The Death of Cyber Utopia

Back in the mid-1990s senior leaders in the U.S. Air Force were deeply enmeshed in a debate—one that, as General (Ret.) Michael Hayden describes it, was almost Jesuitical in its seeming abstruseness. The Air Force, on the cutting edge of new computer-enabled capabilities, was trying to decide whether this new domain of activity was one of “cyber” operations or one of “information” operations.

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Iran accuses Israel of failed cyber attack

Iran’s telecommunications minister accused Israel on Monday of a new cyber attack on its telecommunications infrastructure, and vowed to respond with legal action.

Source: U.K.

Pentagon official: Cyber Command and NSA may split infrastructure

Most of the infrastructure is common and will be unnecessary and redundant to duplicate. Intrusion is intrusion and payload is payload whether disruptive, destructive or persistent ISR.

The split stems from the different missions of the two agencies, according to Capt. Ed Devinney, director of corporate partnerships and technology outreach at Cyber Command.

Source: Pentagon official: Cyber Command and NSA may split infrastructure

TV report: Israel silent as Iran hit by computer virus more violent than Stuxnet

Tehran strategic networks attacked, Hadashot TV says, hours after Israel revealed it tipped off Denmark about Iran murder plot, and days after Rouhani’s phone was found bugged

Source: TV report: Israel silent as Iran hit by computer virus more violent than Stuxnet

U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections

American operatives are messaging Russians working on disinformation campaigns to let them know they’ve been identified. It’s a measured step to keep Moscow from escalating.

Source: U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections

Hackers linked to Russia infect three companies in Ukraine, Poland: cybersecurity firm

Hackers with alleged ties to Russia have infected three companies in Eastern Europe with sophisticated malware attacks, a cybersecurity firm revealed on Wednesday.

Source: Hackers linked to Russia infect three companies in Ukraine, Poland: cybersecurity firm

The Ripple Effects of the China Chip Hacking Story

It is near impossible to find any mention of the Chinese chip hacking story in Bloomberg Businessweek that does not use the words “bombshell” or “explosive” to describe the piece. These descriptions have become cliché. But the cliché is fitting because even if the story unravels amid vehement denials, its impact will be far-reaching, no matter what we learn about what actually occurred.

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