Monday, August 23, 2021

Russian Intelligence Services are Working with Ransomware Gangs

 [Holding up a book for his seminar, The Secret of Hegel] Obviously, this secret was well kept.

—Arthur Smullyan

One-third of investors trade while drunk?

Nextgov: “The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency wants a tool to automatically cull social media and other public websites to create a searchable database of posts, actions and interactions that can be used in insider threat investigations. Along with conducting background investigations for all of government, DCSA also manages the insider threat program for the Defense Department. The DOD Threat Management and Analysis Center, or DITMAC, “provides an enterprisewide capability to identify, assess, and mitigate risk from insiders; to oversee and manage unauthorized disclosures; and to integrate, manage, mature, and professionalize insider-threat capabilities….The tool must meet seven specific criteria to be considered…” [h/t Pete Weiss]

How a now-defunct site on the dark web led police to the biggest cryptocurrency seizure in Australia

Chaos at Kabul Airport in Afghanistan

Russian Intelligence Services are Working with Ransomware Gangs, Report Says

America is a country of émigrés, innovators, searchers for fountains of youth. It is also the society least predisposed to the genre of tragedy  

By any stretch of the imagination, it was an astonishing liaison: Abe Saffron, the nightclub and brothel owner known as “The Boss of the Cross” and “Mr Sin”, and Dudley Doherty, the high-flying mole-hunter whose job was to weed out communists and socialists from the labour movement.

Abe Saffron had a little mate at ASIO headquarters

The Complex Trust Is Simply The Criminal Tax Evasion Device Known As The Pure Trust Repackaged  (18 Aug 2021)

Resignation Over £6M Artificial Hill In London Park Meant To Lure Tourists

“With regret, I have accepted the resignation of my deputy leader, Melvyn Caplan, who led the mound project. We have also instigated a thorough internal review to understand what went wrong and ensure it never happens again.” - The Guardian