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Most articles in English, but this author reads German &
French too, so a few in those languages.
2003-11-05 : Dead URL
[11/5/2003] NSF grant funds development of computer
network security mechanisms
The DETER and EMIST projects are funded by the National
Science Foundation in collaboration with the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security.
- 2003 :
Wikipedia: Titan Rain
- 2007-05-17 : Guardian:
Russia accused of unleashing cyberwar to disable
: Wikipedia : Cyberattacks on Estonia ... Russian Nashi
... Konstantin Goloskokov (Estonia (English) =
- 2007-08-25 : Spiegel: Chinesische
Trojaner auf PCs im Kanzleramt
- 2007-09-04 : Chinesische
Hacker legen Pentagon-Computer
lahm 04. September 2007
Wikipedia : NATO CCD COE = Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre
of Excellence established in Tallinn, Estonia Nato
- 2008-07-09 : BBC World TV: Reported "Denial Of Service"
ie flood attacks against South Korean Government & Banks.
Apparently North Korea has made thinly veiled threats before.
Speculation is special unit of North Korean army has over
1,000 skilled staff for such things.
- 2009-04-06 : 3 Year 3 x 10^6 EU project split between 2
Universities: (Just detection
project, not counter attack).
Focus (in German)
Uni entwickelt Alarmanlage gegen Hacker-Angriffe Bremen (dpa) - Ein neues
Frühwarnsystem soll Computer-Netzwerke künötig
besser gegen Hacker-Angriffe
schützen. Forscher der Universität Bremen und der
Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen entwickeln zurzeit eine Art
Alarmanlage, die Datenspionage rechtzeitig aufdecken und
Schäden so verhindern soll. Diesen Artikel weiter lesen
«75 Prozent dieser Angriffe können bisher nicht
erkannt werden», sagte der Bremer Projektleiter Otthein
Herzog am Montag. Das System soll auf künstlicher
Intelligenz basieren. «Es lernt mit jedem Angriff dazu
und wird besser.» Das Bundesforschungsministerium
unterstützt das auf drei Jahre angelegte Projekt mit
rund 2,7 Millionen Euro.
- 2009-04-06 : FT Deutschland
"Alarmanlage gegen Hacker-Angriffe"
- 2009-02-03 : BBC: Nato's cyber
- 2009-11-17 : BBC: Age of
cyber warfare is 'dawning' ... The UK, Germany, France, China
and North Korea are known to be developing their own
- 2010-01-13 : BBC: Radio 4, Programme Today In parliament,
Admiral Lord West statement: State actors ie countries
stealing complete plans of planes + crime, terrorists
- 2010-05-07 : Telegraph:
"Cyber attack 'could fell US within 15 minutes'" article from
Daily Telegraph by by Richard Clarke ex USA white house
counterterrorism advisor (he lectured in Munich 2011-03-30.
- 2010-05-12 Focus:
"Bundeskriminalamt Warnung vor Datendieben" Joerg Ziercke -
German President of Bundes Kriminalamt, with an interest in
- 2010-09-23 : Sueddeutsche Zeitung:
German: Sueddeutsche Zeitung : Kriegsführung im
Cyberspace Unsichtbare Angriffe mit realen Folgen
Legal pursuit by USA inc. Banks (+UK
& Sweden etc) of Wikileaks
founder) escalated to net blocks, wikileaks
fell off the net, with counter attacks by
activists on USA domains. Any other random
group around the world, now has the potential
to target any other group. That's a growing
number of potential disrupters, & no
defence yet outside USA.
Milestone on the
slide toward CYBER ATTACK PROLIFERATION A
co-operative DOS attack on Visa Europe,
Mastercard, (& maybe Pay Pal & a Swiss
Bank), in response to payment companies pulling
facilities for Wikileaks
- The USA led payments withdrawal attack
on wikileaks was in parallel to founder Australian
Julian Assange being prosecuted for rape by Sweden,
& suspicion USA government might lean on
Britain to honour European extradition warrant for
Julian Assange to Sweden, from where fears are, he
might be further extradited to USA, where he could
fear for his life.
(Looney USA politicians mouthing off again.)
Those financial companies & politician were
then cyber attacked.
- Interesting new aspect: Some
people volunteered their machines to launch
co-operative DOS attacks on their enemies (of
wikileaks in this case)
- DOS attacks are now not just from normal
rogue states & heap of crappy MS OS PCs
infested by viruses etc. The technology is moving
toward mainstream & attracts volunteer users.
Cyber attack proliferation has occurred.
It's already in the hands of some users, it's time
more responsible countries & companies got some
2011-02-?? A TV prog in German, reported:
- as history, that there'd been (from memory) a net
flood attack during Georgia invasion.
