amanfromMars 1 Tue 20 Oct 05:44  …… asking on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/10/19/russians_charged_olympics/
Is that the Pig Ignorant Game you wanna play?
Can we now expect, thanks to the UKUSA set precedent, the occasional list of supposed British and American agents to be broadbandcast freely around the world, by anyone who would think themselves targeted by them? Is that incredibly smart or revealingly dumb and the best that a Five Eyes Corporation can do in the Extortionate Reality Distortion Disinformation Field? And just all that public facing government wonks following a script and spouting canned statements like a Raab or a Demers can do? Strewth! That all went downhill very quickly into the depths of despondent despair and international ridicule, didn’t it.
amanfromMars 1 Tue 20 Oct 12:00  ….. musing on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/10/19/russians_charged_olympics/
Re: The poor GRU
What I think the Russian government need is a nice cup of tea and sit down, with someone sympathetic to offer them a few biccies and tell them to calm the fuck down. Their problem seems to be that they want to be perceived as badass supervillains, at the same time they want to be liked and respected. ….. I aint Spartacus
Surely, I aint Spartacus, that last paragraph of yours is bettered directed at Five Eyes governments. It certainly fits the situation you have painted and they have painted themselves into so much more comprehensively.
Usually, whenever it is so easily cast as any number of beings being responsible, are they not solely guilty and be willing puppets of others more skilled in such ancient arts as are able to deceive and conceive and enable friends and foe alike.
Indeed, further reading of your post might easily be construed as being directed against them and their risible reactions/very predictive opposition. Bravo. That’s a great trick.
amanfromMars 1 Tue 20 Oct 15:41  …. sowing seeds on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/10/19/russians_charged_olympics/
Re: The poor GRU
The Russians probably think the West is a glorified James Bond movie and they just do their best on role playing. …. naive
Probably. Is that naive of them? Does such create problems or present opportunities? What would a competent M or C think then to do? Anything worthy of movie stardom/Titanic Studious Productions?
What could a Far Eastern Westernised Film Network do, Fritz Lang/Leni Riefenstahl Gangnam Style …. apart from create Madness and Mayhem and Havoc in CHAOSystems?
amanfromMars 1 Tue 20 Oct 10:14  …… not really being serious? on https://www.theregister.com/2020/10/20/esa_moon_mars/
Re: Everybody’s going to the Moon (and Mars): ?
What is one to expect …… Lunatics abound? 🙂
Is that anything new?
amanfromMars 1 Tue 20 Oct 17:46  ….. just saying on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/10/20/enisa_annual_report_cybersecurity/
Calling All Man Made Mad Rainbow Hatters:-) …. to Arms for Alms
though the risk of an “uncontrolled cyber arms race” among nation states is growing.
Uncontrolled? Oh please, you cannot be serious. There is always something/someone in control in/of every direction. To think otherwise is give oneself both false hope and cold comfort.
And as for ….
“If cybercriminals start combining these advances with artificial intelligence and machine learning, in the future we will see an increase in successful attacks and undetectable campaigns.”
…. that fleet of ships set sail long ago on voyages of discovery you would find extremely difficult to believe existed, and there was not much that they didn’t learn can be awesomely useful.
And a survey of what/whom resulted in ……
Happily, despite other sections of the report gazing at AI in horror, ENISA ran a survey during the year which found that human analysts’ skills “are most important for successful implementation of cyber threat intelligence…
…. for that might be really good news.
“Cyber threats are evolving and becoming increasingly complex. This is not new.” …… EU Agency for Cybersecurity executive director Juhan Lepassaar
That is indeed conceded as not new, Juhan L, however, the fact that their evolutions are altogether much more an almighty effective force and source against which there be no viable or competitive opposition is a novel development which the mainstream is most reluctant to acknowledge. Quite whether that omission is because it would terrify the natives or embolden and encourage the natives is an interesting question to ponder on. The correct answer might be the greatest problem one fears ….. the outing of the truth of one’s Earthly predicament/hellish situation/heavenly groove :-).