Iran’s supreme leader tells students to prepare for cyber war

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has delivered a sabre-rattling speech to Iran’s ‘Revolutionary foster children’ (in other words, university students) to prepare for cyber war.

The supreme leader has urged his country’s students – whom he called “cyber war agents” – to prepare for battle, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported Wednesday.

“You are the cyber-war agents and such a war requires Amman-like insight and Malik Ashtar-like resistance. Get yourself ready for such war wholeheartedly,” wrote Khamenei. The supreme leader was referring to two of Prophet Mohammad’s warrior companions in early Islamic history. Continue reading

Chinese hacker who once targeted the US switches sides to help defend Western companies

Or is he a double-spy under the guise of a defector who ‘got in’ and is now feeding information back to the PLA?

A leading Chinese hacker who used to attack American targets in the name of patriotism is now sharing his skills with Western multinational firms.

Earlier, US security experts had identified a specialist hacking unit within the People’s Liberation Army honing in on their institutions. Continue reading

Mike Rogers: China, Iran, and Russia Launching Cyber Attacks Against U.S.

House Intelligence Committee chair says $2 trillion has been lost

Chinese government-backed hackers have cost the United States nearly $2 trillion in “lost and stolen property” that was seized through illicit Internet attacks, Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.), chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said Monday.

The theft of proprietary information and technology by the Chinese constitutes “the largest transfer of wealth illegally in the world’s history,” according to Rogers, who warned that the United States is not prepared to combat these cyber threats. Continue reading

China to conduct digital warfare drills ahead of Obama-Xi meet

Ahead of President Xi Jinping’s maiden meeting with his US counterpart Barack Obama, China today said it will conduct the first ever exercise to test new types of combat forces, including units using digital technology to practice cyber war.

The announcement came amid media reports that Chinese hackers have breached the designs of critical US weapons systems. Continue reading

The War on Iran

The drive towards war advances. One might also want to heavily consider what retired US General Wesley Clark had to say in 2006 about the general scheme of things in the middle east.

To highlight his main point:

  • Seven countries in five years will be taken out to clean out Soviet client states (with Iran being the final target) before the next great super power comes along so we can bring the middle east over to our side.

Keeping this in mind, you might think twice about the origins of these so-called uprisings in the middle east toppling one government over after the next. These are far from democratic and spontaneous. It’s another chapter in the decades old US-Soviet cold war that never died.

The battlefield has been prepared and the war on Iran is on. November 12, 2011 is the day I believe this war transitioned from a covert action cyberwar (Stuxnet, Duqu trojans) to an overt action conventional war, which itself an escalation in real kinetic terms, in a final attempt to preempt a regional unconventional war featuring missile-borne weapons of mass destruction.

November 12 was the day when, as seen in the image below, two United States Navy Nimitz-class nuclear-armed super-carriers, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) steamed in unprecedented fashion side-by-side into the Strait of Hormuz choke-point at the entrance to the Persian Gulf. American aircraft carriers have transited the Strait of Hormuz hundreds of times over the past 32 years, but never in such a bristling array as this. The message to Tehran and Qom was unambiguous as unambiguous gets.

Continue reading article: The War on Iran (Northeast Intelligence Network)