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    Cyber Attacks

    Post  Sujoy on Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:39 am

    I am wondering how safe are Russian Missile Defense from a Cyber Attack .

    The Pentagon has released a report saying US Missile Defenses are vulnerable to a Cyber Attack

    http://itsecuritynews.info/2014/07/08/pentagon-confirms-that-missile-defenses-are-vulnerable-to-cyber-attack/

    Suffice , to say that both the U.S and China have the intention of carrying out cyber attacks against Russia .

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    Re: Russia & cyber warfare (CWF)

    Post  Vann7 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:16 am

    Sujoy wrote:I am wondering how safe are Russian Missile Defense from a Cyber Attack .

    The Pentagon has released a report saying US Missile Defenses are vulnerable to a Cyber Attack

    http://itsecuritynews.info/2014/07/08/pentagon-confirms-that-missile-defenses-are-vulnerable-to-cyber-attack/

    Suffice , to say that both the U.S and China have the intention of carrying out cyber attacks against Russia .

    Hi Sujoy..

    Do not trust in any news or media that says a NATION missile defense can be at risk by a Cyber attack.
    What you see is American Propaganda ,creating an imaginary enemy FIRST , to later Justify their actions later.
    Simply US invent a Problem and later they propose the solution. WHAT US really wants is a total crackdown and limitation
    of the internet. So people can no longer have freedom of information.

    Cyber attack ,means an Internet Attack. And internet is only a Public CLub ,where people just pay a Company a monthly fee ,and they give you access to one network that the average world civilians connect. called world wide web or internet. But there are Private data clubs too.
    and you cannot access them with your normal WIndows PC. you need special hardware and software for that. This means that the defense industry is 100% safe and Hacker proof when it comes to their highly classified date.. A company public Relations website on internet is a totally different thing..just a public service. and those can be hacked... and the only people making noise about Cyber attacks is the ones that wants to crackdown on internet and limit its freedoms.  

    A quick example of the limitations a Cyber hacker will face trying to enter a Private Network of a defense industry. will be like trying to play a Playstation dvd game ,in a Xbox console.  Or like trying to record with your USB flash drive a video from a computer that only use Floppy disk to input data. Simply the software and hardware are totally not compatible and cannot communicate. The Banking Industry use also its own Special private "internet" and you cannot enter there by just loading a windows PC and writting stuff there. Not possible. All the Cyber attacks pandemonium you have heard on media ,only seeks to scare people and justify ,a crack down on internet freedoms ,to " keep you safe" .
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    Re: Russia & cyber warfare (CWF)

    Post  Sujoy on Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:55 am

    Vann7 wrote:
    Do not trust in any news or media that says a NATION missile defense can be at risk by a Cyber attack.

    While it's true that most of the media companies believe in propagating their own agenda , fact is that in the recent past U.S drones have been grounded after they were hit by a Virus .

    http://www.wired.com/2011/10/virus-hits-drone-fleet/

    Similarly , French Rafale jets were also grounded after they were hit by a Malware

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/4547649/French-fighter-planes-grounded-by-computer-virus.html

    Vann7 wrote:This means that the defense industry is 100% safe and Hacker proof when it comes to their highly classified date

    And yet Chinese hackers stole details of the F 35 , nuclear warhead and SAM systems from the U.S

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    Re: Russia & cyber warfare (CWF)

    Post  Vann7 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:32 pm



    While it's true that most of the media companies believe in propagating their own agenda , fact is that in the recent past U.S drones have been grounded after they were hit by a Virus .



    But that have nothing to do with Cyberhacking , but electronic countermeasures. Can you reprogram a drone software on the fly ?
    I really doubt it ,unless who wrote the program are monkeys.. All fake fake..  US wants to control the information on internet.. is that simple ,so they invent a disaster of chinese and talibans neutralizing their army technology with hackers so they can justify the freedom of information on the internet..


