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  • WIkileaks: Podesta email asks that Hillary's server be checked for foreign hacking

    10/30/2016 8:52:18 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 42 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 30 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    From:simons@acm.org To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-04-15 03:35 Subject: The Democracy Alliance meeting Dear John, I am following up on our very brief discussion, held as you were leaving the DA meeting, about Hillary Clinton's emails. I've included a summary of the issues and a precautionary step that I think should be taken. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance. Regards, Barbara = = = = = = = = = = = = = {NOTE: There is an attachment. That will be in the first comment to this thread.}
  • John McAfee Arrested In Spain And Charged With Tax Evasion And Promoting Initial Coin Offerings

    10/05/2020 4:59:01 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    Nation and state ^ | 10-5-20 | Tyler Durden
    … on Monday the eccentric millionaire was arrested – this time for real – in Spain, where he is awaiting extradition to the US after he was charged with tax evasion by federal prosecutors who allege McAfee hid cryptocurrency, a yacht, and real estate as part of a conspiracy to evade taxes, which he forgot to pay from 2014 to 2018. At the same time the SEC also charged the former programmer for promoting investments in initial coin offerings (ICOs) to his Twitter followers without disclosing that he was paid to do so. McAfee’s bodyguard, Jimmy Watson, Jr., was also...
  • Nationwide Reports of Brief 911 System Outages, Cause Not Immediately Clear; Law enforcement in multiple cities and counties in at least four states tweeted their emergency number was down for about an hour

    09/28/2020 8:40:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 09/28/2020
    Law enforcement agencies across the country reported brief outages of their 911 systems Monday night, and it was not immediately clear if there was a connection with a major Microsoft system outage. Law enforcement agencies around the country, from Nevada to Pennsylvania and Arizona to Minnesota, tweeted that their 911 systems were down beginning sometime after 7 p.m. ET. Multiple reports indicated outages throughout Delaware and Ohio as well. By 8:15 p.m., many of those departments reported that their services had come back online. Others were still recommending that people call local department numbers instead of the emergency line. The...
  • Concern grows over foreign involvement in spy's [MI-6] death

    09/24/2010 5:17:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    telegraph UK ^ | 09.24.10
    Sources have told this newspaper that Britain's intelligence services – MI6, MI5 and GCHQ – are liaising closely to establish whether Gareth Williams was targeted by a foreign power. The 31-year-old was seconded from GCHQ to work on top-secret systems to defend British banks and transport infrastructure from cyber attack and to eavesdrop on terrorist communications.
  • Apple Means Business With Striking New Privacy Move Ahead Of iOS 14 Launch

    09/03/2020 8:20:22 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 18 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Sep 3, 2020 | Kate O’Flaherty
    Apple has just made a striking new privacy move ahead of the launch of iOS 14 and the iPhone 12. Some things shouldn’t be shared—your passwords, your credit card details, and what you’ve been reading and buying on the internet. That’s the striking message purveyed by Apple in its new privacy ad in a strong signal to rivals such as Google that the firm means business ahead of the launch of its iOS 14 operating system.... ...The campaign comes on the eve of the launch of iOS 14, which is likely to drop in the coming weeks—possibly sooner—and close to...
  • U.S. Army Report Describes North Korea's Cyber Warfare Capabilities

    08/19/2020 7:59:30 AM PDT · by bitt · 5 replies
    security week ^ | 8/18/2020 | Eduard Kovacs
    A report published recently by the U.S. Army describes North Korea’s cyber warfare capabilities and provides information on various units and their missions. The 332-page report, titled “North Korean Tactics,” details North Korean forces and their actions, and one chapter focuses on electronic intelligence warfare, which Pyongyang allegedly uses to collect information on its enemies, deceive its enemies, and launch disruptive and destructive attacks, particularly ones aimed at communication and information systems and infrastructure. North Korea’s electronic warfare includes both lethal and non-lethal methods. Non-lethal methods include electronic jamming and signals reconnaissance, while lethal methods can include physical destruction of...
  • Bill Kristol: Trump and Moore 'are bringing out my inner liberal'

