Wednesday, October 18, 2017

North Korea hackers stolen South Korea-US military plans

North Korean hackers may have stolen a large amount of classified military documents, including the latest South Korea-US wartime operational plan, Yonhap reported Tuesday, citing a South Korean ruling party lawmaker. Democratic Party representative Rhee Cheol-hee claimed that 235 gigabytes of military documents were taken...

North Korea hacked hundreds of classified documents of Seoul’s war plan

North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said Tuesday. Rhee Cheol-Hee, a lawmaker for the ruling Democratic party, said the hackers had broken into the South's military...

Russia stole data from NSA on US cyber defense, report

Hackers working for the Russian government stole highly-classified materials in 2015 on U.S. cyber defense and how the U.S. hacks into foreign computer networks, the WSJ reports. An NSA contractor reportedly kept the information on his home computer, and hackers identified the files through his...

Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner will remain in jail

The woman accused of leaking top secret information to an online news site will remain in jail. US Magistrate Judge Brian Epps issued his ruling today denying bond for Reality Winner, reported WJBF‏ on Thursday. Winner has been in jail in Lincoln County since her arrest in...

Russian hackers get US cyber defense details from NSA

Russian government-backed hackers in 2015 stole U.S. secrets on how to penetrate foreign computer networks and protect against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor put highly classified information on his home computer, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing unidentified sources.

US Senate panel to hold hearing on Yahoo, Equifax breaches

The chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee said on Tuesday he plans to hold a hearing later this month over massive data breaches at Equifax Inc and Yahoo, which is now owned by Verizon Communications Inc .

Russian did not target Wisconsin’s election systems in 2016 — DHS

The Department of Homeland Security told the state of Wisconsin that Russian actors did not target Wisconsin's election systems in 2016, as DHS had originally announced Friday, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. At the time, DHS had said the actors had not had...

Spy Files Russia — WikiLeaks starts publishing about 209 documents from Russian company PETER-SERVICE

Today, September 19th 2017, WikiLeaks starts publishing the series "Spy Files Russia" with documents from the Russian company Петер-Сервис (PETER-SERVICE). This release includes 209 documents (34 base documents in different versions) dated between 2007 and 2015. PETER-SERVICE was founded 1992 in St. Petersburg as a provider...

WikiLeaks “was all worth it” — Snowden

Former National Security contractor Edward Snowden, who disclosed classified information about U.S. government surveillance programs, said the steps he took in 2013 to reveal the surveillance practices were worth taking. In an interview with the German newspaper Der Spiegel published Tuesday, Snowden said his actions...

Senate Finance Committee leaders send letter to Equifax CEO demanding information on data breach, Reuters

Senate Finance Committee leaders send letter to Equifax CEO demanding information on data breach, letter seen by Reuters. Two key U.S. senators on Monday asked Equifax Inc (EFX.N) to answer detailed questions on the breach of information about up to 143 million Americans’ personal information,...

US House panels to hold hearings on Equifax data breach

U.S. House panels to hold hearings on Equifax data breach, told Reuters on Friday. Two committees in the U.S. House of Representatives will hold hearings on the Equifax Inc data breach that may have exposed personal information of many as 143 million U.S. consumers, committee...

Hack potentially exposed details of 143 million US consumers — Equifax

Equifax says hack potentially exposed details of 143 million consumers -- Equifax Inc , a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday a hack exposed the personal details of potentially 143 million U.S. consumers between mid-May and July. https://twitter.com/VOPnewsroom/status/905895916674183169 Giant Equifax data breach, 143 million...

Wikileaks reveals exactly how CIA secretly collects our biometric data

The WikiLeaks whistleblowing platform released on Thursday a new batch of classified documents about the tools used by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to secretly collect biometric data from US liaison services. According to the whistleblowing site, the released documents show one of the...

#Vault7 WikiLeaks release ‘HighRise’, CIA hacking tool able to intercept SMS on android

WikiLeaks released new documents from the  Vault 7 plan, which contained information on a CIA project that targets SMS messages sent and received on Android devices, what appears to be a user’s guide for the HighRise project. "Today, July 13th 2017, WikiLeaks publishes documents from the...

Wikileaks documents reveals UAE crown prince asked US to bomb Al Jazeera

According to a diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi allegedly asked the US to bomb the offices of Al Jazeera prior to the invasion of Afghanistan. The document details a conversation between US diplomat Richard Haass and Sheikh Mohammed bin...

Turkey spying on German politicians — report

German politicians are under surveillance by Turkish intelligence agency, reported Turkish and German media on Wednesday. Turkey's intelligence agency has been increasingly gathering information on German politicians, according to a report. Prosecutors already launched an investigation into Turkey's alleged spying earlier this year. According to German DW,...

Wikileaks Vault7 — Every router in America has been compromised

The latest Wikileaks Vault7 release reveals details of the CIA’s alleged Cherry Blossom project, a scheme that uses wireless devices to access users’ internet activity. RT America's Natasha Sweatte is joined by cyber security expert John McAfee to discuss. https://youtu.be/_vLpzKo6NI8

John Podesta in front of the House intelligence committee

The House intelligence committee next week plans to interview John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign chairman whose hacked email account became central to Russian meddling in the US election last year, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter, reported CNN on Thursday.  Podesta will...

NSA leaker Winner should be freed on bail — Snowden

NSA leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday said the law allowing the jailing of a woman accused of leaking Top Secret documents to a news website is a threat to a free press. Snowden, who is living in Russia and has avoided prosecution in the United...

Julian Assange and the War on The Intercept

Julian Assange told The Daily Beast he holds reporters—not just the Trump administration—responsible for the arrest of a U.S. intelligence contractor charged with leaking classified information. On Monday, the Justice Department said Reality Winner, a 25-year-old National Security Agency contractor, sent top secret information to...

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