Updated, March 6th, 2019:
Apparently, it/they may possibly be linked to Khashoggi-style assassinations. The toolchains are very low-grade. In 🇮🇳, they aren’t part of the strategic apparatus, but they pose an immense escalatory risk in Ind-Pak type arenas prone to misunderstandings. May face retribution
— Pukhraj Singh (@RungRage) March 6, 2019
Even ten years ago, as we bootstrapped cyber operations in the government, a subtle tension always brewed when it came to contractors.
I belonged to an archaic school of thought believing that such capabilities need to be internally fostered. As Dave Aitel rightly says: you build competencies [over generations] rather than tools. Continue reading “Why I should not be talking about an Indian cyber mercenary”