    Similarly , French Rafale jets were also grounded after they were hit by a Malware

    Obviously you do not understand what is internet. Viruses , Malware all those programs written for an specific Operating system..
    Windows 99% of the viruses and the others for Linux and Macs OS , also smartphones OS.  IF there is a malware inside a combat jet
    is because is either an inside job or a fabrication to justify greater internet controls . But it have nothing to do with internet. American Spy agencies load malicious programs in foreign powers hardware but this is not done hacking ,instead bribing hardware manufacturers ,to include malicious code in their software so they can spy. A USB flash drive for example,can have malicious hardware inside with malicious program (all done by the manufacturer of it) to spy the information people will read and load into the hardware. Is all an inside Job. This is why Russia ask for all its hardware to be done in Russia on its Defense Industry.. WHy is not a good idea that Any NATION politicians and leaders use commercial smartphones . That comes out of the box with cheats to spy on you..


    And yet Chinese hackers stole details of the F 35 ,  nuclear warhead and SAM systems from the U.S

    Total lies.. Not true.  As i told you is IMPOSSIBLE. To steal anything on a secure network that is not connected to the internet.  To steal Anything people need FIRST to either be present at the place if is something physical or be connected to it ,if it is data. And hackers cannot have access to information that is not connected to the internet public service. And most of this classified data are in computers that not even have an internet connection. totally isolated hardware. IF what you say was possible ,then there will be no need
    for Spies to physically travel to foreign nations to steal secrets.. For Cyber hackers to steal anything it have to be connected on Internet ,there is no other way.. if your internet connection fails.. you cannot visit this forum and get access to any data ,can you ? You need to be connected FIRST or physically present to the thing you want to steal , and all highly classified information is NOT connected to  public services like internet. and many times not even have computers and the information is all in papers on a secured office.

     Any hacks with viruses on defense industry or in any high security service or military is either propaganda to justify regulation of the internet or because it was an inside job like Malicious Hardware ,with malicious programs inside. It will be easier to just bribe the inventor and give you the information.. because connecting to secure networks is impossible ,unless is an inside job and that you bribe someone who work inisde and helps you  . But this have nothing to do with hackers ,but with treason. Like a Bank manager ,stealing money from its own bank.  Why Russia never had problems with foreign hackers stealing their secrets? Defense industry can be as safe as they want their companies to be.  But using American computers ,with american hardware or hardware from puppet states they control,is not exactly the best way to keep secrets hidden. Just look at Germany recent scandal .. they have an american spy at the top positions in defense industry.. and later the problems blamed in "hackers" .  Hackers is not the problem in the world ,but Corrupt powers seeking total control and that seek to spy on everyone and everything.

    So trust me when i tell you Computers security can be made 100% secure ,IF you want it and have the staff to create one. hackers is not the problem, The problem is corruption of Governments. Western PCs and internet was designed not only for sharing information but also for easy spying on others. This is not a hackers problem but working as was intended. Facebook format for example is designed for easy spying on people information by the US federal agencies, This is why i believe Russia could be incredibly rich if united with India that have good programmers and create a new personal Computer with a new internet with new communication protocols ,made 100% for people privacy and security in mind. it will be hackers proof and could not be spied by the west.

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    Re: Russia & cyber warfare (CWF)

    Post  Mike E on Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:18 pm

    Computers can not be made 100% secure, at least for right now. Saying that is like saying computers can be completely bug-free, it simply isn't true.
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    Re: Russia & cyber warfare (CWF)

    Post  GarryB on Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:13 pm

    A computer can be 100% secure... simply keep it locked up in a steel safe and let no one else have access to it and keep it under 24 hour guard.

    not very useful however.

    Network access makes the computers vulnerable, but also most useful.

    Back doors like wireless connections and blue tooth add threat dimensions, but at the end of the day no network is totally secure and to make it so will slow it down and limit it to the point where it will not be useful.


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    Re: Russia & cyber warfare (CWF)

    Post  AlfaT8 on Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:45 pm

    GarryB wrote:A computer can be 100% secure... simply keep it locked up in a steel safe and let no one else have access to it and keep it under 24 hour guard.

    not very useful however.

    Network access makes the computers vulnerable, but also most useful.

