CYBER SA for 1130Z22AUG2013

Good morning Cyber Fans –

Remember Red Dragon’s rules of cyber SA and newsworthy items – with writer deadlines both Wednesday, yesterday and the weekends are when you are likely to discover & learn about the nascent and unusual from cyber land…

In today’s edition of CYBER SA we have a decent batch of cyber related stories out of the People’s Republic of China…(中國人民共和國), news of Russia’s Cyber Initiatives; Iranian Oil going to China thanks to Hillary; proof that the United Kingdom has been definitely colonized by the Chinese under the ROE for Operation Middle Kingdom; HUAWEI’s endeavors in both Poland and Indonesia..yes and the latest silliness from our own shores…

Enjoy my friends – it is only Thursday!

Chinese Ransomlock Malware Changes Windows Login Credentials |
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/chinese-ransomlock-malware-changes-windows-login-credentials
Poison Ivy RAT Spotted in Three New Attacks…ties to hackers in People’s Republic of China
http://threatpost.com/poison-ivy-rat-spotted-in-three-new-attacks/102022
Revamped Aumlib, Ixeshe Malware Found in New People’s Republic of China Attacks
http://threatpost.com/revamped-aumlib-ixeshe-malware-found-in-new-china-attacks/101965

In global cyber war, Silicon Valley urged to take care of own
As U.S., People’s Republic of China spar over attacks, Google others told to step up.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/56411570-79/china-security-cyber-government.html.csp

Veterans of 2001 Sino-US cyberwar become entrepreneurs
While some veterans of the Sino-US cyberwar of 2001 remain true to the ‘spirit of geeks’, many have since carved out profitable internet businesses
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1298200/hackers-entrepreneurs-sino-us-cyberwar-veterans-going-straight

People’s Republic of China: ‘An economic force to be reckoned with’ | Asia | DW.DE | 21.08.2013
http://www.dw.de/china-an-economic-force-to-be-reckoned-with/a-17036412?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-xml-atom
People’s Republic of China Takes Aim at Western Ideas
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/20/world/asia/chinas-new-leadership-takes-hard-line-in-secret-memo.html?_r=1&&pagewanted=all

Surrounded: How the U.S. Is Encircling People’s Republic of China with Military Bases
US military options now must counter People’s Republic of China’s Operation Middle Kingdom in Asia Pacific….
http://killerapps.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/08/20/surrounded_how_the_us_is_encircling_china_with_military_bases

US, People’s Republic of China still wary of each other despite military cooperation talk
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130821000115&cid=1703

People’s Republic of China’s Rise, Disputed Territories & Competition Between Major Powers In Asia-Pacific Concern For Canada And Australia – Report
http://www.eurasiareview.com/21082013-chinas-rise-disputed-territories-and-competition-between-major-powers-in-asia-pacific-concern-for-canada-and-australia-report/?

The untold truth behind the US rebalancing policy|
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1703&MainCatID=17&id=20130811000079

A gap in U.S. sanctions law allows People’s Republic of China to import more Iranian oil
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324619504579026333611696094.html

UK’s BBC Strikes China Content Deal…agrees to OP Middle Kingdom ROE
http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/bbc-strikes-china-content-deal-1200583306/
People’s Republic of China media: Online rumours
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23776560
Xinhua reveals People’s Republic of China’s ‘Area 51′ in Inner Mongolia
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20130821000013

Security probes into foreign companies backed by People’s Republic of China’s netizens
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130821000139&cid=1101
People’s Republic of China’s Sinochem plans further investment in Brazil’s offshore oil
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130821000010&cid=1102
People’s Republic of China’s Everbright’s strategic investments keep firm afloat after errors
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130821000062&cid=1206
People’s Republic of China arrests Weibo users for “inciting public dissatisfaction with the government”
http://www.techinasia.com/china-arrests-weibo-users-inciting-public-dissatisfaction-government/?
A Chinese Wikipedia editor is banned from leaving People’s Republic of China until 2016
http://www.techinasia.com/wikipedia-china-editor-banned-from-leaving-country/?
Indonesia’s flagship airline Garuda spotted using People’s Republic of China’s AliPay
http://www.techinasia.com/garuda-indonesia-alipay/?
Apple’s iPad sees People’s Republic of China market share shrink to 28%
http://www.techinasia.com/apple-ipad-market-share-china-shrinks-to-28-percent-q2-2013/?

