Cryptolocker
30 Aug 2016

Increasing Use of Ransomware May Threaten US Civilian Government and Critical Infrastructure Networks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis has released a new Intelligence Report detailing the risk ransomware poses to U.S. civilian and critical infrastructure networks. According to the report: I&A assesses ransomware campaigns are spreading rapidly as a result of widely available access to ransomware or

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Ransomware
29 Aug 2016

DHS Warns Ransomware Attacks Disrupt Emergency Service Operations

The FBI, DHS, and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS- ISAC) assess it is very likely ransomware attacks against US ESS agencies could have negative implications for operations and services. These implications can include,but are not limited to, disruption of operational continuity as access to critical systems is

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FBI-analyst
27 Jul 2016

FBI warns of ISIS threat to Western Banks

The FBI’s Counterterrorism Division has issued an executive memo warning of the threat to Western banks from Islamic State terrorists. The memo entitled “Non-Specific Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Threat Extends to Western Financial Institutions” and dated July 26, 2016 warns that: “Individuals inspired by the self-proclaimed Islamic

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irannuclear
31 May 2016

Why Lifting Nuclear Sanctions Will Increase Challenges for the Targets of Iran’s Cyber Capabilities

Executive Summary The lifting of nuclear sanctions placed on the Islamic Republic of Iran based on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has ensured the unfreezing of approximately $150 billion in ready assets, opening of long-term trade partnerships (already extended by several nations), and lifting of technology transfer sanctions.

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31 May 2016

Blood Sacrifices

OODA Loop is hosting this image gallery from Robert Bunker’s book Blood Sacrifices.

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casino-hack
10 May 2016

Business email hack almost costs Washington casino $1,000,000.00 – other casinos at risk

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued an alert to law enforcement regarding a business email hack that nearly resulted in the theft of $1m USD from an Indian casino in the state of Washington. The FBI warns that other casinos are potentially at risk given that the spearphishing attack

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Anarchist-Bank-Attacks
07 May 2016

Anarchist Extremist Violence Targeting US Banks a Persistent Threat

The DHS and FBI have released an intelligence bulletin regarding the potential for anarchists to attack U.S. banks during the upcoming political conventions. According to the alert: DHS I&A, the FBI, and DSAC assess anarchist extremists are likely to continue targeting the financial services sector based on a review of

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Powerplant-decommissioned
05 Apr 2016

Energy sector penetrated by advanced cyber attackers 17 times according to DHS

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an intelligence assessment regarding the likely impact of cyber attacks against the energy sector. The report notes: “APT actors were responsible for at least 17 intrusions against the US energy sector in FY 2014, according to ICS-CERT incident report data—the last full year

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Amman-2005-attack
13 Mar 2016

Islamic State will target Western Hotels abroad

According to recent reporting by the FBI, “the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to hospitality and entertainment businesses frequented by US persons and other Westerners abroad likely will endure in 2016, based on a body of open source reporting. ISIL leadership, official propaganda,

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Best-of-2015
01 Jan 2016

The Top 10 Security and Intelligence Stories of 2015

It has been another interesting and dynamic year on the security and intelligence front and OODA Loop was there to cover it all. The following list is comprised of the Top 10 stories on OODA Loop for 2015 as determined by the number of page views for each article. If

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