Weaponized hacking all began with Stuxnet
Is the United States the victim of an unprovoked cyber and media attack by Russia and China or are the chickens coming home to roost after Washington’s own promotion of such activity worldwide? On Thursday Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asserted to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that while no foreign government had been... Read More
Color me skeptical about the Sunday Times report that Edward Snowden’s archive got cracked. Not saying it couldn’t happen despite 256 bit encryption, accidents do happen, but the story as presented reeks of psyops bullshit unloaded by the NSA-GCHQ team with the help of obliging media in the UK. What I think is happening is... Read More
Next time Brian Williams or his carefully-coiffed successor assigns blame to some foreign actor for a cyberoutrage, I expect the “Cyber Threats Intelligence Integration Center” to figure prominently in the coverage. According to AP (actually, according to AP’s Ken Dilanian, the notoriously obliging amanuensis to the US security establishment ): White House cybersecurity coordinator Michael... Read More
It’s All Evan Osnos’ Fault!
Evan Osnos is the China columnist for the New Yorker. My impression is that he usually covers the social issues/human rights/dissident beat. However, yesterday, riffing off the news about organized Chinese hacking of US government and private websites, he veered off into counter-proliferationblack ops: The fact is that the United States government has already shown... Read More
The theme of Secretary of Defense Panetta’s remarks at the Intrepid Air and Sea Museum on October 12 before the “Business Executives for National Security”, in the words of the BBC: Leon Panetta warns of “cyber Pearl Harbor” Actually, Mr. Panetta, the “cyber Pearl Harbor” has already happened. It was called Stuxnet, the virus designed... Read More