It seems their ‘Law and Order’ Showman Trump, respects neither — and just dealt away America’s Infrastructure Security — without so much as a mention to Kim Jong Un: “Hey knock off the Hacking!”…Despite being warned of this threat by the Department of Homeland Security …
North Korea is a bigger cyber-attack threat than Russia, says expert
Head of security firm says highly skilled DPRK hackers may attack US financial sector to deter military action against the regime
by Alex Hern, The Guardian — Feb 26, 2018
North Korea poses a bigger threat of large-scale cyber-attacks than Russia, according to the co-founder of the information security firm that investigated the 2016 Democratic National Committee hacks.
Speaking to the Guardian, Crowdstrike’s Dmitri Alperovitch said: “In 2018, my biggest worry is actually about North Korea. I worry a great deal that they may do a destructive attack, perhaps against our financial sector, in an attempt to deter a potential US strike against either their nuclear facilities or even the regime itself.
“Regardless of whether a military strike is actually on the cards or not, what matters is whether they think one might happen. And given all the rhetoric over the last year or so, it wouldn’t be irrational for them to assume that.”
Here’s how much Kim Jong Un “respects” the doddling Dotard — enough to send him, this not so friendly ‘cyber-greeting’ — as some sick reminder, he has other means to get what he wants …
US warns of North Korea cyber campaign, days after historic summit
by Zachary Cohen, CNN — June 15, 2018
Washington (CNN) — The US Department of Homeland Security said that it has identified malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government, according to a new report released on Thursday, just days after the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
DHS and FBI analysts working with US government partners highlighted the use of what are known as Trojan malware variants — software used by the North Korean government that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems.[…]The US has long been aware of North Korea’s prowess in cyberspace. North Korean hackers are believed to have been behind or to have played a part in major debilitating cyberattacks including the WannaCry ransomware attack, which infected hundreds of thousands of computers in 2017, as well as the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014.[…]
Summit failed to deal with N. Korea’s cyber attacks
Experts warn that the country’s hacking skills have become increasingly sophisticated and dangerous in recent years.
Among the subjects President Donald Trump apparently didn’t discuss with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore — the regime’s human rights abuses, its exports of missile technology and its mistreatment of US prisoners — there’s one more: its long record of dangerous cyberattacks against sensitive targets in the US and allied nations.
Experts warn that the country’s hacking skills have become increasingly sophisticated and dangerous in recent years. North Korean exploits have included the damaging 2017 WannaCry ransomware attacks, intrusions into banks in more than a dozen countries to heist millions of dollars over the last few years, and continually brazen cyberattacks on South Korean computer networks.
In the run-up to the June 12 meeting, the Department of Homeland Security warned of an ongoing threat by North Korean government hackers, who have attacked critical infrastructure and media, aerospace and financial companies since at least 2009, infecting networks in at least 17 countries and the United States. Days after the summit, DHS sent a fresh notice describing malware variants used by North Korea.
But there is no indication that the two leaders discussed cybersecurity, worrying experts who warn that North Korea’s cyberwarfare capabilities pose an immediate threat to US interests that warrants high-level attention.
It’s enough to make you WannaCry …
The stupidity of America’s first ‘hacker-elected’ president.
And the complicity and willful blindness of those who prop-up their ‘Hammer and Sickle’ wantabee Dictator. Some recycled cast off of central casting, from a by-gone era.
Nobel Prize material, he is not.
Europe bans ‘despotic’ Soviet hammer-and-sickle from commercial use.
More like a Russia and China Pawn, in a game he barely sees, let alone comprehends.
I sure wish there was an IQ Test required, for anyone seeking the presidential office.
Shouldn’t America’s leader actually want to protect America — from ALL foreign threats — instead of blissfully and intentionally ignoring them?
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