »
  • Where Are Your 2018 Cyber Monday Cannabis Deals? - Leafly November 21, 2018
    LeaflyWhere Are Your 2018 Cyber Monday Cannabis Deals?LeaflyWhere to go: Rockville in Baltimore, MD. Verilife has stores in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland. For Cyber Monday, their Rockville location in Maryland is offering a sweet 10% discount on all Leafly Pickup orders. There's nothing better than ...
  • How learning from hackers can protect us from cyber attacks - ZDNet November 20, 2018
    ZDNetHow learning from hackers can protect us from cyber attacksZDNetFor cyber criminal groups and underground communities on the dark web, speed is key to running a successful operation -- especially when it comes to the use of zero-days and other advanced attacks where there can sometimes be just a short delay ...and more »
  • UK 'wholly' unprepared to stop devastating cyber-attack, MPs warn - The Guardian November 19, 2018
    The GuardianUK 'wholly' unprepared to stop devastating cyber-attack, MPs warnThe GuardianMinisters are failing to act with “a meaningful sense of purpose or urgency” in the face of a growing cyber threat to the UK's critical national infrastructure (CNI), a parliamentary committee has warned. The joint committee on national security ...UK powe […]

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  • Government Social Media Accounts: 3 Agencies that Inspire on Social November 18, 2018
    Arguably one of the most useful aspects of social media is its ability to deliver relevant content to a significantly large group of people instantaneously. Whether it's delivering crucial information during…Read More >>>
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  • Social Sidekick: Your Monthly Guide to Social Holidays, Themes, and Noteworthy Events November 16, 2018
    December is already upon us! It feels like the year flew by! Although the month of December doesn't have quite as many social holidays, there is still a lot to…Read More >>>
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  • Social Entrepreneurs: 5 Consumer Brands that Started on Social November 11, 2018
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  • 3 Recipe Sites’ Social Strategies November 8, 2018
    Sometimes, it can seem like the internet was made specifically for food content. Aspirational, yet obtainable, recipe-focused content showcases beautiful, delicious food and it’s ingredients. Not sure what to cook…Read More >>>
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In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared... [MORE]


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As cyber-attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join terrorists on the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Fred Kaplan... [MORE]


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Now in development for film by 20th Century Fox, award-winning CyberStorm depicts, in realistic and sometimes terrifying detail, what a full scale cyber attack against present-day New York City might look like from the perspective of one family trying to survive it... [MORE]