gAtO wAs - reading Bloomberg BusinessWeek “ The Hacker of Damascus” Karin a 31-year-old doctor had spent the previous months protesting against the government of Damascus, he refuse to give up his friends names.
Before the arrest-/ before the torture/- they found a simple vulnerability thru Skypes they also got into his hard drive and as Karin said they arrested his computers data first them him. So now we see the black hats, spammer, cyber criminal tricks against people from their own governments. Is this the way it’s going to happen, we see the news today about 2 ladies and their General boy toys and WOW -mEoW.
In Georgia detains ministry for using malware to access opposition leaders computers – This is just another example of governments using criminal cyber tactics to gain intelligence from it’s own people.
The Hacker of Damascus – http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-15/the-hackers-of-damascus
Georgia detains Dozen Interior Ministry “Cyber Spies” http://www.brecorder.com/world/europe/91030-georgia-detains-dozen-interior-ministry-cyber-spies.html
The other side of the cyber struggles in Syria is Anonymous and their role in all this: On the other side, the hacktivist group Anonymous has infiltrated at least 12 Syrian government websites, including that of the Ministry of Defense, and released millions of stolen e-mails.
Cyberspace and it’s tools (weapons) like Facebook, Twitter – can be used by both sides in this evolving landscape of digital warriors. That is why gATo is sadden by how basic normal Internet tools can become killers and liberators. I guess I see the fog of cyberwar thru gATO eYe’S we have only seen defensive cyber tools so far Suxnet and others are only the beginning and the new economies that had no choice but a digital path into their infrastructure need to look at their own security a wee bit more close. DId Huawei (China’s Telecom Giant accused of having backdoor ) sell you those Network infrastructure pieces at a very cheap price -(lowest bidder (or a no-bid)contract) -well guess who is watching you…
SCADA cyber controls security SUCKs = infrastructure things (energy/transportation/communication/water/air) = fix them NOW
Since no Cyber Bill has gone before congress -President Obama after a major election went and signed a-
US secret CYber Law singed by Pres. Obama -Nov 15, 2012
Rather, the directive establishes principles and processes for the use of cyber operations so that cyber tools are integrated with the fully array of national security tools we have at our disposal. It provides a whole-of-government approach consistent with the values that we promote domestically and internationally as we have previously articulated in the International Strategy for Cyberspace.
This directive will establish principles and processes that can enable more effective planning, development, and use of our capabilities. It enables us to be flexible, while also exercising restraint in dealing with the threats we face. It continues to be our policy that we shall undertake the least action necessary to mitigate threats and that we will prioritize network defense and law enforcement as the preferred courses of action. The procedures outlined in this directive are consistent with the U.S. Constitution, including the President’s role as commander in chief, and other applicable law and policies. http://killerapps.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/14/the_white_houses_secret_cyber_order
So now even 31-year-old doctors need to worry what they do and who they talk to and WHAT they talk about -/ also- in Facebook, Skype or any other web-App- By the way —>These basic vulnerabilities can be found and exploited in any web-app – So this person may of worked at the water plant – or the electric plant what could these White Hat Bots have obtained?? These little White Hat BotNets may go rouge or may be captured this is about virtual digital world with a click of a mouse I GOT YOU!!! -PWN
Will this become the standard? The good and bad guy’s do it NOW- plant a virus suck up your disk / then check it out – BUT “if you got nothing to hide” well it’s OK then — right - gAtO oUt