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Large Protests Expected for May Day 2017

The origins of International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, stem from an 1880s Chicago-based movement by labor unions to force the adoption of eight-hour work days. May 1, 1886, is considered the first official International Workers’ Day, which included several days of protests, violent clashes with police, and heavy anarchist involvement during the […]

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Evaluating Cyber and Physical Risks During International Travel

Whether for business or pleasure, international travel can present various cyber and physical risks. Unfortunately, the precarious state of the geopolitical and threat landscape has increased some of these risks, yielding widespread concern and uncertainty among those seeking to travel safely and securely. Given that certain threats may be particularly damaging not only to individual travelers […]

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Flashpoint Monitoring of Mirai Shows Attempted DDoS of Trump and Clinton Websites

Key Takeaways Between 16:20:43 UTC on November 6, 2016 and 8:19 UTC on November 7, 2016, Flashpoint observed four 30-second HTTP Layer 7 attacks targeting the campaign websites of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. There were no observed or reported outages for either of the sites.   Flashpoint assesses that unsophisticated actors are […]

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Hacking the Elections

The issue of cybersecurity has surfaced prominently during the current United States election cycle — not merely in terms of driving policy debates between the candidates, but more broadly as outside actors have attempted to influence the outcome (and raise doubts about the credibility) of the electoral process itself. The United States Intelligence Community recently […]

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Islamic State-Linked Hacker and Abu Hussain Al Britani Associate Arrested for Leak of U.S. Military and Government Personnel Information

By FP_Analyst
October 15, 2015

On October 15, federal prosecutors in the U.S. unsealed a criminal complaint charging Kosovo citizen Ardit Ferizi, aka “Th3Dir3ctorY,” with providing material support to The Islamic State and committing “computer hacking and identity theft violations in conjunction with the theft and release of personally identifiable information (PII) of U.S. service members and federal employees”.

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