    Back doors like wireless connections and blue tooth add threat dimensions, but at the end of the day no network is totally secure and to make it so will slow it down and limit it to the point where it will not be useful.
    Its still being researched, but there's a chance that it might actually be in us.
    Malware can infect system using Inaudible Audio signals
    German researchers demonstrated how a malware can infect system in air gapped networks and transfer stolen data using Inaudible Audio signals.
    The shocking news that it is possible to infect a computer with Inaudible Audio signals is circulating within the security community has been circulating for several weeks between denials and confirmations.
    In October the security researcher Dragos Ruiu described a malware codenamed badBIOS characterized by the capability to infect targeted machines using sound waves as transmission vector, immediate was the skeptical reaction of the world security community.
    http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/20182/hacking/malware-inaudible-audio-signals.html

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    Re: Russia & cyber warfare (CWF)

    Post  Vann7 on Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:53 am

    Computers can not be made 100% secure, at least for right now. Saying that is like saying computers can be completely bug-free, it simply isn't true.

    yes ,they can. there is no contradiction between bug free computers and 100% safe computers from hacks. Bugs will always be present ,humans are not perfect.. but if you remove all ways of comunication of a computer.. ie.. Internet , USB ports , and DVD drive ,you cannot remove data from it.. as simple as that. neither you can infect the computer with any virus that comes from outside. Since again is isolated PC.  Usually in any company , the payrol of every employee ,is stored in a master Server ,and this server no one can enter but the company administrator only. And the only way to access its information is if you are in front of the computer and have the passwords to enter on it.
    So its IMPOSSible to steal anything from Isolated computers.. This computers even can be connected to hundreds of other computers inside the company and still you can make it impossible to steal any important data. Computer security can be made as strong as you want it.

    Of course such servers cannot connect to facebook ,or navigate internet but who cares? Is not a social computer but a private server with highly classified data. and Hackers no matter how good they are ,cannot steal anything from it.. Unless they work inside the company and the administrator of the server allow the hackers to enter the server room.. in other words an inside Job. But this is not a problem of hackers but corruption ,something different.

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    Malware can infect system using Inaudible Audio signals
    German researchers demonstrated how a malware can infect system in air gapped networks and transfer stolen data using Inaudible Audio signals. The shocking news that it is possible to infect a computer with Inaudible Audio signals is circulating within the security community has been circulating for several weeks between denials and confirmations.

    Pure fantasy man.. For 2 computers to share data ..  Regardless of the technique used.. they both needs to understand each other.
    If for example a chinese man speak to you ,you will not understand what he says. So Both computers needs to speak the same language for ANY comunication to be possible. Period.  So even if the computer both were connected directly by a Network cable.. if they speak different languages.. they will NOT understand what the other says.  A virus written for Windows PCs will not work in UNIX operating systems..or any other..  

    Forget the so called AUdio Hacks to discretely steal information. lets make it more easy..You could even have the world greatest CYberhacker in front a computer and give him the passwords he will need, to enter the network and if he do not understand the language the computer use and its operating system ,he will do  NOTHING. ZERO, nada.
    All his Computer knowledge will be worth of shit. He will not understand how it works. If for example the computer have a Custom made operating system ,that he never saw before. He will need Inside Help from the administrator to tell him/her this new comptuer system works.. but if the computer have no ports for communication ,for portable storage devices then still he is out of luck. People have been truly fooled by the so called Cyberhackers that will shut down internet ,or start a world war 3 ,or destroying a nuclear reactor or stealing F-35 secrets. is just total lies. not possible.. Unless it was an inside job.  

    Russia can even take things to a new level in security ,just for the fun of it.. but nothing of this is need . They can create their own Computers ,processors ,computer hardware,and programming language ,using their own custom communication protocols and invent their own "internet" called RUSSIAnet.. that is private and do not connect to outside countries.. only connect inside Russia and with Russia defense industry companies only.. So you can take an army of hackers in the west.. and they will not even know how to turn on the computer. All their computer knowledge will be worthless because is an entirely new system hardware with new rules. As I said Computer security can be done 100% secure . Cyberhackers is not the problem , Internet lack of security is working as intended.. it was designed for western spy agencies ,not to secure people information but to make it easy for them to steal everyone information ,including companies data.
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    Cybersecurity Units: Defense Ministry

    Post  George1 on Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:05 am

    Russian Strategic Missile Forces Create Cybersecurity Units: Defense Ministry

    MOSCOW, October 16 (RIA Novosti) - Sopka teams, tasked to detect and prevent cyberattacks, have been created within the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (SMF), the ministry’s Strategic Missile Forces spokesman Col. Igor Yegorov told journalists Thursday.

