The part of the Justice Department that prosecutes suspected cybercriminals on behalf of the United States government will soon see some changes as feds find a new way to counter the mounting attacks against American computer networks.
The taxpayers in New Zealand are spending $103 million a year on intelligence as a kind of membership fee for the country to be part of the Five Eyes surveillance club together with the US, UK, Australia and Canada, a declassified report said.
The outgoing director of GCHQ has used his farewell speech to praise the UK surveillance agency’s practices. In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations, Sir Iain Lobban called the agency’s work a “mission of liberty, not erosion of it.”
Mass surveillance carried by intelligence agencies is “indiscriminately corrosive of online privacy” and poses a “direct and ongoing challenge” to international law, says a new report from the UN Special Rapporteur.
The president of the United States is a frequent guest of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, and it also happens to be the residence of choice for US envoys to the UN – and now its sale to a Chinese firm is raising security concerns in Washington.
Ukrainian CyberBerkut hacktivists claim that they have penetrated the internal network of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry and found proof that Kiev is getting secret data from MH17 crash investigators, including information which implies its involvement.
As a new set of hacked celebrity nude photos are about to be leaked, those interested in seeing them have flocked to a new, real-time file-sharing site. On Volafile, people can buy the pics for about $350 ‒ payable in bitcoin.
Beijing has lashed out at an allegation by FBI Director that Chinese hackers were guilty of causing billions of dollars of damage to the US economy. China accused the US of using such statements “to divert attention” from its own massive cyber-spying.
The email system at UCL (University College London) has been hacked, leaving its intranet address book posted online. As a result, all students at UCL were registered to porn sites, One Direction’s fan group and hundreds of other unwelcome lists.
A group of MPs is investigating whether cybersecurity breaches pose a risk to Britain’s financial system. The probe was sparked by mounting concern that protection for UK businesses and customers is currently deficient.
Russian security company Dr. Web has discovered a flaw in the Mac OS X, which enables hackers to control infected computers using a search service at Reddit. The company says at least 17,000 unique IPs have been hacked, mostly in the US.