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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 05:49 AM

US and UK issue warning about Russian hack of internet.

Source: CNN

Russian hackers are trying to gain access to the devices that control the flow of internet traffic, the US and UK warned Monday in an alert for organizations and individuals worldwide.

Though the governments are not sure how many devices have been compromised by the hackers nor what the objective is, the targeting affects millions of devices globally, US officials said on a call with reporters Monday morning.

"Once you own the router, you own the traffic traversing the router," chief Homeland Security cyber official Jeanette Manfra said, calling it a "fairly broad campaign" that is not targeting any sector in particular.

"It's a tremendous weapon in the hands of an adversary," echoed the FBI's Howard Marshall, the deputy assistant director of the cyber division.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/16/politics/russian-hackers-network-devices-alert/index.html



Just in case any of us feel results, this would be what's happening. This is a first-ever joint warning.

I've read that we can expect more of this, and cyber-physical attacks, in 2018. Last year I lost a couple weeks of income from a client that was taken down by North Korea's WannaCry attack.

Six Cyber Threats to Really Worry About in 2018
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Response to Hortensis (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 07:00 AM

1. republican Comrade Casino* goes golfing

He and republican cronies think russian internut crush is cool, but are too busy grifting megabucks and chasing chicks to do a damn thing to protect America.

* aka republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 11:56 AM

2. their top agent, tRump, will see that the ruskies will succeed

with the help of the fascist party

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Response to elmac (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 12:18 PM

3. :) May be, but more immediately, keep tuned

and keep ready for any disruption that might reach you.

It seems believed that this is connected to our Syrian missile strikes. I'm wondering, though, if there might also be any connection between the announced sanctions, the cancelled sanctions, and Russia's cyber aggression. Just speculation.


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