Atoms for Peace. How to Destroy Angels. Chinese spying.

I am a big Radiohead fan and have been for years. Almost everything they have done I have liked in a big way. Either individual albums or solo material. Thom Yorke has a few solo projects and Jonny Greenwood has written a couple classical albums and won a few major awards for his Soundtracks. Notably There will be Blood.

“””In 2003, Greenwood released his first solo album, Bodysong (2003), the soundtrack for the movie of the same title by filmmaker Simon Pummell. Bodysong also features contributions from his brother Colin on bass.

“Jonny Greenwood was hired by the BBC as composer in residence to the BBC Concert Orchestra in May 2004, a job which gave him the opportunity to compose several pieces for symphony orchestra, piano and/or Ondes MartenotsmearPiano for Children and Popcorn Superhet Receiver.”””””

Atoms for Peace album is coming out next week. It is the “supergroup” of Thom Yorke, Flea and Radiohead producer Nigel Goodrich.

Album is streaming for free.


How to Destroy Angels releases a new album next week as well. I am a huge Trent Rez fan. I have everything NIN has ever done not to mention his Soundtracks for The Social Network and The girl with the Dragon tattoo.


I am not sure what I am thinking. I forgot to mention what I considered the big news of the day. I have all-ready added it into my cyber-warfare post. The New York Times in conjunction with computer security firm Mandiant have apparently nailed a huge cyber attack coming from China attacking widespread varying US Interests in up to 20 different industries. What is different than in the past is this seems to link directly back to the Chinese Military.

“””””””””””””Highlights of the report include:

  • APT1 is believed to be the 2nd Bureau of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) General Staff Department’s (GSD) 3rd Department, which is most commonly known by its Military Unit Cover Designator (MUCD) as Unit 61398.
  • APT1 has systematically stolen hundreds of terabytes of data from at least 141 organizations.
  • APT1 focuses on compromising organizations across a broad range of industries in English-speaking countries.
  • APT1 maintains an extensive infrastructure of computer systems around the world.
  • In over 97% of the 1,905 times Mandiant observed APT1 intruders connecting to their attack infrastructure, APT1 used IP addresses registered in Shanghai and systems set to use the Simplified Chinese language.
  • The size of APT1’s infrastructure implies a large organization with at least dozens, but potentially hundreds of human operators.
  • In an effort to underscore that there are actual individuals behind the keyboard, Mandiant is revealing three personas that are associated with APT1 activity.
  • Mandiant is releasing more than 3,000 indicators to bolster defenses against APT1 operations.””””””””””””””


The New York Times article discussing what was found in the research.

“Our analysis has led us to conclude that APT1 is likely government-sponsored and one of the most persistent of China’s cyber threat actors. The scale and impact of APT1’s operations compelled us to write this report. In an attempt to bolster defenses against APT1 operations Mandiant is also releasing more than 3,000 indicators as part of the appendix to this report, which can be used with our free tools and our commercial products to search for signs of APT attack activity””

Per Mandiant report.

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