Tag Archives: International relations

ASEAN Phishing Expeditions

By | October 8, 2011

Mila Parkour, the indefatigable phish researcher from DC, points to some recent spear-phishing attacks which to me help confirm that Southeast Asia, and ASEAN in particular, has become something of a focus for the chaps in China. They also highlight just how vulnerable diplomats in the region are because of poor security. One is a phish apparently coming… Read More »

Cyberwar, Or Just a Taste?

By | May 18, 2007

Some interesting detail on the Estonian Cyberwar. This ain’t just any old attack. According to Jose Nazario, who works at ARBOR SERT, the attacks peaked a week ago, but aren’t over: As for how long the attacks have lasted, quite a number of them last under an hour. However, when you think about how many attacks have occurred… Read More »

Russia Declares Cyberwar?

By | May 17, 2007

The Guardian reports on what some are suggesting may the first outbreak of official cyberwar between one country and another, after Russian hackers, official or not, have flooded Estonian websites with Denial of Service attacks (DDoS): clipped from www.guardian.co.uk Without naming Russia, the Nato official said: “I won’t point fingers. But these were not things done by a… Read More »

Anyone For Banda Aceh?

By | January 15, 2005

Tourism to South and Southeast Asia may have taken a hit in the aftermath of the tsunami, but clearly not every travel agent thinks it’s a no-no — even to the capital of the hardest hit region, Indonesia’s Aceh. This contextual ad appeared on Google doing a search for Banda Aceh. The blurb is unsurprising, given the situation:… Read More »

Indonesian Tsunami Relief Effort

By | December 29, 2004

I’m not in Indonesia at the moment, but my thoughts are with those tens of thousands of people in Aceh and the rest of Sumatra island, coping with the aftereffects of the tsunami. For those of you wishing to make contributions to the relief effort, one organisation is worth considering: Radio 68H, a network of independent radio stations… Read More »