U.S. kinetic attack on Syria fallout

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    • #8561
      triznut
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      Curious what others on here are thinking about the ramifications if the U.S. uses physical force against Syria? There is already attack campaigns that are being directed towards US financial companies and government agencies that are and aren’t related to Syria politics. Also, U.S. military action in Syria goes against what Russia and China want, not to mention Iran as well.

      I’m thinking that if the U.S. does get “physically” involved with Syria, that will see a huge increase in cyber attack campaigns against the U.S..

      I would like to know what the experts on here opinions are?

    • #53442
      triznut
      Participant

      Well that was a good conversation…

      Guess I’ll just finish this up then with a friendly reminder to be keep up on some security best practices: better be aware of those low hanging fruits on your networks and locking those down (including those users who will click on anything), Web side…big big targets of course, and are you auditing your system/user passwords? Better be checking those logs!!

    • #53443
      hayabusa
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      Sorry… busy season for me.

      I tend to avoid these discussions on here, not because they’re not relevant, but because usually, they become bloated.

      My opinion isn’t so much that attacks will increase dramatically (if they want to attack us, they likely already are / were.) Just that they’ll gain more exposure in the press, because the outsiders are watching more closely.

    • #53444
      m0wgli
      Participant

      @hayabusa wrote:

      I tend to avoid these discussions on here, not because they’re not relevant, but because usually, they become bloated.

      My opinion isn’t so much that attacks will increase dramatically (if they want to attack us, they likely already are / were.) Just that they’ll gain more exposure in the press, because the outsiders are watching more closely.

      +1

      Although, interestingly enough the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) were in the news the same day as your post:

      http://blog.cloudflare.com/details-behind-todays-internet-hacks

      http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/syrian-electronic-army-strikes-again-in/240160551?itc=edit_in_body_cross

    • #53445
      triznut
      Participant

      hayabusa – I wasn’t looking to start up a bloated conversation by any means. I was just looking to start a “good” conversation on the topic and though others might post up some interesting experiences. Plus, it was a good time to remind others to keep up on some infosec basics.

      I also agree that attack campaigns from mentioned countries have been going on for a few years now at least. So not really anything new I guess. But you can bet that as things keep heating up about Syria, that the cyber attacks will heat up as well. There is no doubt that all the big players involved are dumping tons and tons of resources into cyber-warfare technologies.

      Thanks for the responses guys.

    • #53446
      hayabusa
      Participant

      No worries, triznut.

      Didn’t think YOU intended it to be bloated. Just that it’s usually how those threads end up. Wasn’t meant to be mean. 😉

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