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Hacking

FBI pushing for new domestic and global internet hacking powers
In a move that watchdog groups are calling an unconstitutional power grab, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly looking to rewrite the espionage rulebook, giving it the authority to hack into computers at home and abroad.

30.10.2014 14:22

Isolated computer to be hacked with only a cellphone at Denver cybersecurity conference
Security researchers at Ben Gurion University have found a way to infiltrate a closed network to lift data from an isolated computer using little more than a cellphone’s FM radio receiver.

30.10.2014 16:50

‘Largest hacking case’: Pirate Bay founder and his accomplice found guilty in Denmark
The founder of the Pirate Bay torrent site has been found guilty in “the largest hacking case to date.” Swede, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, and his Danish co-defendant were accused of hacking and accessing confidential information.

30.10.2014 15:45

‘US intelligence needs prosecutions to get more budget dollars’
There is competition among 17 US intelligence agencies - they catch people whether it is within the law or not to get part of the multi-billion ‘black budget,’ George Mapp, an investigative journalist, said on RT’s In the Now show.

30.10.2014 10:18

Millions of Samsung phones may be remotely locked by hackers
A flaw discovered in Samsung’s Find My Mobile service leaves a massive number of devices vulnerable to attack. The company admits that intruders could connect to smartphones remotely, unlock them, and change their PIN codes.

30.10.2014 05:04

​Charges dropped for #PayPal14 hacktivists, company launches #PayPal15 trend
Felony charges have been dropped against 11 of the 14 Anonymous-linked hacktivists who pleaded guilty to waging a cyber-attack on the PayPal website. Meanwhile, the company has been derided on Twitter for launching a new promo campaign tagged #PayPal15.

30.10.2014 00:09

Top 10 ways Barack Obama has muzzled American media
After US President Barack Obama entered office in 2009 pledging transparency and open government, it was a refreshing wind of change from the locked-down Bush years. The reality, however, has fallen dramatically short of the promise.

29.10.2014 14:26

‘Whistleblowers do incredible damage to US intelligence’
When it comes to dealing with terrorism US intelligence community feels like it operates with one hand tied behind their back because of whistleblowers like Snowden and Manning, intelligence analyst Glenmore Trenear-Harvey told RT.

29.10.2014 09:12

UK forced to admit GCHQ can access foreign-gathered data without warrant
The UK government has admitted for the first time that its spy agency, GCHQ, can access raw data mined by America’s NSA and others without a warrant. It was made to comply following post-Snowden legal action from rights organizations.

29.10.2014 07:30

White House computer network hit by sustained cyberattack
A sustained cyberattack that lasted almost two weeks was detected on the computer network used by officials of the Executive Office of the President, a White House official said.

29.10.2014 01:45

FBI pretended to be Seattle newspaper in order to hack suspect’s computer
The editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Seattle Times newspaper says she’s “outraged” to learn only this week that the FBI made a mock-up of the publication’s website in 2007 in order to spread spyware onto the computer of a suspect.

28.10.2014 14:24

Americans fear ‘getting hacked’ more than murder, terrorism - Gallup
US citizens said they fear having their credit card information compromised by computer hackers more than any other crimes, including ‘being the victim of terrorism,’ according to a major polling agency.

28.10.2014 06:51

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