What Is the People’s Republic of China Unable To Make?
http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-companies-struggling-gain-foothold-global-market-1392949?ft=rc480
Chinese Telecom ZTE Latches Onto Firefox for Image of Privacy – The Epoch Times
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/255482-chinese-telecom-latches-onto-firefox-for-image-of-privacy/
People’s Republic of china to Lead – Growth in Wind Energy to Boost Global Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Market
http://www.investorideas.com/news/2013/renewable-energy/08201.asp
ChinaSoft International and Alibaba Cloud to Build Pilot Smart Government Services Cloud for Zhejiang
http://www.istockanalyst.com/business/news/6541645/chinasoft-international-and-alibaba-cloud-to-build-pilot-smart-government-services-cloud-for-zhejiang

Apple loses ground in People’s Republic of China smartphone market
http://www.eetasia.com/ART_8800688899_499488_NT_71fe3e9a.HTM
Apple Takes A Small Step Toward Boosting Its Presence In the People’s Republic of China
http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-takes-a-small-step-toward-boosting-its-presence-in-china-2013-8?
Apple’s iPad suffers drastic decline in share of Chinese tablet market while cheap competitors grow
http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/08/20/apples-ipad-suffers-drastic-decline-in-share-of-chinese-tablet-market-while-cheap-models-grow

Japan’s nuclear crisis deepens, China expresses ‘shock’
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/21/us-japan-fukushima-severity-idUSBRE97K02B20130821
Malaysia’s Celcom signs five year digital services deal with People’s Republic of China’s Huawei
http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2013/08/21/celcom-signs-five-year-digital-services-deal-with-huawei/?
People’s Republic of China’s Huawei Helps Polish Government Build
…the World’s First 3.6GHz~3.8GHz eLTE Broadband Access Network
Poland is the Operation Middle Kingdom target for colonization in Eastern Europe…

http://www.istockanalyst.com/business/news/6540174/huawei-helps-polish-government-build-the-world-s-first-3-6ghz-3-8ghz-elte-broadband-access-network

Soldier of Fortune –
Memories of army life from both sides of the Chinese Civil War to a reeducation camp after the Korean War
http://english.caixin.com/2013-08-09/100567733.html

Australia’s glittering investments from People’s Republic of China are not all gold
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/08/20/australia-elections-china-financial-boom/2574249/?
New Zealand spy bills key up controversy
Laws expected to pass this week anger surveillance-wary New Zealanders and irk China, a major trading partner.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/08/2013812113057818160.html

Russian Military Creating Cyber Warfare Branch | Defense | RIA Novosti
http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20130820/182856856/Russian-Military-Creating-Cyber-Warfare-Branch.html
Russia Preparing New Cyber Warfare Branch, Military Official Says
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Russia-Preparing-New-Cyber-Warfare-Branch-Military-Official-Says-376807.shtml
Russia’s FSB mulls ban on ‘Tor’ online anonymity network — RT Russian
http://rt.com/politics/russia-tor-anonymizer-ban-571/

Poison Ivy: Assessing Damage and Extracting Intelligence
http://www.fireeye.com/blog/technical/targeted-attack/2013/08/pivy-assessing-damage-and-extracting-intel.html
You Had Me at NIST…謝謝您.. Persistent Threat @AdvancedThreat
http://jujishou4prez.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/you-had-me-at-nist/

From Nuclear Deterrence To Cyber Deterrence – OpEd
http://www.eurasiareview.com/21082013-from-nuclear-deterrence-to-cyber-deterrence/?

Dancho Danchev’s Blog – Mind Streams of Information Security Knowledge: The Cost of Anonymizing a Cybercriminal’s Internet Activities – Part Three
http://ddanchev.blogspot.nl/2013/08/the-cost-of-anonymizing-cybercriminals.html
McAfee: ‘$1 trillion global cyber crime cost was over the top’
http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2289953/mcafee-usd1-trillion-global-cyber-crime-cost-was-over-the-top

Millions stolen from US banks after ‘wire payment switch’ targeted
http://www.scmagazine.com.au/News/354155,millions-stolen-from-us-banks-after-wire-payment-switch-targeted.aspx

In ‘cyber’ Maryland, a bid for business growth
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-08-16/business/bs-bz-federal-cybersecurity-industry-20130816_1_business-growth-business-group-national-cybersecurity-center

The 2013 Cybersecurity Executive Order: Potential Impacts On The Private Sector – Strategy – United States
http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/258936/technology/The+2013+Cybersecurity+Executive+Order+Potential+Impacts+on+the+Private+Sector
Resilience of the Internet Interconnection Ecosystem — ENISA
http://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/Resilience-and-CIIP/critical-infrastructure-and-services/inter-x/interx/report

Enjoy!

Semper Fi,

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