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​Kirchner calls for Argentine intelligence service overhaul
Argentina’s president has announced a plan to dissolve the country’s top intelligence agency and replace it with a new body that will battle international threats from terrorism, drug and human trafficking, and cyber crimes.

26.01.2015 23:54

Malaysia Airlines website ‘Hacked by Cyber Caliphate’
The website of the troubled Malaysia Airlines has sustained an attack by the Lizard Squad – a group allegedly aligning itself with ISIS. “Hacked by Cyber Caliphate” appears on the homepage underneath a picture of a well-dressed lizard in a top hat.

26.01.2015 06:49

‘123456’ still most popular password but users waking up to cyber dangers – study
Slowly but surely, it seems as though the public are beginning to take a little more care about the passwords they use. A study shows that the ‘imaginative’ “123456” is still the most popular, but people are moving away from using such common passwords.

24.01.2015 07:40

​Web encryption leads to ‘unethical’ spy practices – ex-GCHQ chief
The increased use of encryption technologies, particularly in everyday services such as email, will lead spy agencies to commit “ethically worse” behavior, such as hacking individual computers, a former GCHQ boss has warned.

23.01.2015 13:58

Ulbricht confessed he built Silk Road to sell drugs, friend testifies
A one time programming friend of the alleged Silk Road creator took the stand and told the jury when he refused to give Ulbricht further advice for programming was told it was a “website where people can buy drugs.”

23.01.2015 00:09

Journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in prison for Anonymous link
A Dallas, Texas court has sentenced journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months behind bars for links to the hacktivist collective Anonymous.

22.01.2015 20:20

‘US government was subverting entire US constitution’ – NSA whistleblower
Award winning whistleblower William Binney says his new job is to make the US government honest, make them face the truth publically, and to prevent further violation of the rights which America has never intended to stand for.

22.01.2015 13:04

‘Snowden broke the mold and freed up whistleblowers like Binney’
The example of Edward Snowden showed that the US is not always successful in apprehending and jailing whistleblowers, who can comment freely on the secret agencies abuses, Ray McGovern, former CIA officer, told RT.

22.01.2015 12:39

​‘International cyber warfare is becoming more sophisticated’
Cyber warfare has developed into a more sophisticated type of combat between countries, where you can destroy communications infrastructure, said Marc Rogers, Head of Security for DefCon, adding that ordinary people become pawns in these games.

21.01.2015 14:37

ISIS ‘lovers’ hack websites in 40 Spanish towns
At least forty municipalities in the Navarre province of Spain had their websites compromised, with the hackers leaving messages in support of the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) extremist group.

21.01.2015 11:54

Le Monde Twitter account hacked by Syrian Electronic Army
French daily Le Monde has recovered its Twitter account after it was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), notorious for attacks on Western media accounts, including the Daily Telegraph, the New York Times, BBC and CNN.

21.01.2015 09:52

‘Hackers bigger concern for web users than NSA spying’
Web users are more concerned about hackers getting into their bank accounts or stealing trade secrets than about the NSA which is simply doing its job by spying on foreign nations, Jeffrey Carr, cyber security expert and CEO of Taia Global, told RT.

20.01.2015 10:09