Cyber & Information Security Situation Awareness (SA)

Good Monday Morning Folks;

Many cyber situational stories to entertain and tantalize you with this morning!
Pay particular attention to the growing militarism within the People’s Republic of China…in their Naval, Ground and yes, Cyber Forces…
You’ll note also some cybernia news out of the Soviet-bloc…
And lastly, but certainly not least – the American Bar Assoc has a new handbook about cyber…yikes – when lawyer and cyber get mixed together…well you get the picture…

Enjoy today’s cyber news!

PLA (中國人民解放軍) urged to reform, upgrade to fight hi-tech wars in future

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1294071/pla-urged-upgrade-fight-hi-tech-wars-and-tackle-corruption

FIGHT ON UNTIL U.S. IMPERIALISM IS WILLING TO GIVE UP – Mao Tse T’ung 1953解放军报专题

http://english.pladaily.com.cn/special/mao/txt/m5.htm

Long march and unending victories

http://eng.mod.gov.cn/Opinion/2013-08/02/content_4460598.htm

Chinese Hacking Team Caught Taking Over Decoy Water Plant | MIT Technology Review

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/517786/chinese-hacking-team-caught-taking-over-decoy-water-plant/

People’s Republic of China’s Beijing hacking combine exposed

http://www.usatoday.com/story/cybertruth/2013/08/02/beijing-hacking-combine-exposed/2611307/

Why Hating the People’s Republic of China Is Futile

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2013/08/01/why-hating-china-is-futile/

Beijing launches platform to debunk online rumors

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-print-cnt.aspx?MainCatID=11&cid=1103&id=20130803000006

People’s Republic of China will become the world’s largest space power: US professor

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130805000106&cid=1101

Choosing Sides: Who’s Partnered with Who in People’s Republic of China’s Internet War?

http://www.techinasia.com/choosing-sides-in-china-internet-wars/

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has hit back at allegations by a former CIA chief that the company spies for Beijing, labeling them “defamatory” and “baseless”.

http://www.securityweek.com/huawei-lashes-out-ex-cia-chief-over-spying-claims

People’s Republic of China’s Most Irrelevant Search Engines to Merge? Chinese Government Search Engines|

http://www.techinasia.com/chinas-irrelevant-search-engines-merge-government-takes-swing-search/

If governments ban China-based Lenovo, should companies?
U.S., several other countries have banned computers from Lenovo after finding backdoors in hardware in firmware, report says

http://www.csoonline.com/article/737586/if-governments-ban-china-based-lenovo-should-companies-

False People’s Republic of China’s Lenovo Security Report Only Strengthens World’s Top PC Maker

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9241326/False_Lenovo_Security_Report_Only_Strengthens_World_39_s_Top_PC_Maker?

People’s Republic of China stresses its defensive military policy

http://eng.mod.gov.cn/DefenseNews/2013-08/02/content_4460650.htm

Digital Dao: Aviation companies twice as likely to be hacked if they do business in China
Ask me about my Boeing China Aviation Research and their denial – er, response….

http://jeffreycarr.blogspot.com/2013/07/aviation-companies-twice-as-likely-to.html

Meet the NSA’s New Data Centers: Russia, People’s Republic of China, and Venezuela

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/07/31/meet_the_nsas_new_data_centers_russia_china_venezuela

Attackers turning to legit cloud services firms to plant malware

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9241324/Attackers_turning_to_legit_cloud_services_firms_to_plant_malware?

Understanding the Global Risk of Cybercrime

http://www.scl.org/site.aspx?i=ed32886

New ‘Hacked shells as a service’ empowers cybercriminals with access to high page rank-ed Web sites

http://blog.webroot.com/2013/08/02/new-hacked-shells-as-a-service-empowers-cybercriminals-with-access-to-high-page-rank-ed-web-sites/

The Soviet-Era Strategy That Explains What Russia Is Doing With Snowden
Whataboutistm: a rhetorical defense that alleges hypocrisy from the accuser. And it’s going to make it a lot harder to criticize Moscow on human rights.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/08/whataboutism-the-soviet-era-strategy-that-partly-explains-why-russia-took-snowden/278314/

Russian Cyber Criminals selling hacked websites access in Underground stores

http://thehackernews.com/2013/08/russian-hackers-underground-hacking-websites.html

FBI Has Been Developing Cyber Hacking Tools for Over a Decade to Attack Criminals

http://www.hngn.com/articles/9332/20130804/fbi-developing-cyber-hacking-tools-over-decade-attack-criminals.htm

Disposable Spy Computers Are Disturbingly Easy and Cheap to Make

http://gizmodo.com/disposable-spy-computers-are-disturbingly-easy-and-chea-1014343556

Latvia Refuses To Extradite The Creator Of Gozi Trojan
The country’s Foreign Minister says the 67-year prison term facing hacker Deniss Calovskis is too severe

http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/latvia-refuses-to-extradite-the-creator-of-gozi-trojan-123725?

ABA Cybersecurity Handbook

http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/aba-cybersecurity-handbook/

Semper Fi,

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