43 articles tagged "cyber war"
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Oct. 21 cyberattack: rehearsal for US Election?
DEBKAfile Special Report October 22, 2016

The large-scale cyberattack on October 21 used millions of internet-connected devices to flood the infrastructure of one of the biggest internet routing companies in the US with malicious traffic until it crashed. .

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NSA mole took codes targeting US cyber enemies
DEBKAfile Special Report October 6, 2016

Harold Martin's admission revealed that valuable sources of human intelligence (humint) and signal intelligence (sigint) had been compromised and assets were in danger of elimination.

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Who is hacking the US electronic voting system?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 15, 2016

The hackers may also be selling voter data to the highest bidders on the “dark web.”

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Delta Computer Crash: Malfunction or More Likely Cyberattack?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

It is also possible that engineers fixing a small local malfunction set off a domino series of hitches.

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The DNC emails were not hacked by Russian GRU
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 26, 2016

debkafile's intelligence and cyber defense sources:The hacking and leak of 20,000 DNC  emails were almost certainly not carried out by Russian intelligence, more likely by party opponents of Hillary Clinton.

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Iran Becomes World’s 6th Largest Cyber Warfare Power
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2016

In the center of Iranian cyber warfare system is the motivation to cause damage.

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NSA Knocks Down Wall between Cyber Defense and Offense Divisions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2016

Because offensive and defense efforts have many similarities, they are pooling their forces, resources and abilities for their mutual benefit. Hence the merger of signal intelligence divisions responsible for foreign espionage, and the information security divisions responsible for protecting the computer infrastructure,

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The new IDF Cyber Defense Brigade divided between two military branches
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2016

A cyber defense war room was integrated for the first time in one of Israel’s large-scale national military exercises which took place last week. To meet the perils of cyber warfare, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkot, has established a new Cyber Defense Brigade, assigning it to two branches: Military Intelligence and the Signals Corps.  debkafile’s cyber experts say that a single IDF cyber arm would better serve to pull together the countless bodies facing the very real threat to the country. 

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Ashton Carter Reconfigures US Intelligence for Cyber War on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2015

Carter has undertaken the mission impossible of revamping the US intelligence community for the new priority of cyber war on ISIS. He must write new rules of intra-agency engagement.

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Lack of Palestinian Leadership Exacerbates Internal Strife and anti-Israel Violence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 22, 2015

The elusiveness of an identifiable terrorist leader is further splintering Palestinian communities:
The security forces of Abbas on the West Bank and Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in the Gaza Strip are at a loss on how to keep their streets from veering out of control.

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New Russian Cyber War System atop a Syrian Peak Exposes US F-35s and Israel’s Golan Defenses
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 8, 2015

The Russians have planted a brand-new electronic system atop a Syrian mountain to block all US aerial, naval and ground activity in the country. It also impairs IDF defensive operations and communications on the Golan and northern Israel.

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Obama Won’t – or Can’t – Fight the Chinese Cyber Invasion of US Computers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 6, 2015

Washington is hamstrung from retaliating for Chinese cyber aggression against US computer systems by a) not having a smoking gun, and b) lack of viable options.

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The biggest heist of secret US personnel data in cyber history is still ongoing
DEBKAfile Special Report June 14, 2015

If the breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was conducted by hackers linked to China, as suspected, the secrets of an estimated 41 million US federal employees were laid bare in what may have been the biggest data base theft in cyber history. debkafile: That breach is still ongoing.  More malware is buried in the OPM’s infrastructure, ready for a remote signal from the hackers’ command and control centers working for China.

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How Iran’s Cyber Warriors Blacked out Turkey’s Cities
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2015

Iran displayed exceptional cyber war skills by blacking out most of Turkey’s cities for twelve hours to punish Turkey for his policy shift towards the Saudi-led Sunni coalition.

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New Form of Terror – Toy Drones – Has No Counter Measures
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 15, 2015

This report inaugurates debkafile’s new column which, under the heading The Cyber Dimension, will appear regularly and keep our readers abreast of novel events in this fast-developing field. The least appreciated potential cyber threat comes from toy drones in terrorist hands. No counter-measures have been developed against such UAV intrusions as those seen over the White House and Elysée.

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John Brennan
John Brennan Hauls US Intelligence Colossus into Cyber Age
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 12, 2015

Brennan has launched a major reform program for the CIA with a radical restructuring of separate units for more integration, less wasteful overlaps, and the focusing on resources on the rising menaces of the digital age and cyber warfare.

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Belgium elevates terror level
Europe rounds up 25 jihadi suspects. Crackdown hamstrung by lack of counterterrorism center
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 16, 2015

In the last two days, 25 jihadi suspects were rounded up and secret cells broken down in Belgium, France and Germany. But these counter-terror operations lifted only corners of the Islamist terrorist network of active cells spread across Europe by dedicated killers, armed to the teeth and expertly trained in Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan in the skills of mass murder. debkafile: notes that operational cooperation among Europe’s intelligence and security services is far too rare and a central continental anti-terror mechanism for shared strategy and intelligence sorely missing.

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Kim Jong un toys with the Internet
The Sony hacking must have involved an insider with access to company computers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 23, 2014

The hacking attack on Sony most likely had a Sony insider accomplice, says debkafile - a staff member with high security cover and direct access to the company’s computers. Finding this culprit and establishing his (or her) ties to North Korea would give President Obama evidence of Pyongyang’s culpability. But the US is rightly walking on eggs, lest a frontal collision cause more damage.  

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Angela Merkel
Tap on German Chancellor’s Cellphone Bared Deep NSA Cyber Implants
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 13, 2014

NSA capability to infiltrate German cellphone and online networks is implanted in devices before they reach users.

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New Stuxnet revelations rattle the intelligence community
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly June 12, 2014

Maj. Gen. (res.) Professor Yitzhak Ben-Yisrael, a retired senior developer of combat measures for the Israeli defense establishment, was the first military official to name the exact targets chosen for the Stuxnet attack, which ravaged Iran’s nuclear program in the years 2009-2010. He also broke through the US and Israeli wall of silence, to reveal the routes available for reaching those targets, and how the virus was planted, with great success. 
That secret, and more, were revealed exclusively in the latest DEBKA Weekly out lat Friday by our cyber specialist – henceforth a regular contributor to these columns.To subscribe to DEBKA Weekly click here.

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