There are those that have been hacked and there are those that will be hacked again.
The Russians have been denying 9M729 for five years and now says it isn't in the range categoryI believe you'll find that it's the Septics who're doing all the threatening with nuclear weapons, as well as with conventional means. And now Trump has withdrawn from the INF with the immortal words: "We're richer than any other country in the world, we'll build it up until they (Russia and China) come to their senses".
Peace loving bloke old Vlad:I think you'd be very hard put to find one single example in the last ten years of either Russia or China openly threatening war. What you appear to misconstrue as "war talk" on their part is their simply responding to the constant threats of war from the Septics. What both countries have made very clear is that they're far more interested in trade deals than war. And just because both of them have effectively thwarted the Septic plans for a US world economy, they're portrayed as war-mongers.
Especially to former states of the USSR who have the audacity to look elsewhere;“I can say one thing: If some ban on banks’ operations or on their use of one or another currency follows, it would be possible to clearly call it a declaration of economic war.”
“And it would be necessary, it would be needed to react to this war economically, politically, or, if needed, by other means. And our American friends need to understand this.”
“This (Georgia’s entry to NATO) could provoke a terrible conflict. I don’t understand what they are doing this for,” Medvedev told Russia’s Kommersant newspaper in an interview.
The best idea, if you're going to rely on carbon fuels, is to get a source unlikely to be turned off on a whim, or even a pretext such as happened with Ukraine.The Septics are even pressuring Germany and the EU to give up on the European/Russian northern gas pipeline. But what business is it of theirs? The fact is that they want to sell their own gas to the EU, even though Europe doesn't have the facilities to process it at the moment. The Septics also want to sell their fracked oil, but the European plants aren't built to process such light oil, so the Septics want more plants built. How stupid is that?
Depends on where you place the slider on the time-scale. Direct comparisons will always place the West in the realm of sainthood. Historically weighted on the other hand, not perhaps so much.I’m under no illusions whatsoever that the western powers such as the UK or the USA etc have been pristine examples of how to conduct their business in an open and transparent manner and not leverage events to their advantage.
But despite our interference in the affairs of others, in comparison with those other regimes mentioned in this thread, we would still walk away and potentially qualify for sainthood!
Utter bollocks. [As usual]The Septics are even pressuring Germany and the EU to give up on the European/Russian northern gas pipeline. But what business is it of theirs? The fact is that they want to sell their own gas to the EU, even though Europe doesn't have the facilities to process it at the moment. The Septics also want to sell their fracked oil, but the European plants aren't built to process such light oil, so the Septics want more plants built. How stupid is that?
Add to that the number of Chinese built nuclear powerstations, it won't be hard for them to do a Stuxnet if they built themUtter bollocks. [As usual]
UK refineries are perfectly well equipped to deal with both light and heavy crudes. In fact, North Sea Brent Crude is both light and "sweet" [low sulphur] which is the principal crude oil used by UK refineries.
Given Vlad the Impaler's current intentions, I consider that relying on Russian gas is a "bad thing" and that we should definitely have a credible plan B.
Go analogue like old british aircraft which had less reliance on computers +mass control in all ways. Everything from having cash still to using paper not digital if poss. Have manual overide systems on aircraft. Have more farmers markets where u shop with wooden basket like on keith floyd years back that business cycle ppl did not worry about hacking. Emp- herf- pranks or attacks are worse than average hack as the microchips- nano chips are easily destroyed. Just mention a few examples as key areas food security- air defence- civil economics could be linked for governance. Politicans are paid in shares by banks and corporations- ie supermarkets that want too much monopolistic control. As such the risk of outside interference is much greater.A vital cyberwar struggle is at present ongoing with the use of digital attacks by various countries and nations on others with the aim of creating significant theft damage, death or physical destruction. Involving spies, hackers and digital weapons projects it remains an ill-defined area of conflict that is increasing in intensity and lethality and hard to track back to the attacker.
Present day economies are almost entirely dependent upon computers in every single facet of day to day running. Government function, banks, food supplies, communications, health system, factories of every kind, defence, global travel. Every day these are being probed for weakness. News is being manipulated, company secrets are being stolen, defence projects infiltrated.
At present attacks by individual hackers, or even groups is not considered to be cyberwarfare, unless, aided and directed by a state. However countries are now providing support to hackers thereby creating plausible deniability for their own actions. Attacks and warfare by any other name.
At present International law is not up to speed with relevant legislation, however it is swiftly being recognised that due to the scope and quantity of the cyber menace from China, Russia, Iran, and N Korea, effective global legislation is urgently necessary.
A NATO cyber defence think-tank the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CDCOE) has been established in Tallinn Estonia to figure out how to improve the digital defences of NATO members, and, how cyberwar will actually be defined.
The new art of war: How trolls, hackers and spies are rewriting the rules of conflict
China has leapt forward economically and militarily through state sponsored theft of data from other countries, its biggest targets military secrets from the USA. Each theft saving China years in research and massive amounts of funding. China’s Ministry of State Security and the PLA have stolen massive amounts of data from every major US military program in what the Director of the US NSA has stated is the biggest transfer/theft of wealth in history.