    11/22/2017 1:19:38 PM PST · by detective · 71 replies
    Conservative commentator Bill Kristol said that President Trump and Senate candidate Roy Moore (R-Ala.) are bringing out his "inner liberal." In a tweet Tuesday afternoon, the founder and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard suggested that his long-held views are being tested by Trump and Moore, as well as a growing number of sexual allegations and the Republican Party's tax-reform effort. 
  • HACK OF 251 LAW ENFORCEMENT WEBSITES EXPOSES PERSONAL DATA OF 700,000 COPS

    07/16/2020 10:22:56 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 15 2020 | Micah Lee
    <SNIP> For example, the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center has 29,114 accounts, and each one includes a full name; rank; police department or agency; email address; home address,; cellphone number; supervisor’s name, rank, and email address; the IP address used to create the account; and a password hash — a cryptographic representation of the user’s password (hashed with 1,000 iterations of PBKDF2 and a 24-byte salt, if you’re that kind of nerd). If a user’s password is weak, hackers with access to its hash could crack it to recover the original password, potentially leading to a giant list of all...
  • Report: Israeli cyberattack caused Iran nuclear site fire, F35s hit missile base

    07/04/2020 2:10:53 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3 July 2020, 2:08 pm | Judah Ari Gross
    Israel was responsible for two blasts at Iranian facilities — one related to uranium enrichment, the other for missile production — over the past week, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported Friday. The Al-Jareeda daily cited an unnamed senior source as saying that an Israeli cyberattack caused a fire and explosion at the largely underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility in the predawn hours of Thursday morning. According to the source, this was expected to set back Iran’s nuclear enrichment program by approximately two months. The newspaper also reported that last Friday Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets bombed a site located in the...
  • Exclusive: The OPM breach details you haven't seen

    08/23/2015 6:26:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    FCW Federal Computer Week ^ | August 21, 2015 | Sean Lyngass
    An official timeline of the Office of Personnel Management breach obtained by FCW pinpoints the hackers' calibrated extraction of data and the government's step-by-step response. It illuminates a sequence of events that lawmakers have struggled to pin down in public hearings with Obama administration officials. The timeline makes clear that the heist of data on 22 million current and former federal employees was one sustained assault rather than two separate intrusions to steal background investigation data and personnel records. The document, which bears the seals of OPM and the Department of Homeland Security, is dated July 14 and was prepared...
  • Interior Dept unplugged from the Net

    03/17/2004 7:34:00 AM PST · by glorgau · 5 replies · 139+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | March 16, 2004: 2:46 PM EST | Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wide swaths of the Interior Department were taken off the Internet again Tuesday after a federal judge concluded that the agency still has not fixed security holes that threaten payments owed to American Indians.</p> <p>It was the third such shutdown for the Interior Department since 2001, when an investigator found that hackers could easily steal money from a system that allocates energy and mineral royalties to 300,000 Indians for use of their land.</p>
  • Iran Arrests American Founder of Pro-Regime Lobby

    10/30/2015 4:36:41 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 27, 2015
    Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American citizen who helped establish a pro-Tehran lobbying group in America, has been arrested in Iran and imprisoned indefinitely. -excerpt- Namazi has been described as one of the “intellectual architects” of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group that has been accused of working in support of the regime in Tehran. He and NIAC Director Trita Parsi founded the organization as a way to continuously lobby for the removal of sanctions against Iran and to promote Iran’s foreign policy, while combating the pro-Israel sentiment in America, according to documents from a Cyprus convention...
  • Facebook’s Specialized Cyber Security Team Blows The Whistle, Says They’re Victims Of Automation

    04/28/2020 8:48:14 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/28/2020 | chris white
    Current and former Facebook employees who are responsible for heading off cyber attacks say the Silicon Valley giant is replacing them with machines, according to a new report. Facebook is shaking up its security team, with the company dissolving large chunks of the team over the past two years, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing the former employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak about company issues. The company is reportedly automating its alert response and security teams. “To stay ahead of evolving security threats, we’re investing more in automated detection...
  • George Webb Lead Investigator Dies Mysteriously

