As US Loses its Edge, Game of Cyber Chicken Could Have Deadly Consequences

27 March 2021 — Newsclick

‘…all countries have offensive and defensive capabilities and ‘stealing” data and knowledge from other countries are time-honoured tasks of spook agencies. It becomes an act of war only if it leads to physical damage to critical equipment or infrastructure.’

Prabir Purkayastha

As US Loses its Edge, Game of Cyber Chicken Could Have Deadly Consequences

Two major hacks—SolarWind and Microsoft Exchange Server—have affected a whole range of computers systems. Both are supply-chain hacks, meaning what appeared to be a routine software upgrade to a particular component in the system, instead inserted malicious code. In the SolarWind hack a backdoor in one such component was downloaded to systems of 18,000 organisations, including even the US Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security and State Department.

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Anonymous hack hundreds of Israeli websites, delete Foreign Ministry database in support of Gaza

17 November, 2012RT

Anonymous has launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael on almost 700 Israeli websites

Anonymous has launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael on almost 700 Israeli websites

Hacker group Anonymous has launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael on almost 700 Israeli websites, protesting against Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza. Israeli media confirmed the group’s move.

The hackers reportedly took down websites ranging from high-profile governmental structures such as the Foreign Ministry to local tourism companies’ pages.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 28 June 2012

28 June 2012williambowles.info

 

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ordered to present himself to police

Telegraph.co.uk

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been served with a letter saying he has to present himself to a London police station tomorrow, according to sources.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/9361410/WikiLeaks-founder-Julian-Assange-ordered-to-present-himself-to-police.html

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The EyeOpener- Stratfor and the Privatization of Intelligence

13 March 2012 — www.boilingfrogspost.com

Late last year, hackers with the anonymous hacking group LulzSec raided the servers of Strategic Forecasting, Inc., or Stratfor, a private intelligence company in Austin, Texas, coming away with some 5 million emails. Last month, Wikileaks began publishing the emails as “The Global Intelligence Files” to much fanfare. All of the claims that continue to emerge on a daily basis from this email archive are just that: claims. Regardless of the truth of this or that particular claim, perhaps the most significant thing to emerge from the emails is the fact that companies like Stratfor exist at all. That private companies are in possession of vast intelligence networks and vast sums of data on private individuals is a trend that few are comfortable with, but few are aware of until situations like the Stratfor leak bring it to the public’s attention.

This is our EyeOpener Report by James Corbett, presenting the disturbing trend of outsourcing intelligence work to private companies, the unhealthy relationship between intelligence agencies and the private sector, the culpability for misconduct and shielding the government from being held accountable for crimes committed on its behalf, and the creation of a revolving door that allows the private companies enormous leeway in bending and breaking laws by offering incentives to the agencies that are supposedly keeping an eye on them.

Watch the Video Report Here @ Boiling Frogs Post: http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2012/03/13/the-eyeopener-stratfor-and-the-privatization-of-intelligence/

Wikileaks Newslinks 8 March 2012

8 March 2012williambowles.info

 

Wikileaks: US-led NATO Troops Operate Inside Syria

Syrian Radio & TV Online

A document released by the WikiLeaks website has revealed that undercover US-led NATO forces are operating inside Syria against the Syrian government. WikiLeaks released a confidential email from an analyst working for the US-based intelligence firm …

http://www.syriaonline.sy/?f=det&pageid=1696&catid=24

 

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 8 March 2012

8 March 2012williambowles.info

 

The heavy price of telling the truth

Montreal Gazette

Hintz points to the experience of Bradley Manning, the alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower who was nabbed after he revealed his identity to a hacker via an online chat. “The Bradley Manning case also shows the severity of the repercussions,” Hintz said.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/todays-paper/heavy+price+telling+truth/6268442/story.html

 

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 7 March 2012

7 March 2012williambowles.info

 

‘US world’s worst human rights violator’

Press TV

The UN special rapporteur on torture has found that the US authorities subjected WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Juan Ernesto Mendez says he is not convinced with the US authorities’ explanation regarding …

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/230322.html

 

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