- Symantec have a room (shown on TV prog) with a bug
world map of virus real time infection display, driven by
Honey Pots etc. No href,
has a web map, but it needs a flash plugin which is a bad
- 2011-02-15 "Cyber-attack against the French
Ministries of Economy and Finance The common information
system of the French Ministries of Economy and Finance has
been the victim of a large-scale cyber-espionage attack. As
frequently observed in other cases, the attack was (...) - 9
- 2011-05-24 : Spiegel:
"NATO vs. Cyber Attackers - Internal Memo Reveals 'Robust'
Efforts to Counter Threats" Memo from Rasmussen, ...
intent: ""full operational capability" to respond to cyber
threats by 2012" ... "Germany, the National Cyber Security
Council recently held its first meeting to coordinate the
work of the newly established National Cyber Response
- 2011-06-16 : Spiegel:
- Fighting Internet Threats - Germany Arms Itself for Cyber
War By Sebastian Fischer and Ole Reissmann
- 2011-06-16: mashable.com
report "LulzSec has used a DDoS attack to take down the CIA's
- 2011-06-20 :
SZ: Konzerne: Cyberwar Boeing und EADS rüsten digital
2011-06-28 : First Annual Cost of Cyber Crime Study
Benchmark Study of U.S. Companies
Sponsored by ArcSight ArcSight (An HP
Independently conducted by Ponemon Institute LLC
Publication Date: July 2010
- 2012-03-26 : BBC: Viewpoint:
How hackers could decapitate the internet Professor Alan
Woodward By Prof Alan Woodward Department of Computing,
University of Surrey
- 2012-04-01 : Guardian: (Yes, published on April fools
day, but suspect this is no joke)
Government email social network surveillance
Pointed to from (more or a less a translation/re-bake):
2012-04-02 : sueddeutsche.de :
Neue Zugriffsrechte für Geheimdienste
Großbritannien plant Ausweitung der
only the German one has the interesting bit about ...
"Deep-Packet-Inspection" not welcome by providers ...
- 2012-06-05 : Spiegel:
Digitaler Truppeneinsatz - Bundeswehr meldet sich bereit zum
2012-06-11 : forbes.com : "Moscow-based cyber security firm
Kaspersky Lab ... Stuxnet was revealed as a U.S. cyber
security weapon by The New York Times earlier this
( Not an IDACAS specific eg DDOS real time issue,
`Just' a custom targeted virus attack.)
- 2012-09-13 :
"UK's first Cyber Security Institute to be based at UCL"
Ref to Francis Maude, Minister for Cyber Security said "The
UK ... 8% of our GDP is generated from the cyber world "
- 2012-09-13 :
UK EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
- Press release : UK's First Academic Research Institute to
investigate the "Science of Cyber Security"
- 2012-09-19 : Guardian:
GCHQ runs competition to develop protection against
: Wikipedia Stuxnet "an Iranian semi-official news
agency announced there was a cyberattack by Stuxnet"
- 2013-01-09 : BBC: article on
Cybercrime Centre (EC3) as part of Europol
See also German article
www.heise.de ... "EU-Kommissarin Cecilia Malmström
hat am Freitag das European CyberCrime Center (EC3) im
niederländischen Den Haag eröffnet. "
"UK's Second Cyber Research Institute launched - 21 Mar
2013" ("automatically analysing computer software to
reduce its vulnerability to cyber threats").
of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA)
"The Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance
(OCSIA) supports the minister for the Cabinet Office, the
Rt Hon Francis Maude MP and the National Security Council
in determining priorities in relation to securing
- 2013-01-22 : David Cameron Announced UK's
Plans to Join the Centre (NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence
Centre of Excellence Tallinn, Estonia
- 2013-03-24 : TheLocal German
BND hiring ... wrote Der Spiegel thelocal.de did not link
to the Spiegel article, but found.
- 2013-03-24 : Spiegel:
Cyberspionage: BND gründet neue Abteilung zur Abwehr von
- 2013-03-25 : Spiegel
China: Elite-Uni arbeitet mit Militärhackern
zusammen Einheit 61398 ... Gegenstück zur NSA
- 2013-03-25 :
UKC (Kent Uni.) article, no external hrefs
Ref to UK Academic Research Institute for cyber
- 2013-03-27 : BBC: "Global
internet slows after 'biggest attack in history'" "A row
between a spam-fighting group and hosting firm has sparked
retaliation attacks affecting the wider internet."
- 2013-03-27 : Spiegel
Gigantische DDoS-Attacke: Spam-Streit bremst das
- 2013-04-02 : FreeBSD :
Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-13:04.bind BIND remote
denial of service ... Upgrade to source code.
- 2013-04-07 : Spiegel :
Anti Israel attacks & counter responses
- 2013-04-10 Panel Discussion in
Munich in German:
Sensibilisierung für Cyber- Sicherheit : Host:
- Author as 1st speaker
from floor, outlined the case for a more Active defence,
& suggested change German law to allow a Deter aka Idacas project as other nations already
have. It was a suprise to some, but 1 panel member
(Innenpolitischer Sprecher der CSU-Landtagsfraktion
), if this was do-able ?
Answer: Yes probably it was possible (but as suprised by the
idea, there was initial caution & no commitment asked or
2013-05-16 German TV Program, Channel Name = Phoenix
(Documentaries, from ARD & ZDF), 19:15 Vom Digitalangriff
zum Cyberkrieg? Film von Antoine Vitkine
- 2013-04-24 : 'Self-Proclaimed
Leader' of LulzSec ... Arrested See also 2011-06-16 re. Lulzsec & DDOS CIA
- 2013-05-01 : Wikipedia
on BitCoin mentioned: "On May 1, 2013, Silk Road was taken
down for a short period of time by a sustained DDoS
attack. & linked to
- 2013-07-28 or earlier
www.isc.org isc adds ddos defense module to bind
arstechnica.com: Alleged Tor hidden service operator busted
for child porn distribution Article text has: "it became
major target of members of Anonymous, who launched
denial of service attacks on Freedom Hosting and tried to
"dox" child pornographers using the service."
2016-05-05 Blackmail threats to DDOS - fakes to extort
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