    08/13/2018 9:51:07 PM PDT · by Hostage · 80 replies
    George Webb Youtube Channel ^ | August 13, 2018 | George Webb
    George Webb is one of the strongest and most knowledgeable investigators into Deep State. Those that have followed him in the past know that he unearths tons of material facts connected with deep state movements, tactics, countermoves. Webb nee Sweigart was one of the first to uncover the Awan spy ring in Congress, Uranium 1, the Gulftainer deal, and just about everything else in between. He was instrumental in bringing attention to McCabe as a Dirty Cop who oversaw massive corruption within the FBI and who himself was and is massively corrupt. The level of detail and depth of his...
  • John McAfee: 'Iran hacked the DNC, and North Korea hacked DYN'

    10/22/2016 12:43:53 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    CSO ^ | October 21, 2016 | CSO
    "John McAfee -- in an email exchange and follow up phone call just moments ago -- said sources within the Dark Web suggest it was Iran, and he absolutely agrees. While Russian hackers get more media attention nowadays, Iranian hackers have had their share. "
  • Scandal Reopens? Court Papers On Democrat IT Aide Imran Awan Make New Revelation

    12/16/2019 8:50:35 PM PST · by bitt · 25 replies
    daily wire ^ | 12/13/2019 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Department of Justice said this month that it could not release records on Democrat technology aide Imran Awan due to “technical difficulties,” but later admitted in court documents that it could not release records on him because there is a secret ongoing case related to the matter. “Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Nov. 7, 2018, for 7,000 pages of Capitol Police records related to the cybersecurity investigation, and Aug. 2, the DOJ agreed to begin producing records by Nov. 5,” Daily Caller News Foundation investigative reporter Luke Rosiak reported. “That deadline came and went with...
  • Coronavirus cluster at ‘work unit’ believed to be China’s cybersecurity agency in Beijing

    02/28/2020 7:05:09 AM PST · by Kaisersrsic · 79 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 2/28/2020 | kaisersrsic
    China’s cybersecurity agency is believed to be the latest place in Beijing to be hit by an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus . . . While [the authorities] did not name the work unit, she did give its location – at the same address as the National Computer Network and Information Security Management Centre, China’s top cybersecurity agency . . . [they] said 178 people from the affected work unit had been isolated for medical observation, including 11 who had tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • FBI arrests hacker linked to former Rep. Katie Hill's campaign

    02/21/2020 3:41:31 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/20/20 | nick givas
    The FBI arrested suspected hacker Arthur Dam in connection with cyberattacks he allegedly carried out during the 2018 Democratic congressional primary that ultimately nominated former Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., who he was found to have ties to, according to a criminal complaint filed on Wednesday. Special Agent Elliot Weideman, who works with the Computer Intrusion Squad in the Bureau's Los Angeles field office, accused Dam of "intentionally damaging and attempting to damage a protected computer." He also claimed Dam was involved in four cyberattacks that disrupted the website of Hill's primary opponents. One of the victims saw their website go...
  • Bain Capital Merges ChinData with Bridge Data Centres to Establish Pan-Asian Data Centre Strategy

    02/07/2020 6:53:28 PM PST · by Clarence The One Eyed Lion · 19 replies
    BainCapital.com ^ | July 25, 2019 | Annabel Arthur / Yan Jiang
    HONG KONG, July 25, 2019 – Bain Capital today announced the merger of ChinData, a leading Chinese operator of campus-style, hyperscale data centres, and Bridge Data Centres, a wholesale and custom build data centre company, to form one of the leading pan-Asian data centre platforms. The new parent Company, ChinData Group, will continue to operate under the ChinData and Bridge brands respectively. Bain Capital acquired ChinData in May 2019 from Wangsu Science & Technology Co. Ltd and has owned Bridge Data Centres since 2017.The combined company delivers hyperscale, wholesale and custom-build data centre solutions to leading regional and global customers,...
  • Chinese woman caught at Mar-a-Lago with malware was apparently asked to target Clintons: docs

    10/03/2019 11:17:34 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 03 2019 | Vandana Rambaran
    A Chinese businesswoman who was convicted of trespassing at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida earlier this year had been urged by her handler to target other famous figures including the Clintons and billionaire businessman Warren Buffett, court documents say. Yujing Zhang, 33, who is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 22, was caught by Secret Service agents with troves of technology embedded with malware and thousands of dollars in cash after she claimed that she was at Trump's prestigious club to attend a “United Nations friendship event” that had apparently been canceled. Her bizarre behavior and backstory led to...