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U.S Secret Debate Over Cyberwar Against Syria

On February 25, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: NYT/Updated news.ca Not long after the uprising in Syria turned bloody, late in the spring of 2011, the Pentagon and the National Security Agency developed a battle plan that featured a sophisticated cyberattack...

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Rogue US-Israeli cyberwar weapon ‘infected Russian nuclear plant’

Rogue US-Israeli cyberwar weapon ‘infected Russian nuclear plant’

On November 11, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: The Register Stuxnet – the famous worm widely credited with crippling the Iranian nuclear weapons programme for several years – also infected the internal network of a Russian nuclear plant. Unspecified malware...

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MoD study sets out how to sell wars to the public: special forces, mercenaries and unmanned vehicles

MoD study sets out how to sell wars to the public: special forces, mercenaries and unmanned vehicles

On September 26, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Guardian The armed forces should seek to make British involvement in future wars more palatable to the public by reducing the public profile of repatriation ceremonies for casualties, according to a Ministry...

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The future of high-tech warfare and Israel’s role within it

The future of high-tech warfare and Israel’s role within it

On June 24, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Jewish News As technology grows by leaps and bounds, leading thinkers gathered last week at the 2013 Israeli Presidential Conference to discuss the future of warfare. Israel’s cyber weapons will eventually replace...

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US Department of Defense Tactical Electromagnetic Cyber Warfare: Plant Malware Through the Air

US Department of Defense Tactical Electromagnetic Cyber Warfare: Plant Malware Through the Air

On January 18, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Defense News It was right around that time that scientists began to turn their attention to another project: trying to access these protected networks remotely, through the air, by reading activity via...

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It’s global cyber war out there

It’s global cyber war out there

On January 3, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: AFR Sitting in an office in the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s Soviet-style building, which mirrors the Orwellian bunker one might imagine, Australia’s most experienced spy master, David Irvine, has a lot on...

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Israel invests millions in drive for elite ‘cyber warriors’: Unit 8200

Israel invests millions in drive for elite ‘cyber warriors’: Unit 8200

On November 3, 2012 by stratagem
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Source: Telegraph The Jewish state is facing a dire shortage of “cyber-combat troops” and is scouring the Jewish Diaspora for exceptional, teenage computer minds to recruit to its cyber unit Intelligence Corps Unit...

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Credible threat

Credible threat

On October 24, 2012 by stratagem
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Source: China Economic Review Imagine an attack on the US that poisoned water supplies, derailed trains and caused power outages across large swathes of the country. Such an offensive would likely require a...

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Cyber war targets Middle East oil and gas companies

Cyber war targets Middle East oil and gas companies

On October 21, 2012 by stratagem
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Source: Al Arabiya/AFP Middle Eastern oil and gas companies have been targeted in massive attacks on their computer networks in an increasingly open cyber war where a new virus was discovered just this...

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United States linked to computer viruses used for espionage operations and cyber warfare.

United States linked to computer viruses used for espionage operations and cyber warfare.

On September 17, 2012 by stratagem
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Source: Reuters Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the United States may have developed three previously unknown computer viruses for use in espionage operations or cyber warfare. The findings are likely to bolster...

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Pentagon to bolster networks and cyberattack capabilities with ‘Plan X

Pentagon to bolster networks and cyberattack capabilities with ‘Plan X

On August 22, 2012 by stratagem
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Editors Notes: Additional information into the digital battlefield: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: PLAN X Source: Next Gov The Pentagon is seeking technology to coordinate and bolster cyberattack capabilities through a funding experiment...

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Talk of Military Attack May Be Cover for Cyber War on Iran

Talk of Military Attack May Be Cover for Cyber War on Iran

On August 15, 2012 by stratagem
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Source: Arutz Sheva Journalists are scratching their heads to figure out why Israeli and American leaders are leading a daily chatter of a military attack on Iran, but the flow of words may...

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Cyber surveillance virus Gauss found in region

Cyber surveillance virus Gauss found in region

On August 9, 2012 by stratagem
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Dubai: A new cyber surveillance virus, named Gauss, has been found in the Middle East that can spy on financial transactions, email and social networking activity, according to Kaspersky Labs. “The virus is...

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The war being waged on the web

The war being waged on the web

On July 18, 2012 by stratagem
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Source: Telegraph In the past five years, cyber and telecommunications defence has left its niche market to become one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In 2011, governments, industry and ordinary...

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‘Madi’ Cyber Espionage Campaign in Middle East Uncovered

‘Madi’ Cyber Espionage Campaign in Middle East Uncovered

On July 17, 2012 by stratagem
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Source IB Times The active cyber-espionage campaign is targetting very specific victims including employees of critical infrastructure companies, financial services and government embassies, which are mainly located in Middle Eastern countries. So far...

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The secret labs where America’s most futuristic weapons are built

The secret labs where America’s most futuristic weapons are built

On June 25, 2012 by stratagem
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Source: The Week Stuxnet and Flame, two of the key covert computer viruses used in OLYMPIC GAMES, were likely developed at Ft. Meade, Md. At NSA headquarters, computer scientists successfully weaponized C++ and...

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The ‘cyber war’ era began long ago

The ‘cyber war’ era began long ago

On June 24, 2012 by stratagem
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Source: Malta Independent US military strategist John Boyd states: “War comprises acts of physical, biological, psychological, social, cultural and other destruction at all levels, for example, intrapsychic, interpersonal, intergroup, interorganisational, and international.” Cyber...

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