Saturday, August 27, 2011

"Data exhaust" from Irene

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned Thursday that, in the wake of hurricane Irene, we should "…be on the lookout for storm-related phishing attacks and other malicious cyberactivity." Given my posting yesterday about cybercriminals waiting until the weekend to loot Fidelity National Information Services of about $13 million via their worldwide ATM network, it is not unrealistic to heed the DHS warning. One interesting question involves who will make the most of Irene along the eastern seaboard: Chinese cyberwarriors or Russian crooks?

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Implementation suggestions for THE MORGAN DOCTRINE are most welcome. What are the "Got'chas!"? What questions would some future Cyber Privateering Czar have to answer about this in a Senate confirmation hearing?