The emergence into the public consciousness of government hacking techniques and activities in recent years has sparked an increasingly loud debate over how and when law enforcement agencies should be allowed to employ these tactics. But that conversation ignores the
AS THE UNITED States barrels toward November elections, officials are still looking for last-minute fixes to ensure that the patchwork of voting technology used around the country can fend off the increasingly troubling prospect of hacker attacks. And in the
The hacker’s name is Fear (@hackinyolife on Twitter), and this all seems to be an accidental hack, with the perpetrator stumbling upon a treasure trove he never expected to find.
“I gained access to an ftp server, that listed access
Today, New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative released A Brief History of Law Enforcement Hacking. The Cybersecurity Initiative is a joint initiative of the International Security Program and Open Technology Institute.
Hacking by law enforcement has been front page news since the
Two linked hackers are selling tools used to breach US government and military networks along with a trove of 33,000 government staff records
Hackers responsible for stealing internal data and security credentials from US government employees are now offering to
New documents confirm that a hacking group calling itself the Shadow Brokers has indeed managed to steal “cyber weapons” from the National Security Agency.
The classified top secret documents, which were published by the Intercept this morning, were leaked by
A proposed change to a little-known criminal procedure “would make us less safe, not more” by allowing law enforcement agencies to hack an unlimited number of computers with a single warrant, Sen. Ron Wyden said Thursday.
Wyden (D-Ore.) spoke on
A state-sponsored hacking group believed to be aligned with the People’s Republic of China has been accused of targeting two Hong Kong government agencies in a “politically motivated” attack just prior to the legislative elections which took place on 4
But experts said that if a foreign government gained the ability to tamper with voter data – for instance by deleting registration records – such a hack could cast doubt on the legitimacy of us elections.
No data was removed
In light of news reports of attempts to breach voter registration databases in two states by hackers based in Russia, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said she’s confident that West Virginia’s systems are secure.
“We have a secure statewide voter
The National Security Agency is lying to us. We know that because of data stolen from an NSA server was dumped on the internet. The agency is hoarding information about security vulnerabilities in the products you use, because it wants
The report that hackers may have obtained the code to the National Security Agency’s own key hacking tools and put it on the internet is alarming, to say the least.
At this point it is not clear if the hackers,
The same hackers who infiltrated Democratic Party networks, including the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, have also targeted Republican organizations and the Donald Trump campaign, Reuters reports.
The hackers infected at least one Trump campaign staffer’s
Analysis of the software tools made available by the Shadow Brokers suggests that they’re the real deal.
It looks as if the NSA has indeed been hacked.
A group of hackers known as the Shadow Brokers is currently selling off
The US National Security Agency’s most elite hackers use some very strange names for their hacking tools and exploits.
And for some reason, a lot of those names involve bananas.
With nearly 40 exploits, tools, and implants leaked online by
When Edward Snowden disclosed surveillance secrets from the U.S. National Security Agency in 2013, it was a clear case of whodunit, a mystery that was solved when the former NSA contractor gave an interview to The Guardian newspaper from his
Billionaire activist and major Hillary Clinton donor George Soros used his nonprofits to fund opposition research on critics of radical Islam and to discredit the Israeli government, according to more than 2,500 documents hackers put online.
Soros’ Open Society Foundations
A mysterious online group called the Shadow Brokers claims to have infiltrated an elite hacking unit linked to the National Security Agency and stolen state “cyber weapons”, and is now auctioning them off to the highest bidder.
The stolen malware
Faizal, a prime hacker of Pakistan, has been involved in the unofficial cyber war in between Pakistan and India during last few years. Faizal had previously breached more than thousand websites of India, and now as per the report has
This past week Washington Democrats were hit with yet another security hack. This time, Gucifer 2.0, the hacker behind the release of thousands of internal emails at the Democratic National Committee, released the personal contact information of many House Democrats.