Former Army Green Beret Pleads Guilty to Russian Espionage Conspiracy

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former Army Green Beret pleaded guilty today to conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives to provide them with United States national defense information. According to court documents, from December 1996 to January 2011, Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, of Gainesville, a former member of the U.S. Army, conspired with agents of a … More Former Army Green Beret Pleads Guilty to Russian Espionage Conspiracy

Former Raytheon Engineer Sentenced for Exporting Sensitive Military Related Technology to China

Today, 18/11/2020, Wei Sun, 49, a Chinese national and naturalized citizen of the United States, was sentenced to 38 months in prison by District Court Judge Rosemary Marquez. Sun previously pleaded guilty to one felony count of violating the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). Sun was employed in Tucson for 10 years as an electrical … More Former Raytheon Engineer Sentenced for Exporting Sensitive Military Related Technology to China

Former Correctional Officer at Jessup Correctional Institution Pleads Guilty to Federal Racketeering Conspiracy Charge

Smuggled Contraband Narcotics into Prison in Exchange for Bribe Payments; Three Co-Conspirators Have Previously Pleaded Guilty to the Racketeering Conspiracy Former Correctional Dietary Officer Chanel Pierce, age 27, of Pikesville, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to a federal racketeering conspiracy in connection with her work at the Jessup Correctional Institution (JCI).  The conspiracy included former correctional … More Former Correctional Officer at Jessup Correctional Institution Pleads Guilty to Federal Racketeering Conspiracy Charge

Police Carry Out Raids Linked to German Spyware Firm FinFisher

The German Customs Investigation Bureau (ZKA) searched 15 residential and business premises in Germany and abroad last week with connections to the Munich-based surveillance software firm FinFisher. The firm is suspected of exporting its most important surveillance software, known as FinSpy, to other countries without the correct license, German public broadcaster ARD reported on Wednesday. … More Police Carry Out Raids Linked to German Spyware Firm FinFisher

UK Gov Warned of Danger Using QR Codes and Contact Tracing App

The CEO of a British Tech company has warned the Government of potential serious flaws in the security of personal information and data used in the new contact tracing app technology that was announced by Matt Hancock. Manchester Tech inventor and innovator Louis-James Davis stated that the use of QR code scanning technology – which … More UK Gov Warned of Danger Using QR Codes and Contact Tracing App

Iran-Based Threat Actor Exploits VPN Vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are aware of a widespread campaign from an Iran-based malicious cyber actor targeting several industries mainly associated with information technology, government, healthcare, financial, insurance, and media sectors across the United States. The threat actor conducts mass scanning and uses tools, such as Nmap, … More Iran-Based Threat Actor Exploits VPN Vulnerabilities

China’s Attempt to Influence U.S. Institutions: A Conversation with FBI Director Christopher Wray

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray on the pernicious influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the United States and how the Bureau is responding to curtail Beijing’s far-reaching influence. From manipulating Fortune 500 companies and stealing intellectual property to subverting U.S. universities and sowing … More China’s Attempt to Influence U.S. Institutions: A Conversation with FBI Director Christopher Wray

CISA – Defending Against Malicious Cyber Activity Originating from Tor

CISA – The US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency have released through the National Cyber Awareness System an advisory highlighting risks associated with Tor (the Onion Router). Summary This advisory uses the MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK®) and Pre-ATT&CK framework. See the ATT&CK for Enterprise and Pre-ATT&CK frameworks for referenced threat actor … More CISA – Defending Against Malicious Cyber Activity Originating from Tor

New MESA™ Spectrum Analyzer Packs Utility in a Mobile Unit

Radio Frequency (RF) applications demand agile, portable, handheld spectrum analyzers to measure the power and frequency of known and unknown transmissions, often at different locations. REI has developed a portable spectrum analyzer that delivers precision, high performance, and versatility for assessing RF energy in a variety of environments. The new MESA™ – Mobility Enhanced Spectrum … More New MESA™ Spectrum Analyzer Packs Utility in a Mobile Unit

Billion-Dollar Secrets Stolen Scientist Sentenced for Theft of Trade Secrets

When scientist Hongjin Tan resigned from the Oklahoma petroleum company he’d worked at for 18 months, he told his superiors that he planned to return to China to care for his ageing parents. He also reported that he hadn’t arranged his next job, so the company agreed to let him stay in his role until … More Billion-Dollar Secrets Stolen Scientist Sentenced for Theft of Trade Secrets