Investigating the newspaper malware attack

Investigating the newspaper malware attack


WHOLE FOODS. WE’LL SEE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>>NOW TO THE HACK ON THE PRODUCTION OF MAJOR U.S. NEWSPAPERS. “THE LOS ANGELES TIMES,” “NEW YORK DAILY NEWS,” NEWSPAPERS OWNED BY TRIBUNE PUBLISHING AMONG THOSE THAT WERE AFFECTED. WANT TO BRING IN FOX NEWS SECURITY ANALYST, WALID PHARES. THIS REPORT, REPORTEDLY CAME FROM A FOREIGN ENTITY WHERE WE SEEM TO GET THESE SORT OF ATTACKS ALL THE TIME. I MEAN HOW PREPARED ARE WE, TO REALLY EVER STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING BECAUSE THE NEWS JUST DOESN’T STOP? IT HAPPENS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND IT FEELS LIKE EVERYONE IS VULNERABLE.>>ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE IS VULNERABLE, INCLUDING THE GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. THE FIRST WE WOULD ASK, WHO IS BEHIND IT? THAT WOULD DETERMINE, CHARLES, WHO HERE AT HOME CAN DEFEND US FROM THEM. IS IT GOVERNMENTS, FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS? FOREIGN ENTITIES BACKED BY FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, NATIONAL CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS? NATIONAL CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS OR EVEN INDIVIDUALS? DEPEND WHO IS WAGING THE ATTACKS OUR DEFENSES WILL BUILD UP TO COUNTER IT. CHARLES: HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THOUGH? IF IT IS AN ATTACK IT IS A ATTACK. WHY WOULD IT BE DIFFERENT IF IT WAS BACKED BY RUSSIA, CHINA, NORTH KOREA, OR JUST LONE INDEPENDENT CRIMINALS FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY?>>CHARLES, ON MANY, MANY LEVELS. NUMBER ONE, IF WE HAVE EVIDENCE IT’S A FOREIGN POWER, CHINA, IRAN, RUSSIA, OTHERS, THEN THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE TO PUT ALL OF THEIR RESOURCES TO ENGAGE TO COUNTER. WHEN THERE IS COUNTERING THERE IS COUPLER, COUNTERING, AND WE HAVE ESCALATION AND WE HAVE DIFFERENT SITUATION. IF IT IS ORGANIZATION OR INDIVIDUAL, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN MOVE IN FASTER BUT MORE DIFFICULT. EASIERS TO EDECK IF A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT IS INVOLVED THAN AN INDIVIDUAL. CHARLES: A LOT OF INDIVIDUAL STUFF, SORT OF RANSOM ATTACKS? YOU KNOW, WE DON’T HEAR ABOUT THEM OFTEN. WE KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN GROWING HOWEVER. EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL OR FOREIGN ENTITIES, HACKERS STEAL INFORMATION, HOLD IT RANSOM AND GET PAID AND RETURN IT?>>THAT’S RIGHT. THE CYBER WORLD BASICALLY IS A REPLICA OF THE REAL WORLD. IT IS EASIER ONE. NOBODY STOPS YOU. DON’T HAVE A HEADQUARTERS, JUST HAVE A LAPTOP. THE BASICALLY THE DIFFICULT TO COUNTER WHAT IS VIRTUAL. I MEAN IF YOU SEND THE POLICE OR LAW ENFORCEMENT TO A LOCATION TO FIND THESE INDIVIDUALS, YOU KNOW THAT COULD BE DONE BUT IF THAT LOCATION IS FAR AWAY ANTARCTICA OR AUSTRALIA, IT WOULD BECOME DIFFICULT. CHARLES: WALID, A LOT OF ANXIETY, WAITING, IF YOU WILL, SOME PRIVATE ENTERPRISES WANT TO SEE GOVERNMENT SPEND MORE MONEY ON THE PROBLEM. GOVERNMENT I SUSPECT WOULD LIKE TO SEE PRIVATE ENTERPRISE INVEST MORE. MEANWHILE THESE ATTACKS CONTINUE TO OCCUR. WHO SHOULD BE STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE TO SORT OF MITIGATE THEM?>>HERE IS THE DIFFICULTY. IF WE ASK GOVERNMENT TO DO MORE, GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ELSE, WHICH IS, IF THEY WANT TO DEFEND US, THEY WANTTOE WHAT THEY’RE DOING. THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND ABILITIES WILL GO INTO OUR SYSTEMS THIS IS SOMETHING THE PRIVATE SECTOR DOESN’T LIKE. AGENCIES, BANKS, INSTITUTIONS, WOULD LIKE AUTONOMY. THEY WOULD LIKE THE GOVERNMENT TO SHIELD US BUT AT THE SAME TIME WOULD NOT LIKE TO OFFER INSIDE NATION TO THE GOVERNMENT. VERY COMPLICATED. I THINK GOVERNMENT CAN SHIELD US FROM GOVERNMENT BUT VERY DIFFICULT FOR GOVERNMENT TO SHIELD US FROM EVERYTHING WE NEED AS PRIVATE SECTOR TO PROTECT OURSELF. THAT IS WHAT MANY COMPANIES ARE TRYING TO DO. CHARLES: WALID I WAS GOING TO SPORT THE BOW TIE.

8 thoughts on “Investigating the newspaper malware attack

  1. I'm assuming that the disgusting hacker known Asamu al-Hiddadi engaged in this behavior. He can't keep getting away with this!

  2. Fake Attack. They are practicing their excuses for when the HRC arrests new comes. And Fox is practicing their propaganda.

  3. This guy Walid Phares doesn't have even the faintest idea what he's talking about. This is a content-free piece of news. https://plus.google.com/+IanGrant/posts/TVEJrSr9TDh

  4. Malware Attacks are happening through any medium and is best to be protected from them using antivirus software.
    https://goo.gl/8EEfE3

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