Cyber threat analyst focused on state-aligned adversaries. @Cornell & @JacksonYale grad. Opinions are my own, not my employer's. #threatintel #infosec #osint

Joined June 2009
Replying to @gabby_roncone
no cyber tattoos tho, unless a certain threat group gives me a shout out in their malware (@ turla)
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.@WylieNewmark, the Spice Cinematic Universe's worldbuilding really is incredible
Insane triple feature
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Nate Beach-Westmoreland retweeted
The U.S. and its allies are citing new intelligence to officially blame Russia for the Viasat cyberattack in the early hours of the war in Ukraine, which had some spillover effects throughout Europe. gov.uk/government/news/russi… consilium.europa.eu/en/press…
A roundup of national statements related to the satellite cyber attack below:
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Nate Beach-Westmoreland retweeted
South Korea's state intelligence agency said Thursday it has joined a cyber defense group under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as the first Asian member. en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN2022050…
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Signs of Ukrainian military practicing "black magic," says Russian state-owned outlet RIA. 🙃 web.archive.org/web/20220504…
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Nate Beach-Westmoreland retweeted
If your virtual machines could speak... #infosec #dfir #MayThe4thBeWithYou
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Nate Beach-Westmoreland retweeted
When folks keep worrying about 0days and you tell them to worry about social engineering and phishing #infosec #MayThe4thBeWithYou #threatintel
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Nate Beach-Westmoreland retweeted
Attribution via sinkhole #MayThe4thBeWithYou
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Lithuania's annual national threat report is out, detailing cyber threats emanating from Russia, Belarus, and China vsd.lt/wp-content/uploads/20…
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The DDoS's targets include "Romania’s border police site, several financial institutions, and the railway company CFR Calatori." The Killnet group says this is in response to Romania edging towards delivering weapons to Ukraine
Romania DDoS attack shows Ukraine's allies are in Russia's crosshairs - Tech Monitor ift.tt/QBN75tI
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Today's the anniversary of the 2007 cyber attacks against Estonia. I highly recommend this sweeping report a couple years ago about this historic event to people interested in Russian geopoliticial+cyber affairs icds.ee/wp-content/uploads/2…
15 years ago #OTD, Estonia was targeted by the first known cyberattacks against a whole nation. It was a wake-up call for many on how malicious actors can misuse cyberspace. Today, Estonia is a #cybersecurity heavyweight. 3rd globally and 1st in Europe. 🧵Some highlights: 1/6
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Lots of great big picture and longitudinal analysis in here. The correlations in this chart between kinetic and cyber attacks, and the use of timelines, in general, are great.
"Starting just before the invasion, we have seen at least six separate Russia-aligned nation-state actors launch more than 237 operations against Ukraine – including destructive attacks that are ongoing and threaten civilian welfare" 🇺🇦📰 Special Report: blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-i…
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Nate Beach-Westmoreland retweeted
In 2022, #Sandworm hackers targeted two waves of attacks towards an oblenergo. The same attack from the same organization in 2015 made #Ukraine️ the first country in the world that suffered a powerful blackout due to a #cyberattack #cyberwar
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Google's increased resolution over Russian military bases is already yielding hilarity. Just how much of the Russian Air Force is styrofoam?
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Who then are the 137 that were not sanctioned???
Replying to @AFP
#BREAKING Russia slaps sanctions against 398 members of US Congress
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It is notable, given the current USG trend, that this report does *not* give any attribution beyond "APT" cisa.gov/uscert/ncas/alerts/…
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Thank you @CatholicUniv Intelligence Club recently inviting me to speak about private sector intelligence careers and the cyber threat intel field! I always enjoy getting an opportunity to talk with such enthusiastic students 😁
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"But isn't OSINT just Googling?"
Only the real OGs know...
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