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NSA secretly hijacked existing malware to spy on N. Korea, others
A new wave of documents from Edward Snowden’s cache of National Security Agency data published by Der Spiegel demonstrates how the agency has used its network exploitation capabilities both to defend military networks from attack and to co-opt other organizations’ hacks for intelligence collection and other purposes. In one case, the NSA secretly tapped into [...]
Surprise! North Korea’s official news site delivers malware, too
A security researcher examining the website of North Korea’s official news service, the Korean Central News Agency, has discovered that the site delivers more than just the latest photo spread of Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea leader Kim Jong Un inspecting mushroom farms. There’s a little extra surprise hidden in the site’s code—malware. The news [...]
German government says “ja” to BlackBerry’s acquisition of Secusmart
The German government has signed off BlackBerry’s acquisition of the German company Secusmart, according to local media (Google Translate).
7 million Dropbox username/password pairs apparently leaked
Popular online locker service Dropbox appears to have been hacked. A series of posts have been made to Pastebin allegedly containing login credentials for hundreds of Dropbox accounts. The poster claims that 6,937,081 account credentials in total have been compromised.
All sent and received e-mails in Gmail will be analyzed, says Google
Google added a paragraph to its terms of service as of Monday to tell customers that, yes, it does scan e-mail content for advertising and customized search results, among other reasons. The change comes as Google undergoes a lawsuit over its e-mail scanning, with the plaintiffs complaining that Google violated their privacy.
Speech recognition hack turns Google Chrome into advanced bugging device
Users of Google’s Chrome browser are vulnerable to attacks that allow malicious websites to use a computer microphone to surreptitiously eavesdrop on private conversations for extended periods of time, an expert in speech recognition said.
World of Spycraft: NSA, GCHQ hacked WoW and Xbox Live, other games
Be careful how hard you troll in multiplayer games because the NSA, CIA, and FBI may be listening. According to a briefing paper from the National Security Agency published by The Guardian today, the NSA and its counterpart agency in the United Kingdom made efforts to monitor in-game communications in World of Warcraft, Xbox Live, [...]
NSA collects nearly five billion cellphone location records per day
Today, The Washington Post added another noteworthy finding to the growing pile of information leaked by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden: the NSA is collecting nearly five billion cellphone location records per day from across the world. The Post reports that this initiative allows the NSA to track individuals and map relationships [...]
Hackers expose 453,000 credentials allegedly taken from Yahoo
Hackers posted what appear to be login credentials for more than 453,000 user accounts that they said they retrieved in plaintext from an unidentified service on Yahoo.
Власти США отказались от национальной оптоволоконной сети
Федеральная комиссия по связи США отказалась от прокладки оптоволокна в рамках развития национальной широкополосной сети, пишет Ars Technica. Правительственная программа подразумевает обеспечение американцам доступа в Сеть на скорости в четыре мегабита в секунду. Вместо оптоволоконных каналов районы с плохо развитой инфраструктурой подключат по технологии DSL, то есть по телефонным каналам. Часть территорий покроют беспроводными сетями [...]