China simply denies everything. For years the US has been unwilling to upset the Chinese and US companies to lose potential customers. President Obama tentatively raised it with Presided Xi again met with blanket denial. Trump however has been a little more blunt. The present trade war has been designed to punish China for their pillaging of secrets.
Russia’s activities are becoming more exposed, and Russian espionage, theft of information goes back years. More recently however officials in the UK and US have seen Russia pre-positioning in critical infrastructure in a way that could be used for destructive acts of sabotage with Putin openly declaring that Russia is preparing for War.
The Next Russian Attack Will Be Far Worse than Bots and Trolls
The West’s Confusion over Russia’s Cyberwars - Carnegie Europe - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Iran is also a protagonist and is considered an increased threat since the US withdrew from the nuclear agreement.
Officials: Iran has made preparations for possible cyberattack on U.S.
US officials are bracing for cyberattacks in retaliation for sanctions on Iran
North Korea is no slouch when it comes to this field of conflict and has rapidly taken to the cyber battlefield.
Was that Google-translated from Russian, in a building in St.Petersburg, by any chance?Go analogue like old british aircraft which had less reliance on computers +mass control in all ways. Everything from having cash still to using paper not digital if poss. Have manual overide systems on aircraft. Have more farmers markets where u shop with wooden basket like on keith floyd years back that business cycle ppl did not worry about hacking. Emp- herf- pranks or attacks are worse than average hack as the microchips- nano chips are easily destroyed. Just mention a few examples as key areas food security- air defence- civil economics could be linked for governance. Politicans are paid in shares by banks and corporations- ie supermarkets that want too much monopolistic control. As such the risk of outside interference is much greater.
Remember Concordski, sometimes espionage has a sting in it's taleChinese hackers recently breached a US Navy contractor working for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and apparently stole 614 GB of data about submarine and undersea weapons technology. China has also targeted US satellite, telecoms and geospatial imaging firms.
CEO of the threat tracking firm Binary Defense Systems, D Kennedy who formerly worked at the NSA and the USMC signal intelligence unit has stated that China has now focussed on military trade secrets, military preparedness, military readiness, satellite communications and the US’s ability to keep a cyber or military edge.
Other researchers have found evidence ofChinese intrusions US geospatial imagery company, and at least two private satellite companies including one from the US, and a US defense contractor. The breaches were deliberate and targeted, and in the case of the satellite firms the hackers moved through to reach the control systems of actual orbiting satellites, where they could have impacted a satellite's trajectory or disrupted data flow.
Chinese hackers reportedly stole data related to secret projects from a US Navy contractor
U.S. warns of new hacking spree from group linked to China | Reuters
Meanwhile the Russian GRU have been accused of operating without regard to international law or established norms, and doing so with a feeling of impunity and without any regard to consequences.
It is an undeclared war with few rules and potentially massive consequences.
*Wholly predictable in a Sax Rohmer fashion.However, for all this concern, no evidence has ever materialized publicly beyond very general, very vague “security risks.” It’s not like the White House and U.S. politics are especially secure — just look at the plethora of public details available around the specifics of Russia’s election meddling in 2016.
Well, let's look how Putin's agitprop works using following article as an example. Would you be so kind to comment it?Russia’s internet trolling has been used in Frances latest ‘Yellow Vest’ unrest. French authorities have launched an investigation into social media activity from accounts allegedly encouraging the unrest and getting support for the protests.
It has been reported that hundreds of online accounts linked to Russia were used to stoke the demonstrations. Citing analysis by New Knowledge, a cybersecurity company the accounts apparently spread disinformation using pictures of injured protesters from other events to create a picture of brutality by French authorities.
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
UK media and parliamentarians have voiced concern over the fact that the UK's largest online pharmacy, which has links to the NHS, has been 'caught' advertising with Russia's RT television network. Sputnik has discussed another anti-Russia campaign spread in the UK media with political commentator and journalist Ollie Richardson.
Do you think that it is just a private opinion or something else - blatant agitprop for example? Or maybe there is at least a bit of bitter thruth?Ollie Richardson: In geopolitics, it is always a good practice to proceed from the fact that statements contain projection and are formulated inside a certain cognitive framework. For example, if "democracy" truly exists, then why is there a need to shout about its alleged existence all the time? Russia doesn't do this, because it factually is an actual democracy. Russian citizens are allowed to hold anti-government protests and rallies provided that all legal norms are observed. I can't say the same for the UK, or for the EU in general. The current unrest in France is simply one example of this.
Was Sputnik news agency correct to publish this interview? What do you think?London's anti-Russia scheme isn't bringing the desired results. I.e., attempts are being made to manipulate the British people at the emotional (subjective) level because the empirical reality is inconvenient. This will continue in the UK until the internal socio-economic situation collapses. I reiterate, refer to the current situation in France for a preview of what is to come.