    "The SMF is adopting digital technologies in weapon and troop control and is expanding the use of electronic document management. Due to that, the staff of the SMF are taking preventive measures in upgrading cybersecurity: the process of creating teams responsible for sustainable combat troop control amid cyberwarfare is underway," Yegorov said.

    According to the spokesman, the cyberspecialists will be tasked with detecting and reducing the vulnerability of information systems, when necessary.

    The Sopka units are created for troops armed with mobile land-based missile systems and for those equipped with silo launchers.

    By 2017, the Defense Ministry will set up a special division tasked with repelling cyberattacks aimed at its crucial objectives. In summer 2013, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the ministry was seeking programmers.
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    Russia & cyber warfare (CWF)

    Post  Kyo on Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:55 pm

    There should be a specific thread on Russia & cyber warfare (CWF)

    International CWF is becoming more sophisticated

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    Re: Russia & cyber warfare (CWF)

    Post  Vann7 on Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:35 am

    Cyber terrorism is no different that the Alqaeda and ISIS terrorism.. yes is real .. but is MADE IN USA.
    They provide the tools ,the knowledge , the weapons and the finance and political cover ,they do it all ,expect
    use their own hands for the crime. and later they come with the "solution"..  

    Cyber Terrorism /SNowden/anonymous and all that crap only is the pretext not only for sanctions against other nations.. but also for crackdown on the freedom of information on internet..  the west is losing the information war..
    and Internet is playing a mayor role ,because now people can easily go to youtube or other sites and see
    the alternative story of their propaganda..  

    Mark my words.. if a major world war start.. between US and RUSSIa.. the first casualty will be internet.
    it will be either shutdown partially and Russia and China and any leftist country disconnected from it.. So
    only their bullshit story is told..  I cannot even discount the falsify RT.com and take the domain ,creating
    a false news site..   This ALREADY HAPPENED  with Syria..

    When US proxy war began against Syria in 2011.. they took down Syrian media from air . and even began to create fake websites . And they also attempted to replace their air signal on tv with a fake channel..that will have the logo of the official channel.. just that will be fake the news.
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    Re: Russia & cyber warfare (CWF)

    Post  Kyo on Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:32 pm

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    Post  Kyo on Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:09 pm

    Cyber threats increase, new international net cops needed – Kaspersky to RT

    Published time: January 24, 2015 17:57
    Edited time: January 25, 2015 06:35
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    With cyber-attacks on the financial sector and state sponsored attacks on the internet on the up, a new international organization to police cyber space is needed Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, told RT.

    Kaspersky Lab is one of the fastest growing and largest private IT security providers in the world.

    RT: It seems cyber security is the talk at Davos, have you noticed an increase in the tension, and why this year?

    Eugene Kaspersky: You are absolutely right that cyber security issues are in the focus of many discussions here in Davos and attention to cyber security is increasing year by year. And it’s very easy to understand why, because cybercrimes are getting more professional, they are big enterprises. The financial sector is under attack. There are a lot of state sponsored attacks on the internet. Unfortunately the situation with cyber threats is getting worse and worse year by year.

    RT: Cyber security is a tricky business, because it’s so expensive and never absolutely secure. GP Morgan, for example, spent $250 million, they say, on IT security last year and they still got hacked. So, in a sense, how safe can you make a system?

    EK: You are partly right that in cyber security it’s hard to guarantee a high level of security but at the same time, we have the techniques, we have the products, which can guarantee a very high level of security for individuals, for enterprises and their critical infrastructure. And my definition of a high level of security is, is that the security is good enough if the cost of attack is bigger than the possible damage to the victims system. So the attack must be more expensive than the value of information that could be stolen or the damage that could be made to the physical infrastructure.


    RT: What are some of the greatest challenges facing your company, technical or otherwise?

    EK: This is the main challenge for my company to design such technologies and products that will guarantee a very high level of protection, a very high level of security. To stop all types of attacks in cyber infrastructure, attacks on individuals, enterprises and critical physical systems.

    RT: We often hear ludicrous physical sums, two trillion dollars for example mentioned as yearly damage from cybercrime. Are those [figures] over inflated?

    EK: Unfortunately I can’t guarantee that these numbers are true, but they don’t surprise me. Maybe that’s close to the reality.

