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NSA Allegedly Linked to US-Israeli Stuxnet malware that targeted Iran

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Malicious computer malware that caused substantial damage to Iran’s nuclear program may be the work of the NSA, researchers burrowing into the latest leak from hacking group Shadow Brokers have discovered within the computer data.

A tool found in Friday’s leak matched one used by the notorious Stuxnet malware.

First detected in 2010, Stuxnet


Leaked Files Indicate NSA had Tools to Hack World Banking System

A huge range of security weaknesses, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online.

The NSA is facing criticism for not sharing details of the security flaws with Microsoft

The tools are said to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and accompanying


40 Cyber Attacks Linked to CIA hack Tools


Past cyber attacks on scores of organizations around the world were conducted with top-secret hacking tools that were exposed recently by the Web publisher Wikileaks, the security researcher Symantec Corp (SYMC.O) said on Monday.

That means the attacks were likely conducted by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The files posted by WikiLeaks


Latest Batch of Wikileaks Describes CIA Method for Infecting Windows


WikiLeaks has published what it says is another batch of secret hacking manuals belonging to the US Central Intelligence Agency as part of its Vault7 series of leaks. The site is billing Vault7 as the largest publication of intelligence documents ever.

Friday’s installment includes 27 documents related to “Grasshopper,” the codename for


Web’s “Creator” Slams Move to Weaken Internet Encryption

The web’s creator has attacked any UK plans to weaken encryption and promised to battle any moves by the Trump administration to weaken net neutrality.

Sir Tim used this NeXT computer as the world’s first web server

Sir Tim Berners-Lee was speaking to the BBC following the news that he has been given the


U.S. Identifies Hackers of Mass Yahoo Attack

The United States announced charges Wednesday against two Russian intelligence officers and two hackers, accusing them of a mega data breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts.

The announcement began around 11:30 a.m. Watch it in the player above.

The hack targeted the email accounts of


Wikileaks: Massive Cache of CIA Hacking Abilities and Cyber-Weapon Descriptions Released


WikiLeaks has published what it claims is the largest ever batch of confidential documents on the CIA, revealing the breadth of the agency’s ability to hack smartphones and popular social media messaging apps such as WhatsApp.

A total of 8,761 documents have been published as part of ‘Year Zero’, the first part in a


WiliLeaks CIA Cyber Security Documents Release Appear to be Legit


WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents which it claims come from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence.

The release appears to grant an eye-opening look at the intimate details of the US agency’s cyber espionage effort.

The dump could not immediately be authenticated, and the CIA did not return repeated messages seeking comment.


America’s Secret Cyber-War Against N. Korea

Pentagon employs malware and signal jamming as rocket technology rises Three years ago, former US president Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea’s missile programme in the in hopes of sabotaging test launches in their opening seconds.

Soon, a large number


China Bolsters Cyberspace Policing Ability

China plans to increase its defenses in cyberspace while keeping a close eye on the US government’s review of its own strengths, a ­senior foreign ministry official said on Thursday.

Cybersecurity has been a flashpoint for Sino-US ties, with the US accusing the Chinese ­government and military of ­cyberattacks against US targets.


NATO Senior Official Says Alleged Russian Election Hacking Could Lead to War

Nato’s most senior British officer has claimed that alleged Russian cyber attacks could be deemed an act of war and trigger the military alliance’s principle of collective defense.

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw said an international disinformation campaign could cause the definition of an “attack” to be widened Getty

General Sir Adrian


Hotel Pays Thousands in Ransom Hack

One of Europe’s top hotels has admitted they had to pay thousands in Bitcoin ransom to cybercriminals who managed to hack their electronic key system, locking hundreds of guests out of their rooms until the money was paid.

Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt, a luxurious 4-star hotel with a beautiful lakeside setting on the Alpine Turracher


Popular Messaging App Found to Have Back Door (Now Allegedly)

Update: Gizmodo says NO A security backdoor that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service.

Facebook claims that no one can intercept WhatsApp messages, not even the company and its staff, ensuring privacy for


Vermont Electric Grid Hit by Alleged Russian Hack

A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont power utility, according to U.S. officials.

While the Russians did not actively use the code to disrupt operations, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss


Fake News Leads to Threats of Nuclear Attack

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A fake news story led to threats of nuclear war between Pakistan and Israel on Christmas Eve. In an article published by AWDNews on Tuesday December 20, former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon was quoted as threatening to destroy Pakistan if it sent troops into Syria. “We will destroy them with a nuclear attack,”


Russian “Methbot” Stealing Billions in Ad Revenue

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Russian cybercriminals have built a new high-tech fraud enterprise: Showing real ads to fake people.

The fraud has siphoned more than $180 million from the online ad industry, according to researchers.

Dubbed “Methbot,” it is a new twist in an increasingly complex world of online crime, according to White Ops, the cybersecurity firm that


Obama Vows Retaliation in Response to Alleged Russian Hack

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President Barack Obama on Thursday vowed retaliatory action against Russia for its meddling in the US presidential election.

“I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action and we will at a time and place of our


Snowden Documents Reveal In-Flight Networks Spying on You

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If you like your privacy, don’t fly the friendly skies with your phone connected to in-flight networks. American and British intelligence have been surveilling phone use aboard civil aircraft since at least 2005, according to a new investigation by Le Monde based on secret documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.


Internet Giants to Focus More on Removing Extremist Content

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Web giants YouTube , Facebook , Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database… But Should They?

The companies will share ‘hashes’ – unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos


$31mn Worth of Rubles Hacked Out of Russian Central Bank

Hackers have stolen 2 billion rubles — equivalent to $31 million — from accounts that banks keep at Russia’s central bank.The Bank of Russia confirmed the heist to CNNMoney on Friday.

Hackers tried to steal 5 billion rubles, but the central banking authority managed to stop them and redirect the funds, according to central bank


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