Friday, February 24, 2017

France accused Moscow for cyberattacks on servers of presidential candidates, for months

Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable", France's foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted. ______ A spokesman for Macron, who is currently riding high in the polls, has accused Moscow of being behind...

Hackers used forged cookies to access on your accounts without a password, Yahoo warns

Yahoo has issued a new warning to some users on Wednesday (February 15) about potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016 where hackers used forged cookies to access users' accounts without a password. ______ The latest notifications were issued in response to a...

LEAKED: U.S. companies free to buy ‘Conflict Minerals’ from central African warlords

LEAKED U.S. companies free to buy 'Conflict Minerals' from central African warlords - File - Subject: Child miners in Congo On 2013-05-23, at 12:32 PM, Meeson, Andrew wrote: Child miners at an artisanal mine in Kambove, southern Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo courtesy World Vision Andrew Meeson Deputy Foreign Editor Toronto Star www.thestar.com Phone: 416-869-4771 ameeson@thestar.ca Congo mine4.JPG
The leaked draft of a presidential memorandum Donald Trump is expected to sign within days suspends a 2010 rule that discouraged American companies from funding conflict and human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo through their purchase of “conflict minerals.” ______ The memo, distributed inside the administration...

Russia is considering to send Snowden back to the United States: official

U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a "gift" to President Donald Trump — who has called the NSA leaker a "spy" and a "traitor" who deserves to be executed. ______ That's according to a senior U.S. official who...

Follow these 7 tips to beef up your defenses against hackers by encrypting your online data

Whether you’re an activist living under an autocratic regime, or a law-abiding citizen in the world’s biggest democracy, you have many reasons to fear for the safety of your data. State-sponsored cybercriminals, fraudsters, three-letter agencies and data-hungry corporations will go to great lengths to lay...

Russian hackers attack Norway’s spy agency: Norwegian security service

Nine personal civil-servant email accounts in Norway have been targeted by hackers in "spear-phishing" attacks believed to be associated with Russian intelligence, the Norwegian security service said Friday. It said no classified information has been taken. ______ PST spokesman Martin Berntsen says the agency was warned earlier...

WikiLeaks served notice it will enter the fray of the French presidential election

On Tuesday, its Twitter account promoted 3,630 documents from its archives on center-right presidential candidate François Fillon. ______ None were of the salacious variety, yet the move has stoked fears among European security officials that WikiLeaks will repeat its U.S. electoral-influence performance in France–and perhaps elsewhere...

Willing to accept extradition doesn’t mean that I’m willing to be a complete idiot: Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up at London's Ecuadorian embassy since 2012, has moved to clarify his offer to be extradited to the United States following alleged whistleblower Chelsea Manning's sentence being commuted. ______ Mr Assange, who sought political asylum to avoid extradition...

WikiLeaks wants your climate change data – that Trump is ignoring

WikiLeaks wants your climate change data - that Trump is ignoring
In a post Wednesday, the secret leaking organization asked for data that might get swept under the rug by the President Donald Trump administration. ______ For scientists, the new presidency may signal a difficult period for research, especially as Trump continues to align himself with climate...

‘TRUMP IS WRONG’: WikiLeaks defends Chelsea Manning from president’s Twitter attack

‘TRUMP IS WRONG’ WikiLeaks defends Chelsea Manning from president’s Twitter attack
WikiLeaks came to the defense of the website’s most well-known source Thursday after President Trump lashed out at convicted Army leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning for reflecting on the Obama administration’s shortcomings in a new op-ed published as she prepares to leave prison. ______ Manning, 29, became...

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