    RT: The CEO of Sisco, you may have heard, he’s not very optimistic. He believes that in the coming years there will be more cybercrime and worse cybercrime than currently, what’s your outlook?

    EK: I’m afraid we will face more issues in cyberspace because there are more and more cybercriminals. They are coming to this business; many of them are getting more and more professional. They are professional enough to hack even very well protected networks. At the same time I’m expecting that new devices will be under attack, smart TV for example, is connected to the internet as a computer and I’m afraid that criminals will affect the system as well. And very soon, maybe not this year, maybe in coming years, we will see more and more, an increasing number of attacks on critical infrastructure.

    RT: Are those possible, because we often see them in movies, a terrorist attack,a nuclear power plant by computers, is that the realm of fantasy or could that possibly be the reality?

    EK: Of course the movies are movies, and there are a lot of fantasies there. But unfortunately those movies are partly true, unfortunately there are critical systems, critical infrastructure and physical systems. They are based on computer technologies as well, and the computers they manage the physical processes.

    RT: As these threats become more and more real, more and more vicious, governments have begun involving themselves in cyber security as well; law enforcement agencies, spy agencies in regulation of the internet. Who should IT security be left up to, firms such as yours, or internet provider’s maybe, or should governments also have a role?

    EK: It’s a very good question and there are different opinions, and I think that to manage, to co-ordinate cyberspace there has to be some international organization, maybe not the United Nations, maybe let’s say 20 countries, which are main contributors to cyber technologies and to the internet.

    RT: The internet is of course international, cyber criminals are everywhere. You find them in every country. How does that complicate things for you?

    EK: The fact that cybercrime is very international and criminals live in different countries. Actually it’s not a headache for me, it’s a headache for the cyber police. But the cyber police are getting more professional, Interpol and Evropol have cyber divisions and we assist them, we co-operate with the cyber police and national and international treaties. So I’m optimistic that the cyber police have more resources and more power to control the population of the cybercrime.

    RT: Do you think the issue of cybercrime is appreciated enough among the public, do you think the public understands how dangerous it is?

    EK: I think that the level of awareness about the cybercrime, about the cyber-attacks on the internet, attacks on computer systems is good enough, because many people they already know that cybercrime does exist and it’s dangerous. Enterprises of the state are victims of these attacks, so if you’re talking about cybercrime its good enough. But talking about critical infrastructures, still governments are in the process of understanding, they are learning the problem. I’m afraid it’s getting a little bit slow.
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    Re: Russia & cyber warfare (CWF)

    Post  George1 on Wed May 17, 2017 2:22 pm

    Russian Defense Ministry blocks WannaCry ransomware attack — source

    Russian-made software has prevented the WannaCry ransomware from disrupting the operational control of the country’s troops, a source claims



    MOSCOW, May 16. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry detected and rapidly blocked all the WannaCry ransomware attacks at its information infrastructure, a high-ranking source in the ministry told reporters on Tuesday.

    "As for the ministry’s computers connected to the internet, all of them have modern Russian-made protection systems that are constantly updated and allow to combat the current and future cyber threats," the source said.

    "The WannaCry attacks on the ministry’s information infrastructure have been timely detected and rapidly blocked," the Russian Defense ministry’s source stressed.

    Russian-made software has prevented the WannaCry ransomware from disrupting the operational control of the country’s troops, the source said. "Automated control systems of the Armed Forces use only certified Russian-made software based on a specific operating system and data formats," the source elaborated. "This is why the WannaCry ransomware, taking advantage of hidden weak points of the Windows operating system, did not stand any chance of inflicting damage on the operational control of troops," the defense ministry’s source added.

    WannaCry attack

    On May 12, hackers tried to attack Windows OS computers in 74 countries. A total of 45,000 ransomware cyber attacks were carried out across the world, while the most attempts at infecting computers were registered in Russia. Hackers asked for a bitcoin ransom payment to unlock infected computers. Some reports say that they had used a hacking tool developed by the US National Security Agency.

    Computers of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Interior Ministry, the Russian Railways company and one the country’s biggest banks, Sberbank, as well as the Megafon and Vympelcom mobile phone operators, were attacked.

    Russia’s Central Bank said in a statement that cyber attacks on the country’s banks had been registered which had not caused any damage.


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