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    Greg Makowski

    I have been watching a recent TV series called “Cyberwar“.  You can watch it Tuesdays at 10:30 – 11:00 on Viceland, or login to their website with your cable subscription (Xfinity, AT&T, Bright House, Cox, DirectTV, Dish, MediaCom, Optimum, Time Warner, Verizon).

    So far, there episodes have been:

    S1 Ep1, “Who is Anonymous?”  The notorious hactivist collective Anonymous has targeted everyone from PayPal to the FBI. But a string of arrests have crippled the group.

    S2 Ep2, “The Sony Hack”  Sony Pictures was hacked and the US blamed North Korea.  But the government’s evidence wasn’t all that convincing.

    S1 Ep3, “Cyber Mercenaries”  Authoritarian regimes are using spyware tools brought from private companies in the West.  Hacker PhineasFisher targeted these companies to reveal their deals.

    S1 Ep4, “Hacked by China” From Google to the government, China has hacked many american networks.  But there’s a difference between spying and stealing intellectual property.

    S1 Ep5, “Syria’s Cyber Battlefields”  On the frontlines of one of the world’s bloodiest conflicts, a parallel war is being fought in cyberspace.

    S1 Ep6, “Stuxnet the Digital Weapon”  Stuxnet was a sophisticated cyber attack on an Iranian nuclear plant that may have changed the nature of warfare forever.   (Read also about Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, SCADA, the language to control industrial systems).

    S1 Ep7, “Hacking the Infrastructure”  As Iran ramps up its offensive cyber operations, American critical infrastructure is increasing vulnerable to attacks.

    (next episodes have not yet been announced)


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