Anonymous Releases 180GB of Data to Undermine Right Wing Groups… Maybe

Anonymous is anonymous. If you declare you are affiliated with the hacktivist group, Anonymous, then, you are. There is no main command and control center. There are just people with an axe to grind who band together to organize attacks on sites whose principles they don't agree with. The broadly defined banner is an anarchist … Continue reading Anonymous Releases 180GB of Data to Undermine Right Wing Groups… Maybe

Cobalt Strike: From Pentesting to the Hacker’s Toolkit

To begin this post on the dangers of Cobalt Strike, it is necessary to clarify some terms. First of all, 'pentest' is short for penetration test. It is an authorized, simulated cyberattack on a network for the purpose of finding vulnerabilities that may exist in that network. Those who perform this service are called, 'pentesters'. … Continue reading Cobalt Strike: From Pentesting to the Hacker’s Toolkit

How Much Data Does the Taliban Have on Afghans Who Helped Coalition Forces?

Although the Taliban has tried to re-brand itself as a kinder, gentler organization, no one has really been buying it. The prevailing opinion is that they will wear this disguise until they get money from the West, then, all bets are off. It has already been reported that the Taliban have a "priority list" of … Continue reading How Much Data Does the Taliban Have on Afghans Who Helped Coalition Forces?

Cyber Attacks on Aviation Up 530%

The title of this post alone should give you some pause; but there's more. According to the European Air Traffic Management Computer Emergency Response Team (EATM-CERT) the majority, 61%, of this increase is on airlines themselves. The graph below shows the sectors of the aviation industry and the number of cyber attacks witnessed over the … Continue reading Cyber Attacks on Aviation Up 530%