Sunday, December 28, 2014

Reservations: Sony's Interview Draws Top Dollar

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I have many thoughts on this one, and one of them is that Sony execs realized that the movie needed help, and considering the huge investment they had, they decided to sacrifice a finger for the good of the hand............ hence look at the headline....

So far as gov't operatives supporting the notion it was DPRK hackers, there are those in gov't who support corporations and I' sure that this could be arranged by some means.

Here is what I wrote about this earlier today on Facebook. This links to a story here: Click Here


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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Rubinstein Offers Look at a potentially Dangerous Video Technology

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Michael Rubinstein, in his TED video See invisible motion, hear silent sounds, presents an extremely interesting and possibly dangerous video technology that allows the user to glean silent, invisible information about people, their health, their mood, and what they say to one another in private.

Uncle Sam will want a piece of this, and when he gets it, none of us will see mention of this innovative technology again as it will be buried with so many other Classified utilities like it. So be sure to take a gander at this TED video before it is no longer available.

Other Similar Disappearing Technologies

Another similar technology that has gone underground is that of weather control. During the 1950s and 1960s weather control was the talk of science. Then, quite suddenly, public discussion ceased. Rumors have abounded since the late 1990s that this capability is now a reality through a device commonly referred to as HARRP, also referred to as Highly Active Auroral Research Program.

For additional information on HAARP, refer to the HAARP information page on GKO.


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Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Interview: North Korea Hackers or Sony?

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So now we know a lot more about the Sony hack than we did a week before. Just as we thought, North Korea, aka: Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), was allegedly found to be behind the enormous hack against Sony, its executive conclave, and the corporation's general employee population.

"The FBI releases the findings of its four-week investigation into one of the most destructive cyberattacks of a company on US soil," says Seth Rosenblatt (@sethr) with c/net. "It's definitive. North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday." click here

A new message claimed that if Sony kept the movie out of public view, they would stop exposing Sony data.

"Top executives at Sony received a message from hackers saying it was a 'very wise' decision to cancel the release of 'The Interview' and ensuring the security of their data 'unless you make additional trouble.'" (click here)

And now, another message, allegedly from the DPRK hackers, allows Sony to release it!

"SAN FRANCISCO (USA TODAY) -- The people who hacked Sony have posted a message telling the studio it has "suffered enough" and can release The Interview." (click here)

I've been providing updates on the Sony hack for weeks through Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+. All along I was pretty sure that the DPRK had something major to do with this, but only because of the plot of the new movie, The Interview. At the same time, on the other end of this, I began to consider the possibility that it just might not be the DPRK that's behind this diabolical act after all. But if not them, then who? Could it be Sony itself?

Let's be honest with ourselves here. No matter how you slice and dice it, Sony's going to make millions in profits over cost from this movie. I don't care how they finally release it--and release it they certain will--but everyone is going to want to see it simply to see what all the fuss was about! Be honest here, don't you feel curious at all? I'll bet you're already thinking about getting a copy.

I've bantered the pros and cons of this thought, and if it wasn't for the fact that the plot of the movie hinges on the assassination of the N. Korean leader, I might actually believe it. I'm still on the fence about this and will be until concrete evidence pops up. So far, the FBI is telling us that the hack "resembles" previous hacks conducted by DPRK hackers and they base that allegedly on the methods used. But could other expert, learned hackers simulate that previous DPRK hacks?

Of course!

So, far as Sony removing their new movie from the box office, if it was the DPRK behind it, then this action is a big mistake. But I find it difficult to see the DPRK hackers recanting their previous threats, if it really is the DPRK behind it. This is probably the biggest red flag I see flying high above this issue. What about you? What is your personal opinion? Send it along to me using one of my alternate websites: http://wmml.info/tssb/?page_id=351.

In the end analysis, the Internet is such a blessing because of all the information and interaction that we see thereon on a daily basis. But at the same time, it's such a curse. --Al Colombo


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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Criminal Hackers Threaten Sony and its Employees

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When I read this news item, I felt a great degree of anger. My good friends in Anonymous, you need to go after the criminal hackers who are responsible for threatening Sony's employees...

Here is the info I posted to Twitter, LinkedIn, my Safety/Security Page on Facebook, and on Google+:

Hackers send mass email threatening Sony employees and their families: Variety is reporting that Sony Pictures employees have received a mass threat, purporting to be from the same digital attackers that took down the company systems last week. Sony says it has alerted law enforcement to the threat. A separate warning went out advising employees to turn off mobile devices, although it is unclear whether the threat was accompanied by a new attack. http://ow.ly/Ft5mB #TpromoCom #hackers

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hackers: It Only Gets Worse! Use Some Common Sense Here!

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As many of you know, I'm interested in the issue of hacking. Just as interested in the reason why governments and corporations who should know better continue to place their critical, centrally controlled infrastructure on a connection that is considered unsecured. As I've said time after time, it's not a matter of IF someone will hack into it, but WHEN they will successfully punch a hole in your firewalls.

The following news stories accent exactly what I've been saying for years now: No matter what you do, no matter how good you are, no matter how big and rich you are, no matter how powerful you are, when you really stop and think about it, there's someone bigger, better, faster, and more powerful than you are!

I could continue listing news article after article to illustrate my point, but it's not necessary. You know the Internet provides criminals immediate access to the very door of critical data vaults belonging to governments as well as private sector concerns. I ask you, does this make any sense whatsoever?

Al Colombo


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