Cyber Threat Situational Awareness for 09JUL2013

Good Day Folks;

Below is a short list of some of the latest stories you need to be aware of to maintain & improve your Cyber Threat Situational Awareness for today,09JUL2013…

矽對海洋和平,帕拉戰爭 or in Latin…Si vis pacem, para bellum…

Talking Cyberthreat With the People’s Republic of China

Traitor Snowden revelations imperil cyber hacking talks with People’s Republic of China |

Patriot hacker ‘The Jester’ attacks nations offering Snowden help

South Korea Attackers ‘Pierced Military Networks’
Same crew that hit TV stations and banks managed to get malware onto military networks

Dissecting operation Troy: Cyberespionage in South Korea
How Cybercriminals Operate — Dark Reading
A look at cybercriminal motives, resources, and processes — and how they may affect enterprise defense

Iran Planning Cyber Drills
US agency baffled by modern technology, destroys mice to get rid of viruses
The US Economic Development Administration (EDA) is an agency in the Department of Commerce takes a cyber threat property destruction lesson from the German Government 🙂 “…$170,000 of PCs, printers, keyboards, cameras, and mice destroyed in gross overreaction.”

Across Europe, Nations Mold Cyber Defenses


Semper Fi…


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MSI Strategy & Tactics Talk Ep. 26: Hacking Back or Strikeback Technologies

Hacking back or strikeback technologies is a system  engineering term that could occur in a situation with a positive loop, whereby each component responds with an increased reaction to the response of the other component, and so the problem gets worse and worse. (The Information Security Dictionary: Defining the Terms That Define Security, by Urs E. Gattiker) Recently, a honey pot was created with some strikeback technology in the code.  In this episode of MSI Strategy & Tactics, Brent Huston and the techs discuss the various aspects of this technology and how it would affect you.  Discussion questions include:

  1. What is the history of strike back, hacking back and how does it apply to today when you have major teams working to take down bot nets and such?
  2. HoneyPoint has a type of technology called “defensive fuzzing” which does something that has been compared to strikeback. How it is different than other technologies?
  3. What is the current take on the legality of strikeback/hacking back? Are organizations being put at risk if they attack their attackers or if their security teams go on offense?
Brent Huston, CEO and Security Evangelist
Adam Hostetler, Network Engineer, Security Analyst
Phil Grimes, Security Analyst
John Davis, Risk Management Engineer
Mary Rose Maguire, Marketing Communication Specialist and moderator

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